Cheating at Groceries

So, every couple of weeks I post on here a bi-monthly shopping trip that amounts to two weeks of food for two at 50€ a person. The idea is just to see how this budget progresses through the year. Personally,  I’ve noticed improvement in the quality and nutrition of goods we get every month. But…

Another round of two for two under a hundred

This time I sloppily separated the image into categories in paint. I had received a couple comments asking where’s the meat? With one vegan there is bound to be less, but without a doubt it’s still there. Fish sticks are probably not best meat around, but for a euro it’s junk food I can live…

Another two weeks of food

With left over ingredients from the last two weeks we came under budget this time around at a total of about 90€. These posts are to show off what 50€ per person (100€ for two) gets you for a two week period in Finland. At some point I was planning to add recipes, but I…

Rounds 3 – 2 weeks for 100€

So, last weekend was just about our third round of buying 2 weeks of groceries for two people under 100€. I didn’t take any pictures or compile a list this time – maybe next time. Process is still the same – compile a list online, head out to the ethnic markets, stop by lidl, and…

Video: planning the 100€ budget

Just a quick video on planning the 100€ per person a month budget. Part of keeping a budget is proper planning. We are two people. One vegan. One not. We decided months ago that our grocery budget for the two of us would be 200€ a month That’s 100€ every two weeks. We’ll shop every…

Pancake, cake, and brownies

I spent the night preparing pancakes, cake and brownies. Makes for a good breakfast sweet, or a nice dessert. These are quick and large recipes meant to last you through the week. I suggest you refrigerate the mix for later use, or cook it all and freeze it for a quick microwavable treat. I am…

Round 2: two for two under 100

First of all, I’ll apologize to anyone who has been looking out for recipes as I simply have not had enough time to post videos and recipes. Don’t worry, they will come. Two weeks have passed, which means our next round of buying two weeks of food for two is upon us. This time we…

Save by Shopping in Hakaniemi

On this venture to seek out better ways to maximise our 100€ bi-monthly grocery bill for two we stop by Hakaniemi to buy some legumes. Hakaniemi is a district in Helsinki where many specialty shops have made their home. Here among other stores you’ll find african and oriental food importers. Generally you will find better…

Preview of what’s to come (Food)

just a preview of posts to come. I’ll be including recipes and video tutorials. Vegan: Whole wheat tofu dogs topped off with tomatoes, red peppers, lettuce, onions, avocados, olives and imitation cheese. Meat: Meatball sandwiches Vegan: Roasted nuts, sugar coated and salted. Vegan: carrot cake Vegetarian: carrot cake

DIY yourself chocolate

Turns out they sell chocolate at IKEA. Thought I would mess around and make a tutorial on how to put together your own chocolate bar. And if you were wondering, apart from the chocolate itself, no, this is not a real product.  

Finland: two weeks of food for two for under 100€

Let’s try to get this site/blog started! The plan is to make this a food and tech blog with random day-to-day content in the mix.  How to plan, where to shop, what to buy, and how to prepare it all are all questions we seek to answer. Several months ago we had to rethink our…