Apple Recipes ~ A Baker’s Dozen!

It’s fall in Wyoming and I have apples on the brain!

Each fall we like to stock up on apples. I often order these by the case from Azure Standard or pick locally from friends. I love to dehydrate apples to have for snacking and baking through the winter but we also enjoy eating […]

Menu Week of January 5

Menu Week of January 12 Real Food for Less Money

This is a sad time. My daughter’s boyfriend lost his mom Saturday night. She was only 43. Her death comes just a few days after he lost his uncle and his dad had a severe asthma attack. His dad is still very ill and unable to take care of himself. My heart aches for JT […]

Preserving Milk

This post was originally shared on my short-lived homesteading blog.

Things have changed for us since I originally wrote this post.


Did you know that it is believed that cheese making may have started when dairying started? Milk was put in animal bags (usually made out of 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 […]

Natural Fertility Bundle Sale–29+ eBooks at a 92% Discount

It’s Here! The Natural Fertility eBook Bundle Sale!

I am very excited to be a part of this project! This bundle is a fabulous deal (and you know I like to get a good deal) plus provides a wealth of information for you and your family. Buying in a bundle like this gives you […]

Begin Where You Are

I’ve noticed a trend lately. There seems to be an overwhelming amount of people with opinions that their way of eating is the only ‘right’ way of eating and everything must be an ‘all or nothing’ approach.

While some people might surely need to follow a very strict style of eating and subscribe to an […]

5 Ways to Afford Real Food on a Meager Budget

A question I’ve received from the beginning of this blog is how do we afford real food on a meager (small, tight, limited, paltry, minuscule, tiny, wee, etc) budget.

I’m happy to share what we’ve found to be helpful in our quest for real food but it is never my intention for anyone to […]

Thoughts on Health Care

Something that has been on my mind a lot lately is health care. You may know that when we changed our diet in early 2009 from a diet of mainly processed foods to a diet of mainly traditional food we discovered changes in our health.

My husband and I both had a diagnosis of Irritable […]

Budgets, Rules and Going Forward


Happy 2013!


With the new year here I thought it would be a great time to give an overview of our food philosophy and this blog. When I started this blog late in 2009 I struggled with a name for it. I had been writing about food on a family blog that […]

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 […]

A New Development

Almost four years ago, I heard about something called traditional foods and a book called Nourishing Traditions. It took several months to locate a copy of this book (that was before I spent much time on the internet) and once I did get one, I spent several weeks being completely overwhelmed. The concepts in Nourishing […]

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 […]

Shop the Pantry First– My Method for Menu Planning

For the month of October, we’re focusing on tightening our belt and reducing our food costs. The main thing my family does to help with our food budget is menu planning.

Close to 6 years ago I began meal planning. At that time we were not eating a real foods diet. In fact, the entire […]

Gluten and Dairy-Free eCourse Review and Giveaway

We started our real food journey in January of 2009 after reading Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig. I’ve have mentioned several times (so much that I probably sound like a broken record) that we made changes very slowly in order to accommodate our budget and to make lasting changes.

KerryAnn of […]

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. […]