There’s nothing worse than warming up a bit of pizza in the microwave and tasting last night’s chicken and rice which morning’s oatmeal. In the event that you open the entranceway and smell pork roast from two days ago, it’s time and energy to clean that thing and a paper towel with hot water isn’t enough. The within of one's microwave ought to be white. If it isn’t, you better reach cleaning. The procedure is incredibly easy and can only take about 5 minutes.
Fill a microwave-safe bowl with water and add the drizzle of dish soap or perhaps a tablespoon of white vinegar, whichever you have handy.
Allow it cook for approximately two minutes based on how strong your microwave is. You need it to obtain nice and steamy however, not boil over.
Keep carefully the door closed and allow steam do its work with around three minutes.
Carefully take away the bowl, because it’s likely to be hot.
Wipe off all of the sides with a paper towel, and clean the plate such as a normal plate.
In the event that you don’t have dish soap or vinegar, cut a lemon in two, put it in a bowl filled with water, and cook it for 5 minutes. This option may be the easiest and the warm lemon makes your kitchen smell nice for a couple hours.
As a young woman, Michio Kushi inspired me to live a big life. I look back now with experience and wisdom and realize how fortunate I was to be in the presence of a master. Living in New York City, I was ready to take the big apple in one bite. I ate my way […]
Vegan Valentine: The Language of Love of Plant-Based Baking Valentine’s Day is a special day and like most special days we want to remember them fondly. Our senses play a huge role in our memories and what better way to stimulate those senses and memories then with exceptional food. When we enjoy an experience, such […]
Beginning March 20th, on the spring equinox, I am doing a two week clean green eating cycle. Lucky for me, I spend most of my day in the kitchen at Real Food Daily, and therefore, am completely spoiled! I’ll drink fresh green juice every morning with ginger, turmeric and lemon for the anti-inflammatory benefits. […]
It has been a few months since my second cookbook, Vegan Family Meals came out in paperback. I’ve been long over due to share this. The book has a new title and cover photo. Finally, I present Real Food For Everyone, Vegan-Friendly Meals for Meat Lovers, Vegetarians, and Vegans. We still have copies of Vegan Family Meals on our […]
In RFD, we encounter curious people always asking intriguing questions. One that comes up a lot is do you serve SuperFoods? In the last few years, exotic or rare super foods have made it into our marketplace and gained a great deal of popular attention from nutritionists and the media alike. I too, jumped on […]
Several weeks ago, David Lazarus who writes a column in the business section of The Los Angeles Times, wrote a piece about Millennials being somewhat disinterested in Organic, viewing the “organic” label as something of a marketing ploy to charge more. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20150519-column.html My brother-in-law, Organic Farmer, Larry Jacobs is a pioneer in the movement since […]
From farm to table: This holiday, give thanks for good food that’s sustainable, humane, local. Serve only the best with our natural, organic, non-GMO turkey selections. For those in the Bay area, we offer uncooked and precooked turkeys from two of your favorite sustainable California family ranches: Diestel Turkey Ranch (available at Polk and Fillmore) [...]
Our annual Fall Festival returns! Visit Real Food Company Saturday, October 25th to enjoy samples from some of our favorite local, regional and national food producers and join us in recognition of Non-GMO month. Some of the stars of this event will be: Live Foods Kandy Mountain Late July Beanfields P.J. Burritos Mary’s Gone [...]
Recipe courtesy of our friend, Amy Fothergill, The Family Chef. Check out her new gluten-free cookbook, The Warm Kitchen! 2.5 cups Amy’s Gluten-Free Flour Blend or a basic gluten-free flour blend plus more for rolling 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon 1 1/4 teaspoons xanthan gum (omit if the flour blend has gum already) [...]
Courtesy of GMO Free Los Angeles: Hello Everyone, You probably heard the amazing news that on October 21st, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to approve the motion authored by Council members Paul Koretz and Mitch O’Farrell to create a GMO-Free growing zone in Los Angeles. Their motion aims to curb [...]
February is American Heart Month. According to the CDC, “Cardiovascular disease (CVD)-including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure-is the number 1 killer of women and men in the United States.” With a statistic such as that, it’s important to take proactive strides now to protect your heart for the future. So, what steps can [...]
Tis the season for tasty confections and holiday treats! Lighten up your festivities with healthy alternatives that will be sure to impress. SUGAR SUBSTITUTES Stevia Stevia is a natural sweetener and great alternative to refined sugar. The stevia plant leaves contain more than a hundred vital nutrients, virtually no calories, and can help [...]
Wellness During Your Journey: Jetlag Whether you’re lagged from a long day in the car or from crossing over time zones, Real Food Company wants to help you stay on top of your game. Many side effects come from traveling since it places extra labor on your mind and body. Road trips can cause a [...]
We’ve all been there: you start a road trip, perhaps even with pre-packed snacks and healthy grab-n-go options of all sorts, but mid-way through the trip the snack bag is empty and the stomachs are “hangry.” Hangry (han-gree) Adj: A state of anger caused by lack of food; hunger causing a negative change in emotional [...]
Come one, come all! These tortillas are freedom to anyone who has allergies to the Top 8, are grain-free, or are looking for a unique alternative to a wheat-based weekday staple. To those who have been denied Taco Tuesday for far too long; this one’s for you. Fork And Beans created a simple, 4-ingredient [...]
It’s a month of freedom, reflection, relaxation, and general time, according to how YOU want it. It’s also “Independent Retailer Month,” so naturally, there’s a lot to celebrate on our end as well! As an independently-owned business committed to authenticity and transparency in the high-quality, organic foods we offer to our community, we’re happy to [...]
Oh, how I love hearty real food slow cooker recipes that don't require any advance cooking! So here's another one to add to your repertoire. And my kids especially loved it when I packed this chicken and wild rice soup in their school lunch, so be sure to freeze the leftovers in individual portions, making it easy for you to do the same.
Also, this recipe is one of those that is rather flexible, so here are some variations to meet your needs:
Don't like celery? Substitute carrots.
Don't like mushrooms? Omit them from the recipe.
On a tight budget? Use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts.
Short on time? Buy pre-sliced mushrooms.
Like being thrifty? Make and use homemade stock.
Too busy to cook during the week? Make this over the weekend and you can count on leftovers.
Providing real food meals is totally worth the extra preparation time, but that doesn't mean every. single. item. has to be completely 100% homemade (thank goodness)! There are some decent store bought options out there, many of which only have one ingredient, and there are also plenty of food-like substances I'd recommend steering away from no matter what.
So here's a little guide to help you decide when to go that extra made-from-scratch mile...
This is one of those rare occasions when I cook with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I am not usually a big fan (of the taste/texture) except for when it comes to a super easy dish like this that gets two thumbs up from the whole family! FYI - If you plan to serve this chicken piccata over pasta or rice, consider doubling the sauce!
Guest post from Amy Taylor: I have had a fairly contentious relationship with food for much of my life. As a child I was overweight and ate a lot of standard American junk food. As a teenager, I would often hear, “You have such a pretty face” which only left me wondering what was so bad about the rest of me.
After getting better acclimated to Lisa's real food rules, I did decide to start making some changes. This didn't happen overnight, however. Now, jump back to today, two years after not only being a solid follower but a member of the team.
Both my kids like hard boiled eggs, but it never fails—they just won't eat the yolk (and it's kind of hard to blame them). That is, unless I make egg salad or deviled eggs with them. Then magically, nothing goes to waste! Here’s a real food version of deviled eggs (i.e. sans highly processed store bought mayo) that would be perfect for school lunches or Easter brunch this weekend. And I must know, does anyone else's kids call these "Doubled Eggs?" Enjoy!
I recently got a beautiful new cookbook in the mail from fellow food blogger Jenny McGruther with Nourished Kitchen, and I am excited to share one of the recipes with you today! The first recipe I decided to make from this book was Potato and Spinach Soup with Jalapeño. This dish sounded awesome to me because the potatoes would make the dish fairly filling, all the veggies you would need for your meal are blended in, and uh, it calls for bacon. :)
Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, I am excited to share a super simple and delicious mango salsa recipe inspired by my daughter! But, before we get into how to make this dish, let's discuss how exactly to cut a mango in the first place.
I've always had a thing for banana nut muffins, but not until I cut out all highly processed food did I realize that the standard muffin is kind of like a cupcake minus the icing. If you look up muffin recipes online they typically call for white (refined) all-purpose flour and sugar - lots of it.
Okay, just to be clear up front - it takes only 5 minutes to stir up the batter for these homemade brownies, but of course a little longer than that to actually bake them! But as I was making this batch I was thinking how it really doesn't take much longer to make brownies from scratch than it does to add some eggs and other stuff to one of these lovely boxes of brownie mix pictured down below.
It's been a while since I last wrote an update on my upcoming cookbook, and I have so much more to share now! The August 26th release date will be here before we know it, and I've been a busy little bee going back and forth (and back and forth) with my editor on all the finishing touches.
I've heard from so many readers that wanting to eat real food is not always the challenge - it's finding that real food in the first place! So I know you guys are going to be super psyched about today's giveaway from the online natural store, Abe's Market.
Making a Real Food Snow Cone honestly couldn't be any easier... I host a little backyard end-of-school year party for our neighbors every year, and I always whip out my little snow cone machine for the kids!
Do you ever wonder how long certain fruits might last sitting out on your kitchen counter? Or wonder if maybe you should refrigerate them instead? To help solve some of those kitchen mysteries, I am excited to share this handy dandy produce storage guide with you today!
I love buying products in bulk. In fact, I will purposely head to our local Earth Fare or Whole Foods so that I can stock up on certain items. If you aren't shopping from bulk bins or don’t frequent them, I encourage you to do so. And below I've shared my reasons why.
I am on yet another quest to replace mayonnaise in a classic recipe. As I've explained before, store bought mayo isn't exactly real food (and making mayo from scratch isn't exactly my cup of tea). Plus not everyone is a mayonnaise lover anyway, so just in time for your 4th of July BBQ, here is my (non-mayo) Southern Potato Salad recipe that is just as good as the original!
I'm excited to partner with our sponsor MightyNest on today's post, which includes a campaign to equip our kids in helping to pack their own healthy lunches. Yes, you read that right! As parents, we often try to do everything for our kids, but one of the greatest gifts we can give them is empowering them to pack their own lunches.
It can be tricky to find healthy foods that kids want to snack on day after day, but these crunchy little guys have proven to be a winner in our house. In fact, the moment my kids smell them in the oven they start circling the kitchen in anticipation.
It recently dawned on me that almost all the salads I like these days have a combination of toppings from three specific categories: fruit (or dried fruit), nuts (or seeds), and cheese. It's no secret how much I love cheese.
If your family loves spaghetti, then get ready for this one! Spaghetti Casserole is a kicked up version of your old favorite with the addition of some different yummy cheeses and whole-wheat breadcrumbs on top.
The idea behind the diet is to replace two daily meals with jars of homemade pureed baby food or store bought jars. The third meal of the day is to remain low calorie and small. The daily calorie restrictions are said to be 600 calories or less. The diet is not meant to be on for months at a time, rather 7 days maximum. The purpose is to rid your body of toxins and cravings of unhealthy foods.
VACCINES AND MEASLES Early in the last century, measles killed millions of people per year. Then the death rate dropped—by the 1960s, by 98 percent. The measles vaccine entered the market in 1963, and the death rate dropped a bit more, just continuing its downward trend. Other infectious diseases—such as scarlet fever and typhus—petered out […]
MURDER OF THE INNOCENTS It is important to be honest and accurate when we describe what is happening today as we vaccinate our children for any and all diseases, even diseases that strike only small sections of the adult population, injecting a cocktail of toxins into their bloodstreams. There is but one way to describe […]
MANY TOXIC SUBSTANCES found in one common food ingredient They include… Oxalic acid, Plant Estrogens, Goitrogens, Phytates, Protease Inhibitors, Oxalates, Hemagluttens, Thyroid Depressing Compounds, Potent Enzyme Inhibitors Most Americans eat it everyday Over 170 Scientific Studies!!! Confirm the HARMFUL effects of consuming THIS ingredient It can cause… INFERTILITY, Immune System Disorders, Digestive Distress, Heart Disease, […]
It’s The Most Important Decision Parents Will Ever Make….. You can protect your child from……Autism ADHD Tantrums and rage Paralysis Lifelong Migraines Infertility Kidney disease Allergies Asthma Seizures Diabetes Learning Disabilities Speech Delay High Pitched Screaming Autoimmune Disease Cancer DeathHOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN? DON’T vaccinate them Vaccines do NOT protect your childDamage From […]
I recently had the opportunity to join a Functional Medicine Journal Club online debate on vaccinations, which prompted me to write the following response. In my mind the discussion, sometimes heated, really brought into focus the larger, more global issues of infectious disease, the nature of infection, and the all-important participant in the action: the […]