Foods to leave out of the real food kitchen

In my last post I talked about how I shop for groceries.  I use a combination of home delivery, wholesale, direct consumer-to-farmer, and the grocery store. So what do I leave behind?  There are no strict do’s and don’ts.  But here are 10 foods I don’t buy….

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6 tips for easy grocery shopping

Ever find yourself peering into other peoples’ shopping carts at the grocery store and giving their food choices the once over?  Yes, I admit, I’m THAT person (though I’m subtle about it!). I’m not judging, but sometimes I just can’t help looking.  I’m curious. Having a “real food kitchen” means cooking from scratch.  It means…

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Why going organic won’t save your health

  Don’t get me wrong… I’m all for organic. I’m all for eating food that is as clean and real as you can possibly get. Join a CSA, grow a garden, do whatever you can to get good quality, clean, organic food. But if there is only one thing you are willing or able to…

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What’s The Healthiest Food?

What’s The Healthiest Food You Can Think Of? Well, certainly there are lots to choose from.  Kale? Liver? Broccoli? All good…. But in my books, the answer is kefir. Don’t know about kefir yet? Kefir is a fermented drink.  The most common kind is made from milk – but you can also make a dairy free version using sugar water.  You can also kefir coconut milk! If you’ve perused my website at all…

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Should Kids Go on A Grain Free Diet?

There’s been a lot of talk in foodie circles lately about the powerful effects of a grain free diet. Is it all hype? Call them what you want – paleo, primal, ancestral, low carb, high protein, GAPS, SCD, autoimmune/paleo, grain-brain, wheat-belly – all these dietary regimes have picked up on a few reasons why you…

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Can I handle this one?

Parental intuition is a valuable tool.   I wish parents were taught to nurture it.  As a new mother, when it came to my children’s health I was constantly faced with the same decision – can I deal with this myself? Or do I need the help of an expert? I still second guess and panic, but 3 children, 6…

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The Dinner Battle

This one’s for parents….Imagine this scenario: You come home from a busy day and you have 30 minutes to get dinner on the table before you can expect one of your kids to melt down.  You’re hungry and tired, but you get to work in the kitchen.  You marvel at your own creativity as you…

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Why snacks matter

I’m always looking for healthy snack recipes.  I’m a busy mother of three young children; they need to eat a lot and they need to eat often. Aside from offering my family healthy meals, keeping a supply of healthy snacks on hand that can be whipped up quickly – offering one mid morning, and one…

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What’s the deal with Fructose?

If you happened to be listening to CBC radio early this morning (for all you Canadians out there), you might have heard a Canadian professor being interviewed about a new study on Fructose. If you didn’t hear it, don’t distress…. they didn’t really say anything.  Just, you know, eat less sugar, eat less processed food…

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sugar, sugar… what’s the big deal?

(The following post is taken from an old edition of my newsletter from 2011.  ) A journalist by the name of Gary Taubes has become famous for his writing about fat and obesity.  Last week he wrote an excellent article in the NY times about sugar.  His question – is sugar REALLY all that bad? …

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