Pancake Mix Rescue: Food Pantry Fix

Pancake Mix Fix

I am trying to do all I can to stretch our resources: reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose. I’m going to add another R word: rescue. This applies mostly to food, like ugly produce that even the farmers market can’t sell, expired … Continue reading

More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan #4 – Summer/August 2015

More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan

This is not your everyday, average meal plan. Learn how to cook like your great-grandma did, with little waste, and stretching what you have (including your dollars). The point of this meal plan is to help you be smart with … Continue reading

Seasonal Produce for August with Frugal Tips

It is important to know what veggies are in season. These are often the cheapest ingredients for your meal plan. Save money on groceries by buying according to the seasons. If you cook with real food you know that all … Continue reading

More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan #3 – Seasonal dinners for July/summer

More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan July

This is not your everyday, average meal plan. Learn how to cook like your great-grandma did, with little waste, and stretching what you have (including your dollars). The point of this meal plan is to help you be smart with … Continue reading

July Real Food Meal Plan – flexible, frugal monthly meal plan with printable PDF

July Real Food Meal Plan

July brings the dog days of the kitchen, when I want nothing to do with it. About half of my recipes for July are no-cook, and almost all of the rest are quick stovetop dinners, because it’s like a torture … Continue reading

More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan #2 – Summer/June 2015

More With Less Meal Plan June/Summer

This is not your everyday, average meal plan. Learn how to cook like your great-grandma did, with little waste, and stretching what you have (including your dollars). The point of this meal plan is to help you be smart with … Continue reading

How to life

How to life

Not sure how to life? Feeling overwhelmed? Instead of telling people to stuff it, here is your mantra: You did your best! Not your shiny/happy/fluffy best, or your type-A overachiever best. But your intentional, thoughtful, realistic best. Just do your … Continue reading

June Real Food Meal Plan – flexible, frugal monthly meal plan with printable calendar

June

June brings us the end of the school year, and as always I am torn. I love having days and days to spend with my kids, without the pressures of school obligations. I love running off to the park or … Continue reading