Real Food

Simple Kitchen Must-Haves

Simple Kitchen Must-Haves

I haven’t always loved cooking, but over the last 4 years my appreciation for home-cooked meals and real food ingredients has grown tremendously. Because of this new love, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. And even though I love saving up to buy the latest kitchen gadget, there are a few select Read More →

Foodie Stocking Stuffers (for under $10)

Foodie Stocking Stuffers (for under $10)

Christmas is around the corner and I don’t know about you, but I hate leaving the shopping to the last minute! Below you can find a round up of stocking stuffer ideas for the foodie in your life. Best of all, each item on the list comes in UNDER $10! I personally love them all. Read More →

20 Hilarious Real Food Memes

20 Hilarious Real Food Memes

I love sharing memes on my Rethink Simple Facebook page as I come across them to put a smile on others’ faces. Some of the best ones I have ever found have been directly related to real food, so I thought I would compile them in one place. Be sure to like and share your Read More →

At-Home Flu Shots

At-Home Flu Shots

Flu season is around the corner, so what better time to ensure that everyone in your family has a strong immune system. While I have my personal opinion on the flu shot itself, I am going to throw that aside for this post and share 6 at-home “flu shots” that will boost your immune system Read More →

Real Happy Meals

Real Happy Meals

If you want a Real Happy Meal, skip McDonalds altogether!  Did you know that certain (real) foods actually have the capability of making you happier? And I can confidently say that a McDonalds ‘happy meal’ doesn’t make the list. “Emerging research in the fields of neuroscience and nutrition show that people who eat a diet Read More →

10 Ways to Avoid Processed Foods

10 Ways to Avoid Processed Foods

1. Shop at a Farmers Market. Get great local, real food from farmers you know and trust. Find a shoppers market close by and do your best to attend weekly. To learn the best questions to ask a farmer, read my post here. 2. Shop the perimeter of your grocery store. When you shop at Read More →

5 Free Foodie Phone Apps

5 Free Foodie Phone Apps

Smartphones are such an incredible resource and tool when looking to live naturally. While I do suggest limiting exposure to smartphones (which I am still working on), they can come in handy for creating shopping lists, saving recipes, looking up health information, converting measurements when cooking, keeping up with Rethink Simple 😉 and more. I Read More →

A Spice with a Secret

A Spice with a Secret

Spices are known to add flavor, color and taste while bringing out the unique natural aroma of a cuisine. But did you know that spices also contain medicinal properties and therapeutic effects?  The Cayenne Pepper is a hot chili pepper commonly used to add heat to a dish.  While it may add a kick to Read More →

Certified Organic vs. Natural: What’s the Difference?

Certified Organic vs. Natural: What’s the Difference?

While more and more people are taking an interest in choosing healthier options, food labeling has become a source of confusion.  In order to keep up with a fairly recent consumer demand of Real Food, many companies are marketing their products as “all-natural”, when it simply isn’t the case. There is a big difference between Read More →

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