Powdered milk already! ~ No spend update Day 2
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ~ No spend update Day 3

It's all about food round here at the moment. My mind wanders throughout the day thinking about how we can eat a balanced healthy diet without spending any money. So far, dairy and fruit have been my main challenges. But then today all my Christmas's came at once.


Little Eco loves her yoghurt and we were about to run out. I prefer not to make yoghurt with powdered milk, so I contacted the lovely Kate at Purple Pear Organics to see if she was happy to trade me some of the delicious yoghurt she makes using milk from their own cows. One LETS transaction later and I have six bottles of delicious freshly made yoghurt. The three of us gobbled up an entire jar straight away. Thanks Kate :-)


If you want to try making your own yoghurt you can find helpful instructions here, here, here, and here. I love that they're all a little different but all achieve the same thing.

I was contemplating breaking the challenge by buying some fruit. I like Little Eco to eat at least two different types of fruit each day and we were down to bananas and lemons. I stupidly didn’t have any dried fruit in the pantry. I don’t think she would appreciate a lemon in her lunch box. Thankfully, a dry goods order I had paid for a few weeks ago finally turned up last night.


I never imagined I could be so excited about sultanas. The popping corn is also going to come in handy as a quick snack.


Tonight’s meal was Eggplant and Pumpkin Lasagna served with Spinach Rice. This delicious vegetarian lasagna is one of my favourites at this time of year as it uses up eggplants and pumpkin which are both in season. I simply bake some thickly sliced eggplant and pumpkin, and then layer them in a dish with a homemade tomato pasta sauce, top with LSA and cheese and bake in a moderate oven for at least 30 minutes. I made the lasagna up last night and all I had to do tonight was throw it in the oven for 30 minutes.  Easy peasy :-)

If you want to join in Eileen's no spend challenge (it starts on friday) just head on over to Consumption Rebellion.