What is the number one superfood? Can the NuVal nutrition score help us find healthy foods?

Liver with onions

Wouldn’t it be great if we could glance at a food on the grocery shelves and know how nutritious it was?  We could then spend our food budget on those foods that would give us the most benefit.  There is … Continue reading →

On the Real Food News Front – 07-24-14

Houston Chronicle and mug

Good morning! It’s Thursday news time at Real Food Houston. I’ve had my cup of homemade chicken broth and a banana cocoa smoothie for breakfast (today with raw milk and 2 egg yolks), followed by a cup of Dandy Blend … Continue reading →

We Simply Can’t Avoid the True Cost of Cheap Food!

CAFO Cows

In the U.S. we spend less of our household budget on food than any other county in the world.  We only spend about 6.9% of our household income on food.  What do other countries spend on food?  Here are a … Continue reading →

Recipe: Home Cooked Beans Can Boost Your Food Budget

Bowl of pintos with shredded cheddar cheese

I love beans, especially pinto beans, and home cooked beans are absolutely the best!  In fact, if you have only eaten canned or commercially cooked beans in the past, you are in for a real treat if you try these … Continue reading →

Co-op Membership Can Really Help the Budget – Introducing Natural Living Food Co-op

Co-op fruit shares

Update August 8, 2015:  Natural Living has moved to a new location, 219 N. Michigan Ave, League City, and is now open more days each week.  The shop is open Wednesday from 9am-4pm, Thursday from 9am-4pm. Friday from 9am-7pm, and … Continue reading →

Food Banks CAN Provide Healthy and Nutritious Food!

I appreciate that food banks help many people who need food to eat, but, as I learned more about nutrition, I realized that almost all of the foods collected and distributed by most food banks are not the nutrient-dense, fresh … Continue reading →

The Pantry Principle, excellent reference for the Real Food newbie

If you already cook from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and have read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston A. Price and if you follow the websites of The Healthy Home Economist, Dr. Mercola, and GreenMedInfo, you may not … Continue reading →

Meat Stock or Bone Broth – which do you make?

I just read an interesting article by Kim Schuette in the latest Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation Journal about bone broth, or is it stock?  Kim begins by explaining that the French term for stock and broth is fonds de cuisine, … Continue reading →

REAL FOOD in Houston – Bare Bowls Kitchen Food Truck

My daughter is a Houston food truck foodie, and today she took me to one that serves REAL FOOD!  Yes, REAL FOOD from the Bare Bowls Kitchen food truck.  Take a look at that yummy bowl (cup) topped with a freshly poached duck egg.  Homemade … Continue reading →

10 Grain-Free Dinners on a Budget from Holistic Kid

Holistic Kid’s post about healthy dinners on a budget caught my eye, and I wanted to share it with you.  She has some really good suggestions to fill out a meal without breaking the bank.  Her meals include lots of veggies, … Continue reading →