Food

Meatless Mondays Recipe – Indian Curry

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Meatless Mondays are a great way to both save money and help the environment.  Meat and dairy products produce just 18% of calories that we consume, but use 83% of farmland and contribute 60% of the greenhouse gases that come from agriculture.  But if you’re not ready to go full vegan yet (I know I’m […]

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Eco-Friendly Food Storage Reviews

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We all know that cooking is the best option for budgeting. And not using takeout containers is better for the environment.  But with all that cooking comes a need for food storage- both for leftovers and packing lunch for work. “Most” Tupperware is safe for repeated use. However, certain plastic food storage options may leach […]

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Black Thumb Therapy – How Does Your Garden Grow?

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My history with plants I have never been good with a garden.  It is certainly not genetic, as my mom keeps beautiful plants around our house.  I think it stems from a bit of laziness, or forgetfulness, or just too many things on my to-do list.  But I would love to have pretty flowers and […]

Budgets

February Money Challenge

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No eating out: easier said than done!   The original goal was to not eat out at all. This changed when I talked to my husband and he suggested that we use all of our gift cards/groupons that we’ve been hoarding for no reason.   Weekends were the most challenging during this time. I get […]

Budgets

November Grocery Budget Check-In

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I kept well within my budget this month, spending $334 on groceries this month.  That’s not exactly what we consumed in groceries, since I bought groceries at the very end of October as well. But we also pre-spent $200 on our CSA so that makes it a pretty good approximation of what we spent for […]