Comeback King

Looks like RealisticChef will be returning to publication, but on a different site with a slightly different idea. Check it out at The Recipe Blogger. Thanks! And see you soon.

Dips, Redeemed

I love dips. Honestly, I think I could eat exclusively dips and dippers all day, every day. There is just something about taking one thing (often crunchy) and dipping it into something soft and tasty and then popping it in your mouth. I don’t know if it’s the tactile interaction with the food or my … More Dips, Redeemed

Takeout Series Four

Another installment of the Take Out Series, this time for the clear crowd favorite: pizza. Favorite American take-out or delivery meal of all time? Pizza, hands down. The not-so-funny thing is, pizza as a concept is a great idea (grain, veggies, protein), but as a reality is usually a disaster. Most ordered pizza is made … More Takeout Series Four

Takeout Series Three

More talk about takeout and recipes for taco bake, quesadillas, and MYOBurritos. It’s been awhile, sure, but I still have some ideas for make-at-home food meant for take-out cravings. If you are eying the Taco Bell (or are frequenting the local Mexican joint or even one of those new-fangled fresh-Mexican chains) on the way home … More Takeout Series Three

Fuerte Fuerte Bine

It is true that this blog is not really the place for weird food. The point is to make food that you are comfortable with, economically, time-wise, skill-wise, and even emotionally, because we want healthy food to be accessible food. However, I spent part of my summer (away from RealisticChef) in Moldova, a small, Eastern … More Fuerte Fuerte Bine

Takeout Series Two

Today’s addition to the takeout series is Thai food. Kevin and I have long bonded over Thai food, even before we were dating. Out of all types of restaurants, it has always been a Thai one that is our favorite/most frequented, first in Indiana, then Detroit, then Durham. And if you happen to have a … More Takeout Series Two

Takeout Series One

Start of a new series, on work-night take-out alternatives. Being someone who has very erratic blood sugar (I have to eat something every 2-3 hours, or I will a) get a migraine or b) start screaming at someone for no good reason), I understand very well what it is to feel the pull of the … More Takeout Series One

Kitchen Magic

I amaze you with tales of magic in the kitchen. Then you want to return to the kitchen to make cream puffs and red lentil soup. When I was in high school, my mom was in nursing school. That meant that my sister, Lindsay, took over the laundry and I was left with the cooking. … More Kitchen Magic

Carolina Girl

A minor discussion about cured pork products and a few easy, economical, family-friendly recipes. I may be a disgrace to Southerners everywhere by being allergic to both collard greens and okra (true story), but I have always loved pork (even when I was vegetarian, I just couldn’t eat it). Well, let me amend that; I … More Carolina Girl

The Middle Men

An old discussion about where I shop and why… and how I believe we manage health and economy. I am going to go ahead and re-vamp some posts from The Green Notebook (my old blog) to get us caught up on some of the information I shared way back then. The first is the second … More The Middle Men

Smoothie Blues

We don’t like to abandon smoothies in the wintertime, even though some of you in the north might think we’re nuts. (Yes, I understand that an icy drink might not sit well in your heavily mittened hands as you stand shivering at the bus stop.) But as my husband keeps making his same old standby … More Smoothie Blues

Leftover Revolution

I sense there is a thing going on in the food world across America, and it’s centered around leftovers. It could just have been that one episode of Chopped where the Food Network execs gave the okay to torture their four contestants with surprise baskets of—not the usual bizarre foods but—leftovers. Or it could be … More Leftover Revolution