Why you should support the Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance!

Do you care about the quality of your food?  Do you care about the sustainability of farming and the health of our planet earth?  Do you want the freedom to choose your own foods?  Do you want our small family … Continue reading →

Persimmon Kefir Smoothie

Persimmons are in season here in Texas, and, can you believe it, I had never tried one before!  One of my favorite backyard farmers at my local farmers market had some beautiful bright red-orange persimmons and encouraged me to take … Continue reading →

The USDA ban on raw almonds is a food freedom issue, not a food safety issue!

[Update: On February 22, 2013: the DC Court of Appeals “held that California almond producers don’t currently have the right to even argue that the USDA overstepped the bounds of its authority with the Almond Rule.”   The Almond Rule had actually extended the … Continue reading →

New Meetup Group for Houston Real Foodists

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We have created a Meetup Group for the Houston area named Houston Real Food Nutrition to help coordinate meetings and seminars about real food subjects.  Membership is open to anyone interested in eating and preparing real healthy food, meeting others … Continue reading →

Pottenger’s Cats – an early window on epigenetics

Dr. Francis M. Pottenger was a physician who conducted studies on cats during the 1930s and 1940s.  His work was initially devoted to developing adrenal gland extract hormones to treat his sanatorium patients who had respiratory diseases such as tuberculosis, … Continue reading →

Partners in Paleo – a new restaurant in the Houston area

My husband and I just visited a new (only open two weeks) restaurant for lunch yesterday.  The food was very tasty (I ate every bite of my lunch and sampled my husband’s potatoes too), and, best of all we didn’t … Continue reading →

Spicy Gulf Shrimp

You should know by now that I really love recipes that are Real Food and quick and easy.  This is one of my favorites–it’s made with wild-caught Gulf shrimp cooked in a spicy flavorful sauce.  Here’s how I make it: … Continue reading →

Do we take better care of CAFO pigs than we do people?

No, we certainly don’t take better care of CAFO animals, including pigs, than we do people; however, sometimes it almost seems that way.  Scientists at the University of Illinois have discovered that fermented soybean meal (FSBM) allows pigs to better … Continue reading →