Why I’m trying to avoid pastries and baked goods

I love freshly baked bread, buns, quiches, brownies, if it has yeast and sugar, even some salt is acceptable- I stand in line. Or used to. I don’t actually need to stand in any line since I love spending time in the kitchen and baking is not rocket science. I beg all offended artisan bakers […]

6 Healthy simple vegan snacks+frugal tips

Am I the only one to finish breakfast and start planning lunch? Am I the only one that eats breakfast at 8 am and at 10 starts wondering what I’m about to eat next- and ultimately start wandering towards the fridge? I never worked from home, and since my early retirement, this constant semi-hungry feeling […]

My first month in early retirement: What do I do all day???

Freedom. Freedom. Yes.freedom. This is going to sound a bit like bragging.I am well aware of that. begging your pardon ahead. This first month has been like an ongoing vacation. every moment of it. Maybe a staycation – since I didn’t travel anywhere. I had a great time. enjoyed every moment. learned many things .important […]

Trying to listen to my body

For years I’ve been hearing everywhere that I should listen to my body. Meaning- my body should decide what I eat, how much of it I eat, how much I train and when I get to rest. Well, there comes a time (and age) in a woman’s life when she has to admit to herself […]

Making my own rice milk: is it cost effective??

This is not exactly fair, I know. I retired early 5 weeks ago, and obviously (for me) – became even more of a DIY enthusiast. I think it is socially expected of retired people to upgrade their cooking skills, learn Italian,play the banjo and knit colorful socks. (I have a long way to go.no banjo […]

How I improved my blood works results

before I start- here comes the usual drill about the disclaimer and all that- “I am not a doctor or registered dietitian or any other practice that concerns health or nutrition”. All my tips are based on my own personal experience, what works for me- might not work for you-  do your own research and […]

So- intermittent fasting??

well, people read my disclaimer- no doctor, no dietician, no scientific nothing. do what you want, eat what you like, basically, do your own thing, this is my experience, I have no idea what’s good for you if you don’t know either- then consult someone that you believe does know. now to the point. so […]

My frugal farewell party at work

I think you already know I am an introvert. What does a frugal introvert have to do with parties? well nothing, but I had a feeling that retiring early after so many years without mentioning would be a bad idea -as it would not give me any sense of closure, and might let people at […]

Flax- point! how I simplify my healthy eating with minimum cost!

*Before I start rambling on, need I remind you (again) that I am not a dietitian -registered or unregistered- I was a lawyer for many years until I decided to retire early, and live healthily ever after.  That was meant to say- people- use your god given brain and check if what works (great) for me- […]

How to truly Simplify meal prepping

From time to time I glimpse at meal prepping videos on youtube , and 3 things never cease to amaze  me: #1: meal prepping for 4-5 days- using the same food. For example- a pot of rice , a pot of beans,nuts, fruit and greens, are used in different combinations for lunch throughout 4-5 days. […]