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What is a CSA?

By | May 1, 2014

By Julia Mangan, Contributing Writer Have you heard people talk about CSA’s but aren’t really sure exactly what a CSA is? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Members of a community agree to purchase a share in a local farm for the spring and summer months (and sometimes fall and winter depending on the farm). Read More

How to Make Perpetual Broth in Your Crock Pot

By | April 16, 2014

Have you ever made a big batch of bone broth, simmered it all day, smelled the goodness, bottled it up… and then were hesitant to use it because then it would be gone? Maybe that’s just me, but when I found myself making broth, even in the slow cooker, I didn’t want to use it Read More

Real Food Chronicles: Virginia George

By | March 19, 2014

by Contributing Writer, Virginia George I was excited to write this month and give you a peek into my kitchen. Then I started thinking, and realized that compared to a lot of people I’m only a ” real food wannabe.”  I thought about leaving a couple things out, but then I realized that everyone is Read More

Real Food Chronicles: Jeanne @ Omamas

By | March 10, 2014

image credit by contributing writer Jeanne from O’Mamas When the ladies behind the genius Modern Alternative Mama posted a notice they wanted to explore a day-in-the-life of some of the contributing writers, I didn’t rush out and volunteer immediately. Not that my life isn’t an open book. I mean, I’m a blogger, for goodness sake. But I thought, maybe I’m not Read More

Comfort Foods that Nourish: Shepherd’s Pie

By | February 5, 2014

By Jerri Ann, Contributing Writer We call it sheepherder’s pie in our house. That is what a shepherd is after all, a herder of sheep. So why is it called Shepherd’s Pie anyway? I went to the google machine. It seems that Shepherd’s Pie is used synonymously with Cottage Pie. Cottage Pie dates back to Read More

Frugal Living for Families: One Tip to Save on Groceries

By | July 12, 2013

Hello!  Right now we’re in the middle of a series on Frugal Living for Families.  This is our third post.  So far we’ve had the introduction, and holiday celebrations.  Now we’re on to talk a little bit about the grocery budget. I’ve written extensively about grocery budgeting before.  In fact, I’m even in the middle Read More

Wise Choice and Redmond Clay Giveaway Winners!

By | May 22, 2013

Today we get to announce the winners for our most recent two giveaways! Wise Choice Winner If you haven’t seen my product reviews, check them out here.  At Wise Choice Market, you’ll find real bone broth, soaked nut butters and cereals, coconut ice cream, Honest potato chips, and lot more traditional, healthy food!  (And if Read More

10 Local Foods That are Best in Season (And How to Eat Them)

By | May 4, 2013

There is nothing like a fresh, ripe peach. I have made no secret of the fact that peaches, when fresh, are my favorite fruit to eat.  All fruits and vegetables are better in season, but those are just amazing, to me. Since our theme this month is “local,” I want to talk about the foods Read More

10 Reasons You Need Avocados In Your Diet

By | March 27, 2013

This is a guest post by Jill York of Jill’s Home Remedies. Within the past few months, I have realized the need to add avocados to my diet.  From good heart health to fighting cancer, this fruit has given me more than one good reason to add them to my “super foods” list. When eaten Read More

Gluten- and Grain-Free Bundle!

By | March 19, 2013

There are so many awesome bundles going on right now!  (Yes, there are a few more coming up after this one — but I promise after mid-May that’s it for awhile!) A lot of my readers are grain- or gluten-free — or are thinking maybe they should be.  Still others are just looking to reduce grains Read More

Zukay Live Food {Review & Giveaway}

By | March 18, 2013

By Jill, Modern Alternative Kitchen editor and Nina, Modern Alternative Pregnancy editor A few years ago, I tried my first fermented beverage. It was a locally-brewed kombucha, made from tea from my dad’s company. I took a big drink and then spit it out. Turns out, I needed to acquire a taste for what is Read More

Grocery Spending and Preservation Inventory

By | October 19, 2011

Image by stepnout It’s been awhile since I’ve shared what I spent at the grocery store.  My budget’s been a little crazy the last couple months as I had a baby (and didn’t cook or shop on my own for a couple weeks), then entered heavy preservation season.  Now things are settling down and I’m Read More


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