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So does anyone need some good 4th of July menu ideas? Check out my entire recipe index here. Some of my favorites for summer: Fajitas with grass-fed flank steak (my meat is marinating for these right now!), grilled marinated pork loin, caprese salad, and pecan crusted mozzarella salad. OH, and I love this one, too: Bunless burger bonanza! I'm using my homemade kefir soda pop along with the yummy organic fruit pictured here and my favorite red wine to make Sangria to go with our fajitas on the 4th, I'll let you know how those turn out and if the recipe is post-worthy.
- If you've been wanting to learn more about Real Food, now's your chance to do that for FREE! You can sign up here for Sean Croxton's 10-day Real Food Summit – all sorts of topics will be covered, you'll love it! OH and get this: the first 500 registrants will receive a FREE 1-year subscription to Organic Gardening Magazine.
- Another freebie to tell you about! A free healthy recipe book from Dr. Mercola!
- Check out this important video – especially with all the summer vacations going on now, everyone should watch: How to spot a drowning victim, it's not what you've been led to think.
- West Michigan readers, be sure to go to the FREE Farmageddon movie viewing brought to you by the Muskegon local WAPF chapter! When and where: 7 p.m. on July 10, at The Century Club – 356 W. Western, Muskegon.
- I love this post from Kimberly last week: 90 Year Old Grandma Returns to her Traditional Diet Loses 10 lbs and Arthritis Pain.
- Most Real Foodies know and love the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund for how they stand up to protect our beloved farmers. Did you know that they are celebrating their 5th anniversary? If you're not yet a member, please sign up to so that they can continue this important fight!
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- You'll enjoy this post from Melissa: End the Food Fights. She talks about “breaking” her kids and getting them to eat anything (read the article so you understand, it makes sense), but I just wonder if this doesn't make food too big a deal? I try not to push our kids to eat foods they don't like, but instead keep offering, and eventually they'll usually end up liking it. I'm afraid that if I forced them, then they'd never choose to touch that food again. I do love her suggestion for “allowing” them grown-up food when they can appreciate it, which increases their desire to try it. I think she makes a lot of great points. I'm curious what you think about the article?! 🙂