Money: April 23 to 29

“The mint makes it first, it is up to you to make it last.” Evan Esar (American Humorist, 1899-1995)

This is the first ‘accounting’ report for the money part of the current installment of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. This part is a little bit different than usual since the shoes are really […]

The Weekly Schedule–Share Yours!

This month we are looking at money and time for a real food diet. I thought for the time part of the scenario it may be important to talk about schedules.

Whether working outside the home or from the home -for pay or not- we all have a schedule to consider when getting food on […]

Giveaway: Cast Iron Combo Cooker

Each month during the Someone Else’s Shoes experience I have a giveaway to coincide with that month’s ‘theme’. This month, the experience is Money v. Time.

How much time do you spend in your kitchen preparing meals, snacks and cleaning up? Can a person with an ‘low to average’ food budget enjoy a real food […]

Money v. Time Kickoff

This month’s experience for Someone Else’s Shoes is two-fold. The two most common conversations that come up when discussing a diet based on real/whole/traditional foods are the money involved and the time involved.

I believe that we can eat a real food diet based on whole, high quality ingredients for an average amount of money. […]

The Frugal Zealot v. the Time Zealot

When the discussion of real food comes up one of two things is almost always mentioned. Cost and time.

Many people believe that a diet based on real/whole/traditional foods is monetarily out of reach for the average person. Yes, high quality fats and proteins are more expensive than their lower quality counterparts. Yes, buying organic […]

Water Kefir Soda Cremosa

Vanilla Cremosa

Many (many) years ago, fresh out of high school, I worked at a gourmet coffee shop. Working there was the first place I heard of ‘fancy’ drinks like Italian Sodas and Cremosas.

Fast forward to now, we make our own version of soda out of water kefir grains. I love making these […]

Your Diet. Your Health

For the past several weeks we’ve had a book club of sorts discussing the book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston Price. Dr. Weston A. Price was a dentist who travelled the world in the 1930’s and studied peoples diet and how this diet corresponded with their dental and overall health.

I have to […]

Purple Chicken Stir-Fry


Purple Chicken Stir-Fry! Such a wonderful and adaptable dish! My daughter dubbed this Purple Chicken Stir Fry since the beet stems made everything a lovely purplish color. Sometimes I’ll leave the beet stems out and then it’s just a regular old stir fry and still delicious!

This is a recipe based loosely off of […]

Thrifty Food Plan Experience

This eBook is an in-depth look at the 2 week Thrifty Food Plan Experience that my family did in March of 2012. 67 pages of thoughts, tips, and ideas plus a 2 week menu plan, over 40 recipes and links to many more.


This experience was based off of the USDA’s food cost guidelines. […]

Take it Easy! How do you do it?

Something I’ve been thinking alot about lately is Self Care.

I get pretty busy and forget about tending to my own personal needs in the process. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who does this! This can be extremely detrimental. I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase “if mama ain’t happy, no one […]

Sourdough Donuts

I started thinking about making these when reading one of the books in my favorite series from Lauraine Snelling (I can’t remember which one but it is one of the later ones). In the book they have bread out to rise and decide to ‘steal’ some of the dough to turn into a treat […]

Someone Else’s Shoes Interview: Meet Lea

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 […]

A Real Food Journey Toward Optimum Health

The more I learn on this real food journey the more I discover that I have to learn.

We started on real food over 3 years ago because it made sense from a stand point of eating foods as close to the way God designed them as possible. At that time, we didn’t get the […]

Venison Medallions in Cream Sauce

Game plays a prominent role in our meal plans. Living in Wyoming we enjoy what seems to be an abundance of antelope and venison. In my area, the game feasts primarily on sage brush and prairie grass. Having several wonderful ways to cook game is a quest I am on. Our absolute favorite is to […]

3 Steps to a Smoother Week

I’m in the middle of a busy season. A special project that I have been working on for my employer is coming to an important point.

On Monday and Tuesday we have a pre-audit of sorts. My employer is in Oregon and I am in Wyoming. My part of the pre-audit is substantial and I […]