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. […]

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 […]

Dealing with my body issues (cup A personality type?)

Believe me when I tell you I hesitated a long time before writing this post. I mean a very long time. I started this blog more than a year ago- and this is my first exposure- so to speak. I will be turning 51 in September, and as I have told you in previous posts, the […]

My summer diet-useful tips here!

Summer is here- And where I live this means temperatures are around 30+celsius( 86+ Fahrenheit)- and this is considered “spring”… So no way I can keep eating the same way I did during the winter- You get the point. For breakfast, I used to have homemade rice milk, heated in a pan, with flax seeds, […]

My DIY almond milk v. my DIY rice milk: who cares?

Well- you should care. Because as it happens I have enough free time (yessssssss early retirement) to do you all the favor of checking out all kinds of very important things you were wanting to check but life etc. I, on the other hand, since being retired and an introvert -have nothing to hold me […]

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 […]

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 […]

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- […]

Vegan and frugal in Guatemala-my month in antigua (and a side note on traveling alone).נ

As I already told you, I volunteered for a month with NDG -in antigua, guatemala. here is a link to my previous post – Volunteering with Ninos De Guatemala -the whole truth.  During my stay, I was provided with 3 meals a day at my homestay, except on sundays, so basically I needed to provide for […]