Real Food

What is Pastured Butter?

I’m often asked “what is pastured butter?”   And no, it’s not butter that’s found in a pasture.  Pastured butter comes from cows that eat their natural diet of grasses that are found in pasture lands.  In a recipe it’s easier to say “pastured butter” than “butter that comes from grass-fed cows.” Why do I…

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Linda’s Gluten-Free Bread

Linda’s Gluten-Free Bread   This bread is probably best as a tea bread for breakfast or a snack rather than sandwiches.  Gluten-free but not full of a bunch of empty ingredients, it does lack the structure of a gluten bread.  Instead, the eggs make it slightly spongy.  It would work well with egg salad or…

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“Every Meal is a Choice”

It’s true.  Every meal is definitely a choice.  Wise advice printed on the back of t-shirts worn by staff at our local Sprouts grocery store.  We need Real Food!  For years we’ve received the now out of favor pronouncement that it’s all calories in/calories out.  The truth is that what constitutes those calories is of…

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Avoiding Simple Carbs Over the Holidays

Carbohydrates: Simple vs Complex   The main difference between simple and complex carbs is the fiber content.  Simple carbs have none and complex carbs are loaded with them.   Simple carbs are all the sugars and refined flours found in baked goods, soft drinks, processed foods, and alcoholic beverages.  If we want to have a…

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