Curried Lentils and Sweet Potatoes

Curried Lentils and Sweet Potatoes

I'm committed to sticking to a grocery budget, but every once in a while, I find myself with a few days of month left at the end of (grocery) money. This is when I grab a piece of paper and a pen, make a list of the odds and ends I have left in the pantry and freezer, and consult Google. I've had … [Continue reading]

Leek and Potato Soup

Leek and Potato Soup (gluten free)

I love leek soup. Actually, I just love leeks, period. But leek soup especially. It reminds me of my childhood. My mom used to buy those slim boxes of Knorr instant leek soup. I don't know if they're still made, but the smell of leek soup has a comforting memory. I could make soup with … [Continue reading]

31 days of gluten-free and family friendly


Each day this month, I'll be sharing a gluten-free dish that my family is eating. I've experimented with a gluten-free diet for years after allergy … [Continue reading]

Shepherd’s Pie

shepherd's pie

Every time I make Shepherd's Pie, I wonder why I don't make it more often. It's got that classic meat-and-potatoes appeal, takes less than 30 … [Continue reading]

Frugal Friday: Fails and Wins


Given the excitement around here after Ruby broke her arm, had surgery to correct it, and spent a night in the hospital, not to mention that everyone … [Continue reading]

My premonition came true, sort of


Last week I feared that my preemie's sickness would land us back in the hospital, but it was my 5 year old daughter that ended up … [Continue reading]

Frugal Friday and food waste update


On Fridays, two bloggers I admire for their frugal skill and panache, The Frugal Girl and The Non-Consumer Advocate, list cheapskate things they've … [Continue reading]

Be careful what you wish for

It's a terrible thing to wish that time would speed up. I don't normally fall prey to this trap. I know it's difficult to be happy when you aren't … [Continue reading]

Food waste and taking one for the team


I ate oatmeal, leftover from breakfast, for lunch today. Topped with blackberries, butter, walnuts, flax seeds and a tiny sprinkling of brown … [Continue reading]

First day back to (home)school


I felt a bit like the proverbial giddy school girl early yesterday and this morning, unable to sleep and eager for the day to begin. I woke up before … [Continue reading]