I made SOUP! Well, I guess it turned out to be more of a stew. I’m not super experienced with savory foods so when I wanted to make a soup for a sick vegetarian, I was pretty clueless. So I found this recipe, modified it a little bit and came out with this! 

It wasn’t the most delicious thing ever, but it didn’t taste bad, so I’m glad :-D

Self Esteem #84: Today I cooked myself a grown up meal :-D I made spaghetti with sausage and green beans and tea. The tomato sauce was too salty and the sausage was a bit spicy, but I’m proud :-)

Self Esteem #82: Today I made a real meal! Pasta, green beans, Italian sausage in tomato sauce and iced tea. It was all right :-P The tomato sauce had too much sodium, so I’ll leave it out next time. It looked good :-) 

Self Esteem: #71: I made strawberry and banana pancakes! They were pretty good and didn’t require any syrup or butter! I’m a pancake genius!

I’ve challenged myself to write one positive thing about myself everyday, but I have a lot of days to catch up on.

Self Esteem #55

Today I really wanted pancakes and I resisted going to this awesome (but overpriced) pancake place by my house and instead made my own pancakes! It was the first time I had ever made pancakes, and they came out pretty well :-D It was another little reminder of how useful DIY can be :-)

I’ve challenged myself to write one positive thing about myself everyday for one year. 

I’ve gotten back to cooking food for myself, been spoiled for a while by my mom cooking all the time. I made sautéed red bell peppers and put them in some scrambled eggs with a dash of salt and put it in between two slices of whole grain bread and had pretty good sandwich :-) It feels good to make a cheap satisfying meal now that I finally have a kitchen again. I also like knowing exactly what has been put in my food :-) I didn’t take a picture of my sandwich, but here are some awesome cookies I made in my recently obtained kitchen:

I’ve challenged myself to write one positive thing about myself everyday for one year

Self esteem #24: Yesterday I made a super easy casserole with lentils and brown rice and it was all right :-)

You don’t have to be a student to cook and live frugally, and I found this site to be really helpful :-)