Soups

Smoky Turkey Barley Soup- $10.42 recipe/ $1.16 serving

I made this today to help use up some leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. I enjoy classic holiday food, but usually post Thanksgiving and Christmas I find myself craving a little more flavor. This soup isn’t particularly spicy, but it is smoky, full-bodied, and delicious- it’s also really easy to make, it only takes 40 minutes.… Continue reading Smoky Turkey Barley Soup- $10.42 recipe/ $1.16 serving

money

Here’s How I Feed 2 Adults For $200/month or Less in NYC

  When I first started reading personal finance blogs and participating in online groups I was astonished at how much money people spent on groceries. I regularly saw posts from couples who were spending upwards of $600 on groceries, plus eating out multiple times a week! They were desperate to get their grocery budgets under… Continue reading Here’s How I Feed 2 Adults For $200/month or Less in NYC

Entrees · Fun & Entertainment · Uncategorized

A Frugal Autumn Dinner For 6: Maple Chicken with Roasted Apples, Carrots, Garlic, and Celery- Plus a Side of Golden Couscous- $16.57 total/$2.76 per person

One of my favorite things about frugal living is entertaining. People tend to think that entertaining is expensive, but if you plan ahead, it’s always cheaper to entertain in your home than it is to go out. Imagine pairing this great dinner with three decent but cheap bottles of wine ($24.00), that puts your total… Continue reading A Frugal Autumn Dinner For 6: Maple Chicken with Roasted Apples, Carrots, Garlic, and Celery- Plus a Side of Golden Couscous- $16.57 total/$2.76 per person

Happiness

Don’t Underestimate The Strength of Flexibility

Did you know that most physical injuries occur in part due to lack of flexibility? Even in elderly people, the reason for a high rate of injury often has less to do with brittle bones and more to do with a natural loss of flexibility as we age. That’s why even gigantic football players take… Continue reading Don’t Underestimate The Strength of Flexibility

Weekend Cooking Inspiration

Weekend Cooking Inspiration- Rainbow Chard, Greens Casserole, Spinach Mushroom Lasagna Rolls, and Shepherd’s Pie

It’s getting cold so I’m really enjoying cooking. I love the smell of things sizzling and baking- plus it warms up my apartment. I like to light a few candles while I cook- it’s nice to be able to see the warm flickering glow of a fire even without a working fireplace. Above are some… Continue reading Weekend Cooking Inspiration- Rainbow Chard, Greens Casserole, Spinach Mushroom Lasagna Rolls, and Shepherd’s Pie

Frugal Tips & Tricks

Frugal Quick Fix DIY- Hiding the ugly stuff under the table

My apartment is pretty cute, but the key to keeping a small space comfortable is to make sure it doesn’t look cluttered. This under-table clutter has always bugged me. I’m not very good at DIY stuff or crafting, but I’d like to get better. I also tend to not start projects because I get worried… Continue reading Frugal Quick Fix DIY- Hiding the ugly stuff under the table

Happiness

Eliminating Anger Over Daily Frustrations

In the course of a day I see a lot of angry people, and I don’t even work in an office anymore! But, when I did, wow! It was as if getting irrationally angry had become an Olympic event, and no one told me (if it has, btw, I have some fantastic nominations for team… Continue reading Eliminating Anger Over Daily Frustrations