Saving on Food

3 Reasons Why I Love Instant Noodles

3 Reasons Why I Love Instant Noodles

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you think about it constantly and can’t think of anything else until you have it? I have. And for me, it’s instant noodles. It’s also referred to as ‘ramen.’ But for me, it sounds like the specific […]

What To Bring To A Potluck

What To Bring To A Potluck

Being a frugal person sometimes puts me in an awkward position, especially when it comes to potlucks. A potluck is an event where people bring their own dishes to share with others. It’s supposed to be fun and stress-free. I personally love potlucks because I […]

Eating out v. Home-cooked Meals – The Dilemma

Eating out v. Home-cooked Meals – The Dilemma

Mr. FAF and I love eating out. Sometimes I wonder if it’s because we’re Asian that we just love eating out at Asian restaurants so much. Of course, we do it in moderation – about once a week. There’s something so refreshing, exciting, and memorable […]

Why We Don’t Order from Blue Apron

Why We Don’t Order from Blue Apron

When it comes to eating, Mr. FAF and I have two main options: (1) cooking at home and (2) eating out. There’s a third option which we have never tried and don’t plan to any time soon: (3) ordering from Blue Apron, Hello Fresh or […]

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 […]

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 Eat Out While In Debt

Why We Eat Out While In Debt

Mr. FAF and I are in debt. We’re still trying to pay off the mortgage on our primary residence. Many people treat a mortgage as part of life and consider it a good debt. To us, however, debt is simply debt. And we want to […]

Eating Out On The Plane

Eating Out On The Plane

Mr. FAF and I came to America for school, so our whole family is still in China and Vietnam. We’re used to the idea of having 20-hour flights just to visit our family in Asia. While jetlag and sleeping uncomfortably in a tiny seat on […]

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 […]