Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad

Here’s another flavorful Meatless Monday recipe! I have a sweet, spicy and tangy salad to start off the week on frugal note. Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. cumin 1 c. cooked quinoa 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained ½ green pepper, diced 1 […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Shrimp & Basil Spaghetti Squash

There was a time when I was intimidated by the spaghetti squash. I wasn’t sure how to prepare it, and it seemed like a long and complicated process. I can’t believe how wrong I was! If you’re unfamiliar with spaghetti squash preparation, I’ll show you how easy it is in this recipe. Ingredients: 1 spaghetti […]

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Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

This vegetarian chili is so good I don’t miss the meat at all! The variety of vegetables really make the flavor of this dish. Feel free to adjust the spices depending on how much heat you like. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 small onion, diced 4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 Tbsp. chili powder […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Pizza Top Potatoes

Pizza is such a fun, delicious food to make! You can play around with your favorite toppings and try different kinds of sauces and cheese. The ingredients for these little personal pizza potatoes can easily be adjusted for a vegetarian or Whole30 option. Ingredients 4 russet potatoes 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 ½ c. pizza […]

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Top 10 Thrifty Wins: September

September rushed by in a flash! Things have been busy at work for me, Rick’s been traveling a lot, and we’ve been celebrating birthdays and the end of summer. Throughout these happenings, I kind of felt our gazelle- like intensity slipping. We were over budget in three areas this month, we had some extra car […]

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Meatless Monday: Thai Chickpea Salad

I’m excited about this new Meatless Monday series! To cut back on the grocery bill, I’ve started eating a few more meatless meals, and I’d like to share some tasty dishes I’ve come across so far. This week’s Thai Chickpea salad is a bunch of crunch. The dressing is smooth and peanut-buttery, and it also […]

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Week 4: Meditation through Reading

This week’s focus in the 4-Week Meditation Series is Meditation through Reading. What I Did Each night I read the day’s Gospel or the passage from my Thirsting for God: Daily Meditations book that I tried the previous week. I read the passage slowly, three times, and meditated on the words that stood out most to […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Jambalaya

This is my FAVORITE Favorite Recipe Friday! This hot, flavorful and hearty meal is the perfect way to warm up on a cool fall evening. Ingredients: For the seasoning: 1 Tbsp. paprika 1 Tbsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. onion powder 2 tsp. cayenne 2 tsp. dried oregano For the rest of […]

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Top 10 Activities for Frugal Fall Fun

Please don’t hate me. I’m a summer person, and I get a little sad when fall arrives, marking the end of long days, warm weather and summer fun. BUT THEN I put this list together of some super fun fall activities that won’t break the bank, and I realized fall’s a pretty great season, too. […]

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Week 3: Movement Meditation

When I think about the words “movement meditation”, I usually think of yoga or tai chi. Though many have found these forms of meditation to be beneficial, I decided to try something a little different this week. The forms of movement I chose were walking and running. I paired them with different tools to guide […]

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