Water Kefir Soda Cremosa

Vanilla Cremosa

Vanilla Cremosa

Many (many) years ago, fresh out of high school, I worked at a gourmet coffee shop. Working there was the first place I heard of ‘fancy’ drinks like Italian Sodas and Cremosas.

Fast forward to now, we make our own version of soda out of water kefir grains. I love making these [...]

Can you Transition to Real Foods?

Lacto-Fermented Kimchi

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 [...]

Naturally Leavened Muffins

Design a Dish Muffins

A few weeks ago I made a double batch of muffins. I realized as soon as they were in the oven that I’d forgot to add any baking powder or baking soda. Oops.

I expected to end up with stones instead of muffins. I was super surprised to pull beautiful muffins with a terrific rise [...]

Milk Shake Magic

Magic Milk Shake

This recipe was shared originally in May of 2010. I decided to highlight it today in honor of Valentine’s Day. Chocolate is the perfect treat for this day.

 

A favorite treat from before we started changing over to real, more nutrient dense foods was Magic Milk Shakes from the Hillbilly Housewife website. [...]

How Do You Like Your Kefir?

The other day Lulu asked if she could make smoothies. I was in the middle of a project and was quite happy that she took the initiative for a snack. I figured that she would make the smoothie out of kefir since that is what we usually do. But she made it out of regular [...]

>Tuesday Twister May 11

> Last week was a pretty good food week. We enjoyed delicious Spinach Crepes Bernoise. I can not say enough about these. If you would like to add organ meats to your diet these are a wonderfully flavorful way to do it. We are still eating soups. The weather continues to be on the chilly [...]

Milk Shake Magic

A favorite treat from before we started changing over to real, more nutrient dense foods was Magic Milk Shakes from the Hillbilly Housewife website. They tasted remarkably like a Frosty from Wendy’s and we would have them a few times a week as a snack or dessert. But with the ingredient list (powdered milk, [...]

>Tuesday Twister April 27

> It’s Tuesday and time to share what’s been Twisting in my kitchen. Each week Wardeh at Gnowfglins.com shares what she’s been Twisting and invites us to do the same. Be sure to pop over and see the great Twists being shared and look what Wardeh is doing with liver. In fact, it must be [...]

Spinach Crepes Bernoise OR The Best Crepes Ever

crepes

Sacred Appetite is a great blog with the motto: “Restoring harmonious and healthy family meals”. Anna Migeon is the author and offers lots of information for feeding a family–especially if some members are on the picky side.

If you have read here much or looked at my menu plans you may have noticed that [...]

Tuesday Twister October 13

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We had a pretty good food week last week. I tried a few new things that we really enjoyed. Wednesday night we had breakfast for dinner. My girls love crepes. For the filling I combined homemade cream cheese (yogurt that the whey has dripped out of) and kefir cheese (2 parts cream cheese to [...]

Hi and Welcome! I'm so happy that you have found your way here. I hope that you will find useful information in your real food journey. Our real food journey has changed over the years to include a small two acre farm with a larger 20 acre farm in our future. I'm excited to share our busy, and sometimes crazy, adventures as we learn new things. We're also working hard to be completely debt free so you'll find information on finances and general frugality along with various family adventures plus the occasional 'odd' category depending on what's going on in our world. Thanks for joining along! ~ Millie

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