I’m fine,just busy

I made a deal with a friend that I will start blogging here daily. She says I can’t just write a post about having electric and internet shut off notices and then be quiet for days after. I need to at least post a thing. Anything. “Even if it’s a stupid inspirational quote or to…

daily links: affordable veganism and other foodish things

The Economics of Veganism (+ Proof A Fine Vegan Meal Can Be Made Cheaply) – I promise even if you’re a skeptic of veganism ,you won’t hate this piece. Gena Hamshaw gives plenty of recognition to the high cost of produce and lack of accessibility for some while also showing some good idea of how it…

new food stamp amount: $221/month for a family of 5

We reapplied for food stamps at the end of May and finally got a decision this week. We were denied but then also approved in the same decision. Because I’m self-employed, they said the amount I made in May put us over the qualifying limit by $87 but then averaged the past 3 months of…

questionable decisions made this week

Poor people supposedly have poor decision making skills. I might be demonstrating that well. Like going back to college. Poor people are told that they need to get themselves educated, so this seems like a brilliant idea. I did indeed apply. I’m already “educated” and have a paper degree that says I learned some things…

food we ate, april 4 til now

Well,honestly – this isn’t ALL the food we ate. I forget to take pictures or I’m too tired or my house is chaosville. Most meals were  made w/ things we got at the food pantry 2 weeks ago . We did do minor grocery shopping for basics. I had two crying meltdowns that were food related…

Pantry Anarchy: Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchiladas

Because recipes were made to be broken when you’re broke. My inspiration and guidance for this recipe came from Feasting at Home’s recipe for Butternut Mole Enchiladas. The ingredients for the original recipe are: To start off, I had one lonely butternut squash and a can of black beans, so in my mind I had…

Pantry Anarchy: Oatmeal Pancakes

Why “Pantry Anarchy”? Because recipes were made to be broken when you’re broke.   I have an abundance of Maypo oatmeal packets. Judging from reactions when I showed a picture of them before, a lot of people relying on a food bank are familiar with these oatmeal packets. Fun and useless trivia: MTV’s branding was…

Bread Baking Economics

  [content notes: food privilege,being broke, classism,poorsplaining, food insecurity] We ‘ve been buying store bought bread. I used to make most of my own but when we lived in the house with no heat in most of the rooms and a 30 year old oven that didn’t work so well, I stopped doing it and…

No Food Wasted: Leftover Spinach Salad= Greek-ish Omelette

The phone rang and I have ADHD, so my omelette scorched , then plain just fell apart but you’re not here for pretty food photography, right? This is the reason I prefer to make salad with spinach than lettuce (besides that spinach has more nutritional value) .I can recycle spinach salad far easier into other…

What’s in season: May

In season produce is often less expensive. It’s a good opportunity to take advantage of sales and freeze the extra for later.