Real Food Products We Love: Safe Eggs

Real Food Products We Love - Davidson

One thing that relieves my fears about using raw eggs is to use pasteurized eggs, like Davidson’s Safe Eggs, when I make homemade mayonnaise or chocolate mousse.

Real Food We Love: Organic Wholly Guacamole Packs

Organic Wholly Guacamole Packs

This is part of my Real Food We Love series. It is not a sponsored post. Until this month, I’m not sure I had ever purchased prepared guacamole. I’m sure I’ve eaten. Typically I can find avocados pretty cheaply here in California (between $0.59 and a dollar, usually), so I make my own guacamole. Lately, […]

Real Food We Love: Florida Crystals Organic Sweeteners

Real Food Products We Love - Florida Crystals Sugar

While I think we should keep our sugar consumption in check, I love the flavor and healthfulness of Florida Crystals Organic Sweeteners.

Pantry Challenge Update, Week 2

week 2 update

Two weeks done, two weeks to go. Here’s my update on the Pantry Challenge for week two:

Real Food Products We Love: Bob’s Red Mill White Popcorn

Real Food Products We Love - Bob

I love to find whole food products, just plain old ingredients, that taste great and fit the budget. This White Popcorn from Bob’s Red Mill is one of them.

Real Food Products We Love: Trader Joe’s Hatch Valley Salsa

Real Food Products We Love- Trader Joe

I love it when I can find real food in a convenient form. This Hatch Valley Salsa from Trader Joe’s is pretty amazing.

Grocery Geek for the Week


The Grocery Geek report is where I share how we shop on a budget to feed 8 people, aged 6 to 51. On Sunday when my husband and I and three kids braved the confines of Costco, I had no idea that I would come down with the flu. It’s actually probably where I got […]

The Grocery Geek is Not Dead

The Grocery Geek is Not Dead | Good Cheap Eats - The Grocery Geek series is where I share my shops and how I feed a family of eight on a budget.

The Grocery Geek series is where I share my shops and how I feed a family of eight on a budget. Wow! We’re two weeks into the month and I haven’t given a report on my groceries. Sorry about that. We’ve been busy. Last week was full of sickness and doctor’s appointments. Except for the […]

Grocery Geek Report

vons nov wk 3

Here’s my weekly report of what I spend on groceries for a family of 8. We focus on mostly whole foods, few processed items, and organics when it fits the budget. We go through eggs and yogurt like it’s going out of style. I know, we could raise chickens and make our own yogurt, but […]

Grocery Geek Falls Overboard


Last week I said that I wouldn’t worry about it if I went overboard (or budget, as the case may be) on our groceries this month. I have to remind myself of that tonight as I type up this post. We were gone for a month and there was no food in the house. Groceries […]