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Serving My Family Real Food in Imperfect Situationsby  

Did you know that eating real food isn't dependent on eating a set menu, based on particular "health" foods that you have to be able to find or afford? (did I just hear a collective sigh of relief?) This winter... Read More

Preserving the Harvest: Sweet Fruit Chutneyby  

by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Summer, and the fruit it brings, has a way of overwhelming many of us. If you've got a pile of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots or any other kind of fruit sitting in the middle of... Read More

Grass-Fed Meatsby  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer Buying meat at the store can be quite confusing.  On top of having to choose a proper cut of meat to suit your needs, there are many grade labels that may add to the... Read More

The Benefits of Taking Your Cod Liver Oilby  

I know. Cod liver oil. Yuck. Half of you just made a face as you read the title of this post. Bear with me, okay? In the midst of a month exploring traditional foods, I couldn't hardly not cover this... Read More

Weston Price and The Detox Cleanse I’m Doingby  

Every once in a while, I have a blog post composing itself in my brain, and before I actually get it onto my keyboard, someone beats me to the punch. This time, it was on the topic of Dr. Weston... Read More

Preserving Food with the Lactic-Acid Fermentation Method: Sauerkraut Tutorialby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The original cabbage patch kid... For as long as I can remember, I've loved sauerkraut. As a small child, my mom served it on a regular basis with roast and mashed potatoes. I would scoop out... Read More

Adding Seafoods to Your Dietby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer When Dr. Weston A. Price traveled the world examining primitive cultures, one of the first things he noticed was the great lengths the people went to in finding nutrient dense foods.  One of the... Read More

What is Traditional Food?by  

The month of April is Traditional Foods month here at Keeper of the Home. Between myself and the amazing writers who contribute here, we will be delving deeply into a wide variety of traditional foods (raw milk, grains, fermented foods,... Read More

Simple Food {for winter} : Nourishing, Seasonal Recipesby  

The idea of seasonal eating is coming back into vogue, as notions of local food and "100 mile" eating spread. A small portion of the general population is beginning to realize that out-of-season foods like fresh lettuce from California, avocados... Read More

Attitude Towards Sugarby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Back when I used to eat SAD (Standard American Diet, for those not familiar), I tried to make the “healthiest” choices wherever I went. So, if we happened to be getting fast food (not... Read More

How to Find Local Sources of Meatby  

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="354" caption="image courtesy of istockphoto"][/caption] Written by Anne Elliot, Contributing Writer We moved to Minnesota almost 18 months ago, but in that time, I just never got around to finding some good meat for our family. I... Read More

Serving Our Husbands Through a Nourishing Diet, Part 2by  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer "She does him good... all the days of her life." Continued from yesterday's post... But What if My Husband Objects? This is not unusual and can be frustrating. I have found that submission, prayer... Read More

Real Food on a Real Budget: Finding Sources for Purchasing Real Foodby  

Today's post is a brief excerpt taken from Chapter 2 of my new book, Real Food on a Real Budget. The chapter explores how we can examine the options and resources available to us, as we seek to find sources... Read More

Real Food Makeover: The “W” Familyby  

Introducing the first of four families to receive a Real Food Makeover! Each week, I will be highlighting a different family and offering suggestions and resources to help them along the road to eating more real, whole, healthy foods. Meet... Read More

When Good Nutrition Doesn’t Seem to Helpby  

By Anne Elliot, Contributing Writer I’ve been trying to feed my family with healthy, nutritious food for about thirteen years now. Before that, I ate just about anything, but one day I began reading books that changed the way I... Read More

The GAPS Diet: What It Is and Why You Might Consider Doing Itby  

Do you or any of your family members regularly experience common digestive complaints, such as heartburn (reflux), indigestion, bloating, cramping, constipation, or diarrhea? Do any of you suffer from eczema, asthma, dyslexia, or depression? Have your children received labels such... Read More

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: Ferments Everywhereby  

"Hi, my name is Stephanie and I have a problem. I'm addicted to fermenting, culturing and soaking foods and they're taking over my kitchen! Help!" Having a lot of cultured, soaked, sprouted and lacto-fermented foods around is a wonderful problem... Read More

A Simple Plan for Healthy Food: The GNOWFGLINS Fundamentals eCourseby  

Edit: Wardeh just sent me a link to watch a video sneak peak! Learn how to make Soaked Muffins and get a feel for what this eCourse will be like. Let Wardeh show you how to make soaked muffins! Image... Read More

Real Food Recipe Roundup: Januaryby  

It's time to share a few favorite recipes and recent finds with you once again! Here are some that we are either really enjoying these days, or that I'm dying to have again once we're finished with our grain/sugar/starch free... Read More

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