Menu Week of January 31

We try to eat Real Food. What does that mean to us? Our food should be whole, unprocessed and nutrient dense. Some days we do better than others. This week I have a fairly easy menu planned since I am spending quite a bit of time working (I work from home as a bookkeeper and […]

Where Do You Draw the Line?

It seems that in my family, we make a lot of compromises in our quest for Real Food. Part of it is because of money, part is because of availability and part is because old habits die hard. We do have a few things that we try not to compromise on.

Salt- We use sea […]

No Knead ‘Emergency’ Bread

I love fresh bread. My family loves fresh bread. Most of the time we eat Sourdough Bread that is super easy to make and perfect for all of our bread needs including sandwiches. Occasionally, we eat the bread faster than I realize and we end up with an empty bread box. We can’t have […]

January Update on 2010 Goals

At the beginning of January, I listed a few food goals that we have for this year. I thought in order to help me to stay on track with accomplishing these goals I’d share our progress with you.

Cut down on sweets This is going pretty good, more by default than plan. I ordered Rapadura […]

Tuesday Twister January 26

Each week Wardeh at Gnowfglins hosts Tuesday Twister which provides us with the opportunity to recap what has been happening in our kitchens through pictures and words. This week has been pretty low key. I have been very busy with work (I’m a bookkeeper from home and it is end of the year wrap […]

January Food- Take 4

This was a big spending week. We had planned a dinner out at the new Olive Garden with some people from church for next weekend but other peoples plans changed so we went this past weekend. We had a wonderful time but that one dinner was a big portion of our spending this month. To […]

>Menu Week of January 24

>We try to eat Real Food. What does that mean to us? Our food should be whole, unprocessed and nutrient dense. We started switching to a Real Food (also called whole food or traditional food) diet about a year ago. I purchased and read the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and that was beginning […]

>He Was a Happy Rooster


One thing that is important to me in our Real Food is endeavor being aware of where our food is coming from. We hope some day in the future to be able to consume most of our food from local sources. But like everything, it takes time to make that happen. It has been […]

Butterscotch Rice

I love a filling breakfast!

Something hot and delicious always hits the spot.

One night I was thinking about what to have for breakfast the next morning and I thought about making hot rice out of the leftover rice from dinner. When I was a child we often had hot rice with sugar, butter […]

Brown Rice Sushi

We love Sushi. For years and years when we lived in Oregon we went out for sushi on a regular basis. I hate to think how much money that we spent eating sushi out over the years. I had no idea that it was so easy to make at home. Fair warning; I’m sure that […]

Tuesday Twister January 19

Tuesday Twister hosted by Wardeh at gnowfglins.comis a great opportunity each week to recap what has been happening in the kitchen through pictures and words.

We have been eating lots of rice and potatoes lately. I wanted to add a new starchy side and have quite a bit of Bulgar in the cabinet. Bulgar […]

January Food- Take 3

Still working on eating down some of the freezer and pantry items. I’m happy to actually have a little space in the freezer and am planning ways I’m going to fill it up again. And thinking about some bulk pantry purchases in the next few months if my budget can handle it.

This week we […]

Menu Week of January 17

We try to eat Real Foods. What does that mean to us? Our food should be whole, unprocessed and nutrient dense. We started making changes to our diet about a year ago. Our changes have been very slow and deliberate. We still have alot of room for improvement before we are eating an optimum diet.


Increase K2 Consumption Deliciously


A few days ago I saw a facebook post by Cheeseslave stating “bone marrow contains 10-20 times more K2 than liver”. Sounds great but it left me with a few questions. Question #1- Why do we need K2? Question #2- How much K2 is in liver? Question #3- But how does bone marrow taste […]

Quick and Easy Taco or Burrito Filling

One of the things that I do when work on my meal plans is think about what meals can be “Planned Overs” or a meal that I make and then the left overs are turned into a new and different meal. I made an easy burrito/taco filling out of planned over roast beef.

The […]