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

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

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

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

Pancakes Demystified

Some tirades: spelt flour, pancakes, pancake toppings, and pancakes-made-doable. I love spelt flour. I may have already said it before, but I just do. Now, I know that spelt flour is not the cheapest flour that you come across, if you come across it at all. But let me just tell you, whole grain spelt … More Pancakes Demystified

Holiday Treats

Holiday fare, how to eat it and not hate yourself, and a super easy treat. Not surprisingly, one of my favorite parts of any holiday is the food. I do mean the big feast that accompanies many holidays, but I also mean the other food that goes hand-in-hand with the celebrations. Easter, Halloween, and Christmas … More Holiday Treats