I was just turned on to this inspiring website called The Prudent Homemaker while reading one of my favorite couponing blogs. The author of Prudent Homemaker is the mother of six children under the age of eight, and the wife of a Realtor. The "About Us" page chronicles the last two years of having a limited to no income, and how having a stockpile of food, a garden, and applied cooking skills helped this mom put healthy food on the table during those tough times where there was no money for groceries. She rarely sets foot in a store, even for groceries.
I think that anyone can appreciate this story of how this family flourished and radiated gratitude during some incredibly stressful times. She doesn't have a blog, but posts recipe and other article updates regularly. It's a testament to just how resilient we can be as human beings. For her, it has also been a gateway to a new way of life, one that she vows to continue even if their financial situation changes.
She's got some great ideas and recipes, and again, her story is inspirational. Be sure to check it out if you get a chance!