Posts tagged "budget"
Gifts of Love and Hate (Early Edition)

Gifts of Love and Hate (Early Edition)

We’re in the middle of composing our annual Gifts of Love and Hate for the holiday season that we publish in the Huffington Post. You know those gifts you MUST buy, even if you don’t want to buy them— and it’s a pain. We’re going through our archives and thought we’d share of our past faves....
Ghoulish and Free

Ghoulish and Free

Unless you are an Ann Rice, Steven King or Stephenie Meyer fan on the hunt for your favorite vampire, you might be wondering what kind of twisted person cruises a cemetery for pleasure? With Halloween fast approaching we thought it would be fun to find some ghoulish outdoor inspiration for a daily walk. And, of...
Healthy Hummus on a Budget

Healthy Hummus on a Budget

In honor of National Eat Your Vegetable Day and Meatless Monday make this hummus a go-to recipe for healthy eating. Why bother to make hummus when every Tom, Dick and Mary corner store sell so many varieties?  It will cost you oh-so-much less and taste oh-so-much better than any store bought hummus. The only added...
"More Ideas than Bergdorf's has Snobs"

“More Ideas than Bergdorf’s has Snobs”

Yesterday*, The Star-Ledger of New Jersey, wrote a glowing review of Bitches on a Budget. Obviously, whenever anyone says something nice about our message we feel happy, but when someone who is a terrific writer says something nice about our writing, we positively shine. Some snippets of what they had to say in yesterday’s paper: “With a...
Chicken Soup for the Flu

Chicken Soup for the Flu

Feeling flu’ish? Taking care of someone sick with the flu? Just looking for a great, simple chicken soup recipe you can throw together in minutes and freeze for later? Here it is. Simple and delicious. Chicken Soup for the Flu 1 chicken 1 onion 2″ knob of ginger 3-4 stalks of parsley 1 fennel bulb...
Grind It Yourself

Grind It Yourself

Grind your own meats.  It’s cheap. It’s better for you. It’s better tasting. When you buy your own cuts, you get to select the best quality pieces and have control over the freshness of the product. While we’re not big meat eaters, on occasion we make homemade meatballs, turkeyballs (that just sounds wrong, doesn’t it?),...
Black Beans: Simple, Cheap, Ridiculously Delicious

Black Beans: Simple, Cheap, Ridiculously Delicious

I’ve been on a bean binge. Last week it was white beans with olive oil and basil. This week black beans with adobe and chipotle chili. Today baby lima beans with brisket. Beans are healthy, nutritious and CHEAP. They have texture, richness and channel the flavor of the ingredients they are cooked with making them ridiculously...
CLAM-UP

CLAM-UP

Guess what we did over the weekend? Then we made: Clams on the half-shell. Rhode Island Clam Chowder. Pasta with clam sauce. Grilled clams with herbs. Cheap and yummy. If you’re minding your budget and live to eat there is nothing smarter than being a back to nature DIYer. Whether you’re growing your own fruits and...

Be Green. Be Healthy. Save Money. Ride a Bike

  Exactly one year ago today as oil spilled into the Gulf we wrote this piece and thought it timely to share again. Do good for your body. Do good for the environment. Do good for your budget. Ride a bike. Now that the weather is warmer we are back to cruising around town on our...

A Lush Lawn: Low Cost and Eco Friendly

We can’t believe we’re writing about lawns. In our own gender-biased way, we’ve consigned the notion of a perfect green to big men chasing little balls or anal men whacking weeds in a quest for control over something.  But our ears perked up when we heard a story on our local public radio station (Go...

A Voyeur on a Budget’s Fancy

When you’re on a budget, it’s way better to be a hip-voyeur than a broke-player. So, we’re kind of obsessed with Fancy. What is it? According to their site: “Fancy is part store, blog, magazine and wishlist. It’s a place to discover great stuff, to curate a collection of things you love, to get updates...

Big Hearted? Be Smart. Give Wisely!

In the wake of the catastrophe in Japan we’ve received dozens of questions about charitable giving and are reprinting a piece we wrote a few months ago about being smart girls when it comes to  giving. To preface the piece we’re including this quick 5 rule tip from the folks at The Charity Navigator: 1. Avoid...