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Lavender Beef Stew: A Taste of Homeby  

By Kresha, Contributing Writer Several years ago, I moved to an area of the U.S. where lavender grows natively. I had never been in a place where a small gust of wind could suddenly surround you with such a heavenly... Read More

How Does Coffee Affect Your Health? {plus 6 Coffee Alternatives!}by  

Guest Post by Leigh Ann Dutton at Intentional By Grace I love coffee. It's not so much the actual cup of coffee that I love as the experience of coffee. I grew up sharing Saturday morning conversations with my grandmother... Read More

The Soy Decoy: Why Soy is Not a Health Foodby  

This post was originally published in June of 2010, but the topic is still pertinent today! Soy is one of the most commonly mistaken modern "health foods", and unfortunately, can be found in just about everything in the form of... Read More

Simple and Healthy Protein Smoothie Recipes the Whole Family Will Loveby  

Guest Post by Tiffany Sometimes we real foodies make healthy eating way more complicated than it needs to be. Butter:  Is grass-fed really better than organic? Milk:  Which is better, organic or raw? Grains:  Is whole wheat really better than... Read More

Hidden Dangers of Teflon Cookware: What You Need to Knowby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I grew up with many of my meals lovingly cooked in a Teflon frying pan, and I'm willing to bet you probably did, too. But are those frying pans the healthiest choices for our families? Is... Read More

The Fake Food You Don’t Know You’re Eating (Part 1)by  

  By Kresha, Contributing Writer Good morning! Have you eaten your wood pulp today? Now, I know I'm kind of weird in that I do make sure my kids eat dirt (as does Stephanie) and I try to fill them... Read More

What’s Wrong with Hydrogenated Oil (and How to Avoid It)by  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer While many oils are healthy and nourishing to the body and brain, hydrogenated oil is not one of them. You've probably heard that hydrogenated oil isn't good for you, but perhaps you are not sure why.... Read More

Entertaining For Food Allergies: A Whole-Foods, Allergy-Friendly Holiday Meal Planby  

In need of a whole foods, allergy-friendly holiday meal plan? Jessica has you covered! By Jessica, Contributing Writer Do you have family or friends with food allergies? It can be tricky feeding folks on special diets, but I can help! Unfortunately,... Read More

Banana Crème Brulee Oatmeal Bake (GF, DF)by  

By Kelly, Contributing Writer Perfect on a cool crisp morning, or any time you’re in the mood for a hearty delicious breakfast, this easy-to-make oatmeal bake is packed with creamy banana flavor reminiscent of its namesake! Whether it’s a special... Read More

Time Saving Tips to Getting Real Food On the Table… Fast!by  

By Diana, Contributing Writer If there's one thing we can agree upon it is that cooking real food takes time.  I've learned that as my children get older, the less time I seem to have in the kitchen. With homeschool, sports... Read More

3 Reasons You Might Need a Breakfast Revolution (And How to Get it Started)by  

By Beth, Contributing Writer I grew up in the Christian church youth group subculture of the nineties. I came by my revolutionary mindset honestly, as we questioned if we were 'radical enough for Jesus', week after week. Even now, more than... Read More

Thanksgiving Meal Planning Made Easyby  

By Kresha, Contributing Writer I love big feasting holidays. I love the excuse to gather with people I love to give thanks for the blessings in our lives, I love the little traditions that spring up over the years, and... Read More

Simple Strategies for Saving Time in the Kitchen!by  

By Kelly of The Nourishing Home, Contributing Writer The holiday season is just around the corner and with it comes some wonderful opportunities to fellowship with family and friends, as well as some challenges in the form of even busier... Read More

Nourishing Soups for Cold and Flu Seasonby  

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Fall finally arrived in North Carolina this week, and instead of short sleeved shirts and flip flops, we're finally donning the comfortable hoodies and fur-lined slippers. And now it's time to break out the soup... Read More

5 Real Foods to Help You Prevent a Cold or Flu and My Puchero Andaluz Recipeby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer One of the most important things I've learned over the years, especially since having children, is that optimal nutrition and care for our body's well being is the key to staying healthy during the cold and flu... Read More

Fall Fun: Apple Picking & Apple Recipes Round-Up!by  

Looking for some apple recipes? You don't want to miss this post!  By Kelly, Contributing Writer Before our boys started school, we would travel to New Jersey every October to see my husband’s family and enjoy the amazingly gorgeous display... Read More

My 3 All-Time Favorite Soups (Plus a Cheeseburger Soup Recipe!)by  

Check out the delicious cheeseburger soup recipe that Beth is sharing with us today! By Beth, Contributing Writer I think my absolute favorite thing about this glorious golden autumn season is the reintroduction of soups back to my menu. I... Read More

What To Feed Kids With Asthma: An Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan for Kidsby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer Looking for an anti-inflammatory meal plan? Today, Jessica has you covered! A few times a year, my husband and I go to bed with a lump in our throats. We listen over the monitor for... Read More

A Day in the Life: Kelly, Meal Planner and Mom of Two (13 and 11)by  

By Kelly, Contributing Writer I have to be honest, there really isn’t a typical day at our house, other than one of my favorite days of the week – Meal Planning Prep Day! That’s the day I spend some time... Read More

Conversation: Balancing Healthy Food and Real Lifeby  

By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer When I first started eating real food, I was pretty strict. I would not buy any white sugar or white flour.  I would not use wheat (spelt, then grain-free).  I was convinced all that stuff was... Read More

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