Welcome to another edition of the Real Food Kitchen Tour. This week, we travel to San Francisco, California to tour the kitchen of Hannah Healy of the blog Healy Real Food Vegetarian.
What’s a Real Foodie?
A “real foodie” is someone who cooks “traditional” food. We cook stuff from scratch using real ingredients, like raw milk, grass-fed beef, eggs from chickens that run around outdoors, whole grains, sourdough and yogurt starters, mineral-rich sea salt, and natural sweeteners like honey and real maple syrup.
We don’t use modern foods that are either fake, super-refined, or denatured. This includes modern vegetable oils like Crisco and margarine, soy milk, meat from factory farms, pasteurized milk from cows eating corn and soybeans, refined white flour, factory-made sweeteners like HFCS or even refined white sugar, or commercial yeast.
We believe in eating wholesome, nutrient-dense foods that come from nature. So we shop at farmer’s markets or buy direct from the farmer, or we grow food in our own backyards.
This Week’s Real Food Kitchen Tour: Healy Real Food Vegetarian
I’m Hannah Healy from Healy Real Food Vegetarian. I live in San Francisco, CA with my boyfriend Victor and my little dog Lentil. My blog focuses on spreading the wisdom of traditional food and avoiding processed foods (including soy) as a vegetarian. I create lots of original recipes with real food ingredients like pasture raised eggs, grass fed butter, lacto-fermented vegetables, and raw milk. I also share informative articles and tips on living a real food lifestyle. It’s useful for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike!
Blog Name: Healy Real Food Vegetarian
Blog Author: Hannah Healy
Location: San Francisco, California
How Long Blogging: 6 months
House or Apartment: Apartment
Size of Kitchen: 7ft X 11ft
Things You Love About Your Kitchen: I love that there’s a window in front of the kitchen sink so I can watch what’s going on in the neighborhood to combat the mind numbing boredom of doing dishes (did I mention I wish I had a dishwasher?)
Even though my kitchen is small I can still do everything a real foodie needs to do. It seems simple, but that’s not always possible! A year ago when I was living in Barcelona to teach ESL, I had a tiny kitchen in my apartment that must have been from the early 1900’s! There’s was no temperature gauge on the oven and I had to light the fire at the bottom of the oven by hand. I always had to estimate how long to bake something and check it every 5 minutes. So, remember to count your blessings!
Things You Would Change:Oh my, where do I start? Well, it would be a whole lot easier if my kitchen was much bigger with more counter space! My boyfriend Victor and I have to schedule separate times for us to be in the kitchen on weekday mornings because there’s not enough room for him to make his coffee and for me to make my breakfast at the same time. I would also love to have a bigger freezer. Freezing meals and prepared food saves so much time and money, but I can’t fit much in there! Oh yea, and I’d like a dishwasher!
Favorite Tools & Gadgets: My food processor makes cooking much easier, so I’m so happy to have it. My food processor is probably 20 years old. My mom gave it to me in high school and it was already getting old then. It’s been chugging along ever since… pretty impressive huh? I use my cast iron pans just about every day. Do jars count as a tool? I love my jars for fermenting vegetables and storing grains, yogurt and kombucha.
Biggest Challenges Cooking Real Food: Cleaning up afterwards. My boyfriend calls me a tornado cook. Our kitchen will start out nice and clean, then I’ll decide to cook something and the aftermath is like a tornado went through the kitchen… I’m working on it.
Current Family Favorite Meal: I love making frittatas, they are easy to whip up and serve as a nice hearty meal. Sprouted Curried Lentils are another big hit in our house. We also like to have roasted veggies with cheese.
Favorite Cookbooks: [easyazon-link asin=”0967089735″ locale=”us”]Nourishing Traditions[/easyazon-link] by Sally Fallon, [easyazon-link asin=”1931498237″ locale=”us”]Wild Fermentation[/easyazon-link] by Sandor Katz. I also have a soft spot for [easyazon-link asin=”0615255973″ locale=”us”]Ten Talents[/easyazon-link], It’s from the 60’s and is pretty outdated. I wouldn’t use a lot of recipes from it today considering they use a lot of soy, but it’s one of the first “real food” cookbooks that I saw when I was probably 14 and it taught me about sprouting grains and seeds and using natural sweeteners like honey.
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Let Us Tour Your Kitchen
Are you a real foodie? Do you have a kitchen that you’d like to see featured on CHEESESLAVE?
Please email me at annmarie AT cheeseslave dot com. Either send me a link to a Flickr set or email me your photos (minimum of 5, but more is better). Note: Please send me LARGE photos. Minimum 610 width. If they’re too small, I can’t use them.
Oh, and please send the answers to the above questions (at the very top of this post).
As much as I’d love to include all the photos I receive, I can’t guarantee that I will use your photos in the series. I’m looking for creative, good quality photos.
Some ideas for photos:
- Show us what’s in your fridge or what’s fermenting on your counter
- Take some snaps of some of your favorite kitchen gadgets, or show us how you organize your spices
- Got backyard chickens? Send some pics!
- How about a lovely herb garden?
- Kids or pets are always cute!
- Try to include at least one photo of yourself, ideally in your kitchen
And no, you don’t have to have a blog to be included in the tour.
Photo credit: A warm welcome Project365(3) Day 10 by Keith Williamson, on Flickr and photos by Memories by Michelle