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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    I bought it a couple of weeks ago and I don't have the reciept anymore. People are funny about that sort of stuff here. They are like "prove that you bought it from us"

    What a waste
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    I love all your tips for keeping busy for cheap/free Samariah :) Will be doing lots of that when the baby comes and we are limited...

    I am annoyed because I bought organic brown basmati rice for...
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    Here in Australia, for 2 vegans (my husband is just vegetarian, but vegan at home) and an omnivore dog, we spent $200 per week :amazed_ani::eek:
    Holy Crap! I don't know what is going to happen when...
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    Re: vegan on the cheap & easy

    Welcome :) You seem very compassionate and it is very nice to have you here!

    Eating foods in their natural state is often much cheaper then buying pre-packaged/processed foods, and it is also much...
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    Re: The Vegan Student

    When I was a student I lived off dhal and rice - and not much else :D
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    I don't think you were being a jerk at all - I agree with you, I just didn't know where you got the idea that the pets were purchased.
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    How do you know they are not rescued? By the way, I agree that it is much better to rescue but I have to admit that I purchased my dog from a shop window 8 years ago when I was still oblivious to the...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    I have made alfalfa before and I am pretty sure that you are supposed to soak the seeds for 8 hours (or so???). Then you drain them and put them in a dark area. You need to spray them with water once...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    *Hangs head in shame* :D

    I know! I used to have a food bill of like $80, and now it is around $150-$200 :eek: I was racking my brain thinking why the hell has it shot up like that? Then I realised...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    We need to slash our food bill in half as our mortgage repayments plus saving for our big holiday is leaving us quite short in the cashola department. So we have discussed how we can eat cheaper, and...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    I don't think it is anal - My husband and I have just had to look at our finances. Between us, we make ok money and for some reason, we never have any! We are about to start building a house so we...
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    I grew a strawberry plant once. It grew one strawberry, and I was so excited, and I waited for more to grow. The strawberry went black and I never saw another strawberry on that plant again ...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    mmmmmmm berries
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    You just painted the picture perfectly :D

    Oh and I had another idea for being cheap. Instead of eating avocado all the time (coz they are pretty expensive), I am going to make my own dips with...
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    I am scared as hell of a pressure cooker. My boyfriend and I tried to make dhal in it once and it was a disaster!!!!!

    Well I buy dried lentils and split peas, but canned chickpeas, kidney beans,...
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    Re: healthy but cheap foods?

    When I am poor (which I am right now), I tend to live off dhal (split peas/or lentils) and brown rice, bean/veggie based stews/soups and cheap fruits, like apples. I was eating organic but it got too...
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    I bought a whole lot of those green bag things...

    I bought a whole lot of those green bag things from the supermarket when they first came out - they were $1 each and I bought around 20 - but they are very practical, can fit lots of stuff in them....
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    That is good for the environment too Gorilla :)

    That is good for the environment too Gorilla :)
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    Yuk - I hate public pools. They are soooooooo...

    Yuk - I hate public pools. They are soooooooo diseased and full of grotty germs :eek: People can be so gross. And in the toilets, you always see old grandmas with their wrinkly boobs sagging down to...
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    I believe it is also known as atheletes foot? It...

    I believe it is also known as atheletes foot? It is a fungal nail/skin infection. Pretty itchy and gross
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    Ewww gross :eek: I don't blame you - I...

    Ewww gross :eek:



    I don't blame you - I hate swimming pools - always afraid of getting tinea :D
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    Oh and I use my Coles/Myer discount card (Aussies...

    Oh and I use my Coles/Myer discount card (Aussies will know this) coz I work at Coles :)
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    The Cheap Thread

    I thought it would be a good idea if we had a thread about cheap vegan living. It seems that most of us here are definately not rich, and it would be cool if we could share ideas and tips on how to...
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    I am a poor vegan student and I know that food is...

    I am a poor vegan student and I know that food is really expensive - even basics. So I make the most of it, these are the foods I live off and make sure that in my cupboard I always have:
    - Oatmeal...
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    Dhal is an indian dish and very easy to make (and...

    Dhal is an indian dish and very easy to make (and cheap too).

    I make two sorts - a split pea based one and a lentil based one. To those, you can add any type of vegetable or bean you want for...
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    Poor vegan, cheap living

    Hey guys...:p
    I am a parentless uni student, who supports herself, and up until recently, I have been lazy and have been living off expensive pre-packaged vegan meals coz I can't be stuffed...
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