• 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…

  • How to cook the perfect wild rice by Real Food Girl Unmodified
    Gluten Free,  Grains, Rice, Pasta

    How to Make the Perfect Wild Rice

    I’m from Minnesota. It’s the land of Wild Rice. Did you know that Wild Rice is actually an aquatic grass seed, not a rice grain?  ‘Tis true my Food Hippies.  It’s a coarse annual grass called “zizania aquatica”. Despite its name, the plant isn’t even related to rice.  For me, Wild Rice was an acquired taste.  I’m not sure if I just had dishes from people who didn’t cook it long enough, or if I just didn’t have the palate for it. Whatever the reason, I shied away from it.  Fast forward to a few years ago when I was working in a restaurant and developing a soup recipe with one of the chefs.  He wanted a chicken…

  • Lentil Salad with Bacon| Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Gluten Free,  Grains, Rice, Pasta,  Salads

    Lentil Salad with Bacon

    It’s that time of year.  You know, when the days start to get warmer and out of nowhere an 80+ degree day pops in and dinner time rolls around and you’re like, “Um, no.  It’s not happening. I’m not cooking, uh-uh, no way, no how, it’s too hot. Bleh!”  Tell me I’m not the only one who feels that way on really warm days? I love salads and I have a ton of great recipes written down, but I’ve yet to feature any of them on the blog because my salads feature so many components I’m pretty sure y’all be like “She’s crazy, there is NO way I’m doing all that just for…

  • Split Pea Soup with Ham- The creamiest, most satisfying pea soup on the web.
    Gluten Free,  Soups, Stews, Chowders

    Real Food Split Pea and Ham Soup

    Out of all the veggies in the world I strongly dislike peas. Naturally, I’m betrothed to a man who LOVES peas.  I mean all out, get you in mah belly, I could eat three bowls each day LOVES peas.  God has a sense of humor all right.  Because I love my dear Stud Muffin, I make him Split Pea Soup, but I add ham because I love ham.  Throw pork into a soup and I’m a happy girl.  Throw peas into a soup and The Stud Muffin is a happy Man.  Combine them, and you have two happy people eating a rather tasty bowl of soup, even though it does contain a pound…

  • Jalapeno Bacon Deviled Eggs. Oh YES I did! Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Appetizers,  Eggs,  Gluten Free

    Jalapeno Bacon Deviled Eggs

    Bacon. I really could just leave it at that, but I have a feeling you guys may want to know a little more about these eggs other than the fact that they contain bacon.  Not that you would care at this point, because, well, BACON!  I don’t know too many people that will turn down a well-prepared deviled egg.  The Stud Muffin can eat like 6 of these in one sitting.  The man has never met a boiled egg he didn’t like. Seriously.  Imagine how happy I was when I came across something that inspired me to take my deviled eggs to the next level.  I was H.A.P.P.Y people. Like happy-dance-jazz-hands happy.  That’s…

  • Caramel Apple Nighttime Sleepy Snack by Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Gluten Free,  Snacks

    Caramel Apple Nighttime Snack

    I’ve been working on snacks and drinks that help induce sleep for the past couple of weeks.  I’ve mentioned before I suffer from insomnia.  I used to take Ambien.  After about 2 years on that medication I was having trouble sleeping.  Huh, imagine that.  So I hoped online and asked the Great and Powerful Wizard of Google if Ambien could cause insomnia.  Whoa- talk about opening a Pandora’s Box!  I was flooded with information and online Ambien forums and I spent the next 6 hours reading page after page, website after website and testimonial after testimonial of what that medication had done to people, could do to people, and was possibly doing to…