The Frugal Girl cheerfully living on less Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:43:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Avocado Ideas, a Giveaway, and more! Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:43:21 +0000

It’s kind of like a miscellany post, but it’s full of links this go-round.

1. Yesterday, a reader shared this great roundup of avocado recipes.

Mr. FG and I have discovered recently (in the last few years) that we both love avocados, so I’m always looking for more ways to serve them.

They’re so healthy and so, so affordable at Aldi, I’m happy to serve them as often as possible.

avocadoes for breakfast

2. I gave an interview to Business Insider last week about the times it does pay to be cheap.

It was a tricky topic for me, because my frugality frequently leads me to paying a little more for something awesome because doing so ultimately saves money.  But even so, there are a few times that I go the cheap route.

(Suave shampoo, for example.)

3. Speaking of Suave, there’s a Dollar General Suave deal happening right now, and I’m giving away a $50 Dollar General gift card.

Suave stash

(Notice the super cheap saline solution I mentioned in the Business Insider article!)

4. This carrot and cardamom soup is definitely going to happen at my house.


I don’t think my whole family will go for it, but that’s totally ok, because I can make it and eat it for lunch.

5. Glad just unveiled a photo project about food waste.

Be still, my heart! Two of my loves (food waste and photography) are united.

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The project shows eight different American families with a week’s worth of their trash, recycling, and compostables.  It’s crazy how much the waste varies from family to family.

(The family in the photo above wins for the least trash.)

On the food waste topic, Food Waste Friday is over at Simply Being Mum today.

(And you get to see not only her fridge, but her lovely kitchen today.)


Have a lovely Easter weekend, dear readers!

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