How to do a no spend year.

How does a family go a whole year without spending extra money on extra stuff?  I have no idea but I’m about to find out. Sure, I’ve got some skills.  I did write Queen of Penny Pinching, didn’t I?  And Dirt Poor and Lovin’ It!  I read and own The Complete Tightwad Gazette after all.  We have been poor, on minimum wage, and out of work through our family life.  I grew up poor.  I’m ready for this…or am I? I know there will be frustrating times but think of all the benefits!  The personal growth, the family time, the … Continue reading How to do a no spend year.

Vegan Stories.

As I go deeper into this new lifestyle I feel more compassion each day to the life around us.  I am heartbroken for the animals still out there suffering, for Mother Earth that we are destroying…and for what?  A cheap burger?  A shopping spree that lasts an hour and doesn’t fill us up?  Money and power?  That won’t fill us up either. What will fill us up, make our hearts swell with satisfaction, bring us into the fold of a loving and supportive community is doing good things on this Earth at this time. I have so many documentaries I’ve … Continue reading Vegan Stories.

Easy and yummy vegan snacks and dishes. New products worth trying. Converting to veganism and how to afford it even on food stamps or a fixed income.

As I enter the vortex of vegan living and then complicate it all the more with trying to lose weight (not as easy as you’d think) I am trying all sorts of products and dishes.  I watch YouTube vloggers such as High Carb Hannah and The Vegan Athlete, Mommy Tang and The Happy Pear. A few things happen as you convert to Veganism.  First of all, you feel much better overall and you begin to look better, younger, more dewy skinned.  Then your taste buds change and you begin to crave foods that are very fresh and alive.  You will … Continue reading Easy and yummy vegan snacks and dishes. New products worth trying. Converting to veganism and how to afford it even on food stamps or a fixed income.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!! All books .99 cents to the end of January. Let’s set some goals!

    It’s been a busy and productive year for the Singh family.  We purchased our first home, which was a blessing and miracle right there.  Arjan started homeschooling.  I’m learning how to build my own food forest and tiny, mini farm.  We have a new community and that includes all the amazing people I’ve met on this blog and now the YouTube Channel. It’s time for gifting!  I love giving things away but I’ve already done that recently so I’ll put all the books at .99 cents since I can only do freebies every so many months. I’m setting … Continue reading Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!! All books .99 cents to the end of January. Let’s set some goals!

Super cheap and fun ways to transition to a vegan lifestyle.

I’m going to start out by being clear and honest with my families vegan journey so I don’t upset any hardcore vegans.  We have transitioned very slowly.  Well, we jumped in but I didn’t clear out our cupboards with a fever and dramatic music in the background, I didn’t cancel all celebrations, holidays, and parties (we are the only ones who actually have the parties in this neighborhood), I didn’t start a rant channel on Youtube, and I have imbibed an egg or chicken stock here and there. I have gone vegan many times since the tender age of 15 … Continue reading Super cheap and fun ways to transition to a vegan lifestyle.

Buying organics on a fixed income. And how to get back on track financially.

How does a family go on a plant-based diet and make the commitment to all organic food while on a single income and perhaps food stamps? If you love that junk food, snack food, fast food, and all the white stuff (sugar, flour) then it may be a struggle at first.  But if you like to cook and try out new recipes, if you can get really into making everything from scratch and you are a food visionary…you are going to have fun and do great. We are almost completely plant-based (we have hens and eat our own eggs).  I have made … Continue reading Buying organics on a fixed income. And how to get back on track financially.

Thoughts on weight loss, tiny houses, and and a positive attitude.

We had our first Thanksgiving early with close friends last night.  We will have Thanksgiving day with Grannie in a couple days.  I can’t even think of stuffing right now.  I ate heartily and couldn’t even move toward my desert for hours and then only a few bites. I tried to be as vegan as possible but fell completely short with the use of some chicken stock in the stuffing, chicken gravy, and some ice cream on the pie.  Oh, and I used cream of chicken with the cream of mushroom in the green bean casserole.  So, I wasn’t even vegetarian.  … Continue reading Thoughts on weight loss, tiny houses, and and a positive attitude.

Vegan Youtube cooking made easy…and super fun!

As I go forward on this vegan eating journey and I am working on a slim figure I will start sharing recipes.  But first I need to learn some recipes, play with a few of my own, and work on them until they are actually edible.  Take this photo above for example.  This doesn’t look very yummy.  I think it was but I can’t remember what I made, to be honest. I’m loving these tea and noodle soup mornings.  I tried to make a vegan Pho noodle soup and it was awful.  Fortunately, I had some egg flower soup and I just made … Continue reading Vegan Youtube cooking made easy…and super fun!