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 […]

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 […]

It’s Good to be Home and Menu Week of September 16

Christopher and I arrived home from Oregon late Saturday night. Overall our trip went very well. It was a ‘work’ trip

Christopher and Sierra- Cannon Beach, Oregon

as opposed to a pleasure trip but there was some good times. We were able to visit with Christopher’s Great Grandma and also see my oldest daughter […]

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 […]

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 […]

Good-Bye Intro, Hello Full GAPS

So we lasted a total of 6 days on GAPS Intro. We knew from the beginning that it was possible we wouldn’t be able to do the entire Intro process so our back up plan was to do Intro as best we could and then go into full GAPS. Last night we determined it was […]

Giveaway: Perfect for a Road Trip

Each month during the Someone Else’s Shoes experience I have a giveaway to coincide with that month’s experience. The first two weeks of June the experience was Real Food Hits the Road. I fully intended to have a giveaway shortly after we returned home as the series was wrapped up. Little did I know at […]

Home Again!

Multnomah Falls

The children and I arrived home from Oregon on Saturday afternoon. The girls had a great visit with family and my work went quite well. But it is sure good to be home!

My food week in Oregon did not go as well as I had hoped. We did take along a […]

On the Road Again

We are back in Wyoming after our surprise trip down to Oklahoma. The children and I were down there for a week and then my husband came down along with my sister and her family. We all drove home on Saturday choosing to drive ‘straight-thru’ arriving home around 4AM on Sunday.

This 10 day trip […]

Real Food Hits the Road: The Final Days

Real Food Hits the Road is the latest installment to the series Someone Else’s Shoes. The purpose of this experience was to see if we could follow our usual 85% real food eating while on the road. The last post had shared up to Wednesday night. We were in Cortez, Colorado which is very near […]

Real Food Hits the Road: The First Week

At this point we have been on the road since the evening of Friday, June 1. 9 full days on the road with 6 days to go. I’m writing this post before we leave to share our plans for eating our usual 85% real food style while on the road as the newest installment for […]

Someone Else’s Shoes: Meet Joy

Don’t you love taking a peek into the life of someone else? If you said yes, I’d say you are not alone. Just take a look at all of the ‘reality’ shows on TV (okay, I have to say I don’t really think those are ‘reality’ but hey, that is how they are marketed).

At […]

Real Food Hits the Road: The First few Days

This is the most recent installment to the series Someone Else’s Shoes. Real Food Hits the Road— that’s what my family is attempting. The desire is to eat our normal 85% real food way while living out of hotel/motel rooms for the next 2+ weeks.

We’ve been on the road since Friday evening. Leaving […]

Planning for a Real Food Road Trip

This is the most recent installment to the series Someone Else’s Shoes. Real Food Hits the Road— that’s what my family is attempting. The desire is to eat our normal 85% real food way while living out of hotel/motel rooms for the next 2+ weeks.

Planning for this trip began last summer while we were […]