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Classic and Delicious Ginger Cookies Recipe

Photo courtesy of Laura Alary

Here is a delicious and classic ginger cookies recipe that is both easy and fun to make. Continue reading ...

Best Ever Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Best Ever Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Every year on Good Friday my son and I make hot cross buns.

The tradition began when he was barely big enough to stand on a chair and scoop flour. In those days, baking together was a way into learning and a celebration of the senses. We counted cups and teaspoons, smelled all the spices and called them by name, examined the wrinkles on the raisins, nibbled at the… Continue reading ...

Kale Mango Salad Recipe

Kale Mango Salad Recipe

Kale Mango combine to make an amazingly simple, nutritious, and delicious combination in this wonderful salad. Here’s the recipe. Continue reading ...

Delicious and Easy Salmon Patties Recipe

Salmon Patties

Here is a delicious, nutritious, and four-and-a-half-year-old-kid-friendly recipe for salmon patties. Continue reading ...

REVIEW McDonald’s Burgers – Calories and Other Stuff that Matters

I grew up eating McDonald’s burgers. As a teenager, I didn’t care one whit about calories, fat, sodium, or other stuff. As a forty year-old adult, I do care about this stuff. I have decided it is time to take a close look at McDonald’s combos and what they contain. You might be surprised. Continue reading ...

Gum and Gum Chewing – I Just Don’t Get It

Why do people buy and chew gum? I just don’t get it.  Wrigleys, Excel, Extra, Dentyne, Black Bart, it doesn’t matter what brand; I still don’t get the gum and gum chewing idea.

I remember a time when I did get it.  It was from about the ages of eleven through thirteen.  I used to love chewing gum.  I especially loved Dubble Bubble, Big Red, and Black Bart … Continue reading ...

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables And The False Value Trap

An important aspect of frugal living is an awareness of the False Value Trap.  The False Value Trap describes the false savings that you get buy buying an inferior brand of something that ends up costing you more in the long run or that is so inferior that it markedly reduces your enjoyment of the product.  Frozen vegetables are a good illustration of this trap.  Let me explain. Continue reading ...

Savoury Lentils Recipe

Savoury Lentils Recipe

Eating more plant-based meals can save money and help the earth at the same time. Here is a healthy lentil recipe which is both planet-friendly and delicious. Continue reading ...

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili with Pasta

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili with Pasta

This is a delicious and easy slow cooker recipe for vegetarian chili with pasta. Chili is a hearty and healthy meal which is one of our favourites (especially in the fall and winter as temperatures become cooler). It also freezes beautifully, so you can make up a big batch and freeze it. Reheating it provides your family a healthy meal in minutes. Continue reading ...

Cooking food at home is cheaper, healthier, better tasting and easy – The Frittata

The frittata is a healthy an inexpensive meal.

We hear a lot about how people can’t eat healthy on a budget and that prepared foods are a ‘cheaper’ alternative.  This is nonsense.  This post series will show you how you can eat very healthy and deliciously at home for a cost much less than what restaurants or prepared food providers can offer. Recipe of the week – The Frittata! Continue reading ...

The Beauty of ‘Ugly’ or Imperfect Produce

The Beauty of 'Imperfect' Produce

Imperfect or ‘ugly’ produce is making its way to grocery stores in Toronto. Despite the negative connotations of these labels, these fruits and vegetables are actually uniquely beautiful for several important reasons. Continue reading ...

Food – Saving Money (easily) on the Basics

I love food and saving money. Bread is a staple food in my household; whether it be bagels, English muffins, or a loaf of rye, whole grain, whole wheat bread, or a delicious baguette; it is a staple food in many people’s diets. How can one save money on this food staple? Quite easily, really. Continue reading ...

Farmer’s Market Stir Fry Recipe that is Easy and Delicious

Farmer's Market Stir Fry Recipe

Here is a delicious stir fry recipe that includes many ingredients that are commonly available at a farmer’s market. Continue reading ...

Mindful Eating For Kids (Its Importance and How to Teach It)

Mindful Eating For Kids

Mindful eating strengthens children’s awareness of the garden-to-table connection and also fosters enriched and connected thinking generally. Continue reading ...

Subway Sub Of The Day and Nutrition Information

Subway Sub Of The Day deals and nutrition information can both be found here. All you need to know about the Sub Of The Day in one place. Continue reading ...

Best Stuff You Can Always Buy On Sale

Always buy this stuff on sale. This stuff is always seems to be on a six- to eight-week rotation of being in sale. It is also easy to store and has a long shelf life.  A froogalism idea worth acting upon.

I peruse my weekly flyers religiously. I look for the best prices on items and stock up on them if it makes sense to do so. After years of… Continue reading ...

REVIEW Seychelle Water Filter Pitcher

Water quality is a key concern around the world. The Seychelle Water Filter Pitcher seems to be the best water filter pitcher out there. Here’s why I think so: Continue reading ...

REVIEW The Magic Bullet

My blender recently died and it was replaced with The Magic Bullet (Single Shot Version). The Magic Bullet has some things going for it, but a few irritations and limitations as well. Continue reading ...

Kraft Cheese Slices and the False Value Trap

Kraft Cheese Slices

Sometimes buying no-name or generic products just doesn’t make sense. Sometimes the quality of the brand name product is just way too much better. Kraft Cheese slices are just on example. Continue reading ...

Best Buy Generic or House Brands of Common Household Products

Buying generic or house brands are a “Win-Win” in many situations. These are the “no name” or [insert store name] brands of products that normally sit right beside major brand name products. You win by saving money, the retailer wins by making more money at the same time. Here are some products the you should always buy generic versions of if you want to save money Continue reading ...