Protein packed wonder: soy beans!!

The excitement. Then again, why be cynical.I would have thought I left that awful trait behind me when I retired. “cynicism is the weapon of the weak”. I’ve been told that so many times I lost count. Weak or strong, soybeans are a true wonder, nutritionally speaking of course. You already heard, at least 100 […]

Rise up- it’s fall!

Even (former) cynics like me can’t avoid that sense of joy creeping when its fall time. Fall here is very short, a month at best, so I try to enjoy every second of it. Being me, enjoying most definitely means food. My daughter texted me the other day asking for a recipe for acorn squash. […]

Early retirement cleaning projects, naturally….

I knew this was coming. It was inevitable. Major cleaning assignments, that up until my early retirement were classified as : “when I have the time”. Well, I never really had the time. I mean I had the time to clean, but not to tackle those nasty hidden spots nobody sees unless you make a […]

Cheap thrills: 3 easy money-saving hacks for free!!

I believe it’s time for another fun round of ” how to save $$$ so retirement won’t take that long”. #1: Diy healthy +frugal sugar substitute: your very own organic raw Medjool date spread! My partner got his blood work results and was reluctant to share, so I figured it was not the greatest results […]

Design your personal trail mix! frugal, healthy, easy recipe!!

I don’t eat airplane food. I mean I haven’t tried business class food , not to mention first class cuisine, so I can only make bold and harsh statements concerning tourist class , but I’m pretty sure most people travel like me, with the common crowd, and if you happen to be priviledged – well […]

5 tips that made my trip to India so great!h

So last week I told you about the present I gave myself for my 51st birthday: 2-week Intensive yoga course in India-full and honest review! Now I believe it is time for me to share the best tips I used, that made my first trip to India, alone, not possible-but a meaningful and unforgettable trip. […]

10 Lunch Ideas: vegan -healthy-protein packed- simple- tasty.

So I was thinking about food today. Ok- I think about food all.the.time. And since I highly appreciate easy nutritious yummy food, that happens to be vegan, I scrolled back and gathered some of my favorites. enjoy! 1.mung beans sprouts+red rice+ tomato and cucumbers+ spicy chickpeas.oh and a few walnuts. Don’t be afraid to mix […]

Are potatoes good for you??? +great baked potatoes tip!

Who doesn’t like potatoes?? they can be boiled, pureed, baked, fried, french fried, cut into Mc Donald’s chips, and more. And yet- I kind of stopped buying and making them, thinking they are basically starchy-no fiber- high in carbohydrates only- no vitamins food. But then… My son got me researching protein-packed food, so I learned […]

How I simplify my plant-based proteins!

Chia is a well known “superfood” that’s been around for decades. Actually- it is an ancient Aztec grain known from around 3500 bc(!). Apparently in Mayan- “chia” means “strength”. there you go. so simple. I think it is fair to say that Everybody knows what chia is and how beneficial it is to eat it. […]

Cold showers??? seriously?? 6 reasons to try it!

Yep. Cold. Showers. Wait- before you get all excited and think I’m a hero and a grade A + frugal warrior: full disclosure- I take cold showers only in the summer+fall, I live in a (very) hot place, and since we have lots of sun and solar panels, I can spoil myself rotten and enjoy about […]