Organic and Thrifty

Welcome To Organic And Thrifty!

It’s so nice to have you here in my little patch of the blogosphere!  I hope that you find this website’s resources warm, inviting, helpful and based in reality!  In the spirit of full disclosure, I am a busy homeschooling mom who is struggling with time management and blogging doesn’t always make the top ten list.  But there’s a lot here to look through and read about, so please feel free to browse around in the event that there’s nothing recent posted (scroll down, though, to check for the newest post).  You are always welcome to subscribe, drop me a line, or check out my Nutritional Therapy consultation services I am now offering via the web!  Thank you for visiting!

Recent Posts

Liver-Healing Foods

December 23, 2010 9:05 am

In my practice, I talk to my clients quite a lot about the liver. Pretty much all of our problems ends and begins with the liver. It’s no surprise, as this organ performs over 300 metabolic processes to keep us alive each day! The word “liver” comes from the ancient English word for “life”, and it’s no wonder because the liver seems to be the key to life. It is even able to regenerate itself given the right nutrients and circumstances! But did you know it can take up to 2 years to fully

What To Feed Your Baby Besides Breastmilk

December 3, 2010 9:48 am

What to Feed Your Baby (Besides Breastmilk!) You want to feed your baby the best. We all do. As they grow older and begin to eat solids, how can we give them the best start possible with whole foods? If we take a look at what babies around the world, in traditional cultures are fed, we find that nutrient density is key. If we take a look at what is for sale on the “baby food” aisle of the grocery store, we see that sugar, white flour, and cheap processed foods abound. This is conventional wisdom,

My Letter Senator Merkley

November 23, 2010 10:13 am

Food Safety Bill: My Letter Senator Merkley As you may or may not be aware, there is a Food Safety Bill that’s been going through Congress for the past year or so. The Bill’s objective is to create tighter regulations for food safety in the US, which is an excellent idea given the almost weekly new “outbreaks” of contaminated food ranging from peanut butter to spinach. Oddly enough, when you trace the food from table back to farm, you find that most of the food we buy from the supermarket

Coffee Alternatives

August 31, 2010 10:16 am

Coffee Alternatives Have you seen the new “eco-cup”? It’s awesome! I was able to bargain for one for free at Office Depot (it’s a long story) not too long ago and I love it! Now that autumn is becoming a reality, it’s time to think back on the hot beverages that sustain us through the winter. Although I know I’m in the minority, it seems like we Americans have got to get a grip on our collective coffee additction. Fortunately the stuff makes me feel awful, so I naturally avoid it, but

Sugar Free Creme Brulee

April 15, 2010 9:36 am

Sugar Free Creme Brulee! Who doesn’t love Creme Brulee? It’s an expensive, fancy dish that is usually only available at fancy restaurants, but if made properly, this is a very nutritious, low-carb and sugar free dessert! I had never even attempted to make Creme Brulee before I came across a great recipe for it in a Crockpot cookbook of all places! Yes, I’ve adapted this from the wonderful Make it Fast, Cook it Slowcookbook by Stephanie O’Dea of 365 Days of SlowCooking. I adapted the recipe