• Grilled Parmesan-Herbed Potatoes by Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Grilling,  Side Dishes,  Vegetables

    Grilled Parmesan Herbed Potatoes

    It’s grilling season. A time of year that I used to love because that meant TSM was going to be cooking most nights. Now, somehow, since graduating from culinary school I seem to be cooking 99.5% of the time and TSM has turned the grilling over to me.  I think it’s time to save up and buy him a smoker.  He can be in charge of smoking and then maybe I can take part of each summer off while he experiments with smoking various meats.  Sounds like a plan to me!  Just for the summer I’m going to be taking a break from 30-Minute Monday Recipes. Don’t worry, I’ll still have plenty of…

  • Real Food Girl: Unmodified| Not Yo Mama's Potato Salad
    Barbeque,  Gluten Free,  Side Dishes

    Not Yo Mama’s Potato Salad

      I have a sensitive palate.  It’s easily assaulted, intensely opinionated and it rarely fails me when trying to predict all the ingredients in a dish from a restaurant that I wish to duplicate at home.   Because of this, I sheepishly admit that my homemade potato salad was rather simple and unassuming.  I am a firm believer that simple food is good food.  Taking a basic potato and using a few simple ingredients to enhance the flavor of the potato and make it shine is the mark of a good chef. While in culinary school I learned about a Student Culinary Competition Team that competed on a national level for the American Culinary…

  • 123 Strawberry Lemonade by Real Food Girl: Unmodified. And not one drop of HFCS!
    Beverages,  Fruit

    Real Food Strawberry Lemonade

    Earlier in the week we had the heat on.  I was even wearing long sleeves to bed.  Over an 18-hour period we went from the low 40s to 99 degrees.  Talk about insanity.  That heat wave got me to thinking that it’s just about lemonade season and if it’s one thing you need to know about me, besides the fact that I believe that bacon is the answer to every question, it’s that I looove lemons.  This means I love lemonade.  I can’t get enough of the stuff. Each summer before I started learning about GMOs and Real Food I used to buy several containers of Minute Maid frozen concentrated lemonade.  That stuff…