Congratulations Miriam, you’ve just won free lifetime access to Kelly the Kitchen Kop’s Real Food for Rookies E-Course. Starting September 5th you will learn how to make delicious “fast food” recipes (even french fries!), identify fake foods (even when they are labeled organic), and more!
Don’t worry if you didn’t win! You can still contact me for an exclusive discount code to use when you sign up for enrollment. But you have to hurry–enrollment is only available through September 5.Read More »
Forty weeks is kind of an arbitrary number. . . due dates used to be estimated around 41-42 weeks. Even so, I’m so excited to be at this point. Not every circumstance is as I would like it to be, but I feel surrounded by love . . . my family’s, friends . . . yours. Thank you for being on this journey with me. Stay tuned . . . Babypotamus can’t stay in forever!Read More »
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to All About Babies Birth Center tonight. I loved getting to connect so many names and blogs with actual faces and voices. Which reminds me, for some reason my ears were stopped up like I was riding in an airplane, so I sounded like a chipmunk to myself the whole night. I wanted to finish every sentence by singing “Alvin! Simon! Theodore!!“
I’m still wondering what I sounded like to ya’ll ; – )
Also, I want to say a big thank you to Cindy, Donnellyn and Christy for hosting this evening. The birth center is so warm and welcoming I could have stayed and “girl talked” all night.Read More »
As promised here is the second installment of our Real Food For Busy Moms series. It’s only been a week since I posted the first batch of recipes so most of you probably haven’t had time to give them a try yet, but if you did I’d love to know how it went!
This quiche is a quick, elegant meal that’s versatile enough for breakfast, a quick lunch or an elegant dinner party. If you have a mandoline slicing the potatoes is a cinch. Even if you don’t, a potato crust is much faster to make than a traditional flour one (and yummier, too, in my opinion!)
1. If you don’t have (or like) chevrê, don’t worry. I’ve substituted many kinds of cheese in this recipe and they were all delicious.
2. Make a double batch! It’s not much more trouble and you’ll get more meals for your effort.
Check out Nourished Kitchen for the recipe!
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but this dip is really delicious. Although I’ve made this recipe many, many times I can count on one hand the times there have been leftovers.
Quick Tip: Bake the salmon ahead of time and place in fridge to cool. When dinner time rolls around you’ll have less than 10 minutes of prep from start to finish.
Check out the recipe here.
I have been making homemade pizza for years now and this method is by far the easiest I have ever found. I love that it calls for the healthiest of ingredients: raw cheese that ends up only slightly melted, sprouted tortillas, and of course butter.
If you’re feeling adventurous when it comes to toppings, you might adapt this margharita pizza recipe from Whole Foods. I make my own pesto instead of the pre-made it calls for using this recipe. Or how about a chicken alfredo pizza? Or pepperoni and pineapple. I’m getting carried away, aren’t I?
Check out Real Food Digest for the recipe.Read More »
Have you submitted your guest blog post idea yet? You have two more days to submit your idea and send in your post. If you’re riding the fence, allow me to persuade you.
What am I talking about? The awesome Guest Blog for Mommypotamus and Win Your Own Blog Contest. Naturally.Read More »
Daddypotamus here. If you’re friends of my wife, Scott and Kate Cole, or the Haggertons, you may have already heard about the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act S. 510.[pullquote_right]If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. ~Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower[/pullquote_right]
For a full rundown of what this bill is about, go check out Steve Green’s post at Food Freedom.
Did you read it? Well, if you did you know why I was understandably alarmed. After all, my family strives to buy from small, local farms, not the conglomerates. I’m already more than concerned about the real threat Monsanto poses to organic farmers worldwide. Now this. So I followed a friends recommendation and contacted my representative immediately. I went to WriteRep.House.gov and contacted my local House Representative through the easy contact form.
After all, the FDA is practically a four-letter word in my household. For all the protection they are supposed to offer consumers, they really help big business produce toxic food and medicines which your body was never intended to digest. I’m automatically going to question and investigate any FDA policies or upgrades.
Now, I’m no political genius. I admit it. I am not caught up on political affairs and I didn’t know that my Representative, Michael C. Burgess, M.D., has no say yet on this proposed bill.
Here’s what his people said in response:
“As you might know, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, S. 510, was introduced on March 3, 2009 by Sen. Richard Durbin [D – Illinois]. If passed, S. 510 would expand the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to regulate food, including the authority to suspend the registration of a food facility. The Secretary may also collect fees related to food facility re-inspection, food recalls, and the voluntary qualified importer program. This legislation also asks the Secretary to enhance food borne illness surveillance systems through the Director for the Center of Disease Control.
S. 510 has been referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
As this legislation is still before the Senate, I advise you to contact your senators, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (202-224-5922) and Sen. John Cornyn (202-224-2934) to discuss this legislation with them or their staff further.
I want you guys to be informed; well, at least as informed as me. So if you’re going to take action, and I hope you will, please contact your senator immediately and tell them how you feel about the prospect of having awesome local farmers limited and controlled because of an egg recall whose fault belongs entirely to the massive industrial farm conglomerates.
Here’s a video that may give us a glimpse into what the future holds if this bill is passed.
Thanks for caring. If you’re ready to email your Senator, you can do so with the help of this page on Senate.gov. Happy hunting!Read More »
Before I was a Real Foodie I was a Raw Foodist. Before that, I had a brief stint as a vegetarian. I wanted to eat healthy, but I wasn’t sure what that even meant. Have you ever felt that way?
Truth be told, researching and implementing a real food diet can take years to figure out. It has taken me years, and I’m still working on it!
But it has been oh-so-worth-it. For most of my life doctors have told me I have a “poor constitution” and will always be “sickly”. I double dog dare any medical professional to say that to my face now.
If it were possible I would invite every one of you into my kitchen and teach you everything I’ve had to learn the hard way. Since I can’t, I want to introduce you to Kelly The Kitchen Kop’s Real Food For Rookies E-Course.
I wish I had created this course myself, because it represents the heart of why I blog about real food. It’s not a fancy schmancy cooking class. It’s a simple, step-by-step guide that starts by helping you identify fake foods and then walks you through how to implement healthier choices without breaking the bank. In other words, it’s absolutely brilliant. Even if you are not new to real food this course will inspire you to the next step, so why not sign up to win? OR you could give it away to someone trying to get started on a healthier lifestyle!
Now let me tell you a little something about Kelly. If she’s a Kop, then I’m a blue flamingo. Forget how tough her name sounds, this mom of four is super-sweet and passionate about helping people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.
That’s why she donated one free E-Course membership exclusively for Mommypotamus readers!
Audio Interviews (all iPod and MP3 compatible)
Exclusive Forum Membership
Coupons (More Than $60 in Savings!)
I know, I just announced a giveaway yesterday. Should I apologize for giving away too much free stuff? Here’s why I’m packing it in: First, I had to do the other giveaway because I could have this baby any day and I need your guest post submissions. Second, enrollment for this course ends on September 5th. That’s next Sunday. I meant to announce this giveaway last week to give you more time to enroll, but when our buyer backed out I simply couldn’t put my thoughts together.
So here’s the deal: The Real Food For Rookies giveaway will end this Friday, September 3rd. Enrollment ends September 5th. If you want to secure your place go ahead and enroll. If you win the giveaway Kelly will give you a full refund and free access to her course.
You have TWO ways to enter.
Entry #1: The first you’re pretty familiar with. Share this article on your Facebook wall and leave me a comment below that you’ve shared it on FB. That will give you ONE entry. Here’s the verbage for sharing on your wall:
Want simple instructions anyone can follow to start preparing REAL FOOD meals? Sign up for the amazing new “Real Foods e-Course” at http://www.kellythekitchenkop.com/classes?AFFID=42275 or enter to win the giveaway at http://www.mommypotamus.com/real-food-for-rookies-e-course-giveaway/
Entry #2: You know how you sometimes add bookmarks to your browser so you can remember certain websites or pages? Well, you can get up to THREE extra entries by creating a profile on Delicious.com and bookmarking up to three of your favorite Mommypotamus articles. Delicious.com is a bookmarking site that allows you to share your bookmarks with your friends and the public.
It’s really easy to create an account if you don’t have one, and I’ve included screenshots below to make it super easy for you. Click on each image if you want to enlarge it to see exactly what to do on each page.
1. Go to Delicious.com (social bookmarking site) and create an account if you don’t have one. (“Join Now” in the top right corner)
2. Click “Save a new bookmark”
3. Paste the URL of your favorite Mommypotamus post into the field and click the button
4. Type “mommypotamus” into the FOR field (it’s the last field on the page)
5. CLICK SAVE!!! WHEW!!! YOU’RE DONE! Repeat beginning with “Save a new bookmark” two more times if you want THREE entries! Just pick two more of your fave Mommypotamus articles and paste the URLs like you did the first time.
By adding mommypotamus into the “FOR” field, I will automatically get a notification in my Delicious inbox of your bookmark.[info_box]This contest is now closed. :)[/info_box]
Related Posts:Read More »
Hey local yokels, it’s time to come out from behind the computer screen! There is a brand new birth center in Argyle that is more than just an alternative to hospital/home births. All About Babies Birth Center (website coming soon, check them out on Facebook) is a place for community, with a gorgeous kitchen and a staff whose expertise goes way beyond birth.They host organic cooking and gardening classes, cloth diapering/baby wearing demonstrations, movie nights and more!
Join us this Thursday at 6:30 pm for a fun gathering based on my Real Food For Busy Moms series. I will be doing a free cooking demonstration featuring two quick, nourishing recipes. Come for a light meal and lots of fun!
This is a time to hang out with moms who are trying to make the transition to healthier living. If you’re local, I really hope you’ll come. I mean it.
No doubt your schedule is full and it’s short notice, but come. This will probably be my last night out for a long while and I would love to share it with you.
The address is 801 West Front St – Argyle, TX 76226-1918
From 377, turn on Old Justin Road right across the street from the Argle post office. Cross the railroad tracks and turn right on West Front. It’s the blue house at the end of the block.
For more information, call 972-653-BABY (2229)
If you can make it please RSVP in the comment section below. I need to know roughly how much food to prepare!
Read More »