Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Originally Posted @: http://www.realfoodrn.com/homemade-onion-soup-mix/ I grew up thinking that onion soup mix had magical powers. It transofrmed plain old sour cream into something that made me want to eat raw broccoli by the pound, it made casseroles have the most amazing flavor, it even tasted good just added to water (when I was a starvig college student). Well over the years I have come to look deeper into the foods that I eat, especially when they come from a box or small white envelop. Alas, my magical onion soup mix was not so magical. It was full of the flavor enhancer MSG. Aw man! Just look at this ingredient list MSG is actually listed a few times, under different names. Plus, caramel color, corn syrup, and soybean oil? No thanks! I think I will just make my own homemade onion soup mix. So I did. Ingredients:  1/2 cup dry onion flakes where to find 2 tsp sea salt where to find 2 tsp celery seed 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp turmeric 2 tsp onion powder 1 tsp dried parsley 1 tsp cocon

Grain Free Meatloaf

Originally Posted @: http://www.realfoodrn.com/grain-free-meatloaf/ Whenever I think of meatloaf I hear Meatloaf, meatloaf, double-beetloaf. I hate meatloaf playing over and over in my head. Quoted directly from one of my favorite movies of all time! The only thing is that I absolutely do NOT hate meatloaf, I love the stuff. But, ever since going grain-free we haven t been eating it because I don t use the breadcrumbs. Well, I just had to come up with my own version of this classic staple meal. Oh boy, did I ever. I like my version much better because its sweet and savory, all while packing a nutritional punch too!  Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 3 large carrots, grated 1 medium apple, chopped 2 lbs grass-fed ground beef 3 pastured eggs 2 Tbsp coconut flour where to find salt and pepper 1/4 tsp fresh or dried rosemary 1/4 tsp fresh or dried oregano (you can even use a few drops of oregano essential oil, find that HERE) pinch paprika  Directions: Preheat oven to 350*F Grease a

Healthy Orange Crush

Originally Posted @: http://www.realfoodrn.com/healthy-orange-crush/ Luckily my parents limited our soda comsumption when I was growing up to 1 can on special occasions. I did not develop a real taste for it so I never really added it to my diet when I was older either. I do still have fond memories of drinking some of my favorites though, it takes me back to camping trips and holidays with my grandparents. So, I want my kids to have some fun beverages to enjoy on special occasions too. Well, we recently came up with one that has become an overnight sensation in our household! Healthy Orange Crush! Ingredients: 1 bottle original flavor kombucha (we use our own homemade kombucha) 1-2 drops tangerine essential oil* Ice *Note: we only use therapeutic grade essential oils, especially when taking them internally. You can find the kind we use HERE) Directions:  Add everything to a glass, drink and enjoy! I love to bring this beverage with work to me. But, you do not want to use citrus esse

Factory Farmed Chicken May Be Cheap, But the Ultimate Price You Pay Is High

Originally Posted @: http://www.realfoodrn.com/factory-farmed-chicken-may-cheap-ultimate-price-pay-high/ {This article is shared today with permission from Dr. Mercola. The information shared will be helpful to many people, especially if they are just starting out on their real food journey. I hope you enjoy! ~Kate}…  Demand for food at cheaper prices has dramatically altered the entire food chain. Today, food production revolves around efficiency—the ability to produce more for less. This mindset has significant ramifications for both animal and human health, and the environment. Today, nearly 65 billion animals worldwide, including cows, chickens, and pigs, are crammed into confined animal feeding operations known as CAFOs. These animals are imprisoned and tortured in crowded, unhealthy, unsanitary, and cruel conditions. As noted by the Cornucopia Institute,1 the price of chicken has dropped dramatically over the past few decades, becoming the cheapest meat available in the US