Monthly Archives: June 2010

Is Gum Food? Day 59: Eating Well On $1 A Day

I made a huge couponing mistake. Somewhere in the back of my mind I knew that the Kraft money making deal was ending, but I had thought it was on the 30th. I had about 10 coupons left that I was planning to use for myself to get some more free food and stock up on salad dressing. I was just about to head out the door, but something stopped me from going and look at the deal on the … Continue reading

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Should I Be Able To Use Basics That I Have Purchased, But Don’t Bring With Me When I Travel? Day 58: Eating Well On $1 A Day

Rotten potatoes are gag reflex inducing. Unfortunately, I found this out first hand when I opened up my second 10lb bag of potatoes — and was greeted with a most unpleasant scent imaginable. Although tempted to chuck the entire bag due to the smell, I knew I needed to salvage as many of the potatoes as possible. Saying it was an unpleasant olfactory experience is a great understatement and not something that I hope to ever have to smell again … Continue reading

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Eating Well On $1 A Day FAQs

There are a lot of questions about this challenge that I have mostly answered over the entire period in my posts, but these questions keep coming up for the first time readers. I decided it would be worthwhile to put this list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions up to try and help those just dropping by for a few minutes. If you have any other questions, feel free to leave a comment and I will do my best to … Continue reading

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Should I Continue The Eating Well On $1 A Day Challenge?

The end of the month is quickly approaching and I need to make a decision again whether to end this challenge or shoot for 100 days (100 days on $1 a day just seems to have a nice ring to it). I’m pretty sure that I could do it (although there would undoubtedly be more disasters along the way) and hopefully continue to improve my cooking a bit more. The problem is that this challenge is taking a lot of … Continue reading

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Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Day 57: Eating Well On $1 A Day

One of the perks of having a bit more of a stockpile of food is that I don't need to go to the grocery store as often as I did in the beginning days of this challenge. I wanted to wait to go since there were a couple of Saturday and Sunday only deals this week at Safeway that I was interested in getting. I combined these the Kraft salad dressing money maker to buy the following: The first purchase … Continue reading

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How Sad Is A Cooking Injury? Day 56: Eating Well On $1 A Day

I knew that this challenge would be a lot of things, I just didn't realize how embarrassing it would be. I consider myself a fairly athletic person and in decent shape. I have no problem spending an afternoon playing pick-up basketball, can run a pretty decent 10k and have no problem swimming laps for an hour. So when I am with friends and I have to comment on any recent injury I have, there is usually a story to go … Continue reading

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Should I Be Able To Forage Food From Private Property? Day 55: Eating Well On $1 A Day

Once again it is time for those following this challenge to vote on the rules. On my morning walk, I came across a woman working in her garden and struck up a conversation. I noticed that had an orange tree in her yard and I asked if the oranges were good? She went over to the tree, picked a few and walked back over to me. “Here, decide for yourself,” she said as he handed me three oranges: This brings … Continue reading

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Air Travel Sucks On A Tight Budget – Day 54: Eating Well On $1 A Day

While I have done a bit of traveling while doing this $1 a day challenge, today was the first day that I traveled by plane. There was a company that wanted to meet me to do some writing for them and paid for me to fly down to LA for the day. That meant that I needed to do a little planning for my meals during the day. The plan was to get up a bit early, have a nice … Continue reading

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Squirrels Are The Enemy – Day 53: Eating Well On $1 A Day

Little did I know when I started this challenge that I would be in direct competition with squirrels when it came to getting fruit in the wild. I had already had a standoff with a squirrel in front of a lemon tree. This morning the stakes in our battle significantly increased when I caught a squirrel stealing fruit from the loquat tree I had been getting my supply from and noticed that a large amount of the fruit on it … Continue reading

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There Aren't Any Good Coupons – Day 52: Eating Well On $1 A Day

I've had a number of people email me saying that there aren't any good coupons in their area. Before I started couponing at the beginning of the year, I used to believe that there weren't any good coupons. I think most people believe this to some degree. I know that I had a lot of misconceptions about coupons including that they were only for newer brand products that I would never use. Little did I know back then that there … Continue reading

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