broth

Stock the Pantry: Planning for Frugal Soups and Stews

As I’m writing this post it’s late-June and I have a pot of soup on the stove for supper. Two days ago it was quite warm and more salad weather than soup weather but last night a storm came through and has left a cold dreary day behind. Once again perfect for soup weather. When …

Favorite Meat-Free Meals

In my post yesterday, 5 Ways to Afford Real Food on a Meager Budget, I talked about how we ate less meat but still had high quality meals. In this post I share a few of our favorite meat-free meals. Creamed Onions with Thyme and Sage This is a dish that we love and I …

Campfire Broth

Homemade broth is an important part of a real/whole/traditional foods diet.  Making broth was one of the first things I started doing when we began to transition to real foods.  The homemade broth is wonderful for making soups, cooking beans, making sauces, etc.  Broth is a protein sparer which allows you to consume small amounts …

Design a Dish

Would you like to learn great methods to reduce food waste? What if you could enjoy one meal for “free” each week? We’re not talking about gourmet meals but wonderful, simple dishes that you can prepare day in and day out You’ll be amazed how easy it is to nourish your family with these tasty …

Curry Lo Mein Style Dinner

You ever have a night when nothing sounds good? Maybe the menu plan you so diligently made just doesn’t quite work for that night? Or maybe you just didn’t bother to make a menu plan for the week. Sometimes I have those kind of nights. I’ve been on a quest lately to try to find …