EAT REAL FOOD

Forget Fake Food

Simple living meals avoid harmful additives, fake food and fast food. High-quality real food will improve your nutrition, your health, your outlook and your personal performance… naturally.

Feeding yourself and your family wholesome, local, organic foods will lower medical bills and stress while improving your enjoyment of all aspects of mealtime.

Giving your body what it craves doesn’t mean you have to spend your life in the kitchen. In fact, once you start cooking real food, you may find it faster (and definitely tastier) than grabbing a meal out or dragging fast food back home. If you love to cook — you can become a creative culinary wiz using health, natural, wholesome ingredients.

A little planning means no more trying to figure out what you want to eat. Quit spending your time and energy trying to figure out what your next meal is going to be and put those decision-making skills to better use and more creative and enjoyable endeavors.

These articles include recipes, ideas, tips and tricks to make finding, fixing and storing food a little easier. Welcome some slow-food goodness into your life… and feel the difference in your body (and your budget!)

October 4, 2016
initial layout of van rear kitchen annotated

Van Life: Making an Inexpensive Kitchen in the Van

The van kitchen is working deliciously! I took a page from the teardrop camper designs and created a van kitchen accessible from the back cargo doors. This […]
August 14, 2015
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Eggs: Poached vs. Boiled

My mother shared this tip a few years ago — and it’s a quick tip that makes it easier and faster to create any dish that […]
December 10, 2014
Plumping: Underhanded Practices Cheat Meat Consumers

Cheats: The NEW Way Butchers Put a Thumb On Your Scale

So the other night, I found a GREAT deal (or so I thought) on meat at a local, well-known grocery store chain. They had pork chops […]
July 16, 2014
Simple Dessert: 3 ingredients

3 Ingredients, 15 minutes: Simple Chocolate Mousse

During the beginning of my quest for simple foods, whole foods, REAL foods, I had a few moments of total weakness. You know the ones… those […]
March 25, 2014
A typical, simple meal of real food

Simple Living: Taking Better Care of Me… Inside and Out

The journey back to healthy is a S-L-O-W one. Taking the time and the effort to take care of me — inside and out — as […]
March 4, 2014
Making eating simple!

My Simple Eating Voyage

I said I was going to simplify my food back in January. I’ll have to admit, it’s been a little challenging. Trying to eat simple foods […]
February 17, 2014
Slow Cooker Simple Chicken Recipe

Super Simple Sunday Supper

Yesterday, while I was cooking breakfast (and the Honey Badger was *gasp* sweeping the floor — yes, he really was!), I threw two boneless breasts of […]
January 22, 2014
Simple food, simple eating plan

Food Should Be Simple – Diets Should Be Healthy and EASY!

I’m trying an experiment beginning today. It’s one of those experiments that leaves my significant other rolling his eyes (oh, and he refused to eat most […]
October 21, 2013
Mrs. Betty's Famous Kentucky Sand Pie Recipe

Sand Pie Recipe – OMG!

Want to make the best pie EVER? Well here’s the recipe for Betty’s Sand Pie from Betty’s OK Country Cooking in Columbia, Kentucky. Read it. Make […]
April 23, 2013
Healthy Eating on the Road

Going Small … and Mobile!

My mother and I just took the leap and bought a conversion van. On the maiden voyage, we submerged ourselves in living small — really, REALLY […]
August 30, 2012
Wicked Good Espresso Brownies

Problem: Sweet Tooth, Solution: Brownies!

I needed something really sweet today. I needed a reward. I NEEDED IT! All my usual treats were gone (Yes, I’m sure, I checked all the […]
July 8, 2012
Zucchini Waffles with Peaches and Flax

Zucchini Waffles with Peaches and Flax

This breakfast treat took 10 minutes to prepare from scratch and used one of the many zucchini squash I have sitting in the kitchen awaiting preparation. […]