So, yeah. Maybe it’s kind of boring to talk about cleaning and meal planning, but having these tasks be an automatic part of my week means I don’t have to talk or think about them most of the time. They just get done and I can save my energy for more important stuff. (Though food and havingRead the whole post >>
Every now and then I read a book that makes my life better. A book that shifts my thinking and affects my actions. Mindless Eating was one of those books. It did, as promised, absolutely change the way I think about eating. I stumbled upon it on my Overdrive app and listened to the audiobook. The basic premise ofRead the whole post >>
Since I love seeing other family’s meal plans and budget-friendly meals are my jam, I thought I’d share what we have cooking every now and then in case anyone else loves finding recipes that are good. (Full disclosure: I won’t do it often since we often eat the same things several times a month.) WeRead the whole post >>
I’ve written a little before about how we save money on groceries by my quasi-meal planning (we typically spend around $350-450 $500-550 for a vegetarian family of 4 living in Massachusetts), but I wanted to share a few more ways we save on groceries. 1. Use what we have on hand in our fridge, pantry, and freezer. The simplestRead the whole post >>
For so long, I loved my cast iron skillets but wasn’t sure how to keep them clean and nonstick. We got some pans for our wedding and they are a staple in our kitchen. Cast iron is great for a number of reasons – it lasts decades (ours are hand-me-downs and have outlasted our other wedding giftRead the whole post >>
It’s gardening season! Which means nearly every single day for the next three months, I will be doing this almost every day. This is Gabe’s third year gardening. He’s pretttty much a pro (at getting water and dirt all over himself and stepping on plants).
Many adults recount the things they’ll eat now that they wouldn’t touch as a kid – like onions, tomatoes, or peas. We generally start out pickier and learn to try new tastes and textures. We learn that, hey, goat cheese is actually fabulous and fresh tomatoes were only gross because they weren’t in season. Well, I grewRead the whole post >>
Trader Joe’s is everyone’s favorite grocery store. And for good reason – it’s incredibly affordable, excellent quality (for most things), and for the adventurous eater, there is always something new to try. Here is what I love to get there regularly: The nearest Trader Joe’s is about 45 minutes away, so we go once every month orRead the whole post >>