Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Today is World Bread Day!


testing the new to me platform.

I've said it over and over again, but I'm back ... not necessarily with a vengence, but I'm here. Hopefully I'll be here more often. Blogger has changed a lot since I first started blogging. I felt so clever then, being able to figure it all out and actually blogging. Time will tell if I am able to figure it out again.

Friday, September 13, 2013

back to basics.

I haven't posted here in a long time. I've been posting pics to instagram and sharing some recipes there, but I would rather do it through a blog. I'm not ready to go full force with this as, I'm out of touch with blogger these days and a lot has changed. But I might start using this blog again. time will tell.... we are a vegan family. We eat well and I'd like to get my budget back down. Right now, we are feeding our family of 5 (two teens and a growing first grader) on around $500 per month... give or take...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

breakfast for dinner.. and breakfast...

tonight's dinner will be pancakes. My daughter has been requesting them since the moment I uttered the words, "I have a lot of flour I need to use before we move!"

Monday, July 23, 2012

mmmm... dinner tonight!

One thing I've always liked, and maybe disliked a little, about moving is the need (the desire really) to use up all the yummies in the cupboard before moving. I have always thought it breeds a creativity that isn't always tapped into. Being frugal and broke breeds that too... but right now we aren't broke... but we are moving... and tonight's dinner is making me happy happy happy... and that's just in creating it! we are having Gnocci (YUMM) from CostPlus world market $1.99 each (on sale) with red sauce (my recipe.. I'll share some day). I bought 25LBs of organic whole wheat flour a month ago, so I'm trying to use the last of that.... So I smell the bread baking in the oven as I type this. YUM. And we have some white mushrooms, garlic and earth balance (vegan margarine) which means.. YUMMY side dish of garlicy mushrooms!!! I had some tart cherries in the cupboard that I wanted to use. But, I am packing, which means that even the frugalist gal is not about to make a PIE. I won't even think about it. Okay.. I thought about it.. but a cobbler... that's much easier... so vegan cherry cobbler is just waiting to be put into the oven right now. Dinner will be served in about 20 minutes and it will be tasty.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

coming back to this blog...

I've been meaning to get back to blogging, and I figure Frugal Vegan is as good a starting place as any. We are in the midst of packing up house and home for our new adventure in our new home, which is another reason to start blogging again. Mainly, I'm thinking I'd like to start documenting our frugal and healthy eating again. =)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lentil Soup

This simple soup warmed our tummies last night. We had it with thick crusty bread-- sometimes we have it with corn muffins.
Lentil soup

1-2 medium onions chopped
4-6 cloves of garlic crushed
2-3 med- large carrots chopped ( I used to slice them into circles, now I cut the carrots into quarters lengthwize and chop them up so I make toddler safe bite sizes)
2 tbsp olive oil ( I just pour a little in my soup pot)
16 ounces dried lentils
2 tsp salt
1-2 tbsp parsley to taste or 5-6 sprigs of fresh
1 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp pepper
8 cups of water ( I often add 1 more if I want more liquid)
Tomatoes- 1 can (15 ounces ) diced tomatoes with juice
Or about a cup of fresh chopped tomatoes.
3 bay leaves

Heat oil.
Sauté onions, garlic & carrots for about 5 minutes then add everything else. Turn heat up and bring to a boil, after about 20 minutes turn down and simmer until lentils are soft you are ready to eat!

Super simple & satisfying soup :)

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Vanilla scones

I've been asked to bring scones to a tea party today. we will be topping them with strawberries - I though of just making biscuits, which I've done and enjoyed in the past. Today I wanted to create something a little more spectacular!

I'm cre8ing my Vegan Vanilla Scones

I'll add recipe, review & pictures later!

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