On Sunday, I baked

I don’t bake very often, I’m more of a cook as opposed to a baker. However on this particular Sunday I made a (gluten and dairy free) cake from scratch- that’s right there was no packet mix in sight! When I was younger I would never use a packet mix to bake anything, however since…

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My Pantry Dinner

In a previous post, I wrote about shopping your pantry first and using up what you have before buying any new items or ingredients from the supermarket- you can check in out here.  I felt this was an appropriate time to bring that post up again as tonight my significant other had plans so I…

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The Cost of Safety

I recently had to meet family in the city. Now it’s a long story but we weren’t all able to go together, which meant that I had to make my own way there, at night. Based on previous experiences I don’t feel overly safe walking around the CBD on my own in the dark, let…

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Junk Mail Please!

I absolutely adore it the day the ‘junk mail’ arrives in my letterbox. Catalogues from all my local grocery stores indicating their specials and best buys for the week. Now, where I live many people have ‘no junk mail’ signs on their letterboxes to indicate they do not which to received these pamphlets. This is…

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Short Term Costs vs. Long Term Costs

Recently I had a bit of a sore tooth…I mainly noticed it when I ate certain foods (namely all the gluten & dairy free chocolate hot cross buns I had over Easter). I will say that I started to get a bit worried about it and it began to play on my mind more and…

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Shop at Home First

So many of us don’t realise how much food we already have in our pantry before we hit the shops, in fact we have a tendency to just keep buying. For instance, I find it’s easy to buy multiple of something whilst it’s on sale, put it in the back of the cupboard and then…

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Saving on Pantry Staples

This week I made a special trip to the supermarket. The reason being is that many of my pantry staples (which I was running low on or had actually run out of completely) were all on great specials. This was an opportunity too good to miss as far as I was concerned, but it did…

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Convenience Foods

Not so long ago in order to prepare a meal, it had to be prepared almost entirely from scratch, by hand and by you in your very own kitchen. There were no shortcuts to chopping vegetables, spinning salads or even preparing all or part of a meal. But today, we have just about every food…

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The Humble Handkerchief

Has anyone else seen the movie ‘the intern’ with Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro? Well I highly recommend it as an easy to watch, light hearted movie. But there was a scene in the movie devoted to the humble handkerchief where Ben (played by De Niro) describes the lost art of carrying a handkerchief.…

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Why I Walked to the Shops Today

On Saturday I did my weekly grocery shop, however there were a couple of things I needed at my local green grocer. Now today being Sunday I had some free time on my hands so instead of just getting in the car like I normally would, I decided to walk. There are three main reasons…

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