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Suicide Smoothie

August 18, 2020

No, this smoothie does not contain cyanide! The name comes from those drinks children make at the soda fountain, combining ALL the soda flavors into one big cup. Which is sorta what I do with this smoothie. I usually make it on Sunday – or whatever day I do my weekly grocery shopping or place… Read More ›

Frugal Vegan: Choosing Wisely

Every now and then it’s good to reassess and take stock. And in doing so I’ve found I’m a very different sort of Frugal Vegan than I was a few years ago. Then, my main concern was saving every penny I could. (I had, after all, decided to start my own real estate business during… Read More ›

Nutritional Yeast

Is Your Nutritional Yeast Actually … Nutritious?

We vegans love our nutritional yeast – often affectionately referred to as “nooch.” The yellow flakes give a savory, slightly cheesy flavor to everything from popcorn to “cheese” grits to corn chowder to “mac and nooch.” Vegans who don’t like taking vitamin supplements often rely on nutritional yeast as their main source of B12. And,… Read More ›

Frugal Vegan: Hummus 101

Why spend your money on overpriced hummus at grocery stores and restaurants when it’s so cheap and easy to make your own?

Myrtle Beach at High Tide

Myrtle Beach in Winter

Why on earth would a vegan go to Myrtle Beach, SC during the winter?

I’ll tell you.

Frugal Vegan: Vegan Holiday Food Planning

The Holiday Season is fast approaching, which usually means one thing – your money is fast departing! Too often when we plan and budget for the holidays, we think in terms of gifts and decorations.  Food is so much part of our daily life, we often don’t notice how many food-related holiday events are involved…. Read More ›

Frugal Friday: Saving Money On Cookbooks (And Other Books)

I proudly admit to being a Bibliophile. Over the years I’ve found some ways to save money on vegan cookbooks – and every other kind of book, too!

Happy Birthday to Me

Frugal Friday – Vegan Birthday Freebies

Recently, I celebrated another birthday.  (Which, for those who are wondering, puts me somewhere in between “younger than springtime” and “older than dirt.”) A long time ago, when we were both vegetarians, my partner signed us up for a number of “Birthday Freebies.”  Since our birthdays are close together, we were able to use our… Read More ›

Front Entrance to Charlotte Spay Neuter

Frugal Friday – Spay Neuter Charlotte and Low Cost Pet Care (Now Stand For Animals)

I love my vets. But, being the mom of four (formerly five) furbabies – sometimes I just can’t afford them! Every pet owner knows what I’m talking about.  The biggest downside to having pets is the amount spent on their care.  When money gets tight, we often: Pay for our pet’s medical care and neglect… Read More ›

Frugal Friday – Vegan Gift Giving: Cosmetics and Bath

(Originally I wrote this post in early December for my frugal vegan holiday gift-giving series; however if you’ve been reading my blog you know I was sidelined from blogging from being beaten by a bouncer from Dandelion Market.  But I think the beginning of the year is still an appropriate time to discuss this; after… Read More ›

Frugal Vegan Gift Giving, Part II – Awkward Gift Situations – When Someone Gives You Dead Cow

So, what do you do when you are gifted with something completely inappropriate? I say, it depends on the situation. If it’s someone you don’t know very well – say, a coworker or neighbor who doesn’t know you’re veg – and they surprise you with a box of milk chocolates or a homemade pound cake –… Read More ›

Frugal Friday: Vegan Couponing Part 3

Happy Frugal Friday! We’ve covered a lot of information in the past two weeks. We’ve discussed the ethical objections some vegans have to couponing. We’ve discussed whether or not a vegan can actually find coupons for items other than Campbell’s Soup and Hamburger Helper. We’ve discussed different sources of paper coupons. Today, we’ll discuss one… Read More ›

Frugal Friday – Vegan Couponing Part II

Welcome to Vegan Couponing Part II! First, we’ll address a big reason many vegans don’t coupon, and then we’ll talk about paper coupons. “I don’t think coupons offer savings on anything I can use.  Aren’t they all for Hamburger Helper and Campbell’s Soups?” To be sure, many coupons are! But here are some other coupons… Read More ›

Introducing – Frugal Fridays! Vegan Couponing Part 1

Introducing another new VegCharlotte feature – Frugal Friday! Featuring ways to live vegan AND save money by: Couponing and related strategies. Shopping at alternative stores. Planning meals wisely. Cooking from scratch instead of relying on processed foods, restaurants, and take-out. Making makeup choices that are budget friendly as well as animal friendly. And in many… Read More ›

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