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Saving on Food

Saving A Moldy Rice Cake

Saving A Moldy Rice Cake

I had a rice cake that had been sitting in the freezer for almost 3 months. It wouldn’t be a problem if that rice cake had not been sitting in room temperature for 10 days prior to that. I had put it in the pantry and […]

How To Save Money on Food While Traveling

How To Save Money on Food While Traveling

Some of us travel for the scenery and the experience while others just can’t wait to try the delicious local food. Today I’ll talk about the five ways Mr. FAF and I save money on food while traveling. When Mr. FAF and I went on our […]

How I Lost 36 lbs Over 7 Months

How I Lost 36 lbs Over 7 Months

The weight gain During my pregnancy with Baby FAF, I gained a whopping 57 lbs, going from 115 lbs to 172 lbs. Even after giving birth, I was still 46 lbs over the pre-pregnancy weight. I breastfed Baby FAF until he was one. My main […]

My Small Celebration of Mr. FAF’s New Job

My Small Celebration of Mr. FAF’s New Job

Mr. FAF got a new job a while back. It was a happy day for both of us.  If you follow my blog, you’ll know Mr. FAF and I currently don’t live in the same city. To celebrate the good news, I decided to go […]

Our Frugal Asian Dessert

Our Frugal Asian Dessert

When I first came to America, I was overwhelmed with the wide variety of desserts people eat after a meal: muffins, cake, cookies, cupcakes with a ton of beautiful yet super sweet icing, etc. I’ve been in America almost 12 years, but I just can’t bring […]

Why We Still Eat Out While In Debt

Why We Still Eat Out While In Debt

Mr. FAF and I are still in debt. We’re still paying off our mortgage. Although many people treat a mortgage as part of life and a good debt, for us, debt is debt, period. That said, Mr. FAF and I LOVE eating out, especially at […]

Eating Out on the Airplane

Eating Out on the Airplane

Mr. FAF and I came to America for school, so our whole family is still in Asia. We’re used to the idea of having 24-hour flights just to visit family. While jetlag and sleeping uncomfortably in a tiny seat on the plan doesn’t appeal to […]

What Food Can $12.64 Get You?

What Food Can $12.64 Get You?

After I got off work on Friday, I started thinking about the roasted rotisserie chicken at the grocery store. Friday marks the end of the week, and I want to eat something different for dinner. But I don’t want to spend a lot of money eating […]

Food Expense Report – Mar 2017 – $87.52

Food Expense Report – Mar 2017 – $87.52

In order to keep track of my food expenses, I have started a monthly food expense report series. A few things to note: — I currently do not live together with Mr. FAF and Baby FAF (only temporarily). My food expenses below are therefore counted […]