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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Money v. Time has now concluded. This was the most recent installment of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. While this experience was slightly different than usual since for the Money part of the experience we used my family’s actual food budget and the way we really shop. Be sure to check out the [...]
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.
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. [...]
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 [...]
Yesterday I released a new eBook, Thrifty Food Plan Experience, based on my families 2 week experience in March. During these 2 weeks we followed the USDA’s monetary guidelines for the Thrifty Food Plan but instead of eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) put out by the USDA we followed a real foods diet based [...]
This eBook is an in-depth look at the 2 week Thrifty Food Plan Experience that my family did in March of this year. 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 [...]