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Real Food Recipes

Easy Herbed Cucumber Salad

Easy Herbed Cucumber Salad

I don’t know about you, but I have cucumbers coming out of my ears this year. Not only are they producing profusely in my garden, but every week they arrive in our CSA box as well. And trust me, I’m not complaining! I love slicing fresh cucumbers and dipping them in hummus or running them […]

Summer Blueberry Spritzer

Summer Blueberry Spritzer

You guys. If you haven’t heard already (via Facebook or Twitter or my last Rear View Mirror post), I’m stoked to now be a part of the Modern Alternative Kitchen team! My very first post has gone live on day 3 of the site’s official launch. I’m such a proud mama (tear . . . […]

Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Mango. Goat cheese. Say no more. I’m sold. Take me to it and let me at it! I based this salad off a couple recipes I found on Pinterest, making a few additions, subtractions, and substitutions and I have to say I’m rather pleased with the results. Seeing as I ate almost the whole bowl […]

Best Ever Dark Chocolate Brownies

Best Ever Dark Chocolate Brownies

There truly may not be anything better than a warm, rich, ooey-gooey, chocolate brownie. Right out of the oven. Served with a tall, cold glass of fresh, raw milk. * swoon * It’s the simple things in life, huh? Of course, if you know what all that sugar does in your body, you don’t eat […]

Zucchini Noodles & Raw Marinara Sauce

Zucchini Noodles & Raw Marinara Sauce

Does anyone else ever feel like they are drowning in zucchini in the summer? I know I’m preaching to the choir when I say that I cannot give away my abundance of zucchini fast enough this time of year! I just shared a presentation on local food as part of the Vintage Remedies 2012 Virtual […]

Plum & Thyme Iced Tea

Plum & Thyme Iced Tea

Scorching hot summer weather calls for a cold glass of tea or lemonade. Last week I shared an incredibly easy and healthy recipe for Strawberry Lemonade. A few weeks before that, it was Rosemary Lemonade. Today, I’m shifting gears slightly and looking at iced tea. Iced tea with plums and thyme, to be exact. I […]

Easiest, Healthiest Strawberry Lemonade Ever

Easiest, Healthiest Strawberry Lemonade Ever

I’m not lying. This could quite possibly be the most delicious, easiest to make, healthiest strawberry lemonade. Ever. Apparently I’m on a lemonade roll these days. (And if you haven’t made my Rosemary Lemonade yet, what in the world are you waiting for? There’s no refined sugar and it is ohmygoodness amazing.) But seriously, what […]

Rosemary Lemonade

Rosemary Lemonade

Forget the tiny umbrella. Throw a sprig of rosemary in my lemonade and it is summertime, baby! This Rosemary Lemonade (made without any refined sugar!) is epic. Best spring or summertime drink I’ve found. I’ve become more and more a fan of the sweet and savory combination as of late. It started with these Lemon […]