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Where Are You In Your Real-Food Journey?

admin October 12, 2011

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Are you new to real food?

I’ve been interested in food and cooking my whole life.  And I’ve been heavily involved in “real food” for two years now.  It’s sometimes easy for me to forget how I felt two years or so ago, when I was fumbling around, wondering where to buy food (and what to buy), why I should soak grains (or avoid them), what the heck kombucha even was….

I’m guessing a significant portion of my audience is still in that transitioning-to-real-food stage.  Or even “I just heard of it…what now?”  I don’t feel like I’ve written enough about the very basics: the what, why, and most importantly, how.

That’s going to change.

New to Real Food

Starting next month (November), I’m beginning a multi-month series that’s going to involve tons of topics, plenty of other bloggers, and reader interaction.  We’re going to get down to the nitty-gritty of real food.  We’re going to look at all the basic questions on what to do and how to do it.  I’ll post tutorials on many of the basic procedures you need.  I’ll give you shopping guides for food and kitchen equipment.  I’ll even be talking to several bloggers about “Real Food in Your Area,” where they’ll tell you about the resources that are local to them (and maybe you!) as well as their own tips and tricks in their real food kitchens.


What I need from all of you is some questions.  Where are you in your real food journey?  What issue is just confusing you right now?  What do you need help with?  I want to make sure that I address all these areas!

I’ll also be choosing three lucky readers to get a personalized real-food makeover.  That is, you email me your story and answer some questions, and I’ll give you advice tailored to your family.  All I ask is that you let me publish it. 🙂  It can be anonymous, if you prefer, so no worries about that.  Please contact me if you’re interested in this!  I will contact the “winners,” so to speak, within a week.  (I’ll choose based on your circumstances — who could most use it, and looking for three diverse families so it’s relevant to as many readers as possible.)

If anyone would like to share their “real food story” with us, I’ll be looking for some of those, too.  I published a couple of them several months back, but it’s time to resurrect that idea!

News and Survey

As of last Sunday (Oct. 9), I have been blogging for two years!  Can you believe it’s been that long?  Things sure have changed since then!  They’ve changed quite a lot since last year, too.  At that time I had around 200 subscribers and basically no Facebook fans.  Now I have over 1000 subscribers and almost 2700 Facebook fans!  Pretty awesome. 🙂

Since my audience has changed so much, I wonder if you would all do me a small favor?  Would you fill out my reader survey?  It will give me a better idea of who you are and what you’re looking for from me.  I’ve got some pretty awesome ideas up my sleeve right now, but I want to make sure they’re really what you all want!

To give you an incentive, I will choose one (1) lucky person to win a copy of all four of my ebooks!  All you have to do is fill out the survey and you’re eligible to win.  You have until next Tuesday, October 18th.  I’ll choose and announce the winner on Wednesday, Oct. 19th.


Are you new to real food?

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  1. Ooo I'm excited about this series. And I have to say, I would absolutely love to be a part of it, whether through the "real food story" or through the personalized food make over! I suppose I started "getting into" real food seriously once I was pregnant (and after reading Nina Planck's book Real Food for Mother and Baby), but it was a concept that jived with my ideals that I suppose I've been dabbling in since I developed a soy allegy two years ago.

    A little bit about me/us for consideration for potential real food stories or the personal food makeover…My husband and I live in Germany (he's German, I'm American) and we're expecting our first child in February. We live a very nonmainstream life I suppose—in two tiny caravans in an intentional community of 17 people. I am an omnivore (previously vegan and vegetarian) but my husband is still vegan, and this makes getting more real food into our diets even more challenging. I write about it all over at http://www.clickclackgorilla.com.

    And now to go fill out that reader survey…


  2. While I can't say that I'm brand new to real food, I just feel like I'm really fully getting into it. I have always had aspirations for eating real food. I feel like that the majority of my childhood meals were "real" but once I went off to college, I made food sacrifices in order to pay the bills… Fast forward quite a few years, and now I'm married to a wonderful man who trusts in my research and has a strong desire to eat healthy, good, and real food. We are both working on cutting out processed food, and we keep learning more and more about the foods that we do want. We have been keeping some things going for a while, but for example, we just barely committed to raw milk. (We had been under the impression that organic was good enough until we gave raw milk a real try and saw the difference.) So I guess although I wouldn't say that I'm altogether new to this, I am still a novice, still learning, and still open to changing for the better.


  3. I am excited for this new series. My family and I are definitely in the beginning stages of our real food journey. I've been encouraged by your posts and all the information you pass on-especially on natural pregnancy (I just had my second 2 months ago). So I know this new series will be very helpful for us! Thanks for all your time and information!


  4. Hi Kate, I am so very excited about this new series you are planning to start. I am very new to real food and am struggling to make everything come together. I would be interested in sending you my story. Just let me know what to do!


  5. I am in love!!! I am so glad I found your blog. I am new to real food! I started about 6 months ago when we learned the magnitude of my daughters' allergies. My vitamix is on its way!!!


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Hi, I’m Kate.  I love medical freedom, sharing natural remedies, developing real food recipes, and gentle parenting. My goal is to teach you how to live your life free from Big Pharma, Big Food, and Big Government by learning about herbs, cooking, and sustainable practices.

I’m the author of Natural Remedies for Kids and the owner and lead herbalist at EarthleyI hope you’ll join me on the journey to a free and healthy life!

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