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Still on Track for the 500 dollar month?

There is a question at the end of this post that I’d LOVE for you to answer.  Will you? As is often the case when I commit to giving you daily insights into my life, I have failed because, let’s just face it. You don’t really care that much AND after the third or fourth […]

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$205 Left 21 Days to Go

Here’s the truth.  I don’t know how I used to do $85-$100 a week for poorganic food.  I’m guessing that all my kids have increased their eating by a TON because we are spending this money pretty quick.  I’ve been alternating between vegetarian and meatless dishes and including lots of eggs and bean dishes, but […]

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The Poorganic Pizza AND VLOG

I am about to give you two things that you will be forever grateful for . . . maybe. 1. My pizza recipe, which is the best EVER.  My husband married me, largely for the strength of my pizza making skills. These two pizzas probably cost about $10 total to make. 2. A real life […]

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Short and sweet

After that epically boring list yesterday, I am going to cut right to the chase. Today was day four. It is 8:18 PM and everyone in my house is in bed, including my exhausted husband. (Starting school is hard on teachers too.)  So, there is no menu plan happening. Here is your update. I bought […]

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Day 3: What’s in Your Pantry?

Before I make a meal plan for the $500 month, I’m going to inventory everything we have. EVERYTHING. (I will attempt to sprinkle in humor, so it won’t be as boring as reading the list of everything in someone’s pantry–since that is what it is.) First, I have to say two things. Oh how the […]

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Poor + Organic = Poorganic?

First, a few clarifying details about the $500 month just for those of you who are curious or are trying a similar thing. There are five people in our family. We have three children, ages 7, 5, and 3.  We have no food allergies or intolerances. We DO have some SMALL stockpile of foods, so […]

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The $500 month

Eating poorganically, couponing, and being cheapy-McGreepy are BACK ON, folks. This month I am going to try to return to a more poorganic diet and budget after seriously slacking over the summer. We are going to TRY to feed and diaper and consume all our consumables this month for $500. (eeek!  I’m a little scared.) […]

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What is “Poorganic” food?

Probably the number one thing I have had to clarify since making up the word “poorganic” is what it does and DOESN’T mean. In this final Eating Poorganically rerun from August 2011, I explain some of the criteria I use to determine whether or not food is “poorganic.” For the most part, these flexible criteria […]

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Get Sad Poorganic Pig

I’m back from vacation, but I’ve decided to continue with a few more Eating Poorganically re-runs from last fall when real foods were new and fun and I hadn’t just spent a week eating like Paula Dean. (Also, the quantity of laundry is SO great and my children are SO needy and I am SO […]

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Real Food Good Intentions

Since I’m still on glorious vacation (celebrating early my 10 year anniversary coming up in October), I’m going to post my SECOND EVER Eating Poorganically post wherein I laid out some of my initial ideas about this journey. This post was written a year ago in August 2011. I did post some updates after four […]

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