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And We’re Back, Take 2 (Link fixed!)

(I apologize for the two messages. I’m resending to correct the link. Today is really not my day, technology-wise)

The new domain is up! Hallelujah!

It still needs a lot of work so please be patient, but please, please visit me and read the new post at:


While you’re there, please re-subscribe!

See you there!


‘In the Kitchen – Real Food Basics’ Giveaway Winner!

Abi choosing the winner

Today’s post is much later than usual. I apologize if sitting in front of the computer waiting with bated breath kept you from getting things done. 🙂

Without further ado, I’m thrilled to announce that Jennifer is the winner! You can’t beat the odds; she did have 14 entries if I remember correctly! Jennifer, enjoy your copy of In the Kitchen – Real Food Basics!

For those of you who didn’t win, Kate is offering a discount to my readers! In fact, my post is late today because I was waiting on that code. But things happen, and I don’t have it yet, but will pass it on as soon as I do. Meanwhile, please take a look at the e-book info page on Kate’s website by clicking on the link in the right sidebar.

Moving forward, this will be a light posting week as I’m going to focus primarily on switching to my own domain, and then will be living it up on a cruise over Thanksgiving! It’s not the best time for a change and then a break with all my new subscribers, but please stick with me! Over the next few months I have some really great information to share with you, including more Kid-Friendly Changes, some posts on removing toxins from your cleaning and personal care routines (I’ve tested products so you don’t have to!), some basics of Real Food nutrition, recipes and much more.

Please comment and let me know what things you’d be interested in reading about here!

Final Day of the ‘In the Kitchen’ Giveaway!

I’m going to do things a little differently today. Let me jump right into the Chili recipe from Kate Tietje’s In the Kitchen – Real Food Basics:

1/2 lb. kidney beans, soaked overnight
1 lb. ground beef
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. molasses
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. sea salt
6 C. tomato juice, OR 3 C. puree and 3 C. filtered water Continue reading

In the Homestretch! Giveaway Day Four (And a Recipe!)

Welcome to day four of the In the Kitchen – Real Food Basics giveaway! I’m happy you’re here!

As promised, today I’m going share a recipe for Caesar Dressing from the book. Adding cooked marinated chicken to it would make a fabulous lunch or dinner! (Of course, I am writing this at the last minute, and so I made Caesar Dressing for breakfast.)

But before we get to the dressing recipe, I’d like to share the recipe list from the book. Continue reading

Giveaway Day Three AND The Great French Fry Taste Test!

Thank you for joining me for day three of the giveaway for Kate Tietje’s e-book In the Kitchen – Real Food Basics. And again, welcome to all of my new subscribers! I am so glad to have you all!

Do you know anybody who doesn’t like french fries? Me neither. In fact, making this one food at home could probably get your kids to throw their full support behind your Real Food lifestyle (at least for a day). Continue reading

Day Two: ‘In the Kitchen’ Giveaway and Recipe Preview!

Welcome to all of my new subscribers! I’m so happy to have you!

Today is the second day of the promotion for In the Kitchen – Real Food Basics, and I have a great recipe to share with you. But first…

I want to share with you the Table of Contents from the e-book. Take a look at all of the fabulous information contained in this helpful book! Continue reading

It Begins Today! ‘In the Kitchen’ Review and GIVEAWAY!

I’m so excited to have my first official giveaway! Especially since I get to give away something about which I’m so excited.

Kate Tietje’s In the Kitchen – Real Food Basics is a must-have, for both beginning and experienced Real Foodies. The first section explains the hows and whys, and is understandable and persuasive. (Hm… it would make a great gift for those friends and family members who can’t seem to be convinced of the need for a Real Food lifestyle!) The best thing is, it teaches you to make REAL, recognizable foods. Do you think you’ll have trouble convincing your kids to try pizza, ice cream or french fries? Of course not! And you can rest easy knowing that having prepared them yourself with Kate’s easy-to-follow recipes, you’re actually giving them healthy, nourishing food. Sounds like a win-win to me. Continue reading