The Hidden Costs of Stress

Costs of Stress, side effect of stress
Sooooo… After falling off the face of the Earth for about 8 weeks, I’m back! I think I could fill a book with everything that happened in those weeks. But suffice to say – it was a rough period of many personal changes for me.  I spent the last 2 or 3 weeks catching up with my life and I’m only just getting back into the groove of things. I’m getting back to writing, and I realized quite...

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Posted in: Philosophy

Grocery Budget Motivation #3

Grocery Budget, meal planning, budgeting
Ever since the broken fridge incident, Brian and I have been attempting to rebuild our fridge and freezer supplies. But at the same time, we haven’t increased our grocery budget, so it’s been hard stocking up on things.  The freezer is still so sad looking!  But we are making progress slowly and still making sure to eat a well-balanced diet. Photo Credit: psd via Flickr For new readers,...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

Keep track of food expiration dates

food expiration dates, canned food, expiration date
According to a paper by Value Chain Management Centers, about $27 billion in food ends up in Canadian landfill and composts.  It’s an important issue because a lot of resources are invested into producing food.  If instead, some money was spent preventing food waste, the entire system could be more efficient and perhaps spend less money and resources. Photo credit via flickr Brian and I try...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

Moderation and the Grocery Budget

Grocery Budget, meal planning, food budget, bacon, grocery shopping
This past weekend, Brian and I made a trip down to Granville Island (not really an island) and did a bit of grocery shopping at the marketplace.  Now, we’re pretty infamous for our $200 grocery budget, so it may be surprising to learn that we really do enjoy good food. I ended up purchasing (among other items) four slices of fresh European style smoked bacon for nearly $5.  Yes, $5 for 4 slices...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery
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