Family Dinner Plan: Fresh roast ham, sausages and sauerkraut, Brussels sprout salad

Welcome to the fourth menu plan for the Whole30 challenge – do us a favor and ignore the fact that I did not put up a week 3 menu. If you are curious about what we consumed, follow along on Facebook for the day-by-day menus, including fantastic links and tips and tricks. Well, definitely links.

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Local meat chickens – where to find the good stuff

Jamie, who spends most of her time on her two blogs, Best Kids Apps and Travel Saavy Mom, asked about local sources for pasture-raised, meat chickens. Since I find myself in the process of stocking the fridge with just those items, sharing my technique and sources seemed like a friendly thing to do. First off,

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Monday Menu Plan: Goodness gracious, the cauliflower!

Our box from Two Small Farms had a ginormous head of cauliflower this week. So big, it is living in the garage fridge. Seriously massive. This picture does not do it justice. Clearly, whatever plan I come up with this week is going to feature cauliflower pretty heavily. Pickled cauliflower did not go over well

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Cauliflower Curry (recipe)

Did you know I am participating in the Food Buzz Project Food Blog Challenge? Now would be a great time to vote. Tonight even. A couple times. No, that would be illegal. Once is enough. And then you can tell your friends to vote too. (note: It requires you to register, but I am really

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Clean Food Diet, Day Three: Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Corn tortillas, taco meat with Morris Grass Fed Beef and taco spice from Penzey's, tomatoes, lettuce, avocados, cheese

In California, eating organic and local is almost a birthright. Especially in the San Francisco Bay Area, which seems to be surrounded on all sides by farmers and ranchers eager to share their organic and locally grown produce and meats with interested consumers. Even though we subscribe to a Community Supported Agriculture for both vegetables

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Strawberry Jam and Pomona Universal Pectin (recipe)

Strawberries Yes, I am jumping on the strawberry jam bandwagon, canning my own collection. Sean at Hedonia had an interesting looking recipe for Strawberry Jam with balsamic and black pepper. Carol at Simply Gluten Free has a nice recipe for Strawberry Jam, Granulated Sugar Free. And Nicole at Pinch My Salt has a Strawberry Freezer

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