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25 ideas for leftover ham

What can you do with leftover ham? How often do we get a huge ham for Christmas day then end up with leftovers but we don’t want ham sandwiches for the next month? The good news is you don’t have to! Here are a variety of ways to use it from breakfasts to main meals. […]

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Meal Plan to use up scraps, leftovers and substitutions

How can you meal plan to use up leftovers, weird ingredients, scraps and make substitutions? I’ll admit I kind of wing it when it comes to meal planning most of the time and I’ve gotten lazy. Sunday afternoons are meal prep time here and lately, it’s meant pulling out whatever is in our fridge, freezer […]

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HelloFresh vs Marley Spoon which is better?

Which meal delivery box is best – Marley Spoon or HelloFresh? Have you wondered if the meal delivery services of HelloFresh, Marley Spoon and other options were worth it? The price, the quality, the service and overall value varied. I’ve tried a few of them and last year did a comparison but redid it last […]

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18 tips to reduce your groceries – under $150 a week in Australia for a family of 4

How to keep your groceries under $150 a week? This post was originally written in 2016 when we were a family of 4. Updated June 2018. A recent article on news.com.au states I spend $50 a week, which I do now because I get HelloFresh for free every week. Without that it would be $150. […]

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Extreme Grocery Challenge – Week 2

How to spend less than $250 total for 6 weeks of groceries Recap – I set a challenge recently, to spend less than $250 total on groceries for the rest of the year. I shared what I am doing here along with tips for free and super cheap food here. I just finished week 2 […]

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Extreme Grocery Challenge – $250 for 6 weeks

Could you spend less than $50 a week for 6 weeks with no food storage? This is a challenge I have set for the rest of the year. Over the weekend I made $1,000 selling things (find out how here) and $250 was paid in cash for one item. Looking at it, I wondered if […]

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26 Ingredients – Easy recipes to save money in the kitchen

In 26 Ingredients you can make over 100 recipes from gourmet breakfasts to delicious desserts, snacks and appetisers or refreshing drinks, it’s all here, with easy-to-follow recipes. Basic recipes to make staples including pasta, sweetened condensed milk or chocolate cake and fancier delights such as lemon meringue pie are included, along with tips on what […]

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How to save money on groceries and food #21DayMoneyChallenge

How can I reduce the cost of groceries? This is probably the most common question I get asked. Personally, health is as important as affordability to me for groceries. While I could get my shopping bill down super low if we based it on rice and pasta, it isn’t healthy. That said, previously, on lean […]

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Menu plan – Feb 26th to March 4th

This week is full on for work, we have my brother visiting one night and a Thermomix demonstration I need to provide a couple of things for on Friday night, so it’s a bit of a mix and I needed easy meals or meals that I prepared on Sunday to eat during the week. I […]

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What to do when Easi-Yo (homemade yoghurt) doesn’t work

Have you tried Easi-Yo/making yoghurt yourself, but it didn’t quite set or your family thought it was too sweet/not sweet enough/not enough fruit etc? I first tried Easi-Yo when my kids were babies and only had a couple of failures when making it. Generally, it is a pretty easy process, but if you happen to […]

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