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I Theme tonight

Theme ideas for meal plans are a great way for adventurous home cooks to expand their repertoire. love it or hate it Also for those who don’t enjoy cooking, it is a way to add ideas to your cooking. Over the years my themes have changed and some have become part of my meal plan […]

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The Template

The meal Plan template The template is where I start my meal planning. I have written a few articles on this previously, it is such an important aspect for my planning. The template is the guide you use to help you draw up well balanced weekly meal s. It helps you organise your thoughts and […]

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Black Friday or Red Holiday?

Black Friday is one of the best times of the year for bargains and bulk shopping. Yet I have to wonder if it is worth the hassle? How much is too much Since it is right before payday, where does the money come from? Are businesses paying their staff early, or are people taking out […]

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There’s nothing to eat!

Aren’t you tired of hearing, ‘there’s nothing to eat’? I know when I started meal planning it was something I heard all the time. Along with ‘there’s no food’ and ‘what’s for supper?’. Inventory I had just changed jobs from a 7-7 (6-8+) to office work where I had time to plan. I decided to […]

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10 things you need to know about being a working parent and meal planning

You are a working parent, every morning you go off to work and spend the time worrying about what to make for dinner. Should you stop and get something readymade or get take out? How late do you have to work, are there extra murals, do you have time to make a full meal? Let […]

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Lessons learned from falling off the meal planning wagon!

Lessons  learned from falling off the meal planning wagon! I fell off the meal planning wagon!  Over the last 2 months I haven’t been as diligent with meal planning as I should be and it is showing. Here are some of the lessons learned. Lesson 1 My bills have started to rise a little more, […]

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Checkers get you to spend in a good way!

Checkers get you to spend in a good way! Now this is a campaign I can truly say, go spend your money there! Once this campaign is over you will continue to save as the seeds continue to propagate. Growing for the future Checkers introduces the “little garden”, gone are those plastic groceries. Here is […]

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Listeria hysteria- Listeriosis

Listeria hysteria, is it valid? Listeria or Listeriosis whatever you call it has been around for years. Is the hysteria over the listeria outbreak warranted? In my opinion it is too little too late. The outbreak was bound to happen, and here’s why. Food safety in South Africa South Africa does not have a central authority […]

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4 steps to a balanced meal

There are 4 basic steps to any balanced meal, whether you are on a tight budget or not. How will knowing these 4 steps help you? You want to lose weight except all you know about dieting is that it is expensive. You don’t have time to go to the dietician or nutritionist. You are […]

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There’s a vegetarian living in my house!

There’s a vegetarian living in my house! One of the members of our home is a vegetarian and the rest are all big meat eaters.  This in itself would not be too much of an issue but she is also not exactly a fan of fruit and vegetables! As a teenager, in the olden days, […]

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