Your Diet. Your Health

For the past several weeks we’ve had a book club of sorts discussing the book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston Price. Dr. Weston A. Price was a dentist who travelled the world in the 1930’s and studied peoples diet and how this diet corresponded with their dental and overall health.

I have to […]

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. […]

Can you Transition to Real Foods?

Heal Your Gut With Fermented Foods

Real Food for Less Money is a journal of sorts on how my family continues to transition from a Standard American Diet (SAD) to a real/whole/traditional foods diet (real). Our transition as been slow and steady while trying to keep our budget under control. For the first 24 […]

My Favorite Food is ___________

Do you have a favorite food? What makes someone enjoy a particular food? Is it because they grew up eating that food?

I know there are several foods from my childhood that I still enjoy. Particularly I like lemon meringue pie. I have a very vivid memory of my dad making one of these pies […]

5 Warning Signs You Might be Living in Denial


Do you drag yourself out of bed each morning wondering why you feel so tired, sick, worn out, exhausted, etc? Do you find yourself with a daily headache, stomach ache, afternoon crash or other ‘issue’ that you need to pop a pill for? Do you find yourself (or your child) experiencing ‘mood’ swings or […]

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 […]

How We “Do” Real Food: 85/15

I think it is important to realize that when beginning a real/whole/traditional food journey it does not necessarily have to be all or nothing. Even eliminating the processed junk a little at a time will help your health tremendously. Not to mention will help you adapt to the new flavors and tastes plus the additional […]

“Butter Causes Diabetes”

Homemade Butter

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.”


Butter causes diabetes? It’s not the highly processed donuts and white bread sandwiches […]

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 […]

Them Bones, Them Bones…


A few days ago I shared a video from the Weston A. Price Foundation titled Tips for Limited Time and a Limited Budget by Sara Pope. In this video it is mentioned that by incorporating large amounts of broth into the diet, meat can be consumed only once or twice a week with good […]

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 […]

Preparedness Radio Network

My friend Wardeh from GNOWFGLINS was a guest tonight on Vickilynn Haycraft’s Get Real-Get Prepared internet radio show. You can listen to the recorded program here. The program was terrific! I have to say, that listening to Wardeh and Vickilynn chat got me excited about cooking/baking again. I’d been feeling in a bit of a […]

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 […]

Spicy Pickled Carrots

One of our favorite Lacto-Fermented Vegetables is Spicy Carrots.

These come from a recipe listed in the comments section of this post on GNOWFGLINS (comment #2 from Alyss). I’ve made them several times using the comment as a guide (but leaving out the jalapeno) and they have always been a hit with my family.


Preserving Food

Ginger commented on this post about doing more canning and preserving in order to build up food stores. This is something that I think about and hope to implement too.

I haven’t done much canning (why is it called canning when we put everything in jars? Shouldn’t it be jarring?) but the little I’ve done […]