How to Use Oodles of Zoodles in New and Exciting Ways

Zoodles are the newest craze, piggybacking on the current nutritional choices of people around the world. Simply put, zoodles are long, thin strands of zucchini. They are fresh, low-carb, colorful, and incredibly inexpensive. If your goal is to get kids to eat more veggies, then zoodles are a great way to get the job done. … Read moreHow to Use Oodles of Zoodles in New and Exciting Ways

Mediterranean Inspired $50 Weekly Menu for a Family of Six

For nearly two months, I’ve been feeding my family of six for just $200 a month. I use ingredients from our weekly CSA basket as the backbone of my weekly $50 menus. Before we begin, let’s review the “rules” of my challenge. Right now, I’m feeding my family of six on no more than $200 … Read moreMediterranean Inspired $50 Weekly Menu for a Family of Six

What’s a CSA and How do You Find the Best One for Your Family

The growing season is exciting for our family. Every Saturday morning we head to the farmers market and pick up a bushel basket of fresh (and I do mean fresh) produce. The great thing is, we already paid for this amazing bounty back in January! For twenty-five weeks, from mid-May to late-October, we feast on … Read moreWhat’s a CSA and How do You Find the Best One for Your Family

10 Important Tips for Successful Thrift Store Shopping

As states begin to relax guidelines, second-hand stores are, once again, open for business. I love a good thrift store find!  Nothing beats the feeling of finding the perfect accent piece or outfit at a price that is a mere fraction of what you would have paid for it at retail.  Thrift stores are also … Read more10 Important Tips for Successful Thrift Store Shopping

Nutritious and Flavorful Vegan Chickpea Soup

It’s time for my world famous chickpea soup.  Okay, maybe regionally famous? Truthfully, I have served this soup to many friends and relatives who would categorize themselves as meat eaters.  Nearly every single one of them has given this soup two enthusiastic thumbs up! I created this recipe probably 20 years ago.  I love the … Read moreNutritious and Flavorful Vegan Chickpea Soup