My Last Post on The Frugal Vegan & The New Blog Launch!

As I mentioned in my previous post, this blog is now officially closed. But as promised, I am now going to share my new blog with you: TORONTO ON A SHOESTRING Please check it out and subscribe if you live in the GTA or are planning on visiting! Looking forward to seeing some of you…



The End of a Chapter: The Frugal Vegan Blog is now Closed.

As some of you know, the first “The Frugal Vegan” Zine was self published over 10 years ago and 3 zines followed after that. I started this blog over 5 years ago. As I continue to build my new life and rebuild my “old” self, I’ve realized that The Frugal Vegan is now part of…

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Brown Rice & Beet Salad with Orange Dressing

This is my own recipe! I had a beet left and a few ingredients I wanted to use up. Here is what I came up with. 1 cup brown rice (cook, then cool in the fridge) – I used short grain 1 medium raw beet root (grated, 1 cup) 1 cup chopped raw broccoli 2…

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Toronto Free & Cheap Adventures: Food, Culture and Health

I am so thrilled to be back in a city again where I can enjoy all of the things I’ve missed so much! One of the things I had been deprived of for years when I lived in a small place is rich culture, especially the free kind. Lately, I’ve been taking advantage of a…

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Cheap Healthy Groceries Adventure: How to eat clean on a very tight budget

Sometimes when we’re on a very tight budget, it’s quite difficult to eat healthy. Some people are unable to buy local or organic foods but that’s ok, you can still have a fairly healthy clean diet without having to buy expensive foods. If you can get organic and local produce on sale for cheap, even…

What Foods I Splurge On

When on a budget, you have to make some decisions as to what’s important to you and what isn’t. Food and health is a number 1 priority for us. Some people might say we spend a lot on good quality foods, but we also forgo a lot of frivolous things in order to do this…

What $24 of Healthy Groceries Looks Like

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Right now, we are getting an organic bin delivered to us bi-weekly from one of many companies in the city offering this wonderful service. The cost is $35 for a regular fruit and vegetable bin which is enough for 2 people. Not bad for organic stuff! For other things and staples, I shop in a…

Insanity, Depression, Harmony, Work and Acheiving Goals

Bare with me, this is a LONG post. But it explains a few things about what’s been going on and I also hope this post will help some people get from a bad place to a good place. These are my experiences. So sit back, pour yourself a glass or cup of something. Enjoy. MOVING…

Toronto Cheap Eats Diary

Now that the dust has settled a little and everything is coming together nicely here at the loft, I started eating out for lunch/dinner again and discovering new cheap places! Here we go! AUTHENTIC CHINESE This place isn’t too far from where I live. It’s called New Saigon Gourmet. What you see here is a…

New Life, New Person & Swiss Chard

I know I haven’t written in awhile. Things have been very busy. I actually started writing this post on numerous occasions over the past few weeks and it ends up being so long and detailed that I just discard it and start over. This may even be the 6th time I’ve tried. Truth is, everything…

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