Salsa is the second most popular condiment in the United States, the first is mayo and the third is ketchup. That’s right, Americans buy more salsa than ketchup! Every year the salsa industrial complex (couldn’t resist) generates $764,299,900 in sales distributing 271,312,400 units in the United States alone. The difference in these numbers is important because it’s a… Continue reading The Salsa Industrial Complex & My Cheap 5 Minute Salsa Recipe
Every time I try to maintain a regular posting schedule I seem to fall off the blog wagon! We’ve actually been sticking to our weekly grocery budget, but its been a rough few days/weeks for me what with the insane shifts in weather and barometric pressure, so posting and photographing haven’t been a realistic possibility.… Continue reading Weekly Grocery Update…or not. A frugal guide to non-cooking.
Well friends, I did not meet my $15 grocery budget goal. Unfortunately I went over by quite a bit and spent $24.33. Luckily I didn’t spend anything the week before so I should still meet my first month pantry rotation goal of $60 total. I’ll keep you posted! Here’s what I bought: 1 bag tortilla chips, 1… Continue reading Weekly Grocery Update: What I Spent, Bought, & Ate (2.3.2016)
The idea of downsizing is appealing to a lot of people and it has sparked a movement of custom made micro-homes across the country. As someone who has always lived in small spaces out of necessity I have some unique insider observations about this trend. The fella and I have been living in a 474… Continue reading 8 Things You Should Know Before Jumping on The Tiny House Bandwagon
If you’re looking for the perfect party food for vegan and non-vegan guests alike these creamy wontons totally hit the spot. This recipe makes a whopping 35 wontons and can be served with a variety of sauces- I used teriyaki, but you could also serve them with duck sauce, chili oil, or soy sauce. Folding… Continue reading Vegan Garlic Ginger Wontons-$4.83 recipe/$0.14 a wonton
Last week I spent $400 on groceries. That’s kind of a joke because as some of you know I just did a huge bulk shopping trip, so I’m currently in month one of my pantry rotation plan. After a major bulk trip I keep my weekly grocery costs razor thin, shooting for $15 as a… Continue reading Weekly Grocery Update: What I Spent, Bought, & Ate (1.27.2016)
I’ve posted pictures of our 474 square foot NYC apartment before, but while I’ve covered our kitchen, bathroom, living room, and bedroom I’ve never gotten around to showing our second bedroom, which we’ve coined “The Learning Annex”. Part of the reason I’ve been so slow to post this part of our apartment is because frankly… Continue reading The Learning Annex: Look Inside My Small NYC Apartment