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Real Food Pledge: Day 7 & 8

(We completed a very successful 10-day Real Food Pledge in October 2011, but I am catching the blog up to date after a LONG vacation.) Days 7 and 8 of the Real Food Pledge fell on the weekend. In some … Continue reading

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Real Food Pledge: Day 6

Friday I got a break from cooking! I didn’t plan to, but it’s good to be flexible. I prefer to plan ahead for this food pledge, but it’s not too hard to be spontaneous and make good choices when necessary. … Continue reading

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Real Food Pledge: Day 5

Thursday was the first time I went out to eat during the Real Food Pledge, and I accidentally made it more challenging than necessary. I had lunch at the wonderful Worth It Cafe in the shopping center at the corner … Continue reading

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Real Food Pledge: Day 4

Completing four days of the 10-day Real Food Pledge feels like we’re really going to succeed! Breakfast was our usual oatmeal with apples or bananas and cinnamon. Lunch was left-overs (finally!) I’m so glad that Patrick enjoys vegetables: I finished … Continue reading

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Real Food Pledge: Day 3

Patrick goes to preschool 2 mornings a week, and I pack his lunch. He also has a morning snack, provided by a different parent each day. I assumed that his snack would not be Real Food, but I did not … Continue reading

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Real Food Pledge: Day 2

We started “day 2” of the 10-day Real Food Pledge¬†with oatmeal. Patrick already eats oatmeal for breakfast most days. We like to make the “old fashioned” oats in a 1-to-1 oats to milk ratio, microwaved for one minute. We add … Continue reading

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Bev Balhoff’s Easy Red Beans

My mother-in-law told me an easy recipe for making red beans, and we’ve cooked this recipe several times (even before the Real Food Pledge). You throw everything in the pot and cook it half a day. You don’t even have … Continue reading

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