Traditional Foods

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. That first summer after …

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. …

Design a Dish

Would you like to learn great methods to reduce food waste? What if you could enjoy one meal for “free” each week? We’re not talking about gourmet meals but wonderful, simple dishes that you can prepare day in and day out You’ll be amazed how easy it is to nourish your family with these tasty …

“Butter Causes Diabetes”

This morning, my husband Joe, had one of those ‘morning shows’ on.  I wasn’t really paying attention to it until one of the ‘medical contributors’ made a statement something like “Paula Deen has diabetes from eating butter.” What? Butter causes diabetes? It’s not the highly processed donuts and white bread sandwiches (or how about the Ladies …

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 …

Relearning the Importance of Fat

As a young adult I totally bought into the whole “Politically Correct Nutrition” idea that fat was bad, especially animal fat. At one time I attempted to become a vegetarian for ‘health reasons’ and I’ve been on numerous low fat diets through the years. Imagine my surprise when I first read Nourishing Traditions by Sally …

Stretch Your Budget with Stretchy Beans

  I know that I have mentioned Stretchy Beans quite a bit lately as part of my 13 Week Menu Plan. It occurred to me that every time I mention them, it is part of another post or a page. I was thinking today that Stretchy Beans being incredibly popular and useful at my house …