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Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Almost Whole Wheat Bread (a la bread machine)

Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Almost Whole Wheat Bread (a la bread machine)

| September 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

With the bread machine we received for free from Freecycle.org, we make this bread at least once a week.  It’s far better and far cheaper than any organic bread you can get from the store (loaves often run $4.00 each or even more). 1-1/8 cup lukewarm water 1 teaspoon sea salt 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil […]

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Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Shopping for the Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Shopping for the Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge

| August 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last night, I put together the mother of all shopping lists, longer than any I can remember making in the last ten years. When I was finished organizing all of my outputs and inputs in my notebook, I had a neat little list to take to the store. Except it turned out to be anything […]

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Menu Planning for the Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge … a Challenge!

Menu Planning for the Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge … a Challenge!

| August 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Friday night was a busy one for this girl, as I finished off a rough plan of meals & snacks for the first half of the month, and translated that into a shopping list for Saturday morning’s foray to Whole Foods Market to stock up. The first shopping trip was intended to pack the pantry […]

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The Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge

The Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

This challenge was born of a curiosity about whether you can shop at a high-end store known for higher quality food (and often criticized for its prices), and do it within a tight budget by making intelligent choices and teaching myself a few new tricks. Could I do it again?

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Eating Organic and Well on a Tight Budget – Possible?

Eating Organic and Well on a Tight Budget – Possible?

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

The other day, my girlfriend and I were hiking and she reported the latest from her mom, who is a lovely lady but who — how to say this nicely? — isn’t of the same political persuasion as the two of us.  Sometimes her comments about the Way Things Are can be a little challenging […]

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You Say Salami, I Say Salumi…

You Say Salami, I Say Salumi…

| November 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

I don’t know if there is a better meal for me than a bottle of wine, a loaf of crusty bread, a wedge of aged cheese, and a log of beautiful sustainably-produced salumi (aka charcuterie, if you prefer the Francais). Properly made and aged, good dry-aged cured meats are a wonderful thing indeed – not […]

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Finding the Good Stuff: Great Places to Find Local, Sustainable, Organic Food

Finding the Good Stuff: Great Places to Find Local, Sustainable, Organic Food

| November 8, 2012 | 6 Comments

Where do you find the good stuff? Here are some ways to scout out foods that are local, organic, sustainably-raised, grass-fed—whatever your preference is.

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Yum: Living Well as a Spiritual Act

Yum: Living Well as a Spiritual Act

| August 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’d been trying to make a plan to get back to a good, balanced place this summer, after a chaotic spring that left me wanting to crawl into bed and stay there for a few months.  Part of the plan is to build more quiet time into my life, and so when I received the […]

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Finding Your Formula: A + B + C = Yeah

Finding Your Formula: A + B + C = Yeah

| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Life is never predictable.  Some days are fantastic, but others need a little bit of tweaking to make them feel great by the time they’re done. I’m coming to see these little adjustments as a series of fun games and formulas.  The games I’ll address another time, but essentially they function like any game does: […]

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You Get the Dog You Need

You Get the Dog You Need

| June 10, 2012 | 4 Comments

Early morning here at our house, and our two dogs are up and around, campaigning quietly but firmly for breakfast at 6:00am.  They like to play the staring game at this hour.  Having learned that being loud or obnoxious will elicit an angry response, they’ve gone the passive route, and will simply come close and […]

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