5 Ways to Afford Real Food on a Meager Budget

A question I’ve received from the beginning of this blog is how do we afford real food on a meager (small, tight, limited, paltry, minuscule, tiny, wee, etc) budget.
I’m happy to share what we’ve found to be helpful in our quest for real food but it is never my intention for…

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Barley Soup

A few years ago I discovered The Prudent Homemaker’s website.  I love this site for the huge amount of frugal ideas. Brandy and her family built up food storage when times were good and had it to fall back on when times were not as good.  She shares many recipes featuring her food storage…

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Creamy Carrot and Apple Soup

This is a very tasty, easy and inexpensive soup. It is a great use for apples that are slightly past their prime. My little boy particularly loves this soup. You can adjust the amount of curry powder depending on how much heat you like. I’ve made it with the three tablespoons and I loved [...]

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Menu in Review: Week of January 6

Beginning last week (and continuing for the next couple of weeks) I’ve posted our menu plan after the fact. I wanted to share how even though I use a menu plan almost every week we do not necessarily stick to it 100%. Rather, my menu plan becomes more of a guideline. Things happen– I…

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Red Beans: Cooking and Favorite Meals

At my house red beans is an all encompassing term for any red bean (I know, obvious). These could be the large red kidney beans or smaller red beans. I tend to alternate on which I purchase. I’ve also found that other than size there is not a huge amount of difference in the beans. [...]

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Book Review and Giveaway: Real Food Storage

“Then the phone call came. One cold February afternoon, Jeff called to tell me his company did a 20% pay cut across the board. Two months later, it was a 20% reduction in hours on top of that pay cut. Just one month later, I got another afternoon phone call. They had [...]

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Free eBooks

I’ve decided to take a vacation from blogging until after the New Year. As a Thank You for your continued support of Real Food for Less Money, both of my eBooks are available at no charge and with no obligation until 9PM (Mountain) on January 4, 2013. Expired.

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 sauc…

Menu Plan November 4

Last week’s menu plan turned out great. Planning for breakfast, lunch and dinner really helped me with my organization– something that had been lacking quite a bit lately! We didn’t 100% stick to our breakfast and lunch plan but havin…

Menu Plan October 28

Last week a friend and I were retrieving the rest of our Azure Standard order (a long story that involved ALOT of driving) and we were discussing real food and how it fits into our lives. Well, mostly I was complaining about how I don’t seem to t…