Change how you cook to save more money

Change how you cook to save more money

Can cooking be nutritious and save you money?

It’s so tempting to eat out in this city. After all, we work hard and don’t want to spend hours preparing a home cooked meal. Let’s admit it: We like convenience!

Unfortunately, convenience isn’t always cheap and together we other lifestyle choices, it’s easy to spend more than we earn. If you’re anything like me, your food bill is making up a large amount of your spending. Have you looked how changing the way you cook can help you save money?

We’ve collected the best ingredients and recipes to help you eat healthy and save money:

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Save money by planning your meals

Save money by planning your meals

12 great tips to benefit from meal planning

Did you spend hundreds of Dirhams and when we’re ready to cook, there’s no food? Are you astonished by the amount of food wasted in your house? Do you want to eat healthier but are tempted by spontaneous take away meals? Are you frustrated by your high monthly food bill? If you said yes, you’re not alone. I and many others have been there too and it’s time for you to consider meal planning.

Here are our 12 best tips for saving money and food by planning your meals:

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Clean your fridge (2017)

Clean your fridge 2017

What’s alive in your fridge?

It’s August 2017 and we’re working with a client who’s tired of wasting food. All too often, it’s forgotten in their fridge. Whether it was too much take away or some foods that just seem to disappear until they’ve expired, my client wanted to change this. So we started at looking at their behaviour and noticed, their fridge has never been cleaned. Does that sound familiar?

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Quick cleaning tips for your kitchen

Quick cleaning tips for your kitchen

5 great daily tips for your kitchen

How do you clean your kitchen? No matter how little time I spend in it, there always something to be cleaned. Don’t ask me how as I’m really not the most passionate chef – I love to eat and let others cook! So why is cleaning the kitchen always such a big thing?

To speed up this unwanted task, let me share my best tips for you. Reduce your time cleaning your kitchen with these 5 daily activities:

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40 bags in 40 days challenge (Update)

40 bags in 40 days challenge (Update)

How are you getting on with this challenge?

On 1 March, Lent started and so did our 40 bags in 40 days challenge. For the 40 days of Lent, you’d declutter one shelf, drawer or other area in your home per day. You don’t think it’s possible?! I challenge you! You can do it!

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Saturday is “Clear Your Clutter” Day!

Clear your clutter

Get ready! This Saturday, 11 March, is “Clear Your Clutter” Day. It’s your day to get rid of some of the stuff you no longer want or need. Whether you take this day and start with a shelf, focus on a room or continue on your decluttering journey, it doesn’t matter. What’s important is that you start.

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40 bags in 40 days

40 bags in 40 days

The ultimate Spring challenge

Ash Wednesday (1 March) is the beginning of lent and Christians are giving up something. Lent lasts for 40 days until Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter) and is generally seen as a period reflection, self-examination but also improvement. Some Christians are thus giving up an indulgence like chocolate, while others give up a bad habit like smoking. Why not use lent 2017 to participate 40 bags in 40 days, regardless of your religious beliefs?

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5 Tips for easy home organisation

5 Tips for easy home organisation

Make a start to create your dream home

Talking to a colleague this afternoon, we both wished we were at home, wrapped up in a blanket with a hot drink, reading a book. The weather is just not inviting us to spend more time outside. So why not make use of these cooler temperatures (yes, 20 C/68 F are cool) and organise your home?

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Benefits of a garage sale

Benefits of a garage sale

Get on a high note decluttering

It’s the second week of 2017 and you know what that means. Exactly, most people are still on their high to make their resolutions stick this time! “This is the year I’ll change – no more excuses!” This is one of my clients who’s preparing for his first garage sale already!

For him, a garage sale is a deadline. A deadline to start the letting go of all the stuff he doesn’t use or need. But it’s also an opportunity, well, actually 4 opportunities:

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The pantry

Your pantry

Stock for food emergencies

When was the last time you checked your pantry? Do you even know what kinds of food you’ve stocked in it?

As we’re nearing Christmas and New Year’s Eve, many of my friends and clients are going to cook something special for their families. A holiday is a wonderful reason to celebrate and enjoy delicious dishes together with your loved ones.

Last week, we started looking into the fridge, giving it a good cleaning and getting rid of expired foods. Now, let’s check out your pantry.

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