Classically trained Cordon Bleu chef turned anti-GMO, pro-organic, food hippie blogger with a passion for REAL food.

  • Real Food Girl Unmodified Guest Posts for Mommypotamus- Risotto alla Milanese with Herbs
    Dinners,  Italian,  One Pot Meals

    Risotto alla Milanese with Herbs

      To Italians, a meal is more than just food… It’s an experience, an affair to be shared with family and friends. One bite of this risotto and I think you’ll agree this is an experience to be shared with family and friends.  That is, if you can tear your mouth away from your fork. Risotto is a dish that is typically eaten prior to the main dish and is almost always associated with high end restaurants but in reality it is the quintessence of Italian home cooking and comfort food.  A good risotto nourishes the soul. Because of my culinary background, I’ve tasted a lot of risotto.  I’ve had some that were…

  • Spiced Pumpkin Latte by Real Food Girl-- Real Food version of the not-so-real-food PSL
    Beverages,  Blender Recipes

    Real Food Spiced Pumpkin Latte

    For almost 2 years I have done what I consider to be a fabulous job of keeping all things pumpkin off my blog. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good pumpkin recipe almost as much as the next gal, but it seems that almost every food blogger on the interwebs goes nuts every fall and winter and the only recipes you can find are ones containing pumpkin.  In an effort to rebel and march to the beat of a different drummer, I resisted and refused to post pumpkin recipes. Until now. What changed my mind?  My new Blendtec 725 blender changed my mind. It doesn’t happen often, but I have been known to…

  • Crazy Chicken- Super fast, easy, ridiculously tasty chicken dish by Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Chicken,  Grains, Rice, Pasta

    Crazy Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta

    Chicken. It’s one of those versatile proteins that goes with just about anything.  It’s also an ingredient that leaves us scratching our head as we take a package out of the freezer and wonder to ourselves; “What am I going to make with this?” We’ve all been there. It strikes fear and anxiety in the best of cooks. It’s a question that everyone has asked at one point in time when it comes to looking at a package of chicken when the dinner hour is fast approaching. We love our chicken, but we’re tired of the same ol’-same ol’, and we long for something new, exciting, and just plain different. After all, there are…

  • No Bake Mint Thin Cookies by Real Food Girl: Unmodified. Get your GS Cookie fix here!
    Holidays,  Snacks

    No-Bake Mint Thins

    Oh YES I did! And you are so very welcome my dear, sweet, Food Hippies! I have trampled through the forbidden field of Girl Scout cookies and have found a recipe that has fooled even my discerning, well-trained taste buds. These little no-bake puppies are sooo good. I am not ashamed to admit I shoveled these chocolaty, minty bites of heaven into my mouth at breakneck speeds. All of them. One at a time. Sometimes two at a time. They’re tiny. They’re much better than the ones that are made for the Girl Scouts and those are my justifications and I’m sticking to them. Before you judge, know that as soon as you eat…

  • Key Lime Sorbet by Real Food Girl: Unmodified. Tart, refreshing, Real, GMO-Free, GF, Dairy Free and oh, so tasty!
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Key Lime Sorbet

    Wait a minute. This is a recipe for Key Lime Sorbet and I’m showing you photos with lemons in them?! What’s wrong with me?!  I’ll tell you what’s wrong.  My poor fingers. They became arthritic and crippled from trying to juice two bags of teeny, tiny, Key Limes. Hands burning from the citric acid and body weary after three trips to the store to buy “just a few more limes”, and this girl was NOT going to go BACK to the store for more limes for a photo shoot. Uh-uh, not gonna happen. No way. No how.  So, you get lime sorbet paired with happy little lemons for these photos.  I hope you’ll…

  • Lemon Curd Mousse- look out folks, berries have a new best friend. So does your dessert spoon!
    Desserts,  Gluten Free

    Lemon Curd Mousse

    I think I’m getting to the point where I am going to need to find another citrus to fall in love with. Either that or I need to take a creative writing class because I’m running out of things to talk about pertaining to my love of all things lemon.  Everyone knows by now that I LOVE lemons.  Every summer I look for new ways to incorporate it into a dish. This summer, I wanted easy lemon desserts and this treat totally fits the bill.  But sometimes coming up with something fresh and original isn’t as easy as it looks.  Luckily for me, and for you guys, I sometimes have brilliant ideas. No,…

  • Ridiculously easy lemon curd by real food girl: unmodified|| tart, creamy, amazing!
    Dairy Free,  Desserts,  Gluten Free

    Ridiculously Easy Lemon Curd

    Ridiculously Easy Lemon Curd is just that, ridiculously easy to make.  If you can measure ingredients and stand over a sauce pan and stir, you can make this lemon curd. Cross my heart people. Easy, tart, zesty, bright, fresh, lemon curdy goodness can be yours and you don’t need to be a professional baker to make it.  This recipe is my easy version of a citrus based curd. There are versions where you stand over a double boiler and whisk in tiny specs of chilled butter one piece at a time, wishing you’d remembered to run to the bathroom before you started whisking, and eventually having to go to the hospital because you…

  • Why I almost quit blogging, by Real Food Girl: Unmodified

    Standing Up for My Passion to Help Others

    My grandpa once told me “Krissy, find something that you are good at, and that you love to do, and do it better than anyone else.”  Those are pretty solid words of wisdom if you ask me.  I may not be doing what I do better than anyone else, but I am doing something I love and something I’m good at.   My grandpa also told me to “Be a sponge.”  His thoughts were that you should never stop wanting to learn new things, read about new things and experience adventures, and, that you should never stop trying new things. He believed that if you absorbed all the wonderful things the world had…