Tag Archives: frugal

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 …

Stocking the Real Food Pantry

This is an exciting season for my husband. It is hunting season.  One of the reasons we moved to Wyoming 3 years ago was for the hunting opportunities.  My husband, with the help of our 17 year old (Kiki), makes it his goal each year to fill our chest freezer with antelope and venison.  This year we are …

Menu Week of August 26

Week 2 of school but the first full week.  We seem to be adjusting to our schedule. Christopher really missed his sisters last week and kept asking where they were. This week he and I will be starting preschool (homeschool) so hopefully that will help pass the time.  A friend told me about Before Five …

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 …

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 …

Cast Iron Combo Winner

The winner was chose by random.org and then verified (you must be signed up for my newsletter and have done what the winning entry indicated). We had 226 (WOW!) entries into this drawing.   Comment number 27! Lisa Owen, “I subscribed to the newsletter, I liked Real Food for Less Money on FB!” (And she …

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. …

The Frugal Zealot v. the Time Zealot

When the discussion of real food comes up one of two things is almost always mentioned. Cost and time. Many people believe that a diet based on real/whole/traditional foods is monetarily out of reach for the average person. Yes, high quality fats and proteins are more expensive than their lower quality counterparts. Yes, buying organic …

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. They …