About Me

Real Food Family  is a hub for everything related to nourishing whole foods and natural living.  Real Food Family is about real family life- eating, cleaning, having fun, and trying to live a life that not only nourishes the body, but nourishes the soul.

Hi!

I’m Roz Mignogna and you’ve landed on my favorite website!  Real Food Family really encompasses what our family is all about.  We’re real people with real (busy) lives.  We love REAL food.  Our whole life revolves around God and family.

I was always really inspired by cool blogs that let you share a part of another person or family’s life.  In fact, I first got hooked into blogging by reading a really cute fashion blog, with the hope that I might learn a little more to impress my designer husband.  Real Food Family is about a lot of things, which is totally what my life is like.  But it all centers around the idea of nourishing your body and soul. Sometimes that means really focusing on learning about real nutrition and cooking.  Sometimes it means to sit back and enjoy God’s beautiful Creation in stillness and silence.  That is, as much silence as you can get with a four-year-old and toddler!  My goal here is that you’ll find something fun and useful and keep checking back.  Okay..I’m also praying they’ll subscribe to my meal plans that I spend a lot of time and effort making every week (Real Food Weekly) or check out the fabulous services or items this site provides.  Most importantly, I hope you’ll enjoy visiting and joining me in this crazy online age we are in. I’m just really glad you stopped by.

Now a little more about me and how Real Food Family got here

Rozlyn in Wicked

In the fall of 2006 I was living in Chicago, performing as a singer and dancer in the hit Broadway musical, Wicked.  I was newly married with an amazing job, but I longed to be busier (go figure), so I started The Reality Chef- a website offering weekly meal plans with organized shopping lists.  I had always loved to cook and entertain, and I loved creating recipes and being super organized with meal plans and shopping lists.  I even dreamed of being a Food Network TV star.  I like to think it could still happen.

Soon life changed entirely.  I had two beautiful daughters and became a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) with a Bachelor’s degree in health arts and sciences.  I fell in love with childbirth and became a certified birth doula- CD(DONA), and I am now a passionate homesteader…raising chickens, bees, and organic vegetables close to the beach, but just outside of urban “OC” (California).

I soon realized that “The Reality Chef” didn’t fit anymore.  I hate reality shows (except Duck Dynasty), which is what everyone thinks of when you say, “reality”.  I’m also not a formally trained chef, and I know it really irritates actual chefs to say you are one when you’re not.  I do know how to cook, though, and my mission is to help families realize that real food can be a reality in their lives with the help of quality information, instruction, and meal planning help.  Thus, I decided to change my website to REAL FOOD FAMILY!

Real Food Family is about real life, real food, real family, real health….real everything!  I’m just here share to share important lessons about family and healthy living that I’ve learned with you.  Hopefully you can discover information that will benefit your family’s health more than the typical (and often false) “healthy lifestyle” information out there.  It seems that everything I do in life or am interested in is somehow either politically incorrect, borderline illegal, or just weird.  Don’t worry, when I say illegal, I’m not talking about the typical type of crime you’re thinking of.  I’m talking about buying and consuming raw milk from cows that have eaten green grass all of their life and gently milked by loving and caring farmers, instead of highly processed white stuff forcefully squeezed out of a sickly cow who is drugged up and living in her own feces.  I’m talking about giving birth to a baby in my own clean, quiet home- surrounded by the peaceful support of my loved ones and a highly skilled midwife, instead of a disease-ridden hospital where I am treated like a time bomb with a parasite trying to kill me as it is born.  I’m talking about passionately guiding the food and lifestyle practices my children are raised with to ensure strong immunity and health, instead of not caring about the crap they consume because the government has ensured their “immunity” with mandated, toxin-ridden vaccines that have been shot into their defenseless bodies since the day they were born.  Sure, it doesn’t seem like this stuff should be “illegal”, but it basically is because some “important” people want to protect their money at the cost of real health in America.  As a result of this, I’ve become an active participant in local and national food and health rights issues, as well as the effort to keep credible, unbiased information available to all people.

I believe our entire nation and culture has been advised to the point of brainwashing by big business and the government on how to birth, how to parent, how to school, how to eat, how to shop, how to live, how to breath, how to age, and how to die.  Consumerism has infiltrated every aspect of our lives through commercials, magazines, music, healthcare, and more.  I believe we, as a culture, have lost touch with reality- the simple and natural way God created us to live.  Our culture of consumerism has created pretentiousness, apathy, wastefulness, sensationalism and unfulfillment.  I believe that when the family reclaims the vital role as the decision makers of our culture- instead of profit-minded corporations and government regulatory agencies- we will reclaim our health, our children, our intelligence, our success, our wealth, our freedom, our lives!

Rozlyn and FamilyHow do we reclaim it?  Well, based on what I’ve stated here, that is YOUR decision to make.  Don’t act on something just because you’ve been told it’s the right or “normal”, even if it was your mother, teacher, me, or, dare I say, your doctor.  The Internet offers incredible accessibility to information, so there is no excuse for making uninformed decisions.  For MY family, it means being educated about every decision we make, big or small, because we believe that all our decisions impact how our lives unfold.  Food in its most natural state, untouched by industry and factory processing, is what we are committed to eating.  We believe that the morning sugared cereal, weekly Sunday doughnut, and frequently raided stash of candy are, in fact, not “harmless.”  We know that many modern diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, are a direct result of the industrialized food industry, so we don’t see these diseases as needing a “cure” as much as families needing to change their ways and rely less on American healthcare systems.  We’ve traded new-fangled, nutrient-less “food” with whole, traditionally prepared, nourishing food.  It is a sad thing, but a vast majority of the food products families consume today are not what I would even consider actual food!  Of course, we do know that we live in the “real world,” so we’ve figured out ways, and are constantly still figuring out ways, to make real food a reality in our home…and help you do the same!

We make informed and deliberate choices in all areas of life.  We decide where we birth our children, which is in the home unless there is a true medical concern (which is unlikely for most women).  We don’t use chemicals and toxic “cleaners” in the home because we believe our home should be the safest place in the world, not a place where most toxic exposure occurs or where most childhood allergies are developed.  We don’t vaccinate, and will only consider a vaccine if we believe the necessity of protection outweighs the risks of the shot itself- which will probably never happen.  We believe in the “Attachment Parenting” Method of child-rearing instead of modern standards like “Babywise.”  (We believe in disciplining children, but not traumatizing babies!)  I’m a dedicated breast-feeder and I try to lovingly educate moms about the dangers of feeding children highly processed formulas that are ferociously sold to them as “a healthy alternative” when, in fact, they have only been shown to suppress a child’s health and immune system.

We vote in the booths and we vote with our forks.  We vote with our dollars and we vote with our actions.  We are reclaiming our health, our family, our lives, and mostly importantly- our freedom to do so.

Above all, we feed ourselves with Real Spiritual Food.  We believe in the God of the Bible, the Messiah Jesus Christ, and will undyingly defend our American right to freely and openly study His Word and Worship Him with a fellowship of believers.  I am a high school teacher at a Christian school and the assistant director of music at my church, and I love nothing more than sharing my deeply founded faith with anyone who will listen!

'About Me' have 16 comments

  1. April 11, 2012 @ 04:41 p04 Welcome To Real Food Family! | Real Food Family

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  2. January 5, 2013 @ 04:41 p01 Jackie Robinson

    Hi Roz, Your dad sent this to me and I am very very impressed. I want to wish you and family a wonderful, blessed New Year and all kinds of success in this venture. Who knows, maybe I will be moving out there this year. It’s a pretty big decision for me but we will see what God has in mind. Love you, Jackie

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    • January 7, 2013 @ 04:41 p01 Roz

      Jackie I’m so glad you found it! I pray God leads you where you are supposed to be this year!!

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  3. February 13, 2013 @ 04:41 p02 Cristina Talley

    Thank you so much for making this website! I’m a newbie to the real food scene. That sounds terrible but here we are. We grow every day, I have prayed for good info to come my way and God has put this site in front of me. Thank you!

    A believer in Bakersfield,
    Cristina Talley ( mom of six)

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  5. March 28, 2013 @ 04:41 p03 Marcelo

    Hi, Roz and family.
    I’m Marcelo, from Campinas-SP – Brazil. I discovered this site, when I watched the song “Upon this Rock”.
    So, Congratulations for the Real Life.
    May Jesus blessing you!

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    • March 29, 2013 @ 04:41 p03 Roz

      Hey Marcelo! Blessings to you! I’m so glad you found us all the way from Brazil! I’m so interested to know how you found me via watching Upon this Rock. Is there a video of me singing that somewhere?? Haha.

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      • April 2, 2013 @ 04:41 p04 Marcelo

        Hey Roz! Blessing to you, too!
        Yes, I found it at Vimeo. Here is the link.

        https://vimeo.com/50938373

        I’d like to introduce this site: http://pat.feldman.com.br/
        Pat (Patricia Feldman) here in Brazil. She likes Real Foods, too.
        Well. God to see you again.
        Thanks
        May Lord Bless you and your family.

      • April 3, 2013 @ 04:41 p04 Roz

        Oh wow- haha, didn’t know that was online. Thanks for the link, too!

  6. August 27, 2013 @ 04:41 p08 Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

    Hello Roz. I just wanted to drop by and let you know that I sent you a FB PMessage. Look forward to being in touch :).

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  7. October 16, 2013 @ 04:41 p10 Debbie Howard

    Hello, I am interested in learning about the reflux therapy. Look forward to hearing from you.

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  8. October 16, 2013 @ 04:41 p10 Debbie Howard

    I am interested in learning more about the reflux therapy. Look forward to hearing from you.

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  11. January 17, 2014 @ 04:41 p01 Pete

    My kids and I were looking for a workout video and, after finding your on you tube, i visited your website. It is good to know others feel as I do about consumerism, health, family, and making a stand with our dollars and sense lol. I am a single father of two youngsters in the Hoosier state, trying to make the best choices for them ,thanks for all the useful info.

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  12. May 27, 2014 @ 04:41 p05 Paul

    Thanks for posting this blog. I “googled”the subject today because I had an I characteristic argument with a Neighbor yesterday and I woke this morning with anxiety. The refresher gave me the same type of side affects that I get from monster and red bull, which I avoid as I always have negative side affects. I agree with your blog and you can count mean if you are tracking those that have felt the side affects of this product. I do drink coffee and some Starbucks coffee pretty regularly and I enjoy it.

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