I figured I'd do an introduction to get started.. since everything has changed yet again on this blog!
I moved to Boston a week ago from Portsmouth, NH.
When I first started documenting my $3.33 a Day (way back in Jan 09) I had been laid off from my job as a Vegan and Raw Food Chef in a restaurant. My boys were teenagers then. They lived with me part time and I had a food budget of $100/month which worked out to approximately $3.33 a day. I started my blog in 2006 when I was still married and cooking for my family.... so all of this was a big change!
Fast forward several years.. I found work in restaurants, but as of last year (Sept 2010) I decided to branch out into unknown waters and work for myself... Melody Polakow Photography and Chef Services .... and in doing so, I trimmed my budget to $3.33 a Day again.. My kids have grown and are off doing their own things, so it is just me.
I moved to Boston last week and will be blogging.. although I am not sure what direction this blog will take. Frugal Vegan for sure!...
Can I pull off $3.33 a day in Boston? I sure hope so!
I made this move for several reasons.. but one of them is to help me lose weight. I am selling my car and am adopting a walking lifestyle. You can check out these posts to learn more.
I have been used to a specific method of preparing food... and this is all changing due to my move.
Just look at my view each morning!
... but this move requires sacrifice. I am sharing an apartment the same size I lived in alone with a roommate... and she has a full furnished apartment, so I condensed my entire apartment into one room... including most of my kitchen equipment... and that also means sharing fridge and freezer space... so I have to figure out a new way of doing things. Normally, I have two legumes and two cooked grains on hand, but last week, I cooked from 1 legume and 1 boiled brown rice pasta for most meals... so we shall see what happens... and that is part of this months Vegan Mofo!..
Can I do $3.33 a Day in Boston? I am relying on public transportation 100%..
I am also going to be eating out once a week and blogging about it.. finding the hidden vegan jewels and giving honest reviews of vegan/vegetarian restaurants!..