Stewed Meat- 2 Ways

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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

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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 [...]

Menu Week of August 26

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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

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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 [...]

Money v. Time: The End

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Wrap Up!

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 [...]

Gluten and Dairy-Free eCourse Review and Giveaway

KerryAnn of Cooking Traditional Foods

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.

KerryAnn of [...]

Don’t Compost It, Cook It– Giveaway Winner

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This winner was chosen by random.org and then verified. We had 59 entries to the giveaway/sweepstakes.

 

 

Comment #16 Kirstin (kirstinr****** @ gmail), “I like Real Food for Less on facebook.” (And she does!)

Congratulations Kirstin! Watch for an email from me (realfoodforlessmoney at gmail [...]

Money: April 30 to May 6

“The mint makes it first, it is up to you to make it last.” Evan Esar (American Humorist, 1899-1995)

Week 2 of the ’accounting’ report for the money part of the current installment of the series Someone Else’s Shoes (boy, that is a mouthful). This part is a little bit different than usual [...]

New Giveaway/Sweepstakes!

Are you looking for great ideas to help stretch your food budget? This eBook is for you!

Recently I had the pleasure of previewing a new eBook by April Lewis Patel of An Apple a Day Wisdom. When she emailed with a description of this book I knew it would be right up my alley [...]

Cast Iron Combo Winner

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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 [...]

Money: April 23 to 29

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“The mint makes it first, it is up to you to make it last.” Evan Esar (American Humorist, 1899-1995)

This is the first ‘accounting’ report for the money part of the current installment of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. This part is a little bit different than usual since the shoes are really [...]

Money v. Time Kickoff

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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 [...]

Purple Chicken Stir-Fry

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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 [...]

Thrifty Food Plan Experience

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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 [...]