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 …

Vegan snacks- liked by omnivore kids too!

One of my big dilemma’s is can I  feed my kids healthy nutritious food without them declaring war on me. Sadly we are not one of those families where all family members are happy environmentalistic vegans who recycle all day long and play outside with their organic rabbit. I wish we were. My family is …

Why bother?

look at this.  this is how one of my oven trays looked like this morning. I admit I looked at it with actual contempt, and decided to quickly go online shopping for a new tray. Than i remembered just yesterday i took my car to the shop for its checkup and besides the checkup itself …

frugal kitchen hacks

I seem to have (or seem to think i have) many frugal hacks in general and specifically in the kitchen- which is one of my favorite places to be. yes i just wrote that. I find it to be a place of creativity and fun, and I find that time flies by when i cook …

Being frugal : Learning to do my own nails

Being frugal, I try my best to minimize my outsourcing. This means: I clean the house (IRobot-love u!), do my own facials, tend to my garden, cook and bake, and do my mani-pedi, and more. For years I  only put clear nail polish, telling myself “I  look european” but actually trying to avoid the extra …