Category Archives: Real Food

3 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier in the New Year

Three Simple Ways to Eat Healthier in the New Year Now’s the time, right? You’re sick of sweets and ready and motivated to eat better. Don’t get overwhelmed by the elaborate meal plans and complicated recipes one sees “out there” … Continue reading

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The Perfect Breakfast Food

The Perfect Breakfast Food What’s the perfect breakfast food, according to your farmers? Is it a smoothie full of hidden organ meats, freeze-dried berries from Mt. Everest, and a dozen types of organic greens? (My crunchy self is giggling over … Continue reading

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A brief update as we head into March…

We lost all the small birds! You’re going to laugh. We ran out of little chickens! Other than a couple remaining 3-pounder birds, all we have is our December stock of whole birds, ranging from Really Big (4.5 lb) to … Continue reading

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Why Meats?

I have some food for thought for you to ponder as we begin to answer some of the Big Questions that surround what we, the Cadmans, do and why we do it here at Shady Grove Ranch. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Is Organic Food Making Us Unhealthier?

Have you heard the term “Greenwashing?” Even if you haven’t, perhaps you’ve noticed the vast increase in availability of things at the supermarket that have pretty, healthy-looking little green labels. It’s so nice to have so many healthful options… or … Continue reading

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Eggs from the Cookie Cutter

We’re members of the American Pastured Poultry Producer’s Association, and part of the membership is being able to participate in an online discussion forum. A few days ago the question arose, “Where could a person find eggs that had been … Continue reading

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Guest post: Nick Puffer’s 60 lbs in 16 weeks

Hi, I’m Nick Puffer.  I’m a full time Web Marketing / SEO Specialist for Downtown Motor Company in Gulfport, MS and also work part time for Starbucks as a Barista.  In between jobs, I run a blog about diet and … Continue reading

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What Grade of Grocery Shopper Are You?

Check out our short article to decide if you are flunking out at food or excelling at eating when you shop for groceries. Will you try to improve your grade this year? What Grocery Shopping Level Are You?

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Is Spinach Really A Superfood?

I was recently reminded that the world at large perceives that vegetables are healthier than meats, though no one really seems to know why. You often hear the word “superfood” associated with health-food-store favorites like kale, spinach, blueberries, and walnuts. … Continue reading

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Potential Thanksgiving Cooking Class

Learn how to reduce your intake of additives, preservatives, and unnecessary sugar by attending a class on how to cook four Thanksgiving meal classic items from scratch! 1. Bread Stuffing 2. Brown Gravy 3. Traditional Cranberry Sauce and Fermented Cranberry … Continue reading

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