Real Food

Learn how to find fresh, seasonal and sustainable foods. Plus, healthy real food recipes.

Artisan Baking: Five Ingredients for a Successful Baking Business

By Lisa Kivirist

As the local food and farm-to-table movement expands, the time is ripe to create your own self-employed livelihood and business. Are you a homesteader who loves to cook, baking up hand crafted items, like scones, muffins and artisanal breads? Learn from lawyer turned bakery entrepreneur, Joanne Sherif, as she shares her inspiring story of launching Cardamom Café and Bakery in San Diego and finding her life's passion, one croissant at a time.

Homemade Cordials are the Best: With Recipe for ‘Quarante-Quatre’

By Wendy Akin

Quarante-Quatre (translates to forty-four) is a very traditional French cordial. You’ll also find it, or variations of it, where French people have settled. It combines fresh orange and coffee, a classic marriage.

Slow Cooker Winter Squash Chili Recipe

By Carole Coates

Looking for an easy-to-make recipe for a cold winter's evening? This hearty vegetarian chili can be made with sweet potatoes, butternut squash, pumpkin, or any other winter squash. Use a slow cooker to give yourself the afternoon off.

Sloppy Joes Jerky Recipe

Take your favorite sloppy joe sandwich to a new level with this recipe!


Chipotle-Bourbon Beef Jerky Recipe

This jerky has a memorable barbecue sauce-like flavor and the right amount of seasoning.

Spicy Coffee-Maple Bacon Jerky Recipe

The delightful taste of maple and the brave flavors from french coffee give this jerky a name for itself.

How to Inventory Your Pantry

By Tess Pennington

If you are looking for ways to get your prepper pantry organized, here are a few tips to get you all organized for the new year.

Chile, Mustard and Pickled Celery Salami Recipe

Blend the flavors of mustard and pickled celery in your salami for a flavor that blooms on your tongue and leaves a lasting impression.