Blog Posts - Real Food



Quit "Real-Washing" my Clean Eating!

The world of food is a tricky thing. Sometimes I envy our distant, distant ancestors who only had to worry about two things: 1. Can I eat this? or 2. Will it kill me? Every so often somebody taught everyone else the answer to question two by keeling...
by Kitchen Stewardship on Jan 10, 2013

Grace and Encouragement for the Long Haul

This is a {guest post} series from Tiffany of Don’t Waste the Crumbs. Earlier this week you were challenged to remove all trans fats from your kitchen. How’s that going? Running into any problems? Wondering who I am, what I’ve done...
by Kitchen Stewardship on Jan 9, 2013

The Single Most Important Step to Clean Eating Success

You  know you want to get going on a real food diet full of unprocessed foods, but where to start? Does it mean you’ll have to eat salads every day? The answer is simpler than you think, and it doesn’t mean you’ll have to empty...
by Kitchen Stewardship on Jan 8, 2013

Tips For Finding Healthy Food

One of the best pieces of advice anyone can give for finding healthy food is to shop at your local farmer’s market. Since all of the food on sale is grown within a few miles of the market, you know it’s fresh. Everything for sale at the m...

Book Chat

When I was in high school, I remember a teacher asking us to write down a few book genres we enjoyed reading. For one, I wrote down “self-help books.” I think back to that every now and then, mainly to smile over the teacher’s proba...
by Girls in White Dresses on Oct 30, 2012

Baby’s First Food

So, just how many opinions have you heard on which food is the best first food for your baby? Rice cereal, meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit…so many opinions and so many choices. It is no surprise to me when I get an email from a mom confused about...
by Less Than Perfect Parents on Aug 20, 2012

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

I read this book a few years ago (when it first came out). At the time I was impressed by it’s common sense and simplicity. Last week I was in a used bookstore and found a copy for a dollar. … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Aug 15, 2012

Irish Stew

Continuing our Real Food Challenge, this stew is just delicious, but it's even better the next day on toast.Ingredients:1.25kg lamb chops, fat trimmed 1/2 cup plain flour 3 brown onions, chopped 1kg potatoes, peeled, thickly sliced 2 carrots, peeled,...

Maple Mocha Cappuccino

Our real food diet includes real drinks. Cans and bottles are out, as are sachets of ready-to-mix coffee and other milk flavourings. And those wonderfully delicious offerings at my favourite coffee shop are gone too. You all know I love my coffee, so...

The ability to live a simple life

I've never thought of myself as a trend setter and indeed I don't think I've ever set any trends but it appears that within our particular environment I am. Or rather we are - Wayne and I are a partnership and our lifestyle is as much a result of tha...

Spinach and Cheese Bread Pudding

Spinach is listed as one of the so called 'super foods' and it is very good for you, easy to grow and when it's prepared properly really tasty.  Spinach is very low in kilojoules (yay) and high in nutrients. It's been shown to aid in the prevention...

What is a serve?

I rabbit on about portion control a lot.  It's a vital part of controlling the grocery bill. It is very hard not to overeat when portions have become so  very large.  Coffee and cake is now the energy equivalent of a day's food intake. A slice of...

EWSM Real Food Challenge Day 2

It is so cold here today it must be school holidays!  It has rained and rained and blown a gale, so we have all been huddled down in the house. I had to go to the Post Office this morning and boy was I glad to get home to our nice cosy house.I didn'...

Sweet Potato Chocolate Cakes

Want to sneak some good food into your family's treats? These little cupcakes taste just like regular chocolate cakes, actually they don't. They taste better. And with the addition of sweet potato, walnuts and spelt flour they are a healthier treat t...

EWSM Real Food Challenge Day 1

Today is the day.We started the EWSM Real Food Challenge with breakfast this morning and so far so good.  Mind you we've only had two meals (breakfast and lunch) but they both consisted of real food - not a commercially processed food in sight. Brea...

Good food just can't get any fresher

Last night with our roast we had fresh baked potatoes, sweet potato and onion, cauliflower and broccoli in cheese sauce (the only way some members of this household will eat those two delicious vegetables) and peas. Those veggies were just delicious.

Lessons from the Lorax: How to Teach Kids to Recognize Real Food

“Can we get a real drink now?” the little girl said the moment The Lorax movie ended. I overheard a young girl bug her parents for a soda pop, or a juice, or “they even have Vitamin water!” as folks were stocking up on concessions before the...
by Kitchen Stewardship on Mar 3, 2012

“Natural Flavors” In Foods Not So Natural After All

One afternoon at the hospital where I work as a dietitian, a nurse approached me desperate for me to talk to a specific patient about her diet. The patient had just gotten out of surgery for something relatively simple and I usually don’t talk to t...
by Natural Weight Loss Diet Blog on Feb 10, 2012

Michael Pollan’s – Food for Thought Festival – Keynote Address

Source: Uploaded by REAPFood on Nov 2, 2009 to YouTube   Michael Pollan was the keynote speaker for the 11th annual Food for Thought Festival held on September 26, 2009 in Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Pollan is introduced by Claire Strader, who was e...
by DiabetesResourceSpot.com on Feb 5, 2012

Michael Pollan’s – Food for Thought Festival – Keynote Address

Source: Uploaded by REAPFood on Nov 2, 2009 to YouTube   Michael Pollan was the keynote speaker for the 11th annual Food for Thought Festival held on September 26, 2009 in Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Pollan is introduced by Claire Strader, who was e...
by DiabetesResourceSpot.com on Feb 5, 2012


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