Real Food

Chunky Monkey

Chunky Monkey: a frozen, sugar-free treat

  This is one of Mr. Native Texan’s favorites, but we all love it here at the Yankee Homestead.  We relied heavily on this recipe at the beginning of our Strange New Journey.  Sometimes we’re too impatient to chill (ha!), but the chilling really does make a big difference.  The ingredients and amounts are suggestions; we…

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Coconut Crusted Salmon

Coconut Crusted Salmon

While there’s nothing wrong with simply prepared salmon, this Coconut Crusted Salmon brings a fun twist.

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Healthy Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper (the Real Foods version)

This Healthy Hamburger Helper recipe came from The Nourishing Cook, a blog based on the recipes from Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions cookbook.  I tweaked the recipe a bit, but you can see the original recipe here. I usually double or triple this recipe, to have lots of leftovers.  This requires using two pans at the same time,…

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Roasted Veggies (and the dangers of heating olive oil)

Roasting is hands down one of the easiest and tastiest ways to prepare vegetables! Favorite veggies for roasting: carrots (Find out why I stopped buying baby carrots) cauliflower (It turns out I’m the only cauli-fan at my house, boo.) broccoli butternut squash spaghetti squash sweet potatoes

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Raspberry Basil Chicken

Raspberry Basil Chicken

Raspberry Basil Chicken is a new favorite at our house, a big hit with all three of my boys.  Just the other night, Mr. Native Texan suggested that I serve the sauce at every meal, so he can pour it over everything he eats. I’ll take that as a compliment!

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Paleo Ragu Meat Sauce

Paleo Ragu Meat Sauce, Bolognese-Style

This delicious Paleo Ragu Meat Sauce, adapted from How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, is one of our new favorites. It’s fantastic over roasted spaghetti squash!

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