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 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

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

Online Snack Article

Review of an online snack article (and a link, because you’re gonna’ like it) and a few recipes therefrom. I like to keep coming back to snacks on this blog. The reason is simple and two-fold, both folds being related. How many cookbooks on my shelves–health food or otherwise–have sections on snacks? Let  me go … More Online Snack Article

Quinoa Overboard

Plenty of info and savory recipes about and for quinoa, the “new rice.” I saw a friend post today on Facebook that he purchased quinoa (pronounced keen’-wah) and was looking for recipes. One thing I love for this blog is to actually have a prompt, an invitation, a need. I already have a list a … More Quinoa Overboard

More Than Movies

Popcorn recipes and facts. Popcorn gets a bad rap. Perhaps it deserves it. After all, most people around here recognize it best died yellow and slathered in refined fat and chemical tastes. If only we could undo all that, popcorn could be one of the great boons of North America. Perhaps you can find it … More More Than Movies

Humble Beginnings

A recipe for carrot pasta, and all about carrots. There are many, many places to start, but we are going to begin with the humble carrot. Carrots are a great food for our purposes, since they are readily available and affordable. Even organic carrots (which I recommend) are not outside of most of our financial … More Humble Beginnings