My “Real Food Face-Off”

If you haven’t checked out Katie’s (from Kitchen Stewardship) new series “Real Food Face Off”, you should really head over there today, as my answers are being paired up with Lindsey’s (from Passionate Homemaking).

Also, here are a few of the questions that were asked that Katie didn’t use for todays “face-off”.

  1. If you only had energy for ONE make-from-scratch food, what would it be? Is your preference for taste or health? For my health, I think I’d have to say bone broth. Because while there are so many things I’d rather make at home, that’s the one thing I really couldn’t find a suitable store bought version for.
  2. What is the worst food (or “food”) a person could possibly put into their systems? Sugar. And it’s the one thing that both natural and conventional doctors can agree on that’s bad for you. It robs your body of needed nutrients (specifically Vitamin B-6 for me, which is vital to fertility), feeds cancer, and weakens your immune system.
  3. If you had only $20 to spend in a week on real food, what would you buy and what would you make? (as in other foods purchased were SAD?) Free range eggs, grassfed milk, and grassfed beef (bone in so I could make broth) With just these three things I’m able to make so much nutrient dense food for my family!
  4. Biggest drawback of real food lifestyle? Lack of convenience for sure! It used to be so easy to pull out a couple of boxes to make dinner, or grab a quick snack out of a box (or vending machine). Now I have to put a lot of thought into everything we eat, planning it out and making it ahead of time.
  5. What’s the most creative thing you do to make life easier in the kitchen? Not clean it! Creative? No. I’m in the kitchen so much I’ve just had to make peace with the fact that it’s rarely spotless. Whether it’s dishes sitting out or just jars of food ‘soaking’, kefir or kombucha brewing, there is always something sitting out!
  6. What do you refuse to buy at a grocery store that you do eat from its source? Milk! I don’t ever buy store bought milk anymore. Not only is raw milk better for it’s health benefits, pasteurized milk is detrimental to our health. Plus, half of my little family is sensitive to store bought milk and can’t drink it!

So head on over to the “Real Food Face Off” to check out the rest of my answers!

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. I read both your blog and Lindsay’s every day and this was fun!

  2. I would love to buy fresh milk…I grew up on it, but it is illegal to purchase in my state. :(

  3. wow I am really excited about this! I can’t wait to read more. I am LEANING towards a better eating lifestyle and really want to start with the items you mentioned above (free range, grass fed beed and such). I look forward to learning more!

  4. I live in Guatemala and when I first moved here, it was tough because NONE of the usual foods were available! What is available here is an abundance of fresh fruit and veggies . . . which are considerably cheaper than tinned goods. In fact, most people don’t buy anything in cans because it is so expensive!

    Gradually, I’ve been learning to make things from scratch. Just recently, I made my own sourdough starter and have just started to make bread with it. We made ginger beer the other day (with sugar, but still better than Pepsi) and I’ve been reading blogs like yours for more ideas. Since we can’t get a lot of boxed mixes and foods here, it’s perfect for starting from traditional foods!

  5. If you really like great foods and might want to be more active about what to do about all of this; I suggest reading David Gumpert’s new book, “The Raw Milk Revolution – Behind America’s emerging Battle Over Food Rights.” It is a very important book if you want to know the truth.

    Thank you.

    The Milkmen USA

    donielle Reply:

    @Ed Hartz, Good tip! That book is on my to read list, just haven’t gotten to it yet. :-)