Budgeting with the Bushman Family

How to Make Almond Milk

Almond milk is very easy to make. Since we buy our almonds in bulk, it is also fairly cost effective. To make my almond milk go further, I sometimes mix it in a 1:1 ratio with banana milk. This makes for a winning combination!


Here's what you'll need to make almond milk:

Bartering to Stay on Budget

Part of the way we meet our needs and wants is with barter. Because my husband doesn't work for pay, he has more time to barter than I do. In fact, with the exception of cold winter months, my husband works hard every day for barter, for the experience of learning a task, or just for free because he's a kind man.

Homemade Vegan Toaster Waffles

I was talking with someone who said she didn't cook more things from scratch because she needed to have things on hand for convenience foods. My reply was that you can have convenience foods that you make from scratch! Here's something my kids love to eat for breakfast, afternoon snack, or those make-your-own-dinner nights.

How to Make Tofu (or Soy Milk)

My friend Tom showed me how to make tofu and I must say, I couldn't believe how easy it was! Tofu is something we rarely buy because of its cost, but now that I know how to make it I feel more excited about eating it!