Can you Transition to Real Foods?

Heal Your Gut With Fermented Foods

Real Food for Less Money is a journal of sorts on how my family continues to transition from a Standard American Diet (SAD) to a real/whole/traditional foods diet (real). Our transition as been slow and steady while trying to keep our budget under control. For the first 24 […]

How to Make the Best Beef Short Ribs EVER

 

I have a confession, each month when I pick up my beef CSA order I rapidly tear into the bag. I can’t wait to see what surprises await me.

We get 10 pounds of beef each month as part of our 1 share order. Usually I get some hamburger and maybe a roast […]

Book Review: Your Custom Homestead– 2 Thumbs Up

“Wherever you live right now– a high-rise, a mobile home, the end-of-a-cul-de-sac, or ten acres– that is your homestead.”

This is absolutely one of the best lines I have ever read! Your Custom Homestead by Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead is a spectacular eBook.

Jill takes us through a 21 day plan to organize […]

Thrifty Food Plan Experience: The End

$172 per week, two weeks, family of 5, real food.

That is the current experience as part of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan. The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount to […]

Living “off the Land”

What kind of foods are naturally abundant where you live? Do you have access to foods from the sea? Maybe produce grows easily in your location? Could you ‘live off the land’ and maintain (or develop) excellent health? Studying the native cultures that Dr. Weston A. Price visited, it is apparent that there was not […]

Naturally Leavened Muffins

A few weeks ago I made a double batch of muffins. I realized as soon as they were in the oven that I’d forgot to add any baking powder or baking soda. Oops.

I expected to end up with stones instead of muffins. I was super surprised to pull beautiful muffins with a terrific rise […]

Thrifty Food Plan Experience: Almost the End

$172 per week, two weeks, family of 5, real food.

That is the current experience as part of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan. The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount […]

St. Patrick’s Day Fun

A few of my chickens are totally into the festivities of the day.

Green Eggs

My ducks are just happy it is a beautiful day.

Ducks Gone Wild

Have a fun day!

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Design a Sourdough Muffin

A few years ago I shared my basic muffin formula. This is an adaptation from the muffin formula in The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn. I changed the original formula to allow for soaking the grains (in order to reduce the phytic acid and other anti-nutrients). I expanded on the details of this basic […]

Someone Else’s Shoes Interview: Exercise Enthusiast, Real Food Blogger and Full-Time Employee

Don’t you love taking a peek into the life of someone else? If you said yes, I’d say you are not alone. Just take a look at all of the ‘reality’ shows on TV (okay, I have to say I don’t really think those are ‘reality’ but hey, that is how they are marketed).

At […]

Thrifty Food Plan: Shopping Results Week 2

$172 per week, two weeks, family of 5, real food.

That is the current experience as part of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan. The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount to […]

Citrus Salmon Over Wheat Pilaf

 

 

 

 

Oh my, this was good! Salmon fillets plus a marinade of orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and honey then pan fried in butter made a meal fit for royalty. We served the salmon on top of Wheat Pilaf with an extra squeeze of lemon. The entire combination was […]

Thrifty Food Plan: End of Week 1 and Intro to Week 2

$172 per week, two weeks, family of 5, real food.

That is the current experience. We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan. The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount to each person dependent on age and sex. You […]

Winner of the 12 Piece Pyrex set Plus a Request

It’s that time! Time to announce the winner of the 12 Piece Pyrex set from Amazon!

But first… I have a request. Could you give me your opinion on what should be the April giveaway item? I’ve picked out three things that I thought you might like.

Come to the Party!

You’re Invited!

When: Saturday, March 10 7 PM (Today!)

Where: Get Real—Get Prepared with Vickilynn Haycraft

Vickilynn of Real Food Living has asked me to be her guest.

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