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
    Grains, Rice, Pasta

    Risotto alla Milanese with Herbs at Mommypotamus

    I’m so excited I can hardly stand it!! I’m waving my hands, and bouncing in my chair and I may have even clapped for joy and squealed a little.  I’m not sure. I just know I’m excited.  Today I’m sharing my Risotto alla Milanese with Herbs recipe over at Mommypotamus. If you haven’t heard of her, Heather is the phenom behind Mommypotamus and she blogs about Real Food, parenting, vaccines, DIY and a whole host of other topics that I know you’ll find interesting. She even has tasty recipes.  Heather reached out asking her fellow blogging community for some guest posts and I thought “Why not?!”  So I sent her this recipe with…

  • Real Food Pico de Gallo by Real Food Girl: Unmodified. A fresh, bright, basic salsa recipe.
    Condiments,  Vegetables

    Salsa Fresca

    One of my first posts as Real Food Girl: Unmodified was a Garden Salsa recipe. It’s a favorite in our home and it is as tasty as it is pretty.  But there is a small problem with that salsa post.  The original (recipe) has photos that were taken with my iPhone and when there was no daylight in the kitchen.  The photos just didn’t capture the vibrant colors in the salsa at all.  New photos and an update to the recipe were long over due.  Because spring is here, and fresh veggies are on my mind, I’m going to change the recipe up a bit from the Garden Salsa recipe that is already on the…

  • 30-Minute Mondays-- Onion Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese by Real Food Girl

    30-Minute Mondays–Onion Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese

    Bacon, caramelized onions, Gruy√®re cheese and golden, buttery, toasted bread. Are you hungry yet?  If not, please have someone check you for a pulse.  Maybe even take your temperature.  Go ahead. I’ll wait.   Pulse?  Good.  Hungry now?  Perfect. I knew probably didn’t hear me mention bacon and melted cheese. For the past two weeks I’ve been working hard on updating some old posts with new photos, and even revamping the recipes enough where I felt it was best to just write a new post and link to the old one for a couple of reasons.  One- we all get to see just how far I’ve come since I started blogging, and two- these…

  • Hot Fudge Chocolate Cake by Real Food Girl: Unmodified

    Hot Fudge Chocolate Cake

    Finally! It’s here! I’ve been promising this cake for what, two, or three weeks now?  Gah!  You’ll have to forgive me for that. I normally don’t feature a recipe on my blog unless I’ve tested it several times.  Unless of course, it’s just that amazing the first time around and I remember to write down all the components and measurements.  If not, I make it a second time and get it on the blog as soon as possible.  Other recipes take 3 or more attempts to get it just right. This recipe, however just did NOT want to be featured on the blog. Originally this was a Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Cake.  Nowhere…

  • Savory Balsamic Onion-Bacon "Jam" by Real Food Girl: Unmodified.

    Savory Balsamic Onion-Bacon Jam

    Bacon. Caramelized onions, bacon, fresh thyme, white wine, bacon, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, bacon, chicken stock, bacon.  Let me guess, the only word you kept seeing was bacon.  Yeah, I’m not surprised.  This recipe was one of the first that I shared when I started my blog.  You can see it HERE.  The photos were taken with my trusty iPhone, and they’re pretty scary. I think that is why only a handful of my earliest and very faithful readers were brave enough to try this recipe.  I’m thankful they did- because to this day, they can’t stop talking about this “jam”. I felt it was time to update this post and the photos.…

  • 30-Minute Mondays- Beef & Bean Enchiladas by Real Food Girl Unmodified Pinning this for later!

    30-Minute Mondays- Beef and Bean Enchiladas

    Mexican food is one of my top 4 favorite cuisines.  I suppose if I were to be honest, there is actually a three-way tie between Mexican, Asian and Italian cuisines for second place with French being my #1 favorite to cook and eat. There is just something about the fresh flavors, the spice, the heat, and simplicity of Mexican food that I really like.  I do tend to Americanize my Mexican dishes for the blog, but some day, I’ll break out the authentic stuff taught to me by some of the line cooks at the restaurants where I worked.  I simply have no idea where I packed those notes when we moved last…

  • Real Food Enchilada Sauce by Real Food Girl: Unmodified- Homemade Pantry Staples. Yum!

    Real Food Enchilada Sauce

    I love to spoil you guys. I really do.  Case in point; tomorrow for 30-Minute Monday I’m sharing my Beef and Bean Enchilada recipe.  But in order to have it fit into the 30-minute time frame, you guys would have to use a powdered enchilada mix.  Which, if you can find one that is truly nothing but organic spices, that’s not a bad thing, but making one from scratch always seems like a better idea to me.  In order for you guys to be able to make the enchiladas, I wanted you to have my Real Food Enchilada Sauce recipe. YAY!! And, if I don’t get this posted before Monday, you’ll have to…

  • Real Food Girl: Unmodified Talks Dirty Dozen and Real Food
    Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous

    Frankenfoods, GMOs and The Dirty Dozen

    Hi Everyone! Today I’ll be sharing my second guest post in our series on Real Food over at We Know Stuff.  Hailing from Long Island, Denine and Daniele are the two fabulous sisters behind this fun, all things life, family and parenting blog.  A few months ago we started chatting about how overwhelming all the information online was regarding Real Food.  Through multiple online resources they read a myriad of stats, facts, figures and rules to show them the way and instead of empowering them to make the changes they desired to make, that information made them feel inferior, ashamed, and anxious.  Understandably, that made me sad.  It made me sad because I…