Extraordinary Life: Coffee

The Difference Between Ordinary And Extraordinary Is That Little Extra Waiting, (training video) That Little “Extra” This quote comes from the movie “Waiting” (or at least where I pulled it from as that is where I first heard it). Yes, the quote is cheesy, but also true. Quality comes from just a bit of extra effort put in. Cooking with just a bit more spice and a watchful eye has elevated my recipes. Find high-quality ingredients. Practice writing and use tools and tips to create quality content. Perform an act of kindness to elevate your day. Extraordinary Life & Cooking My grocery budget has been the same for years but I buy less and less. Buying high-quality ingredients is one thing I value. Tasty food is important, but what I use to fuel my body is more important than great taste. But those things aren’t mutually exclusive. My partner and…

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Pantry Staples

Stockpiling On A Budget: Prior Planning Creating a plan while stockpiling on a budget will help optimize your preparedness. My tips for this, besides plan ahead, are; catch sales when you receive an income windfall, optimize gift cards, split a Costco/Sam’s club membership and bulk items if you can, and purchase by unit price (but what won’t expire). Having this plan helps keep my anxiety at bay and be ready for an emergency, even as a minimalist. Meat And Eggs Canned fish is high in nutrients like protein and stores for long periods of time. Avoid heavy metals by buying skipjack or chunk light tuna (and smaller fishes) in pouches rather than canned. Small farms and cooperatives offer large amounts of meat at discounts. Quarter and half animals are often available at a less expensive price per pound. Animals raised on smaller farms often are less toxic and contain higher…

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(This post not sponsored or endorsed by Trader Joe’s, I just happened to go there for other items and picked up a few of these staples).

Spaghetti is quick and easy comfort food we all have come to love. But most spaghetti is not gluten-free and the ones that are, aren’t always cheap or easy to find.

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