Meal Planning As A Strategy For Less

Anyone close to me knows I’m a minimalist. It’s not to hard to figure out if you take a moment and look. I live in a 600 sq ft. condo, I don’t own a television or have cable, my vehicle is a 9 year old Honda Fit, my go to outfit is a black t-shirt, jeans and chunky clogs. If you visited me at home, you’d also find that I don’t have a lot of stuff, but the setting is still zen and inviting. If you dug a little deeper you’d also see that I don’t own a dresser and I have empty cabinets in my kitchen. Continue reading Meal Planning As A Strategy For Less

Thoughts On Whole Foods vs. Processed

One month ago I decided to make a pretty drastic change to my diet. I gave up processed foods. What does that mean exactly? Well, for starters, anything with more than one ingredient is off the table unless I’ve prepared it myself. Since many canned items contain loads of salt, sugar and preservatives, my staples include mostly fresh and frozen foods. I buy my grains, legumes and pulses in bulk and am working on making the switch from canned to dried beans. Continue reading Thoughts On Whole Foods vs. Processed