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Clean Eating Chana Dal Stew with Winter Greens (aka The Most Delicious Frugal Meal You’ve Ever Made)by  

This chana dal stew with winter greens is a simple stew that’s also easy, delicious, and frugal – even your kids will love it!

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Planning and Preparing a Real Food Thanksgiving Dinnerby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Growing up, Thanksgiving dinner was a wonderful time with family and plenty of food. Yet many of the dishes served were made with processed food: Green bean casserole made with cream of mushroom soup and... Read More

35 Healthy Summer Drink Recipesby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Summer always seems to be a great time for enjoying delicious beverages. There's something about sipping a tasty drink on a hot day that's just so pleasant. There are many summer drinks that are not... Read More

Mediterranean Summer Saladby  

Guest Post by Kristen Smith Though summer is winding down to a close, many of my garden plants are still in high gear. Even if you don't garden, chances are the farmer's markets and gardeners around you also have an... Read More

A Two-Week Summer Meal Planby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It's the time of year where the local Farmer's Markets and our gardens have begun to overflow with the season's harvest which make it the perfect opportunity to incorporate a wide variety of produce into... Read More

How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything: Part 1by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer It's nearly August, that time of year when zucchini show up unannounced on your doorstep, peaches are offered for sale by the bushel, and tomatoes proliferate. Needless to say, it's a time of bounty, when... Read More

65 Fabulous Gluten-Free Strawberry Recipes for Springby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Strawberry season has arrived! And even though these bright red beauties are calling to us everywhere we turn – from roadside stands to farmers markets to local grocery stores – my family's favorite way to get our hands... Read More

Allergy-Friendly Menu for Spring and Summer Entertainingby  

  By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer We are eagerly, painfully, awaiting the coming of warm weather here in the southeast United States. It has been COLD! We love to have friends over during the warm-weather months and I'm always looking for easy,... Read More

Best Classic Eggnog – Easy, no-cook, refined sugar freeby  

Guest post by Dena Norton Eggnog seems to be a love-hate thing. Well, starting now, it's a love-LOVE thing. This easy, classic eggnog recipe is thick and rich, with the perfect amount of natural sweetness and warm holiday spice --- eggnog fans... Read More

“Seasons Greetings” Homemade Gift in a Jarby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer When it comes to holiday gift-giving, there are few things as special as receiving a gift handmade with love. It’s a simple, thoughtful way to show you care, and really expresses the true spirit of the holidays... Read More

Frugal Real Food Thanksgiving Menu + Stress-free Cooking Timelineby  

Guest post by Tiffany Terczak I'll be the first to admit --- this is the time of year when we typically throw caution out the window. We toss aside "healthy" recipes and reach for the shortening and corn syrup and... Read More

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Donuts (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free)by  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Mmm, pumpkin donuts! The aroma of sweet pumpkin pie spices filling the air with subtle maple syrup undertones is enough to wake even the sleepiest sleepy heads in our home. Combine these irresistible fall treats with a side of... Read More

Cinnamon Apple Salad Recipe: A Perfect Holiday Side Dishby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer My mom is a great cook. She grew up on a farm in Northwestern Ohio with vegetables from the garden, fruit from their fruit trees, fresh milk from their cow with real cream and homemade... Read More

Celebrate Fall with 35 Favorite GF Pumpkin Recipesby  

  By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Pumpkin and I have had a great relationship ever since I first met this handsome "gourd." I remember picking out my first plump round pumpkin as a preschooler and watching my mom turn that hard, rough sphere of... Read More

11 Fresh and Unique Green Salad Recipesby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  There's just something so right about a fresh, in-season, mouth-watering green salad in the summer, don't you think? I was raised by a mother who believed in eating seasonally, which meant that I never even knew... Read More

How to Pit and Freeze Sweet Cherries & 18 Unique Cherry Recipesby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer One of our family's most favorite things to do in the summer is to visit local U-pick farms and spend the day enjoying the beauty and bounty of God's creation. We have fun and work together... Read More

Chocolate Avocado Popsiclesby  

By Rachel Marie, Contributing Writer The middle of summer means a lot of heat, sun and hopefully fun. In the midst of summer business of swim lessons, vacation Bible school, and staying up later, we love to have fun outside. We go... Read More

3 Herbal Iced Tea Recipes to Beat the Heatby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I grew up drinking sweet iced tea made from your standard black tea. And when the sweet tea pitcher ran out, someone was sure to throw a fit. Sweet tea was a part of... Read More

25 Healthy & Delicious Summer Salads {Plus 5 Tips for Creating The Perfect Salad}by  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer The warmer weather of summer lends itself to lighter meals like deliciously fresh summer salads. They’re not only a satisfying and refreshing way to beat the heat, they’re also simple to put together, and can... Read More

42 Summer Recipes That Won’t Heat Up Your Homeby  

By Jami Leigh, Contributing Writer As the long, hot, lazy days of summer drag on, I dread starting my oven at night to cook dinner. We have a nice swamp cooler in our house but once that oven gets going (especially... Read More

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