Foodwise, I am vegan... 98% of the time, anyway. I also aim to eat primarily organic, whole foods and use organic products as much as possible. It can be expensive sometimes and I am on a fixed grocery & household budget. I've had the same budget for 4+ years now and while the cost of food has risen, I've had to make changes in how I feed the family in order to stay within that same budget.
I've gotten creative in how I shop for my staples and other products. Recently I started a co-op for a wonderful company called "Azure Standard". They carry thousands and thousands of natural, organic food and other products (from supplements, pet supplies, and garden stuff to household products), many of which they produce themselves on a family run farm of 2,000 acres in Dufur, Oregon. If you live or work in Hood River, Oregon and are interested in joining our co-op, let me know.
If you are not in this area, but are interested in their products, they deliver to 7 states. Check them out! http://www.azurestandard.com/