Remember the low fat fad from several years back? It seemed like every product was being made into a “low fat” version, especially dairy products like milk and cheese. Unfortunately, that mentality is still wedged deep into many people’s minds. So while we are aware of the benefits of full fat dairy like raw milk and […]
What Is Ghee and How Do You Use It?
Something that makes many people happy when they’re making the transition to a real food lifestyle is the fact that it involves bacon and butter. Bacon and butter from good sources have many benefits and most people love the taste of each. We particularly love a sweet basil butter or bone marrow butter. Butter’s cousin, […]
The Source of Cravings (and What to Do About Them)
You’ve decided to change the course of your health. You’re eliminating harmful foods and consuming more nutrient-rich foods. You’re doing great! Then all of a sudden, bam! A craving for a pint of ice cream or a pan of brownies strikes and you feel crippled in your decision making. Where do these darn cravings come […]
Real Food Sweeteners
For many people transitioning to a real food lifestyle, giving up processed sugar is one of the biggest hurdles. We can swallow the idea of finding alternatives to pasta, but it’s hard for us to imagine living without brownies or ice cream. Fortunately, like most foods we formerly loved, there is an even more delicious […]
What Foods Can Increase My Testosterone?
Often, testosterone is mistaken for merely a hormone that makes men men and drives them to be passionate. But testosterone is so much more than that, and is not exclusive to men. Just like we should be working to balance our hormones and avoid things that can wreak havoc on our hormones, it’s good to […]
How to Render Lard
Your great grandmother may have been on to something when she would render lard for cooking and baking. Because of our recent culture is largely anti-fat (all fat), it may be difficult for us to wrap our minds around lard being good for our health. But just like coconut oil and olive oil, lard adds […]
How to Make Real Food Taste Better
If you’ve made the change to a real food lifestyle, you’ve probably come to realize that dishes like healthy sweet and sour chicken and fig and coconut dessert sushi taste way better than their toxic counterparts you were used to eating. The freshness and realness of real food make your meals come to life with […]
Top Foods You Should Buy Organic
If you’re new to the world of real food and throwing around terms like “grass fed”, “cage free”, “GMO”, and “gut health”, you may feel overwhelmed at times. You might still be trying this whole fermenting thing or laboring to get your family on board. We bet your grocery cart is starting to look a […]
Is a Vegan Diet Healthy?
You know that, around here, we are big fans of meat. We love a good steak dinner, and we put bacon on pretty much everything (we even love bacon jam, for goodness sake!). We’re also champions of a veggie-rich diet, locally sourced produce, and kicking out the processed foods. Mant other people claim to have […]
Five Foods That Will Cool You Down
Is it just us, or has summer come in like a lion? After a rather harsh winter, we are now experiencing the opposite end of the spectrum complete with three digit temperatures accompanied by the thickest humidity. Thus, we encounter the great paradox of summer: the intense desire to spend more time outside and the equally […]