Keeping Lettuce Fresh in 5 Easy Steps

Ah! it’s the time of year that I affectionately call “Lettuce Days”! For a vegan, like me, that spells nirvana! Fresh greens, lettuce, kale, and arugula are abundant and ready to eat. However, the volume can be a little overwhelming, because greens can wilt in a heartbeat if they are not prepped properly. I’ll show … Read more

Two-Ingredient $50 Weekly Menu Plan

This week, we are focusing on creating an economical, no-waste many. My local HyVee was featuring cauliflower and broccoli for just $1.49. That price wasn’t per pound. It was per large head of broccoli and big bunch of broccoli. I walked in, bought three of each, and walked out – having paid just under $9.00 … Read more

Spring Garden Goodness $50 Weekly Menu Plan

This week’s $50 menu began with stormy weather. Our power unexpectedly went out for several hours after we were hit with a freak ice storm. Predicting the weather is tricky business. Although forecasters assured us that there was no chance of a very, cold, spring rain turning to ice, it did. By mid-afternoon our trees … Read more

$50 Menu with Surprisingly Powerful Flavors

This week’s menu plan is all about packing flavor into every bite. When you are low on grocery funds, you can elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary by adding spices, herbs, vinegars, and sauces to beans, grains, and veggies – and you’ll pay just pennies to do it! This week’s Kroger markdowns were a little … Read more