Photos by Alex Crook.
First off let me say, that’s normal. It can be scary. The prices seem so outrages. You do not know where to get all those lovely things you read about. You have a TON of information coming at you from everywhere, and yet you still don’t know what oils you are supposed to use. You go to the grocery store unsure of what to buy… is that tomato really safe, or is it GMO? Do you have to buy everything organic? What is the deal with soaking and sprouting? What is sucanat anyway?
I remember when we first started learning about quality sources of food. I was scared of pretty much anything that did not have a USDA organic sticker or label. I had read a few articles, but I really did not know what I was doing, and it was overwhelming. In the risk of sounding like an infomercial, let me tell you about what I truly wish I had had a few years ago.
Real Food… Real Easy
A few months back 7 real food bloggers- Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama, Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker (editor), Justyn @ Creative Christian Mama, Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents, Nikki @ Christian Mommy Blogger, Rachel @ Day2day Joys, and myself decided to make a small ecookbook for our readers full of recipes. It kept getting larger and it is now a 130+ page book STOCK full of recipes and real food information. It is great for ANYONE interested in real food, from newbie to pro.
I’ve read through the entire thing and have learned so much, and also tortured myself a bit as I looked through all the delicious recipes before I even had breakfast this morning.
So, what exactly is in this book?
There is 73 real food recipes covering, breakfast, lunch, dinner, side dishes, appetizers and snacks, and desserts. Tasty, easy, and real food recipes for any occasion in one book? That’s pretty nice.
There is a tutorial on sprouting grains, and information on the dirty dozen/clean 15, sweeteners, fats, and GMOs.
There is links to 17 homemade ingredients from all of our blogs, the real food stories of each of the authors, a list of where to do some further reading, and a list of resources for where to buy foods.
Here is a very condensed version of the Table of Contents with 73 recipes it is too long to type everything, so I just say how many recipes are in each section. The text in the parenthesis is mine and not part of the table of contents.
Breakfast Recipes (12 recipes)
Lunch Recipes (9 recipes)
Dinner Recipes (11 main dish recipes and 10 side dishes)
Dessert (introduction and breakdown of sweeteners)
Dessert Recipes (11 recipes)
Soaking Grains (explained)
Sprouting Grains (a tutorial)
Bread Recipes (7 recipes)
Snack/Appetizers Recipes (13 recipes)
The Dirty Dozen and The Clean 15 (an explanation)
GMO foods (what are they anyway?)
Fats: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Further Reading (a list of informative blogposts and other books)
Homemade Ingredients (a list of 17 blogposts from our various blogs that show how to make common ingredients yourself)
Real Food Resources (where to find real food, or where to find where to find it!)
Some of the recipes titles:
(note: all of the recipes look and sound amazing to me so I am using the list given to us by our lovely editor, and one of the authors, Erin from The Humbled Homemaker and Your E-book Resource.)
It is a one stop spot for real food newbies! It really has all the information you need to get you started (and also keep you going!) with a real food diet.
The eBook is regularly $9.95, but there are some wonderful promotion deals.
50% off- Real Food, Real Easy is 50% off until 2 pm today with the code realbigdiscount50
25% off- You can also get it for 25% off through Friday, using code realfoodminus25.