Category: Food Recipes

Brown Rice & Beet Salad with Orange Dressing

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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…

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…

Family Dinners under $3: Hearty Tomato Rice Soup

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We move into our loft in 2 weeks! I am not buying any groceries aside from fresh produce. I am trying to finish up some items I have on hand so I don’t have to move them.Finding recipes using what I have left is becoming challenging, but here is one for you! This soup will…

Family Meals under $3: Frugal & Easy Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese with Broccoli

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As you know, I am still in my sublet for another few weeks before moving into our loft. I am buying very few ingredients and don’t have much on hand at the moment. I do purchase fresh produce weekly (sometimes twice a week) but for the rest, I keep it simple. I also don’t have…

More Frugal Foodie Adventures in Toronto

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It’s been another week of fun and also busyness. It just dawned on me that we move into our loft in 25 days!! I’m so excited, words can not describe it. Toronto continues to surprise me in many good ways and my fondness for this city just keeps deepening. In my 20′s, I probably didn’t…

Apple & Pear Butter

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I had a bunch of apples and pears that were still good but better suited to bake with. I cut them up and made a nice butter with them. A slow cooker is the best way to make this although you can also make it on the stove. Here is what I used: 4 apples…

Family Meals under $3: Spicy Red Lentil & Carrot Soup

Another soup recipe made with ingredients I had on hand. So easy! SPICY RED LENTIL & CARROT SOUP 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 tsp cumin seeds (do NOT use the powder, you have to use the seeds for this.) 1/2 tsp red chili flakes (use just a pinch if you don’t want it spicy) 3/4…

Family Meals under $3: Roasted Squash & Dill Soup

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As you know I’ve been swamped but more than I would have imagined. Our moving date got pushed up to January 3rd! So we’re scrambling trying to get it all done, luckily our realtor has been a huge help. I’m not buying more food aside from fresh produce and tofu. I’ve been going through my…

10 Gifts for a total of $10: Part II

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mix

I wanted to come up with another list of 2 gifts to give for $10 in total for 10 people in case the calendar/hummus combo wasn’t right for some. Let’s face it, $10 doesn’t get you very much these days but you can still give 10 small thoughtful and useful gifts for that price if…

20 DIY Easy & Quick Frugal Gift Ideas for the Craft-Challenged

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I made a list similar to this one last year and it was very popular. It is my personal mission to keep people out of box stores and urge everyone to shop locally and/or make your gifts. I spend less than $200  in total a year (most of this goes to buying supplies) and the…

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