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Real Food LifeStyle
Pasadena, CA
Healthy nutrient dense recipes, real food information, basics to developing a real food lifestyle, raised bed and backyard organic gardening tips from a farm girl living in the city of Pasadena, CA. One the lifestyle side of things, how to have a more balanced, coherent life -- internally and externally.
Interests: Nutrient dense cooking, culturing foods, healthy recipes, organic gardening, backyard local, raise your own food, freedom of choice for food, cultureclub101, learning more about the processes that worked that we've left behind.
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Learn the basics of grain free, gluten free baking. In this class you'll: Learn facts about gluten, and about gluten alternatives to stay away from because they can create brain inflammation Understand how to construct recipes from coconut flour or almond flour. (Each one has different requirements) Take home basic recipes for bread, cookies, muffins Take home specific recipes for almond flour chocolate chip cookies, coconut flour muffins and coconut flour bread Be provided with a resource sheet with information about where you can obtain the ingredients Take home small box of gluten free, grain free, sugar free sweet treats... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Real Food Lifestyle
I've been experimenting with going totally gluten and grain free for about 9 months. I'd done it before but not for so long. I probably won't ever go back to eating products made with gluten containing materials such as wheat, barley, rye. spelt, kamut, orzo, bulghar, semolina and farina. Here's a great list of products containing gluten. You might ask, Why not? Why won't you ever eat gluten again? I don't have celiac disease, as least as far as I know. I probably am gluten sensitive, because until I cut out all gluten and grains, I held onto weight no... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Real Food Lifestyle
The Conception & First Steps. I'm in the process of making dinner as I write this, so right now the finished product is just a vision in it's first action steps. What to make for dinner. Isn't that often the question. There are planned and organized cooks and I'm not one of them -- except maybe on special occasions. And I need somethng fast as I have baking of my gluten free products to do later tonight. So while I was resting I realized that I had some Icelandic Lamb (from Whole Foods) in my meat drawer. and I had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Real Food Lifestyle
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What can I eat? Healing Foods class will address what you can eat for optimal brain, thyroid and gut health? Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Real Food Lifestyle
Healing Foods - Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7 pm to 9:15 pm Unity of Pasadena 3053 Del Mar Pasadena, CA 91107 In this class you will learn about bolstering your immune system to prepare for winter. Give your body and immune system extra assistance it needs as we go into the so-called cold and flu season. Learn what foods keep colds and flu away. Find out what foods support your digestive system in functioning smoothly. What foods are good for your joints? What's good for your brain? Start now and stay whole and healthy throughout the winter. There will be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Real Food Lifestyle
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Every Saturday I'm at the La Canada Farmers Market for eggs and cauliflower for my gluten free pizza crusts and crackers. Today I had a pleasant surprise. Cherries. Oh how I love cherries. Growing up we had two trees in my yard. I still have the root of one of them that my father refinished after the tree died. It's the start of the Spring harvest here in California. Cinco de Mayo, already a day of celebration, is giving me another reasopn to celebrate today. I'm doing my own private celebration for the many wonderful things that are starting to... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at Real Food Lifestyle
Einkorn is thought to be the original wheat, the wheat that changed little over thousands of years, and it is making a comeback. Wheat Belly, by Dr. William Davis, details the current toxicity of all commercial wheat and researches how it came to be the source of so many diseases. In the same book he speaks of Einkorn, the original wheat, soon to be available at To Your Health Sprouted Flour. Celebrating it's availability, I'm sharing my 200 year old recipe for homemade country biscuits, probably first made with a wheat like Einkorn. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Real Food Lifestyle
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Start with Enjoy, Pizza Crusts Ingredients: organically grown cauliflower from local farmers, organic sprouted lentil flour, raw milk parmesan cheese, pastured eggs, Himalayan crystal salt, organic oregano, organic granulated garlic, organic minced onion, cold-pressed California olive oil Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at Real Food Lifestyle
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Several weeks ago one of my clients that I cook for, asked me to make lentil stew. I said I would and then realized that I didn't know much about Lentils. I grew up in the Appalachian mountains where beans were a staple and I loved them. Great northerns, navy beans, dried lima (butter) beans and especially pintos were on the menu every week. To me there was nothing better than "soup beans" meaning pinto beans cooked in pork "fatback". And yes, all our beans were soaked overnight before cooking. At the time, I didn't know why or that it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
Gluten Free, Grain Free - Rosemary Almond Meal Muffins, delicious by themselves. Use the leftovers as bread crumbs in stuffed CocoZelle Zucchini Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
Zucchini, Zucchini and more Zucchini. Right now I have tons in my garden -- so of them growing to epic proportions. Last night I made stuffed zuchini. Recipes abound for tons of luscious ways to fix zucchini. What's yours? Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
Happy 4th of July. Right now I'm rendering pork fat in the oven, so I have lard to cook in. It's so much healthier (contrary to what we've been taught) than any of the vegetable oils except maybe olive oil, though, and this is the funny part, it is stored less as fat in the body than vegetable oil. And pigs that get to be out in the sun and open, store Vitamin D much more efficiently than anything else. So pork and pork fat from pastured pigs is the best source of vitamin D. Found about how to render... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
Real Food Symposium Early Bird has been extended to April 22. You can still sign up for all the amazing workshops (home beer brewing, cheese making, kombucha brewing, GAPS Style Cooking) and the presentations (art of beekeeping, sharing the secret of raw milk, GAPS Diet) for $95.00 through April 22. This includes the "real" food lunch and all the delicious food samples throughout the day. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
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The Third Annual Real Food Symposium is coming up on May 6 in Pasadena. A combo of speakers and amazing real food making workshops, delicious real food lunch and amazing raffle prices, this one food event you don't want to miss. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
I'm in the process of making Kefir cream cheese. It goes very fast in my house - and last week I catered a 1-year celebration breakfast for my networking group - Pasadena Networking Connections, and they finished it off - as well as the Quiche, sprouted wheat muffins and raw milk yogurt with raw honey. All this real food takes some pre-planning and that's taken me a while to get in rhythm with. I'm one of those spontaneous, in the moment kinds of folks, so the idea of getting the chives, garlic, and green onions dehydrated and ready for when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
Are you knowingly or unknowingly waging war on your inner microbial environment? Microbial cultures are essential to life's processes, such as digestion and immunity. Are you taking actions that create internal genocide or are you taking the steps to replenish your immune system on a daily basis? Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
Ever since I read Pottenger's Cats, I've been aware that raw meat is much better for cats, especially grass fed and finished raw meat. However, it's expensive. Until I found myself with a kitty that had a virus in his gums and had trouble eating, I just let the knowledge lie dormant. But my kitty, Friendly, was wasting away. Once nicknamed Stout Kitty, he was now Skinny Kitty. With the help of a wholistic Vet Dr. Deborah Smith at Hastings Ranch Animal Hospital, laser treatments, chinese herbs and the raw food I've been feeding him, he's well on his way... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
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Why are bone broths so much better for your joints than joint supplements. In Part 2 of this book review of Deep Nutrition by Dr. Catherine Shanahan, you'll find the scientific answer to the above question. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
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What do you do with Chard? Simple answer, saute it, steam it, put it in soup, and mix baby leaves in salads. For the more exotic recipes, read on. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
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Stock making is the basis of most classical cooking and it's a mainstay in many health diets like Paleo, Gaps, and traditional nutrient dense cooking. How do you make great stock? Start with grass fed and grass finished beef and bones, and go from there. Step by Step Instructions with some photos. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
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Jan 30, 2012
Okay, I just made the most delicious beef stew or beef noodle soup -- well, I'm not sure what to call it, but it's so good that I'm having a second bowl. And now fulfilled and satisfied beyond words or even sounds, I'll tell you all about it. It started with my beef bone broth. I'm in the process of putting up a post and recipe for making your own beef stock. 2 to 4 cups beef stock/bone broth 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 to 2 medium cloves of garlic chopped fine 1 tsp to I TBL chopped fresh ginger... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
Huh? You are making what? I'm making Yogurt Mother. Well, really I'm replenishing my villi yogurt mother, which is the culture I use for my raw milk yogurt. Like any good culture, it needs to be fed -- usually every week. What do you feed a yogurt mother culture, you might be asking? You need to feed it milk & cream that has been heated to 180 degrees -- the best milk you can get -- though it doesn't need to be raw cause you're going to heat it anyway. Straus Family Dairy's milk and cream is grass-fed pasturized milk... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
Book Review: Deep Nutrition - Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food by Catherine Shanahan, MD and Luke Shanahan presents a scientific, and medical view of nutrition and what's been missing in our current diets and ones of the recent past. In just one aspect, the authors explore how our current diets are making us age at a much faster pace than our ancestors and what we are doing to our bone density and structure as a result of our so-called modern approaches to food. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle
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I belong to a weekly private buying club/market that features delicious real food at close to wholesale prices. This past week there were several kinds of fish including mahi mahi. I didn't grow up where there was a lot of fish or fishing, so up until the last few years fish were always a mystery to me. The first fish I learned to cook with any facility was salmon. Now, I've added Mahi Mahi to the list. The first time I cooked it I just peppered it a bit and put it in a pan with butter with the heat... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2012 at Real Food Lifestyle