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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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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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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Doughnut Days

Ahh doughnut days, my favourite of all days. But no I don’t mean the edible sort covered in icing and sugar and sprinkles (though they are also delicious). When I refer to a doughnut day I’m meaning a day where I spend a big fat 0. Zero, zilch, zip. Nothing. Spending money can sole many…

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Supermarket Specials and Meal Inspiration

For those who a regular readers, you have probably gathered that I love a good bargain. I determine a bargain to be something that you actually need that happens to be on sale or a special deal. As if it’s not something you need, then I definitely wouldn’t consider it to be a ‘good deal’.…

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Easter Reflections as a Minimalist

I was extremely spoilt this Easter, I received four big chocolate eggs (gluten and dairy free of course!). There’s something about Easter eggs isn’t there…the majority of chocolate you can buy all year round just in the form of a block or chocolate bar, but for some reason it tastes much much better when it’s…

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Eating Out, For Less

As much as I advocate for eating at home in order to save money, sometimes I like to eat out whether it’s with my partner or a group of friends. Not all the time or even frequently because otherwise not only does it become very expensive quickly but it has a tendency to loose it’s…

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The Great Egg Debate

Don’t ask me how we got onto this discussion, but the other day my work colleagues and I were discussing (well…arguing) which was better: the egg white or the egg yolk. Now, as simple as this seems it turned out to be a very controversial topic and really started to divide everyone in the office. …

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