Disappointment and Eating Out

Recently it was my boyfriend’s birthday and for his birthday I always take him out to a nice restaurant of his choosing. It’s generally somewhere we wouldn’t normally go due to expense or it being out of the way. We were both really looking forward to the restaurant, and I was in particular as I’d…

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Year Round Winter Soup

Soup is one of my most favourite frugal meals, mostly because you can make a large quantity of something quite nutritious and healthy for a relatively low cost. Today for instance, I have made a vegetable soup, which factoring in all the ingredients I purchased along with what I already had in my pantry probably…

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One Stop Baking Shop

I recently wrote about the simple joys of baking, you can check it out here. In light of my previous post, I thought it was prudent to also discuss a more recent baking experience I had. I was going through the pantry and planning upcoming meals around ingredients I already had available, when I suddenly…

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If You Haven’t Started Your Christmas Shopping Yet…

…Start now… For many people, saying the word Christmas at this time of year is like saying a dirty word, however I find that starting my Christmas shopping as early as possible helps me with at least one thing closer to Christmas- my stress levels. And yes, I actually started my Christmas shopping back in…

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My Favourite thing about Pizza

Sometimes it’s nice to either go out for pizza or get a takeaway. Sure, it’s cheaper to make at home but sometimes it’s just an enjoyable experience to buy one because I’ll be honest here, for some reason the store bought ones just taste different don’t they? But a good kind of different. Further, sometimes…

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Stocking up on Frozen Meals

Today I went to my local supermaket and picket up some new gluten free/dairy free frozen snacks/meals to keep in my freezer. Coles have just released gluten free and vegan vegetable gyoza as well as gluten free and vegan spring rolls (and vegetable dim sims but I will try those another time). Oh my goodness…

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Big Travelling Expenses

Once upon a time my biggest travelling expense (aside from airfares and accommodation of course) would definitely have been shopping. And by shopping I mean clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories and makeup. You name it, I bought it. Whilst I still love to shop when I travel because I enjoy buying items I can’t get at…

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Dinner at Ikea

Recently, a trip to Ikea was required to pick up a new cabinet with my boyfriend. Now it was a Tuesday night after work so we decided to have dinner at the restaurant. I’ll be honest, I was somewhat hesitant based on the fact I have food intolerances (gluten and dairy) and I’ve never eaten…

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Bargain Treats

I have mentioned several times in previous posts that I am allergic to gluten and dairy and as a result, there are many food experiences that are a real novelty for me purely because it’s been so long since I’ve been able to enjoy certain foods. On Saturday evening, my favourite doughnut place (G-Free Donuts)…

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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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