I Just Eat Food; I Don't Follow a Diet

I posted a recipe a couple of weeks ago for Sweet Potato Noodles with Pesto, and someone quickly asked me if it was a Paleo recipe. "Do you follow the Paleo diet?" she asked. "No," I smiled. "I just eat real food." This baby will be giving me apples this fall! ...more
I'm not on any specific diet, I do eat what I can grow myself, locally sourced, or minimally ...more

This Has To Be The Worst Fad Diet I've Ever Seen

Have you heard of Freelee the Banana Girl? I admit, this one's got me really perplexed....more

5 Salads You'll Get Addicted To Eating

Salad. We all know we should eat it, but secretly, deep down, we don’t actually enjoy it and (gasp!) skip it when no one’s looking. Not only that, when we do eat it, we douse it with so much salad dressing it would have been better if we didn’t have any at all, because now we’ve just flooded our bodies with the worst sorts of fats and other unnatural ingredients.It doesn’t have to be this way....more

My Real Food Journey & an All-Natural Strawberry Granola Recipe

Lately my family has started on a new food journey.  After reading the book, 100 Days of Real Food, I came to the realization that our family had gotten a bit off track in the healthy eating department.  If you remember my post about joining a CSA, then you might recall my discussion on making better environmentally conscious choices when choosing from where our food comes. ...more

The Simplest Way to Improve Your Diet

Diet and nutrition advice gets very complicated, doesn't it. Eat this, don't eat that, drink this, don't drink that, cook it this way, don't cook it that way - it sometimes seems like eating well and serving your family healthy meals requires too much time and energy. So for those of us who are too busy to sort through complicated nutrition information or follow complex eating plans, I've pared the advice down to one healthy eating strategy. If you follow this strategy, you'll end up following many of the complicated nutrition "rules" without even trying....more

Make your own mixes!

Hey there, friends!  With soccer season upon us (and my girls' ongoing theatrical studies!) I'm all about easy but REAL food.  My crockpot has been getting a workout as has my freezer.  To make it even simpler I thought I'd take some of our favorite recipes and turn them into mixes.  ...more

15 Quick and Healthy Summer Meals

Are you looking forward to summer? (I sure am!) And do you feel like you really need some time to relax and unwind? (I definitely do!) Then you're undoubtedly looking for ways to simplify your life over the next two or three months. And that probably means you're looking for ways to save time and energy on menu planning, food prep, and cooking....more
triciakj Thanks so much! I hope you'll like them. I am all about saving time and energy in the ...more


1.  Don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.2.  Avoid foods containing ingredients you can’t pronounce.3.  Don’t eat anything that won’t eventually rot. [Read more]...more

GMO’s Will Never Feed the World, But Here’s Something That Will

One of the biggest lies we’ve been told about genetically modified organisms is that they’re the only solution to feed the ever growing world population. We all know this is a problem, one of the biggest our humanity has ever faced, so we gobble up any solution brought forth....more
Sarah Schultz I'm showing you the science with various links to clinical trials and independent ...more