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Ditch the Pancake Syrup and Grab Maple Syrup

My family has been making different food choices for a few years now, in hopes of living a longer/healthier life.  We’ve adopted a few “real food rules.” We’ve been making  swaps slowly and surely to eat cleaner, healthier, and incorporate more whole foods. “Cause that’s the only way to do it…slowly and surely – because […]

Real Food Recipe: Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti night is something most families are familiar with.   Spaghetti is a simple dinner most of us can whip up on a weeknight.  But, when it comes to HOW we make spaghetti sauce, the recipes and methods are ‘aplenty!  If you have been relying on a packet or jar or can of premade sauce, I […]

Watermelon Mint Tea

  I have already professed {at length} my love for sweet tea. However, my love to tea does not end there. I love flavored iced teas and hot teas as well. I love to buy, savor, and mix my on blends. I’m not alone in my love for all things tea. I have a sister […]

Clean Eating Street Food: Israeli Falafel

This recipe came about after some dear friends of ours invited us over for dinner.  Her mother was in town from Israel and was preparing a traditional Israeli meal for her homesick daughter and we were invited to enjoy the meal with them…what an honor!  My husband {being very picky at the time} was very […]

Cook It Once, Use it Twice – Pizza Dough

Homemade pizza dough is not that difficult to make and is just as easy to make in a big batch.  It also freezes well, so you don’t have to use it right away.  Next time you make some put an extra one in the freezer and you’ll have a quick dinner any time you need […]

Real Food Recipes | Homemade Pizza Dough

There is nothing quite as delicious as homemade pizza.  And, making pizza dough is really very simple!   Making your own pizza (dough and all) is MUCH cheaper than ordering out for delivery which is a MAJOR plus in our household too! I’m always on the look out for simple and budget friendly recipes.  People often […]


We’ve instituted a “meatless meal” once a week and one of our family favorites is a middle-eastern meal – falafel and hummus.  Falafel and hummus are both made of chickpeas, a great source of protein.  After you make this hummus, see the recipe for falafel HERE.    

French Baguette

I absolutely love French Baguette.  I most definitely had to find a recipe to make it myself.  There is nothing better than homemade bread – except maybe homemade French baguette! Here’s my recipe:

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