Tex Mex Quinoa Salad

Summer is here, and I have just been loving the cheaper prices on the produce.  I had just 1 cup of red quinoa left over and decided to dress it up Tex Mex style. I made it even more friendly on the budget by using lime vinaigrette dressing and salsa to cut down on the…

Pickle Juice No Knead Bread

Originally posted on No Thyme to Waste:
Loaf #3 from the no-knead series! I’ve substituted the majority of the water in the recipe for strong dill pickle juice, and then added a couple of teaspoons of fennel seeds as well. I love a good crusty bread just plain of course, but this added flavour version…

Budget Beauty Break

Clothing and shoes thrifted for $15 or less. The Scarf was a Christmas gift. Face: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1, shade 820 Creamy Natural Eyes: NYX Love in Paris eyeshadow pallet in Madelines and Macaroons Maybelline Colossal Volume mascara in black Rimmel Koh Kajal eyeliner in Black Eyebrows: used the darkest brown eyeshadow…

This weeks $45 food budget for 2.

So we had a super small grocery budget this week, but we will be able to get a few more essentials Tuesday, which will bring this weeks budget up to $45-$48ish.  I just noticed I am running out of butter and agave, so we can’t have that!  Especially since I bought plain unsweetened yogurt again…

Simple Lemon Pepper Chicken with Asparugus

(cross post from my blogger site) Thursday, May 12, 2016 Since grocery shopping Sunday, we have oven roasted one of our whole chickens we purchased, ate the legs and thighs Monday night, and used the left over meat to make tostadas Tuesday night.  Last night, I decided to use the rest of the frozen chicken…

Lunch of the week, Cucumber Quinoa Salad

cross posted from my blogger site. Tuesday, May 10, 2016 I have had a bag of red quinoa in my pantry for about half a year now, and was not too sure what to do with it until now.  I tried several quinoa breakfast bowl recipes from Pinterest, but the red quinoa is just too…

Breakfast of the Week-Good Morning Avocado Smoothie

  Cross post from my blogger site. Monday, May 9, 2016 From this weeks grocery list, plus my on hand items, this is my go to breakfast of the week.  Creamy avocado, cooling cucumber, and the zing of a lemon all packed together with a protein punch that’s sure to start your morning off right….

Budget List of the Week

Cross Post from thisbrunettebudgets.blogspot.com Original Post Sunday, May 8, 2016 It’s been a pretty exciting week.  Now with tax season over work definitely has been quiet.  My hubby started a new job, and I am on my last week of my accounting class.  Monday I start an online statistics class, so fingers crossed for that!…