Welcome to another edition of the Real Food Kitchen Tour. This week we travel to Western North Carolina to tour the kitchen of Jacqueline Ritz, author of the blog The Paleo Mama. What’s a Real Foodie? A “real foodie” is someone who cooks “traditional” food. We cook stuff from scratch using real ingredients, like raw […]
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What if you didn’t have access to clean water to drink, to cook with, or bathe your children in? What if you had to spend every day worrying about how you would get access to clean water? We take clean water for granted here in America, but this is a reality for many people around the world.
We’re teaming up with Charity Water this holiday season to help bring fresh, clean water to the people of Cambodia. Clean water is an issue all around the world, and Charity Water works year-round to bring safe water to people in need.
Organic olive oil is one of my favorite fats to use in my recipes. From pesto to salads and hummus to pasta, organic olive oil adds a delicious flavor that that you can use in a wide variety of recipes.
However, many organic olive oils on the market are fake. Due to rampant olive oil fraud, it’s very difficult to find real organic olive oil.
Do you love bacon but you are afraid to eat it, or feel guilty when you do? Here’s permission to indulge yourself!
Bacon, as well as other pork products, is not only delicious, but it’s a great, nutritious way to start the day. Yes, you read me right.
Not only is bacon something that most of us like to eat, but as long as it is coming from healthy, pastured pigs,preferably from your local farmer, bacon is also good for you. Here’s why.
Winged insects flying around your kitchen and house are major annoyances. Pests in your garden and around your property can seem almost impossible to get rid of. In fact, you may be so fed up you are ready to poison your house with some kind of toxic bug-spray or use pesticides to eliminate unwanted insects.
Should you vaccinate your children? Or not? Making the decision whether or not to vaccinate your child is difficult, especially for those who are on the fence. It’s not a choice that should be made lightly. It’s important to cut through the heat of the controversy and discover what the real issues are and make an informed decision.
I only decided not to vaccinate my daughter after researching the subject on my own and concluding that the benefits of vaccination do not outweigh the risks. And the risks can be extremely serious.
Is cholesterol bad for you? Does cholesterol cause heart disease?
Most people answer yes to both questions.
You might be surprised to know, however, that cholesterol is actually good for you and in fact, it’s been shown in numerous studies that cholesterol found in egg yolks or real butter (as well as in numerous other real food sources) does not cause heart disease. In fact, cholesterol is good for you.
Am I just trying to justify eating things that are bad for me because I like eggs and bacon for breakfast and an after-dinner dessert that isn’t “low-fat”?
Not at all. Not only do I enjoy natural foods that are high in cholesterol, but I can eat them without worry because I know that these foods are actually good for my body.