Links to Blogs & Homemaking Sites
of a Servant
Ginger Lemon Girl's Budget Blog. Maggie Like. Great for beginners
trying to get a handle on their spending.
The official cost of feeding a family in America. I consider the
Thrifty Plan a bit generous, but if you need a place to start, it's
as good as any. If you're trying to get your grocery bill as low as
possible, I don't recommend you go any lower than half the amount of
the Thrifty Plan. And then be sure to supplement your diet with home
grown or wild picked fruits and vegetables. If you have special
dietary needs then the amount for the Thrifty Plan should be enough,
assuming you shop carefully and cook most things from scratch.
America: The Historic American Cookbook Project
PDF and html, large collection of antique cookbooks from the late
eighteen century to the early twentieth century. If you have a good
printer you can get dozens of new cookbooks, for only the cost of
paper and ink. If your printer is not so great, you can still waste a
lot of time exploring these books online.
to USDA Home & Garden Publications
Great Gooey Gobs of free-to-download ebooks of previous USDA
publications. One of the best collections of free homemaking e-books
on the web. Very Highly Recommended.
Low Budget Vegetarian
This book is a guide to a Low Budget Vegetarian style of
planning and cooking meals. It is written for novice cooks, and
people who want to make vegetarian food part of their diet, but don't
know how to get started. Charlie Obert, the author, has some really
amazing ideas on cooking philosophy and specifically seasoning. His
treatment of regional seasoning gave me a lot of inspiration to
develop my own ideas in this area.
How to Successfully Become a Vegetarian. Even if You Think You
Cant Do It. Even If You Think Its Way Too Hard. Even If
You Have Tried & Failed Before. This book requires an email
address. After confirming your email it will give you a link to the
book. The book is also available on the site itself to be read in
HTML. I really enjoyed this one. It gave me a lot of encouragement.
This site has 2 free cookbooks in PDF format. Both are vegan and 90%
of the recipes are gluten-free. The author describes his cooking
philosophy as "Nutrient Dense" and after reading the books,
I would have to concur. The books are titled A Taste of Vitality
and Desserts of Vitality. Both can be downloaded from this
page. Both are beautifully illustrated.
Acres Biblical Nutrition 101
A study guide entited Biblical Nutrition 101. Interesting
ideas about health and diet, based on biblical principles. I don't
agree with every bit of it, but did learn some new things which is
always a plus.
Organizational Health Sites
Health Sites of Doctors with Books
All of these sites represent variations on a theme. Essentially the
recommended diet is a very low-fat, mostly vegan diet, with emphasis
on fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Some allow fat
free dairy products. Other allow fish and seafood. I don't
necessarily agree with any of these sites 100%, but I do think there
are pearls of wisdom to be found.