Category Archives: Real Food

  • Snack Time: Homemade Pretzel Pillows

    Posted on March 17, 2014 by Gina Rau in A Few of Our Favorite Things, Real Food, Recipes.

    Between holidays, snow days, sick days, furlough days, spring break and, this year, accreditation days – some months it seems like the kids are home more than they’re at school.  Every once in a while, this is a welcome entry on our calendar. With busy weekends that don’t allow for lazy mornings, we’ll happily take […]

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    Real Food Comes From Nature

    Posted on February 13, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Real Food.

        Last month I asked Whitney of the fabulous blog for new parents (and even not-so-new parents), Rookie Moms how she defines Real Food. Ironically, she and I met at a cheeseburger party many many years ago (but if I recall, neither of us indulged in the burgers, just fun hats). This is what […]

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  • Valentine Treats That Are Natural and Sweet

    Posted on February 10, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food Adventures, Real Food.

    Our snow is finally melting after keeping us close to home for more than four days. It was a beautiful scene to watch from the warmth of our home each day, and we made lots of memories sledding down our hill with neighbors. Each day my son asked if we could walk to our friend’s […]

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    More Real Food Definitions by Real Moms

    Posted on January 28, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Real Food.

    I recently shared my own thoughts and definition of what real food means for our family, along with responses from friends that would easily be referred to as “foodies”. My goal has always been to help other parents realize just how easy it can be to feed their children real food, so I hope that […]

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  • When Frozen Foods Are Best

    Posted on January 23, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Real Food.

    We try to eat fruit and vegetables based on what’s growing in the Northwest during the season, but right now our ground is frozen and we are months (many) away from anything green growing around here. Even the moss dripping from our trees are frozen. But this doesn’t mean we stop eating fruit and vegetables. […]

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  • Real food cinnamon rolls

    Quick and Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Real Ingredients

    Posted on January 17, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Real Food.

    Flour, sugar, oil, baking powder, cinnamon and…more sugar. That’s about what you need to make cinnamon rolls. And a couple hours if you’re letting the dough rise. Guess what? I don’t really want to get up at 5am on Saturday to make cinnamon rolls. I don’t want to get dressed to run up to the […]

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  • Shaina Defines Real Food For Her Family

    Posted on January 14, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Real Food.

    Shaina of Food For My Family and I share similar thoughts on food so I, of course, asked her to share her thoughts on what real food means for her family. If you don’t yet know her, you’ll want to head over to her blog (after reading this!) and invite your kids to join you […]

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  • Real food chili

    Defining Real Food

    Posted on January 6, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Real Food.

    Last month, something prompted me to think about how I feed my own family. Someone publicly criticized me for using canned beans in chili. While I could absolutely make my own corn tortillas, cook with only dried beans and make all our meals from scratch using ingredients from our organic backyard garden, I live in […]

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    Thanksgiving Recipes To Be Thankful For

    Posted on November 21, 2013 by Gina Rau in Food Adventures, Real Food, Recipes.

    As I was thinking about this year’s Thanksgiving “big meal” earlier this month, I realized that there are too many dishes I enjoy to squeeze them into one sitting. I mean, we can only enjoy so much food in one meal before it’s no longer enjoyable, right? Yeah, we’ve all been there and I am […]

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