As I’ve mentioned here before, I’ve been really getting more serious about finding deals using coupons, and several people have asked me to try to “demystify” the whole couponing process. There are many, many amazing coupon tutorials out there, and so I wanted to give my personal twist on finding the best deals for Real Food. Read the rest of this entry »
I am well aware of the accusations against we “locavores” as being elitist food snobs. All chevre and belgian endive aside, let’s talk about some practical ways to stretch your food budget and maximize nutrition while embracing the ideals of local and organic.
Saving money is all the rage these days. This was very apparent to me today as I took my kids to a newly-built park in an upscale new development. The development included a Whole Foods, FIVE (count them) Starbucks (???), several trendy eateries, including Chipotle, an Aveda Day Spa, a resort-like retirement “community”, and a Jewelry Store. Not to mention a whole mall just a block away. And the most interesting thing is that I think there were more people at the park than at all of those stores combined.
The cornerstone of frugality, according to many thrifty folks, is to eat a diet that maximizes grains and produce, since both are relatively inexpensive. Unfortunately, a diet that majors on grains is not an option for an increasing number of people. How can those of us who chose to be grain-free (for weight loss reasons or health reasons) do so without spending a boat load of money? Read the rest of this entry »