Tag Archive: real food

Crowding Out vs. Cutting Out: What’s Best for a Real Food Transition?

Usually when people think of beginning a new diet, they envision having to summon the strength to turn down all the tasty foods they love. Muster up the willpower to cut out the bad stuff, and only eat the good. But what if there was a way to switch to a better diet without being…

How I Accidentally Rendered Some Chicken Schmaltz

I have a feeling some of you seasoned Real Fooders are gonna laugh at this one, but here goes yet another story of this noob’s traditional cooking adventures. Maybe there are still some of you that have not yet made this discovery like me. Either way, it’s pretty awesome. So, I was roasting up a…

How Craigslist Can Help Your Real Food Lifestyle

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Do you ever kind of wonder how in the WORLD we ever managed to function as a society without Craigslist? The free classified ad service is used for everything now — from finding a job, to buying a house, to hiring a handyman, to hosting a never-ending virtual garage sale of stuff we don’t want…

My First Homemade Chicken Stock!

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[Fair warning: this stock is not for the faint of heart! Graphic chicken bits ahead. Deliciously carnivorous discretion is advised.] I did it! I made my very first chicken broth, with my own two hands in my own little kitchen. I’ve been waiting for this day for quite some time. I’d been putting it off…

What’s In My Milk? Part Two: Real (Raw) Milk

Last week we discussed how real dairy doesn’t come from abused cows in CAFO’s, with repulsively giant, drugged-up udders, seeping pus and antibiotics into the milk. So, where does real milk come from, then? Responsible farmers know that the cow is an herbivore, designed to live on grass. A real dairy farmer would never feed…

Why I Literally Cannot Stomach Buying CAFO Anymore

This past holiday weekend, at a seemingly innocent celebratory social gathering with friends at the beach, something awful happened to PH and I. Stomach-turningly, gut-disruptingly, immune-compromisingly…awful.   We each partook of a completely normal, barbecued rib eye steak bought at the supermarket.   It was…gritty. Chewy. Stringy. With end notes of environmental pollution and sulfuric…

Is the Word “Sea” in Front of my Salt, Good Enough?

One of the major politically-correct nutritional trends a Real Foodie learns to ignore is the idea that salt is bad for you. Why? The nutritional notion from the “experts” that the sodium in salt causes hypertension, or high blood pressure, has been drilled into our heads for years. And what health problems does hypertension pose?…

Butter is Better!

Ah, butter. I knew I always loved you. Though, there was a time in my life when I was told to replace you with an oily, yellow-colored spread, which tried but could never match your palatable perfection. There was a time when to spread your sweet creaminess over a piece of toast was a decadent…