Sunday, 30 June 2013

Staying on track

Every now and then I have to take note of staying on track especially after taking a holiday which was a real treat as its the first one we have been on in 10 years.
When I talk about staying on track its all about
cooking from scratch
menu planning {which I have one going at the moment and its 20 day menu plan that's how long groceries have to last except for milk}
baking goodies instead of buying them
coloring my own hair instead of $110.00 a month its now $10.00 a month
taking my meals to work
growing what I can {trying}
never ever using clothes dryer
keeping chooks for eggs { not getting many at the moment}
Making my own laundry liquid and cleaning products
Making my own soap
Getting solar power
Turning off at the switch
A lot of clothing is bought secondhand also I buy clothing and sell on ebay

This includes getting all the family on board as well

I still have a lot I want to do like change my electric hot water to gas solar boosted.
Get water tanks
make cheese
make bread more often {Im a little lazy there}
When budget allows to swap some appliances for better energy rated appliances.

The small changes that I have made already allowed us that holiday we had and it really recharged my batteries.

Tonights tea and also the next night for work is this absolutely delicious curried cauliflower soup
So for a couple of dollars this will do a few meals as Im on nightshift the next two nights and the kids are staying with their Dad
Here is the recipe
                                                    Curried cauliflower soup
1 tblsp olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
garlic clove crushed
1/3 cup sharwoods korma curry paste
1.5 kg cauli trimmed and chopped
3 cups chick stock
400 ml lite coconut milk
parsley to serve
salt to taste
fry onion and garlic in oil until brown
add curry paste until aromatic
Add cauli, stock ,coconut milk, bring to boil ,simmer until cauli is tender
Blend with stick blender
serve with parsley and naan bread if you like


  1. I love soup and will have to try this one, looks lovely.
    Rhonda has said many times that when you make cutbacks such as yours above then you can spend that money on something that is really important to you...such as your holiday and you've proved that!

  2. Hi Sue, give the soup a go I just made it today for the first time and its just divine.
    Thanks for stopping by x

  3. I'm going to try that soup, love the idea of the cauli and coconut milk. Thanks.

    1. Hi there, I think I love anything with coconut milk in it although the curry paste made it. Thanks for stopping by

  4. oh that looks delicious, and cauliflowers are such a good deal at the moment. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. Hi cauliflowers are a good price at the moment they will be a better price when they starting growing in the garden lol. I think I may plant extra now.Thank you back x


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