Tag Archives: real food

I Am Only 9 Percent Human: What’s in My Gut

{Previous post: Give gut.} When I discovered that I am only 9 percent human, my curiosity compelled me to learn more about the microbes that outnumber my cells ten to one. These little buddies and I are a complex system … Continue reading

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A Chicken Experience

Warning: This post is about killing a chicken and includes disturbing content and photos. {Take me to Vegan for a Week.} Would you kill a chicken? I suspect vegetarians will quickly shudder and answer no, but what about we meat … Continue reading

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Slow Food and the Hunger Challenge

I love this line from the $5 Challenge: “Because slow food shouldn’t have to cost more than fast food.” On Saturday, two different food-related challenges coincided, Slow Food USA’s $5 Challenge and the San Francisco Food Bank’s Hunger Challenge. I … Continue reading

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How to eat real food in 8 easy steps

I took a real food mini-pledge this week, staying away from processed foods and refined grains, such as white bread, rice, and pasta. The real food pledge follows Michael Pollan’s Food Rules to not eat anything that your great grandmother … Continue reading

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The Farmers Market and the Real Food Pledge

From the frizzy headed drunken woman lettuce to the pasture raised multi-colored chicken eggs, Connecticut’s bounty beckoned at the Edgewood Park Market in New Haven. I was stocking up on produce, whole grain breads, and locally-raised meats in preparation for … Continue reading

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