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Spending Less

The realities of living in a small home with a big family…

The realities of living in a small home with a big family…

Everyone comes to living in a small family home for a different reason, but the need to simplify when living in a small space is common to all people. Often you will see people make the switch to small home living after they have already begun […]

How to Eat Real Food on a Budget: 5 simple steps to save

How to Eat Real Food on a Budget: 5 simple steps to save

Eating real whole foods doesn’t have to break the bank. You don’t have to skimp on protein to save money. Despite that fact that my husband was between jobs for a long time and I was only working part-time, our family of 5 (back then) continued […]

Healthy Habits: How to Meal Plan like a Pro…

Healthy Habits: How to Meal Plan like a Pro…

I can’t believe that February is almost over, and the beginning of a new month is a great time to get a new habit started. This week I wanted to share one of the most basic, but essential healthy eating habit– meal planning. You may […]

a freezable bolognese sauce to replace your jarred pasta sauces

a freezable bolognese sauce to replace your jarred pasta sauces

I’ve just gotten the little one settled down for his afternoon nap and figure its about time to get some things organized for dinner tonight. I like to get the chopping done before he wakes up because if I don’t its a bit crazy because […]

spinach & quinoa turkey soup

spinach & quinoa turkey soup

This great way to use up leftovers is my take of the classic chicken noodle soup and has been morphing over the years. It all started back in my Cambridge apartment during my grad school days in Boston. One of my roommates made a great […]

Are you reaping the benefits of bone broth?

Are you reaping the benefits of bone broth?

If you are not already doing it, you should definitely start making your own bone broth. Not only is it super nutrient dense and flavorful, but its a great way to use up poultry, beef, lamb and fish bones and excess vegetables. I’ve been making […]

5 tips to eat real food for less…

5 tips to eat real food for less…

Eating real food doesn’t have to be expensive, I have learned to do it for a family of 6 on about £60-90 a week (including toiletries and other household goods). Since my husband was unemployed for a long time and I had to cut down […]