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 […]

Why I stopped wearing perfume and what I do instead +frugal tip . (no affiliated or sponsored or whatever anything in this post).

For years I was hooked on Abercrombie&fitch’s “blushed” perfume. Great smell, lots (and lots) of compliments, and the best -it is cruelty free– which is not common for great quality perfumes. Before that I used L’Occitane products  but ever since their going into the chinese market’ I couldn’t clearly understand if they were still totally […]

Preparing for winter ( see I dodged the oh so obvious “winter is coming” title) and a recipe for super great brown rice!

Winter is coming (ha ha so funny bordering hilarious) and we are preparing for it by  making sure our house is rain proof and leak proof, the pantry is full and the wood is waiting for the fire-place. (I don’t believe the wood is waiting for anything to say the truth, least of all to […]

My 7 days a week exercize routine- all for 30$ a month (!?)

Wait -please don’t jump on me shouting “what?? 7 days a week?? what about rest days? at least 2 of those every week!” and all that. I am well aware -and by the way so should every one be- over exercising is very bad for you- please consult with your physician before going about any […]

How (and why) I sprout my own sprouts

I love sprouts. A great source of protein and vitamins, fresh , versatile, yummy . whats not to like? I eat them fresh (raw as some might call it), cooked as mejadara, cooked as lentil stew, fresh in bean stew and more. I only sprout ( for the time being) green and brown lentils, I […]

Why (and how)I indulge myself at every meal!

I take food very seriously. I love eating and I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes -and giving them a new and personal twist. Since I took my vipassana course (read all about the wonderful present I gave myself here: The birthday presents I gave myself-part 1) I stopped eating dinner and I now eat only […]

My zero food waste tips-part 2: fruit

Well  in my opinion this is definitely an easier task than not wasting any veggies. fruit is the best: at any form-shape-color-size- flavor.  Just look at that. no wonder there are so many stories connected to seduction by apples…. Like all fruit- of course the best possible way would be to eat them fresh, but […]

My zero food waste tips: part 1: vegetables.

Here are my favorite time+money+ waste saving frugal tips. these work so well -I almost never throw food away . (“away” meaning to the composter of course so as you can see this is a full proof 0 waste plan!) #1: parsley. I order a weekly local organic basket of vegetables- the basic ones: tomatoes, […]

Lessons I’ve learned spending a week at the hospital

for the past two weeks a close relative of mine has been in the hospital after surgery. I accompanied my relative for a week- and more is yet to come- and during that intense week- I spent my days- and nights- at the hospital. Beside giving birth to my children and accompanying friends and relatives […]

How I reduced 25% of my electricity and gas bills ( 5 tips and another V for enVironmentalism)

Now that I’ve set my mind on keeping my savings rate over 75% ( I know there are unexpected spendings- those are not taken into account per-se but I do try to leave a margin of error every month for these surprises…), I have tackled my gas and electricity bills. These two are a major […]