Favorite Less Beef Meals

The cost of beef is going up. I’ve read a few different articles that peg the increase anywhere from 4% to 10% and this is a following a record increase of 5% in 2013! When I was in Oregon last week I bought beef at Trader Joe’s I was shocked at the prices. Almost […]

FREE Healthy Child Summit Starts November 18

You’ll love the sneak peak of this Free online event. You can learn more about the Preview here. The full event will be in February of 2014. The Sneak Peak will be 22 audio recordings on preconception health, birthing, breast feeding, cloth diapering, gentle sleep solutions, vaccines, dental health, preventing postpartum depression, real food […]

Baked Custard

You may know that for several years I took a hiatus of sorts from cooking. For four or five years most of what we ate was dine out, take out or frozen. On occasion I’d cook something from ‘scratch’ but that was pretty rare. I was too busy pursuing my ‘career’ to take time to […]

Menu Plan Week of June 23

This week promises to be busy and exciting. We are adding some new members to our little place. I’ll share more about that when they arrive. We have also had a secret ‘project’ of sorts that we’ve been pursuing which should finish up this week. And we’ll have the usual summer busy items including getting […]

Emergency Meals for When the Menu Plan Falls Apart

Pretty much every week I put together a menu plan. When I make that menu plan I fully intend to follow the plan– sort of. While I enjoy the knowledge of having the plan and knowing that if I follow the plan I won’t have to scramble at the last minute trying to put a […]

June Real Food Bundle from Nourished Living Network

This month’s eBook Bundle from Nourished Living Network is focused on Real Food. Each month Nourished Living Network features a themed eBook bundle authored by NLN members. This is a great way to get informative eBooks at reduced prices!

June Real Food Bundle

This spectacular bundle focused on Real Food is a […]

Black Beans: Cooking and Favorite Meals

You may know that I have a slight obsession with beans. Beans are a wonderfully frugal whole food, they have an excellent nutritional profile, and are extremely versatile. There are hundreds of varieties of beans/legumes available which really helps keep things interesting. Beans also make an excellent addition to your food storage.

For ease of […]

Farmer Boy Pancakes

Most of our breakfasts are quite quick since someone is always trying to get out the door. But on weekends or days without school or work we’ll have a more leisurely breakfast. Pancakes are often requested. Due to cost, we very rarely have maple syrup with our pancakes. Sometimes I’ll make Buttermilk Syrup but […]

Swirl Bread or Swirl Rolls

Once in a while I like to do something slightly different than our regular sourdough bread, such as Swirl Bread or Swirl Rolls.

Cinnamon swirl bread is super popular with my little boy. It is takes only a few extra minutes to turn our Minimal Knead Sourdough Sandwich Bread into a swirl loaf. My bread […]

Red Beans: Cooking and Favorite Meals

At my house red beans is an all encompassing term for any red bean (I know, obvious). These could be the large red kidney beans or smaller red beans. I tend to alternate on which I purchase. I’ve also found that other than size there is not a huge amount of difference in the beans. […]

Free eBooks

I’ve decided to take a vacation from blogging until after the New Year.

As a Thank You for your continued support of Real Food for Less Money, both of my eBooks are available at no charge and with no obligation until 9PM (Mountain) on January 4, 2013. Expired. You may […]

Campfire Broth

Homemade broth is an important part of a real/whole/traditional foods diet. Making broth was one of the first things I started doing when we began to transition to real foods. The homemade broth is wonderful for making soups, cooking beans, making sauces, etc. Broth is a protein sparer which allows you to consume small amounts […]

Sourdough French Toast With Nut and Fruit Syrup

My girls have always loved french toast.

When we switched to real/whole/traditional foods over 3 years ago, french toast was an easy food to convert to real foods.

Using eggs from free-range chickens and real milk along with sourdough bread makes a terrific breakfast/brunch or even quick dinner.

Topping the sourdough french toast with […]

Super Flexible Stuffed Burritos

While we were on our family vacation this summer we ate out at Chipotle’s. We each had a huge stuffed burrito and while dining Joe said we should eat more burritos. I was surprised by that since we often have some sort of burrito, taco or tostado as part of our Stretchy Bean dishes.

My […]

Menu Week of August 19- Back to School!

It has been an interesting few weeks! With work, a minor kitchen re-do, a new job for Kiki, getting ready for back to school and a few health issues (mine- I’ll share more later but it is nothing “serious”) I’ve struggled to keep my head above water. My meal planning has also suffered the past […]