Monday, December 29, 2014

Red bus
Stocking up on basics if on sale (thanks Quaker oats. No brainer)
Store brands for cleaners etc.
One plus one deals

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Sahakari bhandar card is awesome... they'd have major purchase savings if they clubbed Reliance Fresh and SB buys.
Plus, Amul milk.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sept went for a toss, preparations for the trip took costs sky high, cringeworthy high. a new pair of specs, extra thermals added. Everything expensed.

Steps put into place to return to "normalcy"
-- Sahakari bhandar shopping
--switched from tetrapack and store yoghurt
-- home cooked snack only
--once a week, an o/s snack splurge
-- red bus, many hued train

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ok, this is a new one.

Home made snacks for my snack lovin gujju heart. Tongue? Gut. Whatever.

1.Poha chevda. Spiced up with those lays/ parle 5/-bhujia/ namkeen packs. Made w/o sugar unlike the store bought stuff, and with lesser oil...

2.Nachni-bajra- wheat- juvar bhakhri, spiced up with ginger-chilli and that special pickle masala from the hometown. Cooked on the griddle with v little oil.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Last month wasn’t great karkasar-wise. I’ve noticed every month has a one-off… sleeping bag/ camera batteries … this month it was the temple, beautiful  as the experience was…want to be more watchful, aware this month of what is happening. Also a writing-related fee… maybe I can mark a budget for books/entry fees…or create an income stream that covers such maybe an MF inv with div payout for once…
Alternate veg market identified
Dahi no longer store bought

Walking to the temple (auto back)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

No, this is not going too well at all. Am eating at work-- calories I don't need, carbs I don't need...buying things I don't immediately need. Like a sleeping bag for sub zero temps, not going that way in the near future, no thank you. Yet-- why??

Friday, April 11, 2014

list of simple things

1. Replace store bought curds, yoghurt with homemade
2. Resole shoes
3. Comparison shop peanuts, chana, specially if they make up a large part of your diet
4. Reuse envelopes
5. Mix and match clothes and buy online. Buy as much as you can, online.
6. Walk. Sunshine is good for you.
7.Buy food, gifts from local self help groups, they're the ones supplying the shops anyway
8. Buy bulk