Frugal Foodie Digest #2

A wrap-up of everything foodie and frugal posted the past week on the Cheap Eats Pinterest board and the Poor as Folk facebook page. Recipes & Food How-Tos Cheesy Sweet Potato Crisps Red Lentil & Spinach Masala How to Roast Spaghetti Squash Cider Apple Chicken with Mushroom Sauce http://akitchenhoor.blogspot.com/2013/09/chicken-veggie-pie-topped-with-golden.html http://witandvinegar.com/2013/09/butternut-squash-chorizo-shells.html http://thepaleomama.com/2013/09/25-low-carb-sizzlin-pizza-recipes/ Stir Fry Green Beans…

Being a Poor Woman In America

I’m unashamedly letting info-graphics do my post for me today. I fall into the category of being one of these women. They can speak for me without needed me to add words. [via 18 Facts About Women and Poverty in the United States] Re-blogged from my other blog.

20 Delicious Ways To Use Beans and Save Money

20 delicious ways to use beans and save money from The Nourishing Gourmet I use a lot of beans for meals. They’re a cheaper and sometimes better source of protein than meat. A lot of people tell me they have never cooked beans before or that they just don’t like them. In my childhood, I…

Why Discussions About Privilege Are the Problem

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
This article won’t be a scream-fest, sorry. Having said that, no one cares about your J Crew packages and it’s the job of government to determine general wealth distribution via taxation in the US, not moralizing ranters. Nico, Kate, this article isn’t aimed at you. It’s aimed at the recurring…

Thrift Score: Belated Back-to-School Clothes

We didn’t have any extra cash to do back to school clothes shopping last month, and my three girls really needed some new stuff. Hooray for the annual Presbyterian Mission rummage sale! Or if we lived across the pond…a church jumble! I look forward to this sale every year. So much great stuff for next…

The Good Stuff: A Couple of Politicians Who Don’t Suck

Hey, I like when big House votes happen on issues that matter to me. It helps me categorize politicians into the Against Us and On Our Side file folders in my brain. Jim McGovern has held residency in the On Our Side category for awhile now. His #endhungernow speeches make me realize that this man…

Mean People Suck: The 217 Members of Congress Who Said Yes To Food Stamp Cuts

Yeah,so…that happened. Friday, a bunch of overpaid clowns voted  ,”Hell,YEAH!” to cutting $40 billion over 10 years from SNAP. It’s what Jesus would have wanted. So said Congressman Kevin Cramer  when he threw Bible quotes at someone who basically asked him,”What the hell are you thinking?”. Incidentally, it was the same Bible quote Stephen Lee Fincher (R-Tenn.)…

I made Chocolate Lasagna…Pie

I have no idea what lascivious temptress invented this recipe but he or she must be either a chocolatier genius or someone who gets kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company that makes diabetes drugs. The original recipe looks like this: Chocolate Lasagna INGREDIENTS 1 package regular Oreo cookies (Not Double Stuff) – about 36 cookies 6…