Real Food Radio Episode 005: Setting up Your Real Food Kitchen

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Welcome Back to Real Food Radio! In this episode, we are joined by Personal Chef and Certified Health Coach Grace Brinton, who helps clients regain their health by providing high quality, nutrient-dense meals. With the new year in full swing, we focus on getting organized in the kitchen and building a foundation of healthy habits. Also discussed in […]

Real Food Radio Episode 004: Mindful Eating

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Welcome Back to Real Food Radio! In this episode, we talk about eating mindfully; using our internal cues for hunger and satiety to guide us in making healthier decisions and bettering our relationship with food in our diet-obsessed culture. Also discussed in Episode 4… Ayla’s baby update: It’s a boy! Diana’s RD update: Her clinical […]

Real Food Radio Episode 003: Balance Your Blood Sugar

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Welcome Back to Real Food Radio! With the holiday season winding down, we discuss the importance of blood sugar balance and how it affects our mood and energy. Also discussed in Episode 3… Diana’s RD update: Her work with the not-for-profit grocery store Daily Table A look at the typical American diet and how it sets […]

Real Food Radio Episode 002: The Meat Controversy

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Welcome to Real Food Radio! We’re passionate about food that truly nourishes and fundamentally respects human dignity and health, animal welfare, social justice, and environmental sustainability. I am an RD who blogs at and is the owner of Boston Functional Nutrition. Diana Rodgers is a farmer, author and nutritionist blogging at and the […]

Real Food Radio Episode 001: Real Food Strategies to Boost Your Immune System

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Welcome to the very first episode of Real Food Radio! We’re passionate about food that truly nourishes and fundamentally respects human dignity and health, animal welfare, social justice, and environmental sustainability. I am an RD who blogs at and am the owner of Boston Functional Nutrition. Diana Rodgers is a farmer, author and nutritionist blogging at […]

Spicy Cranberry Sauce

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I created this recipe a couple of years ago and realized that ever since then, I’ve just made it “to taste” every year. I sort of revolt when it comes to recipes which I don’t recommend because it leads to many more failed kitchen attempts (trust me). So anyway, the weekend before Thanksgiving, I always […]

Understanding WHO’s Classification of Processed Meat as Carcinogenic

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I’m getting asked a lot this week about the World Health Organization’s classification of processed meat as a “Group 1 Carcinogen” and I want to talk about what this means exactly because per usual, the media is running with this in all sorts of misleading ways. Here is what you need to know (summarized the […]

Top Tips for Boosting Your Immune System

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This is the time of year when colds, flu, and other viruses are making their rounds and it is no fun to try to manage everyday life with congestion, fatigue, etc. So, I have some tips for you to give your immune system a boost this season. Vitamin C: While all vitamins and minerals are […]

How to choose the right prenatal supplements


If you are thinking about getting pregnant within the next year, or are pregnant, this post is for you! I’m going to break down how to find the best prenatal supplements in a sea of options. But first, let’s start with the why. I’m sure you’ve already heard this from multiple sources so just to […]

Cherry and Wild Blueberry Chia Jam (or yogurt topping)


Hi folks! Today I have a recipe for you that has become a staple in my refrigerator. It is versatile, delicious, packed with phytonutrients and is a great way to incorporate chia seeds in your diet. I bring you Cherry and Wild Blueberry Chia Jam.   This recipe is one that I’m sharing as part of this […]

Beans (Part 2) How to Make Them Delicious

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In the first part of this series, I talked about how to cook beans to make them more digestible. I think you’ll also find that cooking them in the dry-soak-simmer manner (with any one of the 3 secret ingredients!) makes them far more tender and even in texture as well. Now, I’m going to give […]

Smart Snacking: Crackers 7 Ways


At their worst, crackers can be a delivery system for salt, sugar, refined flours, and artificial ingredients. But at their best, they are a fiber-rich, blank canvas to paint on flavor and nutrition. The keys to success are 1. choosing the right cracker and 2. pairing that cracker with other healthy ingredients that ideally include […]

Beans (Part 1) How to Make Them More Digestible


Beans are a near perfect food. Nutritionally, they are high in protein, fiber, and lots of vitamins and minerals including iron and folic acid. They are versatile due to their ability to absorb flavor well. And there is no denying how extraordinarily economical they are. They might be THE cheapest way to get in nutrients from […]

Leftovers Frittata (aka the easiest weeknight whole foods meal)

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Today, I’m sharing my favorite way to turn one weeknight meal into another weeknight meal. I’m doing this post not only because it is this month’s Recipe Redux theme (i.e. you’ll see all sorts of genius ideas around this topic linked up at the bottom -yay!) but also because I want to show you that […]

Insider Tips from a Spice Expert

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Last night I attended an amazing cooking class at Sofra Bakery and Cafe taught by Executive Chef, Ana Sortun. Ana is a master at blending and layering spices (she literally wrote the book on it). She artfully incorporates spices in ways that you would never expect at her restaurant Oleana which happens to be my favorite […]