Monster Pork Butt Roast

Paleo on a Budget – Source

One of the local stores had a sale this week on pork butt roasts – 99 cents a pound – yum!  The moment I saw the ad, I have visions of pork carnitas, pork chili (yes, with beans – shoot me), and yummy meat for paleo-friendly dishes dancing through my head.

So, I sent one of my roommates, R, over to the stores to buy one.  I thought she’d come home with the usual 4 pounder that will… Read more

Beets Bonanza

Paleo on a Budget – Source – Not our collection of canned goods….but our pantry looks similar!

I’m a lucky duck – not only did I move into a household where they follow a strict Gluten-Free diet and are proponents to the Paleo Diet, but they almost believe in the wonders of a home garden.  Most of the tiny yard about our mobile home is garden space, not to mention the nice patch at the community garden where… Read more

Link – More Reasons to Give Up Sugar

Paleo on a Budget – The ladies over at Food Your Way are doing a Break the Sugar Habit Challenge this June. 

Now, if you’re reading this website, you’ve probably already given up the sugar monster but if you haven’t….or if you have friends that could use a little “motivation”, check out the great links at More Reasons to Give Up Sugar.  Lots of great information to get your moving towards your “sugar free”… Read more


Paleo on a Budget – One of my good friends lost her battle with cancer today. 

This is a very distressing event for everyone who knew Ms. M.  The illness happened so quickly!  One moment, she was fine and bouncing off the walls….and the next, she was fighting for breath in the ICU of the local hospital. 

I had just had coffee with her 5 weeks ago.  She was bubbly, happy, and ready to rebuild her home business… Read more

Attack of the Onions and Lettuce!

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I got 15 lbs of onions at Family Harvest on Friday.  Add that to the boxful that we already had (my roommate, A, gets a weekly brown bag from the Senior Assistance program here in town and there’s always onions and potatoes in it), and we have enough onions to keep a Italian village happy.

So, now we’re on the lookout for good Paleo onion recipes.  I woke up Saturday morning, to find… Read more

The Rumors of My Demise Are False…

Paleo on a Budget – To answer some questions I’ve received via email in the last month or so:

Yes, I’m alive.

Yes, I’m still Paleo.

Yes, I’m still watching my pennies when it comes to our food budget.

The last few months have been a bit crazy….but really, every month since I broke my leg (July 2011, if anyone is interested) has been a bit insane!

The biggest change of the year – the kids and I moved.  We’re… Read more

2011 Wrapup

Paleo on a Budget – source

Yes, I know – I’m a little late with my end-of-the-year wrap-up but with the holidays and a couple big projects that seemed to take over most of my December….  Well, you get the idea.

So, let’s discuss health first:

I haven’t stepped on a scale since ….. oh, early December-ish, I think.  At that time, I was a solid 190.  My goal for this year was to get under 200.  Seems that I… Read more

TED Talk on the Paleo Diet

Paleo on a Budget – This is a great video on how one woman cured (yes, cured) her MS with a Paleo Diet!  I had to share!

The YouTube link is at – please pass it on!… Read more

Post Holiday Deals on Protein (And We’re Not Talking Turkey!)

Paleo on a Budget – While I was out shopping this morning, I decided to stop by our local Smart & Final.  I mean, I was in the neighborhood and I did need some more sugar-free vanilla coffee syrup (not Paleo, I know…but it’s a lovely treat in my tea in the morning)…so in I went.  I grabbed two bottles of syrup and made a side track though the meat section on my way out….and was completely surprised at what I… Read more

Our Thanksgiving Meal

Paleo on a Budget – Clockwise, starting at the top:

Roasted vegetables (Brussels sprouts, carrots, broccoli stems)
Spaghetti squash
Fried potatoes
Paula Deen’s sweet potato souffle (minus the flour and about 1/2 the sugar) because it’s not Thanksgiving unless you have some sort of dessert!  😉

Yum!… Read more