Posts tagged "Health & Fitness"
Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola Make your own granola. It’s easy. It’s cost effective and way tastier than anything you’ll buy in the store. Go to the bulk section in your grocer for the ingredients.   Ingredients -3 cups of rolled oats -1/2 cup walnuts -1 cup whole cashews -1/2 cup shredded coconut -1/4 cup dark brown sugar...
"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...
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...
Buttermilk Sorbet

Buttermilk Sorbet

Buttermilk rocks! Try this simple and yummy low-fat alternative to ice cream. Lemon Verbena Infused Buttermilk Sorbet* 2 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup corn syrup 5 fresh leaves of lemon verbena (if you can’t find any–don’t fret you can sub in any other herb you favor or take a pass...
White Beans for Meatless Monday

White Beans for Meatless Monday

Are you serious about eating smart? Are you watching your wallet? Are you crazy for great food? One of our favorite bean dishes covers all the bases. It is super healthy, easy on the budget and yummy. While we’d like to say we’re organized enough to buy dried beans and cook them up — well,...

Organic vs Non-Organic Produce on a Budget

You know fruits and veggies should top your healthy choice eating list, but with money tight how do you invest your precious dollars when it comes to buying organic vs. non-organic produce. The good folks at the Environmental Working Group have a new list out of the dirty dozen (most pesticide laden) and the clean...
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...

No Recipe Pesto

We’re not good with rules.  You know the ones like: Only tall girls should wear skinny jeans. No white after Labor Day. Never wear navy and black. So, it should come as no surprise we almost never use a recipe when we cook. They are rules, right? As we head into summer with the promise of...
Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

Are you prepared for a disaster? Over and over again, events happen and they remind us to think about what we would do in a crisis, then the moment passes and we don’t do anything. The devastation in Japan, and the horror still unfolding is almost incomprehensible. Take the time now to make a plan,...

The Skinny on Starbuck’s New Pops

Aren’t these Starbuck’s cupcakes, pops and other treats cute? Who wouldn’t be attracted to a smart little petit four at around that time in the afternoon? Starbucks is stepping out today with a new line of “minis” that they are giving away for free—if you buy a drink, that is. (Wait, is that free or...