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Gluten-Free White Cake

By | August 23, 2013

One of my boys recently turned 2.  I decided I wanted a reasonably healthy cake to serve — plus, one of our guests usually tries to eat gluten-free and I wanted to respect that.  I looked up a bunch of recipes online but didn’t see quite what I wanted.  I did a little research but Read More

A Grocery Tour of Amish Country

By | June 5, 2013

While you’re reading this, I’ll be taking my semi-annual “Grocery Tour of Amish Country.”  What exactly is that? I am lucky enough to live near Amish country.  If you do too, or think you might, you should check it out.  They have a wealth of excellent food options there for a fairly low amount of Read More

6 Quick and Easy Baking Swaps to Improve Nutrition

By | March 1, 2013

When I was a kid, I loved to bake.  “Baking” involved boxed cake or muffin mixes with skim milk and vegetable oils.  I was particularly fond of “Jiffy” mixes. As I got older (a teen), I wanted to bake from scratch.  I used white flour, white sugar, vegetable oil, skim milk, and so on.  You Read More

Food Snobbery Gets Us Nowhere: Thoughts for Real Food Newbies

By | February 12, 2013

I have a really diverse community among the four MAM sites.  There are those who are health professionals.  There are those who grew up with real food and never considered another way.  And there are those who just learned that real food is a “thing” yesterday, and they are totally overwhelmed by what to do Read More

Why I Prefer Raw Milk

By | October 18, 2012

Image by kthread Many people who are just hearing about or looking into raw milk are worried.  It's raw?  Unpasteurized?  But doesn't that mean…dirty?  Doesn't that mean…it could be contaminated?  They worry that the benefits don't outweigh the risks and that the raw milk could make their family seriously sick. While there is no way to Read More

7 Reasons to Preserve Your Own Food

By | August 28, 2012

I don’t grow my own food. I would like to, but in the years I have attempted to plant a garden at this house, it has not gone well.  The gardens get perhaps 7 hours of direct sun per day, and that’s just not enough to produce a decent yield.  I’d get a few peppers and Read More

10 Budget Foods We Can’t Live Without

By | July 30, 2012

We’ve been talking about Real Food on a Budget here on Modern Alternative Kitchen the last couple of weeks, including sharing one contributor’s average grocery prices. Now, eating real food without spending a fortune is something we’re all interested in, no?  But everyone’s prices are going to vary by area.  (But yours might be better than Read More

Launch Week Giveaway Day #4

By | July 12, 2012

This giveaway is now closed. If this is your first time here, welcome!  Modern Alternative Kitchen is a brand-new site all about real food and traditional cooking.  To celebrate our launch, we’re offering a huge giveaway package to one lucky reader!  You can read the details of that package here. Everyday we’re going to have Read More

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