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Vegan Chocolate Crumb Brownies and 3 more frugal bread crust recipes

Jess Parsons | June 23, 2013 | Food

Read More: bread, frugal, holiday, kids, vegan, vegan Christmas, vegan recipe

 I love to transform leftover food so it is appealing and doesn't go to waste.  My family eats lots of bread, but not the ends. (Good luck with this trick to get rid of them. Let me know whether......

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Beauty is skin deep? 10 reasons for no makeup

Jess Parsons | February 28, 2013 | Lifestyle

Read More: animal abuse, cosmetics, family, frugal, health, kids, Lani Muelrath, makeup, making money, media, vegan

This post is inspired by the popular Pinterest site, Don't Compare Yourself to Celebrities. "To sell beauty products, advertisers must constantly convince you to fix, update, or conceal something about your natural look. This sends the message that the......

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Weeding and Eating

Jess Parsons | November 22, 2012 | Food

Read More: free, frugal, fruits, green smoothie, greens, mint, weeds

"You have some lovely dandelions," said my mother. "Yes," I thought, "the yard is full of them." "So, do you mind if I pick some for lunch?""Ummm, sure..." Have all the weeds you want. Weirdo. But Mom would be proud......

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Happy Vegan Hunting - 9 Frugal Secondhand Investments

Jess Parsons | September 15, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: Beans, cooking, food storage, free, frugal, garden, gifts, juicing, secondhand, Soup, sushi, yogurt

I'm an avid secondhand shopper. Here are some winning vegan goodies that you can always find in the secondhand shops. For similar reasons, these are also items you might score from Freecycle - if you haven't signed up yet, what......

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Vegan Minecraft cake - mine own crafting

Jess Parsons | May 19, 2012 | Food

Read More: birthdays, frugal, home cooking, kids, vegan, vegan chocolate, vegan recipes

Our son's Minecraft birthday cake was the sincerest form of flattery - idea stolen from a recent Facebook post from a mother friend. Usually, my talented sister artistically bakes and decorates all our vegan birthday creations, but this time......

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Frugal Vegan Transformers - Beyond Leftovers

Jess Parsons | February 22, 2012 | Food

Read More: cooking, frugal, health promoting foods, kids, soup, vegan

Save time and money in your vegan kitchen!  You know you don't want to forget your lurking leftovers - that means mess and waste.  You can munch them yourself for lunch or serve them at the end of the......

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5 Productive New Year's Workouts

Jess Parsons | January 1, 2012 | Health

Read More: fitness, frugal, garden, healthy body healthy mind, kids, New Year's resolution

Resolved to have a fitter New Year?  Here are some holiday workouts that leave you with more than just an endorphine rush. Caution:  Don't try all of these workouts in one day without medical advice. Try on all the......

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Christmas wrapup - frugal and ecofriendly

Jess Parsons | December 17, 2011 | Green

Read More: environment, frugal, holiday, kids, money, waste

My three (almost four) year old daughter loves to paint.  She brings her paintings home for me and tells me all about them. You get the picture.  She can draw people and things, but she's still a creative abstract......

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Make your own vegan holiday chocolates

Jess Parsons | December 14, 2011 | Food

Read More: chocolate, frugal, home cooking, sugar, vegan, vegan Christmas

Vegan specialty chocolates are expensive!  Making your own chocolates from molds is so easy I'm not sure I should share the secret.  Especially because we're trying to eat less sugar. In less than 1/2 hour you can have a......

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Happy Vegan Thanksgiving - Frugal Vegan Stuffing

Jess Parsons | November 21, 2011 | Food

Read More: Christmas, family, frugal, garden, holiday, home cooking, Thanksgiving, vegan recipes

Just in time for Thanksgiving and early enough to plan for Christmas - my other easy "use it up" bread crusts recipe:  Yummy Vegan Stuffing.Not for the birds!  This is the dish to take to your family Thanksgiving so......

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Eat More Fruit and Whole Grains - Frugal Vegan Fruit Pudding

Jess Parsons | November 8, 2011 | Food

Read More: frugal, fruits, garden, home cooking, vegan recipes, whole grains

I like to cook with what I have.  And this healthy fruit pudding can be made with practically anything.  Of course, I used my garden-fresh organic rhubarb.  With this recipe, I also transformed the bread end collection from our......

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Planting for Summer - the toilet rolls rocked!

Jess Parsons | November 6, 2011 | Green

Read More: frugal, fruits, garden, organic, vegetables

The summer squash seeds love their free biodegradable planters and showed their appreciation with big green leaves.And the beans we planted at Small Poppies were going bonsai for lack of soil depth in that cute little decorated pink tub...unlike......

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More Vegan Waffling - Sticking to it

Jess Parsons | October 30, 2011 | Food

Read More: breakfast, free, frugal, home cooking, vegan, vegan recipes

Our waffle maker had made its last wholewheat vegan waffle, but I got lucky with Freecycle with another waffle maker in great condition.  Guess who was pleased with herself?Try... But then I tried to use it.  This waffle maker was......

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Free Eco-friendly Seed Planters - from the trash!

Jess Parsons | October 27, 2011 | Green

Read More: environment, free lunch, frugal, garbage, garden, green, kale, parsley, recycling, reusing, sprouts

My winter parsley and kale are rapidly going to seed as the sunshine hits the garden.  I cleared the kale and made a whole crock pot of soup.  If I want juicy tomatoes, tender squash, lettuces, a cucumber or......

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Welcome Summer! Easy Frugal Fatfree Vegan Banana Ice Cream

Jess Parsons | October 17, 2011 | Food

Read More: fatfree, frugal, fruit, home cooking, New Zealand, simple, vegan dessert

I couldn't resist the bargain - $3 for 8kgs of overripe bananas!  A sign as clear as a robin that warm weather is here in New Zealand.Time to make some freezer space for banana ice cream makings.  Whoops, no......

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Secondhand smarts - this reunion is cookin'!

Jess Parsons | September 20, 2011 | Food

Read More: baking, frugal, money, vegan baking

My latest victory in rejecting retail purchases and discovering...Secondhand Smarts.  Last time, we met cast iron.  Today, we return to the kitchen. See the sad and lonely Pyrex lid. Its mate, my most favourite and often used Corningware 2.5L......

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A Free Lunch - Vegan Soup

Jess Parsons | September 11, 2011 | Food

Read More: free lunch, frugal, garden, lowfat, organic, vegan soup, vegetable, weeds

I weeded the garden yesterday in a fit of Southern Hemisphere spring energy.  For those concerned about how much eating healthy costs, let me brag about the harvest.- 4 tiny potatoes- 5 leaves of kale- 3 dandelions- 10 bunches......