Chunky Kuri Squash Marinara Sauce (Vegan, No-Oil)

Last year, I got a ridiculously good deal on a huge box of kuri squash. There were about thirty small squash in a box for $10!  I cooked and experimented with kuri squash for weeks. One night, I needed something quick for supper. I had some cooked squash in the fridge and a few other … Read moreChunky Kuri Squash Marinara Sauce (Vegan, No-Oil)

5 Easy Ways to Save on Groceries with Your Family

If you are struggling to keep your grocery budget under control and last-minute restaurant runs are sapping funds and adding to your bottom line in more ways than one, then I have some tips, which will make your life easier. Keeping kids fed (and happy about the food they are eating) is absolutely a challenge. … Read more5 Easy Ways to Save on Groceries with Your Family

Why You Should Make Brussels Sprouts the Star of Your Table

Brussels sprouts come by their distinctive cabbage flavor the honest way. They are a close, albeit lesser-known, relative of the cruciferous vegetable family. Even better, they are absolutely delicious and easy to prepare. Common in very early spring and late into the fall, they are sweeter once they have been “frost kissed”. Brussels sprouts create … Read moreWhy You Should Make Brussels Sprouts the Star of Your Table

How to Safely and Effectively Store Bulk Food

Keeping a well-stocked pantry is vital to the health of your food budget and the well-being of your family. Whipping up meals become easy, fluctuations in supply lines are reduced to inconveniences, and your cost per ounce falls to rock bottom. Saving up to 75% on traditional grocery store prices can as easy as a … Read moreHow to Safely and Effectively Store Bulk Food

How To Make Super Easy Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potato are often considered a second-cousin in the tuber family. However, their fantastic nutrition and great taste should elevate their status to the top of the pack. Related to the morning glory, sweet potatoes are grown across the globe and are a starchy root vegetable. Although commonly thought of in its orange form, they … Read moreHow To Make Super Easy Sweet Potato Recipes

Picking and Preparing the Perfect Peach

Buying produce in-season, not only insures that you are eating fruits and vegetables that are at the peak of ripened perfection, you also save money. Peaches, for example, are at their lowest price in mid-summer. During the winter, you’ll pay a premium. Add to this the fact that the flavor, texture, and taste of produce … Read morePicking and Preparing the Perfect Peach

12 Simple and Delicious No-Cook Summer Recipes

When the thermometer soars, the kitchen is the last place that any of us wants to spend time. Turning on the oven can overheat your kitchen and raise your utility bills. Planning your menu around fresh fruits and vegetables can lower your grocery bills, aid in weight loss, and increase your body’s ability to fight … Read more12 Simple and Delicious No-Cook Summer Recipes

Mid-Summer $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of Six

Summer is now here in full force (and so is the heat index). This means that the farmers markets and our weekly CSA box are both bursting with delicious, inexpensive farm fresh produce. Not only am I beginning to fill the freezer to get us through the long winter months, I’m also expanding our menu … Read moreMid-Summer $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of Six