Category Archives: Vegetarian

Mid-Month Update: Food Basket Challenge

Stopping by for a check-in. Thanks to readers for looking up my weekly quick updates on the Facebook page! The first half of March went ahead as planned. We spent $137.26 in one shopping trip, and walked back a few

Mid-Month Update: Food Basket Challenge

Stopping by for a check-in. Thanks to readers for looking up my weekly quick updates on the Facebook page! The first half of March went ahead as planned. We spent $137.26 in one shopping trip, and walked back a few

Food Basket Challenge Kick-Off

Rom and I are doing a Food Basket Challenge for the month of March. We will limit our grocery budget to $340 for 4 weeks which is $42.50 per person per week. That is for food only. Our normal budget

Food Basket Challenge Kick-Off

Rom and I are doing a Food Basket Challenge for the month of March. We will limit our grocery budget to $340 for 4 weeks which is $42.50 per person per week. That is for food only. Our normal budget

New Grocery Strategy

Another year, another analysis of a year’s worth of grocery spending! If you tuned in for the half-year report in July, I tried a new tracking method, combining a price book with listing the amounts of each item I purchased

New Grocery Strategy

Another year, another analysis of a year’s worth of grocery spending! If you tuned in for the half-year report in July, I tried a new tracking method, combining a price book with listing the amounts of each item I purchased

Half Year Grocery Tally 2018

We’re more than halfway through 2018 so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I examine my grocery buying and spending in detail once or twice a year. In previous years, I listed how much I bought of each item

Half Year Grocery Tally 2018

We’re more than halfway through 2018 so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I examine my grocery buying and spending in detail once or twice a year. In previous years, I listed how much I bought of each item

Brighton Does Rock!

If you’ve never been to Brighton, UK, it’s a seaside resort town famous for its beach, pier, unique shopping lanes and gay culture. It’s only an hour by train from London and much closer by car from Rom’s family home.

Brighton Does Rock!

If you’ve never been to Brighton, UK, it’s a seaside resort town famous for its beach, pier, unique shopping lanes and gay culture. It’s only an hour by train from London and much closer by car from Rom’s family home.

London Peak Experience

One of my aims on this trip to London was to see some of the newer skyscrapers up close, and to have a special meal at one of them. The Gherkin and the Cheesegrater only offer public access and restaurants

London Peak Experience

One of my aims on this trip to London was to see some of the newer skyscrapers up close, and to have a special meal at one of them. The Gherkin and the Cheesegrater only offer public access and restaurants

Vegetarian Cookbook Preview

I want to make a little cookbook to use at home, so that all our everyday recipes are in one spot. I started by typing up all the recipes I make often. Then I incorporated my own notes and fixes so they

Vegetarian Cookbook Preview

I want to make a little cookbook to use at home, so that all our everyday recipes are in one spot. I started by typing up all the recipes I make often. Then I incorporated my own notes and fixes so they

Pantry Restock / Grocery Haul

After cleaning and reorganizing the food storage areas yesterday, I went on a big grocery shopping trip. Here is what it took to bring the kitchen up to fully stocked status: Includes: 2 x Weetabix cereal @ 4.00 each –

Pantry Restock / Grocery Haul

After cleaning and reorganizing the food storage areas yesterday, I went on a big grocery shopping trip. Here is what it took to bring the kitchen up to fully stocked status: Includes: 2 x Weetabix cereal @ 4.00 each –

Pantry Refresh

The time has come, the walrus said, to get your kitchen in order. What, the walrus didn’t tell you that? 🙂 Maybe it’s just me… It was time for a clean-out of all my food storage areas: two large cupboards,

Pantry Refresh

The time has come, the walrus said, to get your kitchen in order. What, the walrus didn’t tell you that? 🙂 Maybe it’s just me… It was time for a clean-out of all my food storage areas: two large cupboards,

Grocery Revelations from 2016

I have been studying my grocery expenses for 2016 and I’ve decided on a plan of action. You may remember that in 2015, Rom took over the grocery shopping and he did better than me the previous year. But, we

Grocery Revelations from 2016

I have been studying my grocery expenses for 2016 and I’ve decided on a plan of action. You may remember that in 2015, Rom took over the grocery shopping and he did better than me the previous year. But, we