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Pack your own lunch recipes - April 2017

Apr 26 2017 0 Comments Tags: frugal, lunch, real food

More lunches to share with you.  We always cook in bulk in the weekend and make all our lunches for the following week.  These are ideas for lunch or just bulk cooking.  You can find more recipes in my January postFebruary post and March post. I also share them on Instagram each Sunday or Monday night (you will also see them on the Facebook page). I hope these posts are inspiring you to cook...

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Pack your own lunch recipes - March 2017

Mar 29 2017 0 Comments Tags: frugal, lunch, real food

This is my third post sharing our lunch recipes (you don't have to use them for lunch, they are just recipes that are easy to cook in bulk).  You can find more recipes in my January post and my February post. I also share them on Instagram each Sunday night (you will also see them on the Facebook page). And I'll post the recipes at the end of the month. I hope these posts are inspiring you to cook...

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Growing your own - Feast or famine?

Mar 13 2017 0 Comments Tags: garden, real food, simple life

Here's an old post from July 2011 that I thought you might enjoy reading again :)

Since we have started producing our own veges, eggs, beef and chicken meat I have noticed that we get used to making our own and have been reluctant to buy these items when our own production levels are low. This means we usually have either too much or not enough of some things, but its just become a way of life for...

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Pack your own lunch recipes - January 2017

Jan 30 2017 0 Comments Tags: frugal, lunch, real food

We take our own lunch to work every day because the only other option is the work canteen which is a) expensive and b) junk. We usually cook up a big batch of something like a casserole, stir fry, curry or roast, and make up individual servings to take to work each day (in glass containers). We eat the same lunch every day all week, and something different for dinner. This doesn't bother me, but...

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Winter Woodfires: Cooking in a woodstove

Sep 28 2016 0 Comments Tags: real food, woodstove

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Did you know what you can get woodstoves that are designed for both heating your house and cooking? We've owned two woodstoves now, both with ovens under the fire box for cooking. I hardly ever use our...

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Growing and using celery

Sep 21 2016 0 Comments Tags: garden, real food, vegetables

Celery is one vegetable that I never used to like before I grew it myself.  Silverbeet is the other one.  Celery from the supermarket is usually stringy and tasteless, and depending how old it is, may also be a bit limp.  Homegrown celery is crunchy and tasty.  Here's how I grow and use celery.

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