I would like to share my families journey. Due to a struggling economy and a medical "incident," we are learning to live well on less. The recipes shared on this blog are simple and affordable. They will not cater to those with food allergies other than gluten. If you have specific food allergies I can refer you to several other wonderful and informative blogs. I want to keep this blog simple. Healthy foods, properly prepared and served to the family in a way that is nourishing not only to our bodies, but our pocket books as well.
For a family of three I spend between $80-100 a week on groceries. Eggs and produce are purchased from a local farmer. My goal is to eventually feed my family free range grass fed beef and poultry. At this time that is not an option. But soon, very soon. For now all of my meat is purchased from a local grocery store. I do read the labels on my meat to ensure that no preservatives or seasonings are added. Very few products come in a box or a can. All products are organic when available. I prefer local to organic. But if local is not an option, organic will be my choice. I will save that topic for another day.
Sunday is my day to empty the fridge, make my meal plan, grocery shop
and start preparing for the week. It always makes me excited when, there
is no food wasted or what food is left can be used as side dishes for
Sunday meals. I love getting every penny's worth out of my food and
time. As a wife, mother, homemaker, business owner, I find this very
I prepare 2-3 large meals a week that can be eaten several times. And then a few that are prepared the same evening. I work until 7pm most week days, so having supper prepared ahead of time is necessary. I also try to have a few breakfast meals pre-made for those mornings that I teach early yoga classes or just am not in the mood to make breakfast. As you can see, it does take a little organization, planning and commitment. It is well worth the effort.
I hope this page inspires women to embrace their domestic goddess and reintroduce themselves to the kitchen. It is a powerful place to be.
I look forward to sharing more with you on a regular basis.
"May the sun bring you new energy by day,
may the moon softly restore you by night,
may the rain wash away your worries,
may the breeze blow new strength into your being,
may you walk gently through the the world and
know its beauty all the days of your life."