Ten minute sausage and quinoa dinner

Ten minute sausage and quinoa dinner

I am working to a tight deadline today, but hunger said it was time. I thought about takeout. I have a favourite Vietnamese restaurant that makes a great, quite healthy selection that i love. However, it is a ten minute drive, each way. I checked the freezer, and truly, without … Read more…

Salad and pesto rolls

Salad and pesto rolls

#cookingforone Salad with pepper, onion, walnuts, blue cheese and my vinegar dressing. Rolls are a tortilla with cutting-board pesto, chopped tomato and mozzarella cheese. Broil just until cheese melts, then quickly roll (before it cools). Slice. #pesto #bluecheese Why not follow my Instagram account too? @realfoodtips http://ift.tt/1XBxdSf

Go ahead — be imperfect

Go ahead — be imperfect

I would like to see a drop in evangelical fervor when it comes to food. I spend a lot of time surfing the Web and perusing the library for information about real food. There is truly a lot of good information available — so much that nobody can truly claim ignorance about the pitfalls of a diet filled with processed food. But with the absolute certainty that many opposing ideas are presented as “the only right way.” I can also understand why some people just throw up their hands and say: it’s too hard; I don’t have time; leave me alone.
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Personal Pizza in 10 minutes

Personal Pizza in 10 minutes

I teased you with the idea of a 10-minute pizza in an earlier post, and here are the step-by-step instructions and photos.

NOTE: I am a fan of the Bread in Five Minutes a Day books. This series (Bread, Whole Wheat and Flatbread versions) promotes creating a large amount of knead-free dough, stored in the fridge and ready to make bread instantly. The base for this pizza is made in a skillet from the basic pizza recipe in the Flatbread book (for a sample, see the Master Recipe for bread, which would work just fine in this recipe).

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Recipes or no recipes

Real food recipe photo
This is exactly the wrong image for successful cooking with real ingredients on a regular basis. .

I have a well-defined vision for what I want to accomplish with this site. My goal is to move more people to cook with more real ingredients, more often. Simple idea, but complex in delivery. In generations past, the cooks learned slowly and deliberately, usually under the watchful eye of an experienced cook — Mom.

We’ve lost that natural learning environment over the past couple of generations, as more and more food arrived partially or fully prepared into the family home. Cost and health concerns have brought many people, often in middle age back to the kitchen. But real cooking can be tedious when you do not have basic skills, or a real-ingredients pantry and a kitchen set up for cooking from scratch. When the desire to cook better food hits, the first reaction is to hit the Web, or recipe books and find a recipe.

I do that myself. However, I find following a recipe is time-consuming.

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