I am going to need to purchase my own auto insurance at some point in the near future, because my parents informed me that they would stop paying for it pretty soon. They told me that they are doing it because I am getting too old for them to pay for my bills, but I know that my father was laid off from work, and that is probably the real reason behind their decision. It doesn’t really matter though, I am going to start looking for the cheapest auto insurance rates that I can find.
I really do not want to have to spend that much money to get the auto insurance, because I am trying to save money at this point in time. Read the rest of this entry »
For months now since I have graduated I have been seeking a new job that will have anything to do with my degree. It was easy while I was at school since they were basically paying me to work in my field while I went to school but now that I am out of school, I have been unable to find any graduate jobs that will help me continue to grow in experience and knowledge. It has become a rather absurd problem when I look at all the money that I have put into my education; I don’t regret the decision to do so and I have learned a lot in my time but America has really cut funding in the sciences and because of that, I am feeling trapped. Read the rest of this entry »
Gambling is a real treasure, something to be enjoyed by all people no matter where you might live. While I was in Mexico I saw advertisements online for many casino bonus senza deposito – a casino bonus let’s you continue playing online or to keep your own winnings! With so many different laws and regulations with gambling, it can be quite the complex system. It’s difficult to find a casino that can be reliable, or even legal, and if you’re anything like myself you just want to have some fun without worrying about the law getting into your business. Gamblers don’t do anything wrong, we simply like our cards or slots or bets. We enjoy the anticipating rush we get whenever we’re making a hit, a call or pulling the lever of our favorite slot machine. We’re a superstitious folk who rarely do any wrong and we come from all walks of life! I met some great friends while in Mexico – they gave me some fantastic advice and experiences with their own versions of the games. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m looking more for ideas rather than recipes. I prefer to create my own recipes usually. I’m trying to eat on a budget now, but I do have some extra saffron lying around. I recently tried boiling some navy beans, chicken bouillon, rice, and chicken legs together with saffron, and it tasted very good. I need ideas like that, but I’m sick of rice. I had some amazing Pakistani/Indian food at a buffet, that was extremely simplistic and looked dirt cheap. Maybe ideas for that style of food.
Saffron is widely used in Indian sweets. Try with some deserts.
It tastes awesome with milk. You can use with any dairy product. Even try with smoothie.
As you said you like to create your own recipes. Be innovative with your own ideas. Good luck.
I’m trying to cook healthier for my family. I am looking for healthy, yet kid friendly (i have a six year old son) recipes. A bonus would be if they had a menu builder, but I won’t ask for too much.
I have been trying to eat more healthy foods, and I have been told that Thai restaurants cook healthy, vegetarian friendly meals. Does anyone have any suggestions?
If you want to eat healthy, try dining out at any of the vegetarian or veg-friendly restaurants listed on VegDining.com. Here’s the link:
I could have given you recommendations if I knew the general area where you live.
I saw a segment on TV, where a man converted his car to use cooking grease that he obtained from a local fast food joint, instead of gasoline. He said anyone can do it. How can I? Can it be done to a mini-van? What better way to solve the overpriced gas issue?
First, if you are not mechanically gifted, it’s probably going to be very expensive for you to do.
My husband and I live on a farm. We will soon be making our own bio fuels…both gas and diesel. My husband is VERY mechanically gifted. He is a helicopter mechanic, wind turbine technition, works on old cars, trucks and tractors (snowmobiles, boats, lawmowers too!).
Things to think about:
How cold is it where you are?
Usually cars must be both started, and stopped (when parking) on regular gas or diesel, or they will most likely not start. Some of these bio-fuels have very low gel points and will gel in your lines, making it impossible for you to start your van, until oh say Spring!
Do you have a place to store the grease you pick up?
Do you know it will smell, and attract rodents, and stray dogs and cat?
Have you checked your state laws? You very likely have to put up some sort of bond to the state, because you will no longer be paying tax on gas for road repairs. The bond is often $2500, or MORE. Sometimes it’s per vehicle. Fines are ENORMOUS if you are caught without proper bonds. The IRS gets involved….remember it’s tax evasion.
Are you positive you will have regular access to grease pick up from resteraunts?
Do you ever go on long road trips, or on vacation?
Who will pick up the grease for you, while you are gone? The resteraunt will be angry if suddenly they have a bunch that’s not being pick up. Will your van’s engine be flexible enough to run on gas station fuel, without major problems if you go on a road trip?
Do you have the tools needed to put in, and take out an engine? If not you will need $500-$1000 worth of tools.
Seals and hoses (the rubber) must be different, because biofuels often eat the regular rubber. However most people notice their vehicles run smoother on biofuels.
Biofuels often give LESS milage. So if you get 20 mpg in your van, you might only get 15 mpg on biofuels. True the fuel will be at a lower cost….however will all the expense you need to go through be offset?
Probably a better way for you to solve the gas price issue is to find other ways to save money. Buy the book "Food Storage For The Clueless," by Clark L. & Kathryn H. Kidd. Immediatly start to store a years worth of food for your family. Your food budget will start to drop by 50-80%, because after you have your years worth of food, you never buy food again, unless it’s on sale.
Dump your cable TV, and invest in some card, and board games for your family. You will save a lot of money and have more free time without TV. Especially nice will be the fact that the TV is not telling your children what new thing they just "have to have!"
Next season, try growing a few easy things, so you are produceing your own fuel.
Make sure your tires are actually inflated to what the TIRE MANUFACTURE states they should be!! Tire stores constantly under inflat the tires, because the auto manufactures want them under inflated, so they give a smoother ride. This cuts down on the life of both your tire, and your gas millage.
Get a tune up on your van. Clean oil and a clean airfilter will keep your van running longer and getting better milage, as will a tune up.
Visit thrift stores, as see if there are not some clothing items you can buy at very inexpensive prices, instead of new prices. I just purchased two raw silk skirts at a thrift store, for $2 each. They are from Nordstroms…$80 each at Nordstroms.
There are a ton of ways to save money. Cutting up your credit cards is a good way to go too.
My husband and I live totally debt free, except for our mortgage. We should have our mortgage paid off 15 years early. We live a very frugal, but not cheap lifestyle. Our six bedroom home (on acrerage) is 3600 sq ft, not including the garage, or huge sunporch. Sit down and really think about what’s important in your life, and what is just fluff. What makes your family truely happy, healthier and stronger. You will find ways to save money, if your are following your dreams, and setting real goals.
Homesteading/farming for over 20 years. Living frugal, but not cheap of over 30 years.
The Money Saving Queen Sarah Roe shares some deals of the day at local restaurants.
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Top 10 Healthy Cooking Tips
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Here are 10 simple tips that you can use in the kitchen to make more healthy foods; lose the calories and fat, not the taste.
By replacing unhealthy foods with healthy alternatives in a recipe, you can cook healthy food, reduce fat, increase nutrients, lower calories and improve your diet.
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Sara Moulton shares tips on cooking healthy meals on a limited budget. Cooking Matters’ new survey, supported by the ConAgra Foods Foundation shows that 85% of families want to make healthy meals.
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Restaurant Secrets – Pre-Cooking – as part of the food and kitchen series by GeoBeats.
In restaurants, business is so hectic because we have a lot of people coming in every night and so much work to do, and oftentimes not even enough people to do all the work. So one of the ways that we are efficient in a restaurant is understanding what our menus are and pre-prepping everything so that when service comes, we have the things that could have been cooked beforehand already ready to go. We can pre-steam vegetables for a few days ahead of time so that we can take care of that one aspect of a dish at once.
Let us say for example we had a chicken dish with steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes. It would be a lot of work to make all that at once when a diner ordered it, so what we will do is we will steam the broccoli, probably that morning. We will refrigerate it, keep it in one of our boxes near our cooking station, and when the order comes up, all we have got to do is throw our chicken on the grill, reheat our mashed potatoes and reheat our broccoli in a pan with a little bit of lemon juice and salt, and bam, you have a dish that would have taken forty five minutes to cook, probably ready in about the time the chicken takes, about fifteen minutes. You would do the same thing at home and stretch those ideas out over a few days so that your cooking process is a lot shorter, quicker and easier.
Besides vegetables, you can also prepare sauces ahead of time. I am sure you have a great recipe for a marinara or a pesto. These things can be made in bulk and even sometimes frozen. A marinara sauce freezes very well. Same thing goes for pesto. Same thing can go for most sauces that you would want to make. Also, other things that are good to prep ahead of time would be certain things like roasts. If you wanted to make a prime rib roast or you even wanted to make Filet Mignon, you can cook it all at once, refrigerate it, and then eat it the next day. Meat gets better the day after you have cooked it, so do not worry about it going bad. It is actually going to taste even better if you have done that. Same thing goes for stews. If you make a stew one day, you can freeze some of it and eat it a week later, even eat it a month later. All you have to do is heat up some rice or some pasta and you have got full meal.
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When I got a promotion at work, it meant that I was going to have to start traveling between offices. Since I would also be required to be at construction work sites throughout the day, I knew that I was going to have to find a PC tablet that I could take with me. After looking over quite a few, I was able to determine that the one that would suit my needs the most is the iconia pc tablet dengan windows 8. It had everything I needed and wanted as well as a lot of things that I knew I would enjoy.
The size is perfect for me, and I like that the operating system is Windows 8. I had a tablet a couple of years ago, and the operating system is the reason why I rarely used it. Since I have extensive knowledge of the Windows 8 operating system, I knew that it had everything that I would need. I was able to install certain software on it because of the operating system, and that made it possible to integrate it with my work life.
Now, when I am on work sites, I no longer have to deal with my phone. Rather than reading email on a small screen, or even dealing with others through text messaging, I now have a full email program at my disposal. I also have all of the word document programs that I need. It makes editing certain documents much quicker now since I could do it right on site instead of having to wait until I get back to the office. I am even able to take amazing pictures, which is a necessary part of my job too. It has everything that I need, and I use it every single day now on the job.
If girls who don’t eat much loose so much weight. I’m not going to do this I just find it dumb when people say you won’t get any weight loss by not eating if so many girls do it. Explain please.
Do you drive a car? Then think of the car as your body and the gasoline as the food. The less gas in the tank the less distance you can go before the engine dies.
Something like that and not like that because the human body is much more complex. When you go on a diet(that is restrict the amount of food you eat – your body goes into "starvation mode" automatically. Saving the few calories it gets from the food for 1)the brain as those with a dead brain are dead. It runs everything. 2)the heart and lungs and other internal organs to a lesser degree
None is "required" for the arms or legs so that means none for the muscles or your hair on your head. Ergo no energy to run, to jump, to ride bike, to play, or do housework. Sports make you burn calories, so does housework if you have energy to do it.
But when on a starvation diet, the body does not want to do anything.
This can also be compared to a campfire – the fire being the energy derived from the burning of wood. Use a little bit of wood=little fire Fire is your life. Once it is out you are out of the game(or dead) "Survivor" . Brain will use the last of the energy.
So, it is a matter of eating the right quality and quantity of food for the effort you are putting out. Usually one eats when one is hungry. Not at set times.
Buying higher quality foods means it cost more and you get less. So if you are on a budget, you carefully make out the proportions so it will last you the week. Knowing what the food is: matters. Cheezies is basically air.
What your mom has been feeding you are the basics …meat, potatoes and vegetables and a single plate…especially if you work day consists being on the computer all day. More than enough food..
So many girls do it because so many girls are dumb.(their brain is already starved of food and is near dead)
Perhaps look at the pictures in magazines when they talk about starvation in an African country; and look at the people.
It is basically a picture of protruding bellies with sticks for arms and legs.
Losing weight is harder than getting it put on, because you need to refrain from having that next piece when you really don’t need it. Also drink more water as that takes up empty space in the stomach making the brain believe you are full.
I need a name for my new blog. I am a nutrition student and passionate about living well, cooking natural foods and experimenting with different recipes of all cuisines. I figure skate and I love to work out. I suffered from an eating disorder as a teenager and found that my love for cooking healthy versions of all types of foods helped me to overcome my outlook on eating and finding peace with my self. I’m sure I will include recipes, restaurants, new food products etc. in my blog. Any ideas?
Try Prevention Magazine’s site, they have tons of great recipes that are healthy:
They also have the recipes in slideshow format:
My husband has always been able to rely on Craigslist for employment ads in the SF bay area but we have relocated to Modesto and I know that we need to broaden the search. He can and has done anything in the hotel restaurant industry from bartending, serving in both formal and fast paced restaurants, cooking (CCA completion) hotel services, catering, you name it he has got the experience. So where should he post his resume and focus his search? Monster; Hot jobs; etc.?
Here you go:
I’m trying to switch careers and this site really is quite informative and helps me know companies that are actually hiring. Good luck to your husband!
I live in the UK. I was just wondering does anyone know any cheap budget dinner recipes, or do you know any good websites where I can find them? I want to make something that will do me for 5 servings or more so I can freeze some of it.I wouldn’t want all of the ingredients to cost no more than £14.
Thank you everyone.
You asked this question yesterday…I guess you didn’t like the answers.
Well as I answered before
Here are 2 delicious Italian recipes that aren’t too expensive and are great for freezing and re-heating.
Spinach and Ricotta cannelloni………http://youtu.be/fXSF5nmt3qk
And if not here are a couple of chicken recipes.
Green curry chicken…………………..http://youtu.be/0oyO5-9Mi7g
And seriously, lasagna and cannelloni are great for freezing serving size portions, wrap them in saran wrap and then simple re-heat them in the microwave.
I enjoy this, especially when I come home from work and am too tired to cook!
Eating out is one of those expenses that you can’t really cut out completely.It’s estimated that American households spend over $2500 in eating out every year. We have some tips to help you save on your dining costs. Watch this short video.
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Learn how to make the best lemoncello you’ve ever had in your own home. All you need is lemons, liquor, and about 3 months. Also, learn how to prepare braised pork shoulder and baby artichokes. Take a tour of Capri and the Amalfi Coast on this week’s edition of Healthy Cooking with your Friendly Italians. Buon Appetito!
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Howcast heads to the Chatwal Hotel’s hot new restaurant, the Lambs Club, in New York City, where chef Geoffrey Zakarian will demonstrate how to make a delectable end-of-summer meal.
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Fit Perez nutrition correspondent Lisa De Fazio shows college students how they can shop and prepare meals while on a budget.
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Daniel Matarazzohttp://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/dmatarrazzo21Peopleeating out on a budget
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