Better Chocolate Options for This Halloween in the Bay Area

By Findery

Put down the mini Snickers bar. Take your hand out of the bag of Reeses. I know the temptation is strong at this time of year, but do you really want to waste your daily calorie allotment on sub-par treats? Come now. We’re grown-ups. We have mature taste buds. We should be rewarding them wi... Read More

Are You Eating Year-Old Apples?

By Shanti

My kids and I recently went on a field trip to a local orchard. While we were there, we got to sample fresh peaches, apples & apple juice. They were so sweet and flavorful, and made me question why they were so much tastier than even the “organic” apples I buy at the store. ... Read More

Paleo Mason Jar Brownies

By Shanti

My recipe for Skillet Brownies are by far one of my family's favorite dessert recipes. If you eat pretty clean, you probably miss those brownie mixes in the red box…that rhyme with “Retty Drocker.” I used to make those all the time before we changed our diet. But I haven’t missed the... Read More

Bay Area Festivals

By jessykaosicka

As summer comes to a close there is still some festival fun to be had in the Bay Area. So bust out the sunblock, pack the kids some Goldfish, and hit the circuit! Eat Real - Oakland This is the coolest block party around. Stroll along Jack London Square and feast upon delectable street foo... Read More

Slow Cooker Beef Enchilada Soup

By Andi Gleeson

You are going to love this easy Slow Cooker Beef Enchilada Soup! It is as simple as stirring a few ingredients together in the slow cooker in the morning and enjoying a satisfying bowl of soup for dinner. I recently had a cup of chicken enchilada soup at Chili's and loved it. We don't ea... Read More

Apple oatmeal cookies

By amandabranham

Apples. I always buy them with the intention of eating them as a healthy snack. Then I end up forgetting about them and they always go bad. Finally, I have a solution to the problem! Last month, I went to Apple Hill in Placerville and saw that they sold apple butter. Always interested in trying ne... Read More

Homemade Hot Sauce

By amandabranham

Early last year, I unknowingly took on a rather daunting task - I started my first garden. Not knowing how many peppers one plant would bear, I bought a five-pack of chilli pepper plants, bell peppers, jalapenos and six tomato plants. I was gifted a couple other pepper plants and I got a basil pla... Read More

Southwestern Salad with Pork

By Andi Gleeson

Nothing says Halloween like a Southwestern Salad with Pork, am I right? OK, so salad actually has nothing to do with Halloween, except that it might make you feel slightly less guilty about eating so much of your kid's trick or treating candy. Maybe you'll want to eat this healthy dinner before he... Read More

Double the Pumpkin, Double the Fun with Pumpkin Recipes

By amandabranham

Fall is hands-down my favorite season. The weather is just perfect and our backyard is covered in beautiful leaves every morning. All of the cozy clothes come out, and blankets are always a must. There are soups cooking in the slow cooker, and it's finally not too hot to bake something delicious. ... Read More

Roasted Squash and Pesto Pasta

By amandabranham

Nothing aggravates me more than when I am gifted something wonderful and have no idea what to do with it. A few weeks ago, we were given a winter squash from my aunt's garden, and unfortunately, I could not think of how I would cook it. I'm new to this whole "eating homemade meals" thing, so I was... Read More