Everybody’s eating soy these days. Soy is a not good for you for many reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that soy depresses thyroid function. Soy products increase the risk of thyroid disease. Source For adults, just 30 mg of soy isoflavones per day is the amount found to have a negative impact on […]
Archives for January 2009
This morning I was listening to the news about all the recent layoffs. I can’t stop thinking about all the people out there who are sitting at their kitchen tables right now, wondering what they are going to do next. During these tough times, every cent we save matters. We are all looking for ways to cut back. So I’m going to be writing a series of tips on how to cut costs. I pray that these tips will help a few people out there. One of the best ways a family can cut back on spending is to switch from disposable diapers to cloth. When I ran the numbers when my daughter was 6 months old, I was stunned at the savings. By switching to cloth diapers and wipes instead of disposables, you can save over $50 per month — which adds up to over $1,500 over 2 1/2 years.
For years, I drank 2% milk. Just regular old milk from the supermarket. Then I switched to organic 2% milk. wanted to avoid bovine growth hormones and pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). When I got pregnant, I switched to organic whole milk. I figured I needed the extra fat for my growing baby. After […]
Why make homemade chicken stock? Three reasons: flavor, nutrition and economy. 1. Flavor These days many (most?) processed and restaurant foods are flavored with MSG. MSG is a neurotoxin. Traditionally, food was always flavored with stock — beef stock, fish stock or poultry stock. By adding stock to your meals, you will naturally enhance the […]
Who doesn’t love pie? Apple pie, pecan pie, coconut cream pie… mmm! A savory pie makes a wonderful dinner, especially on a cold winter night.
Be honest. Are you intimidated at the thought of trying to make pie crust from scratch? If so, you’re not alone. Most people think making pie crust is hard. But it’s actually quite easy. You’ll be astonished at how simple it is to make the most delicious, flaky, perfect pie crust.
This month I’m still focused on spending as little as possible and cleaning out the fridge and freezer. I did buy a few things at the farmer’s market, like eggs and apples, plus some oysters and mussels which we had last night. I made moules frites with oven-baked potato chips last night (with butter). The […]
Here are some photos I took last weekend when Kate and I were gardening. We’ve been having gorgeous weather — in the 70s and 80s all week. We planted lettuce, thyme, mint, dandelion, shallots, garlic, onion, peas, dill, and fennel. I love growing all these herbs and lettuce in the backyard. It is so great […]
Like many people, I’ve been on a quest to track our household finances and cut back as much as possible. My husband taught me how to use Quicken a few months ago. I learned how to download all the transactions, reconcile all the accounts, make categories, and prepare financial reports. I loved the idea of […]
This is the first in my series of frugal and nutritious recipes. Since my goal is to cut my food budget in half, I am going to be making meals that are less expensive but still very nutritious. Hamburger meat is a classic budget-friendly staple. Of course, I only use organic grass-fed beef from local […]
My Nourishing New Year’s Resolutions: 1. Help sponsors I believe in reach their customers online. I just launched Real Food Media, a blog network for traditional & slow food. We are also an advertising network. I am offering sponsors the opportunity to market directly to their customers. I’m so excited about helping small farmers and […]