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Grocery Budget, the 2nd step to successful meal planning

In step 2, it is time to work out your grocery budget. Grocery budgets will differ from household to household. These are unique to each family’s needs, size, and ages. How to create a grocery budget A big family will have a bigger grocery budget. A family with a baby will have a different budget […]

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How to meal plan successfully, step 1

Meal plan successfully Let’s start with step 1 for people who have never meal planned or who would like to plan better. http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/meal-plan-budgeting/ For those stuck at home with their families, I am sure you are learning all sorts of new things about your family’s eating habits. It is one of the reasons that step […]

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Beyond Lockdown, level 4. Can we survive?

Lockdown continues As we head into the 6thweek of lockdown and move to level 4 it is time to think about what follows. https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/see-these-are-the-permissions-and-restrictions-for-level-4-lockdown-20200425 While we don’t know when lockdown will be lifted, life will definitely not be the same for a while. What happens after lockdown?  It is an unknown chapter in our lives […]

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Lockdown, shopping and Covid-19

We are in lockdown South Africa is in lockdown in the hopes of flattening the curve of Covid-19. What does this have to do with shopping? Well, a lot of people went panic shopping and cleared the shelves of essentials. I can understand fear, I cannot understand selfishness. Not everyone was able to buy, some […]

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KOO beans Budget beaters

One of my favourite budget stretchers just got even better! KOO Beans! I love adding beans to food to bulk it up and now I have even more recipes and ideas to try out. By chance, I saw a post on SA mom blogs https://samomblogs.co.za/ about KOO hosting an event to launch their new range […]

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Pesach 2019

Pesach, a word that often brings tears to Jewish households everywhere. Not only tears for the story of Pesach but also tears at the thought of all that needs to be done. I know we are still two months away but Pesach is an expensive endeavour to do properly and for those starting out it […]

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How to coupon in South Africa

South Africa doesn’t coupon! We are far too advanced for that! We use apps! Most South Africans haven’t got time to sit and cut out coupons. I have to admit I do prefer the apps as we already have too much litter on the streets. Couponing helps you get your home sorted by making sure […]

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Are specials really special?

You see specials listed somewhere and think wow I should go buy those. I used to have that mentality, especially before I started meal planning. It cost me a lot of money in wasted food. Is it available at that price elsewhere? I have found sometimes that a favourite supermarket chain marks something like a […]

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Dinner time sorted

Using meal planning you can get you sorted in the kitchen. Good intentions It is still the beginning of the year, and good intentions and resolutions are still quite strong for most of us. As the year moves forward those intentions begin to wane due to the pressures of everyday life and we forget about […]

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Home shopping

Home shopping unlike you have ever known. My version of home shopping is actually going to save you money! You have created your meal plan, now it’s time to shop! What’s in the cupboard The first stop in your shopping is your kitchen cupboard! When you begin meal planning you follow a set of steps […]

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