Glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup) is Applied to Oats, Not Just Wheat!

Tropical Traditions Rolled Oats

Do you love a bowl of warm soaked oats with lots of butter, raisins, and maybe some raw honey or maple syrup?  I like mine with cinnamon too and raw milk or cream. Unfortunately when you eat your bowl of … Continue reading →

On the Real Food News Front – 8/8/14

Mug of bone broth and newspaper

I haven’t had time to publish any new posts this week, but I didn’t want to skip writing about the latest news.  Breakfast today was a cup of bone broth (by now, you should not be surprised!) and a banana … Continue reading →

Blueberry Banana Nut Bread

Blueberry Banana Nut Bread

Here in Houston, blueberries are in season, and I love blueberries!  They have always been my favorite berry and one of my overall favorite fruits.  I eat them with my homemade Nutty Granola and raw milk, in smoothies, in homemade … Continue reading →

Best Christmas Dinner Ever! Thyme Roasted Chicken, Baked Ham, Veggies, and Real Gingerbread

Christmas dinner 2013

That’s what my son said!  He always likes the food I cook, but he said this Christmas dinner was maybe the best meal I’d ever prepared.  Maybe he was just extra hungry, but he wasn’t the only one that enjoyed … Continue reading →

Roast Goose for Thanksgiving Dinner

Roast Goose

My family doesn’t especially like the white meat in chicken or turkey.  That’s why we usually prefer goose or duck because the meat is all dark meat–tender and full of flavor.  Last year’s Christmas dinner featured roast duckling.  Modern turkeys … Continue reading →

Pastured Chicken and Okra with Coconut Milk and Indian Spices

Chicken and okra with rice

Summer in Houston means a plentiful supply of fresh okra,and I’m always looking for new ways to use seasonal, organic produce.  Last Saturday at the farmers’ market was no exception–I found a nice bunch of beautiful red okra pods grown … Continue reading →

REAL Peach Ice Cream in 15 Minutes (or Less) Including Cleanup!

It’s summertime hot in Houston, and what could be better in hot weather than cool, creamy ice cream?  We love our homemade REAL ice cream, and one of our favorites (maybe number 1) is peach.  There are many ways to make … 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 →

Fresh Fig Smoothie

Fig Smoothie

Figs are definitely in season here in Houston, TX, and I love their sweet juiciness.  My local farmers market had 4 or 5 varieties of ripe figs last weekend.  And today’s feature in the food section of the Houston Chronicle … Continue reading →

Eggplant Parmigiana

How about this for super easy! I really love a recipe that is delicious and nutritious but also quick and easy to prepare. Eggplant Parmigiana Ingredients 2 medium eggplants (these were from my local farmers market) 2 cups tomato puree … Continue reading →