Frugal Living & Thrifty Ideas

Junk Food Is NOT Cheaper Than Real Food And I Can Prove It!

Even in critically acclaimed food documentaries like Food Inc. and Fed Up one massive piece of misinformation seems to relentlessly persist: that healthy food costs more than junk food. This is absolutely false and I think that perpetuating the idea that it costs more to eat healthier food is extremely destructive, especially for people who… Continue reading Junk Food Is NOT Cheaper Than Real Food And I Can Prove It!

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$10 Dinner Date: Poached Saffron Cod and Cannellini Parsnip Ragut

Yum! This weekend I decided to make a special meal. While I didn’t actually calculate the cost, I’m sure it still came in at under $5 a person- which fits into my $10 dinner date series. I poached some lovely frozen cod (which I bought at Costco), and I made a gorgeous ragut of stewed… Continue reading $10 Dinner Date: Poached Saffron Cod and Cannellini Parsnip Ragut

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NOTICE: If you live in the New York Area Go Buy corn on the cob immediately!

I don’t know enough about agriculture to explain why this is the case, but for some reason corn has peaked very late this year. All summer long I was craving buttery corn on the cob, but each attempt was met with sub par corn- a little tough and flavorless. Usually the best corn is harvested… Continue reading NOTICE: If you live in the New York Area Go Buy corn on the cob immediately!

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Seasonal Cooking: A Love Letter to Winter Produce

It is officially autumn. For me the true marker of the seasonal shift is designated by the moment I eat my first bad tomato. Last week I had my first bad tomato, it was bland, mealy, and a little bitter. I sighed, I knew it was coming, I knew it was only a matter of… Continue reading Seasonal Cooking: A Love Letter to Winter Produce

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Make it Yourself Card Game Idea: Luxury or Excess?

Since I have a frugality/minimalism blog, I read a lot about consumption and happiness. The fulfillment curve is something that is often discussed in the frugalsphere. For those of you who aren’t familiar, here’s a basic example of the fulfillment curve: The basic concept is that up to a point, acquiring comforts and even luxuries… Continue reading Make it Yourself Card Game Idea: Luxury or Excess?

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My Minimalist Bedroom (and tips on how to de-clutter your home)

My bedroom is 10 feet by 10 feet (100 square feet), which is much smaller than the average American bedroom, but it is plenty large to me! I love my bedding and my headboard. The art in the room was a steal, my fella got the fox print near the window at a thrift store,… Continue reading My Minimalist Bedroom (and tips on how to de-clutter your home)