About Me

Annemarie Rossi

Welcome! My name is Annemarie. I’m the creator of Real Food Real Deals and the author of Conquering Your Kitchen. I provide recipes and tips to help families eat real, minimally processed food while maintaining a budget. My family loves to travel, and I share my suggestions about family travel destinations where healthy food is readily accessible and celebrated.

My husband and I have introduced our (sometimes picky) elementary school-aged children to a healthy variety of foods. My CSA farm share here in Massachusetts is a great source of inspiration for me as I plan my family’s meals each week. I focus on cooking most of our food from scratch and avoiding highly processed foods. I have developed many easy, real food recipes that my family loves. When I’m not busy in the kitchen, I love to go on adventures with my family and spend time outdoors.

My recipes have been featured in the Non-GMO Cookbook and Edible Boston magazine, as well as around the web at Fox News Online, Babble.com, Dailybuzz.com, Greatist.com and SpryLiving.com. My first book, Conquering Your Kitchen, was published in June 2014.

About the Recipes at Real Food Real Deals

Real: I use ingredients that are as close to the source as possible. I stay away from white flour, white sugar, and other highly processed ingredients. Many of my recipes are also gluten-free and dairy-free because I feel healthier and more energetic when I limit these ingredients in my diet.

Easy: If it takes more than 30 minutes to prepare a recipe, chances are slim that I’ll be making it. I’m a busy mom with a lot of commitments, so I can’t get bogged down by complicated, time-consuming recipes.

Affordable: I break down the cost of most recipes, so you can see how much you can save by making things yourself.

Lots of Flavor: All this talk about healthy food doesn’t mean we need to sacrifice on taste! I love great-tasting food, and I don’t settle for less.

Contact me at annemarie@realfoodrealdeals.com. I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Looking forward to reading more!

  2. Hey Annemarie! I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can read about it on my post here…http://justafrugalfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/thanks-guys-ive-been-awarded-the-liebster-and-sunshine-blog-awards/ Happy Blogging!

  3. A little more blog-love coming your way! :) I just awarded you a Versatile Blogger Award…http://justafrugalfoodie.com/2012/04/19/more-blog-love-four-more-awards/ Happy Blogging!

  4. Annemarie, I want to spread the aloha and pass on the Sunshine Award to you! http://thefoodery.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/two-awards-one-happy-camper/
    Thanks for providing such a helpful blog, eat well!

  5. I know you’ve already been nominated, but I truly enjoy reading your posts about healthy eating so I again put your site up for the “Versatile Blogger Award.” Congratulations! If you go to http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/ or my site (http://bibliopharm.wordpress.com/), you can find out more. You really add to the blogging community.

  6. I know what you have won The Sunshine Blogger’s Award before, but I couldn’t help but give it to you again. Your mission to encourage people to eat well within a budget is inspirational. Thank you for spreading the Sunshine :) http://inherchucks.com/2012/06/27/an-award-and-a-giveaway/.


  7. I also nominated you for the inspiring blog award- check it out at http://seasonsgirl.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/inspiring-awards/. Congrats and Enjoy!

  8. Annemarie, I just nominated you for two blog awards~Blog on Fire and the Kreative Blogger. Congrats!! Here’s a link to the nominations: http://beesymama.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/blog-on-fire-and-kreative-blogger-awards/ :0)

  9. I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. You can check it out at http://seasonsgirl.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/beautiful-blogger-award/. Enjoy :)

  10. I really enjoy your blog and I nominated it for the “One Lovely Blog Award.” Check out the details here: http://thecoffeeclubandme.wordpress.com/

  11. I have enjoyed looking through your blog. It is great seeing recipes using real foods. Thank you for all your hard work and sharing it all with us!


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