“Oh Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste healthy!”

There you go: You can’t have it both ways, can you? If it’s tasty, it ain’t healthy, and vice versa. This reminds me of a quote attributed to Catherine Deneuve, who said that after a certain age, a woman has to choose between her fanny and her face.(yes, apparently she said “fanny”. I didn’t even […]

Nap chat

Today I want to discuss something truly magnificent, that is definitely one of the holy grails of early retirement: The nap. You know, that short up to 50 minutes sleep in the middle of the day (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????!!!!!!????????!!-etc) Yes. So immoral and unproductive. Doesn’t get you closer to your goals . Doesn’t check anything off your […]

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 […]

My struggles with intermittent fasting.

I have been practicing intermittent fasting since January, and I think it’s time to share my opinion on this oh so controversial subject. I remind you I am no doctor/dietitian/anything of the sort. Just me. early retired me, plenty of time and enthusiasm, a genuine interest in healthy nutrition, preferably vegan (for me) but not […]

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 […]

My (nearly) 3 years of Shopping ban are over!

I didn’t shop for clothes, shoes or makeup since September 2016, except for 4 pairs of Thai yoga pants, and a pair of running shoes. After the hand-clapping is over and done, I will tell you that this wasn’t a problem for me since I am an introvert and dislike going to malls and stores, […]

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 […]

The whole truth about early retirement.

I think someone should tell the absolute truth about early retirement. And I think that someone is going to be me. Don’t get me wrong- I am not bout to tell you I regret taking the step and retiring at 50. au contraire mes amis– I truly believe I made one of the best decisions […]