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Author Archives: Kristen Michaelis

I am a passionate advocate for REAL FOOD -- food that's sustainable, organic, local, and traditionally-prepared according to the wisdom of our ancestors. I'm also an author and a nutrition educator. I enjoy playing in the rain, a good bottle of Caol Ila scotch, curling up with a page-turning book, sunbathing on my hammock, and watching my three children explore their world.

How to Heal a Sunburn In Less Than 24 Hours

How To Heal A Sunburn in Less Than 24 Hours

If you want to know how to heal a sunburn in just under 24 hours, I’ve got a trick for you. All it takes is two simple, real foods. In fact, because of this trick, I rarely even admit to having a sunburn. In my family, we now call it turning pink. That’s because our skin never peels, and instead our sunburns fade to nice tans.

How to Defrost Meat Quickly Without A Microwave

How to Defrost Meat Quickly Without A Microwave

I grew up quickly defrosting meat — without a microwave. In fact, I’ve almost never used a microwave to defrost meat. That’s because my method for defrosting meat is often faster than a microwave and defrosts the meat more evenly. Nothing’s more annoying when it’s time to cook dinner than discovering your “defrosted” meat has a frozen center and cooked edges. Am I right? With my method for quickly defrosting meat, you won’t have that problem again.

Fight Back Friday July 11th

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Welcome to another Fight Back Friday! Today we are bringing together another collection of recipes, tips, anecdotes, and testimonies from members of the Real Food Revolution.

Who are they? Why, they’re the Food Renegades. You know who you are — lovers of SOLE (Sustainable, Organic, Local, and Ethical) food, traditional food, primal food, REAL food, the list goes on. I believe that by joining together, our influence can grow, and we can change the way America (and the industrialized world) eats!

So, let’s have some fun.

JULY GIVEAWAY: Breville Convection Toaster Oven (Worth $250)

Win This Breville Toaster Oven

This month, I’m giving away a Breville OV800XL Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ to one of you. I adore my toaster oven! Not only is it an excellent and easy way to re-heat leftovers, it’s a great way to keep my kitchen cool when baking during the summer months.