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We’re nearing the end of week three of Our {more or less} No Spend Month. We’ve actually found it empowering to spend {more or less} nothing. I imagine it would be extremely disempowering if we were broke and were forced not to spend. But having money and not spending feels good. I’ve been reminded of all the ways to get food without spending money. Foraging is my absolute favourite. On our recent kayak trip, I was excited to spot loads of the bush tucker plant Tetragonia tetragonioides, commonly known as Warrigal Greens, Native Spinach, or New Zealand Spinach. See the... Read more →

Tonight marks the end of week one of our {more or less} no spend month. I've learnt so much about our consumption habits, but the main lesson so far has been that I need to learn to enjoy the time it takes to cook wholesome healthy food from scratch. I spent a ridiculous amount of time in the kitchen this week... ...baking bread (the mini pita pockets have definitely been the most popular so far. I'll share more about these shortly)... ...making yoghurt from scratch... ...sprouting, soaking, baking, boiling, fermenting, rising, blending, kneading, scrubbing, peeling, chopping, and so on. I'm... Read more →

We survived (& enjoyed) our week and a bit of not spending

The last day of the no-spend challenge was the easiest of them all. I came down with a rotten stomach bug and spent the day in bed not able to eat anything. It made not spending very easy! Thankfully I recovered quickly. Overall, we loved not spending and plan to regularly have no-spend weeks to remind us of the difference between ‘needs’ and ‘wants’. I realised that we actually ‘need’ very little. Before I go any further, I’ll do the final fess-up….I mentioned 4 slip-ups the other day. The remainder happened on our second-last day. We needed fruit so decided... Read more →

We had scraps for morning tea yesterday...and they were delicious and full of nutirents. Baked potato skin chips and roasted pumpkin seeds. Both would usually become compost or worm food - but not this week. During our no-spend challenge I have become super sensitive to food waste. I've unfortunately become a bit of a food nazi. "Make sure you eat all that!". "You can only have one egg!". First I was rummaging through dumpsters, and now i'm feeding my family scraps! Think I’m weird? Food waste is a serious issue. Recent figures show that Australians waste $5 billion a year... Read more →