Egg Curry

Egg Curry

Yum! This is a recipe I found on Pinterest that really caught my eye. During the spring and early summer our chickens work overtime laying us lots of eggs. Finding ways to enjoy these eggs is always my goal.

The inspiration recipe is Punjabi Egg Curry from My Heart Beats. At that post she […]

Menu Week of August 3 and Memories

Menu Week of August 3 and Memories

Just over two weeks ago my sister lost her dear husband. My niece lost her father. My husband lost his cousin. My children lost their uncle. We are still in mourning and shock over this death.

My sister was married for almost 24 years. At the wedding I acted as Maid of Honor. One of […]

Menu Week of July 6

Menu Week of July 6

Hello! I hope you had a terrific weekend. We went up to our property to do a few things to get ready to start construction on this Friday. My sister and her husband joined us. It was a fun time! We watched the fireworks show on Friday night and took an amazing drive up the […]

Menu Week of June 22

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We had great weather and were able to do many things outside that we’d been putting off like cleaning out the goat pen. đŸ˜‰ It’s an exciting life around here sometimes.

Last week’s menu worked out super well and we had several great dishes. Including Spicy North […]

Menu Week of June 8

Menu Week of June 8

The last few weeks have been pretty busy and I’ve neglected sharing our menu plans. I’m still putting together a plan, scratched out on a slip of recycled paper or an old envelope. We’re being somewhat careful with our money right now since we’re building a cabin on our new property so the bulk of […]

Menu Week of March 23

We’re celebrating! With the longer days the chickens and ducks have started laying again. We’re getting between 10 and 12 eggs a day which means I’ll be planning meals using eggs. After this long winter of almost no eggs, we’re pretty excited.

This week I’m trying lentils. I started an elimination diet back in December […]

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 […]

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 […]

Favorite Meat-Free Meals

In my post yesterday, 5 Ways to Afford Real Food on a Meager Budget, I talked about how we ate less meat but still had high quality meals. In this post I share a few of our favorite meat-free meals.

Creamed Onions with Thyme and Sage

This is a dish that we love and […]

Potato and Salmon Patties

This is a tasty lunch that we enjoy as often as we can. Leftover mashed potatoes combined with wild caught canned salmon and an egg or two to hold it all together makes a super easy and delicious patty. These are great fresh out of the pan or served cold making them packed lunch friendly.

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Eggs in Marinara

On Tuesday night I watched a new reality TV program. The premise of this show is a blind taste test. Contests have the opportunity to create a one taste dish that four chefs sample. Then the chef can decide if they want the contestant on their team or can send them packing. I absolutely do […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]