Month: March 2012

Can you Transition to Real 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 months or so of our transition, we were …

Thrifty Food Plan Experience: The End

$172 per week, two weeks, family of 5, real food. That is the current experience as part of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan. The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount to …

Thrifty Food Plan Experience: Almost the End

$172 per week, two weeks, family of 5, real food. That is the current experience as part of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan. The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount to …

Design a Sourdough Muffin

A few years ago I shared my basic muffin formula.  This is an adaptation from the muffin formula in The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn. I changed the original formula to allow for soaking the grains (in order to reduce the phytic acid and other anti-nutrients).  I expanded on the details of this basic …

Thrifty Food Plan: Shopping Results Week 2

$172 per week, two weeks, family of 5, real food. That is the current experience as part of the series Someone Else’s Shoes.  We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan.  The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount to each person dependent on age …

Thrifty Food Plan: End of Week 1 and Intro to Week 2

$172 per week, two weeks, family of 5, real food. That is the current experience.  We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan.  The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount to each person dependent on age and sex.  You can check out their graph …

Come to the Party!

You’re Invited! When: Saturday, March 10 7 PM (Today!) Where: Get Real—Get Prepared with Vickilynn Haycraft Vickilynn of Real Food Living has asked me to be her guest. You can listen live or anytime afterwards. If you listen live, you can join the party by participating in the chat. Get Real—Get Prepared with Vickilynn Haycraft …