kitchen experiments

Stewed Meat- 2 Ways

Tougher cuts of meat can be very budget friendly. Preparing the meat in a manner that makes those tough cuts tender and delicious is important. If your tough cut is a steak a great method is to pound the meat and do something like this tasty chicken fry. If your tough cut is chunks or pieces …

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. …

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 can check out their graph …

Sprouted Pea Egg Foo Yung

The other day I posted about a wonderful and inexpensive legume that we’ve added to our food storage and menu.  Whole peas come in at only 41 cents a pound (Azure Standard quantity 25 pounds).  We made three tasty dishes with our peas.  One was an Egg Foo Yung. These were very much like the …

A Lacto-Fermentation Journey

Looking for the Nutrition and Physical Degeneration Book Club? I’m taking this week off. It will return next Wednesday. Two years ago, I shared a post on our Lacto-Fermentation Hits and Misses.  This post was written fairly early on in our real food journey and I was quite new to lacto-fermenting.  Two years later and …

Add This Incredibly Inexpensive Legume to Your Menu Plan and Food Storage

Last year, my friend Andi shared this post on sprouting.  I was totally intrigued by the sprouted peas. Especially the cost of those peas. $8.05 for 25 pounds seemed like a steal!   I had to try them.  Like everything, the price of these peas has increased. I got mine through Azure Standard. Today’s cost is …

Foods in Review: Week of 1/8/12

This past week I didn’t spend too terribly much time in the kitchen. With tax stuff to be done, regular bookkeeping, my business getting this new website up and running plus getting what seemed to be a cold of some sort, kitchen time was at a premium.  I did try a new recipe for Chicken …