Homemaking & Living on a Budget in South Africa

Baba Ganoush Recipe (Roasted Brinjal ...

Baba Ganoush

    Baba Ganoush, or roasted Brinjal dip, is one of our favourite dips/spreads. It is so easy to make and can also be quite cheap to make as well.   If you’ve read my post Fruits & Veggies on Special This Week (12/06/16) you’ll know that I bought a 5kg box of brinjals for […]

Frugal Tip of the Day #5: Repurpose O...


    Adults should replace their toothbrushes every 3-4 months or as soon as the bristles show sign of wear and tear. But what do you do with all your old toothbrushes when it’s time for them to go? Do you throw them away? Or do you find ways to repurpose them?   We certainly […]

Why I Love Unilever Deals Coupons

Discount coupons

    I love Unilever Deals coupons. I have been using their coupons for several months now and I have scored some pretty good deals so far! Before I go grocery shopping nowadays I always check what coupons are available.   Unilever Deals website offers coupons for various Unilever products which you can use at […]

Fruits & Veggies on Special This...

Fruits & Veggies

    This weekend we had to go shopping for some fresh fruits & veggies. So off we went to our favourite greengrocer’s in the Alberton area: Apple Tree fresh Food Market Alberton. We went mid-morning so it wasn’t too cold for us to traipse about and being the middle of the month, the area […]

Freezing Lemon Juice & Rind


    If you’ve read my post Marmalade: It’s cheaper to make it at home you’ll know that our lemon tree produced fruit for the first time since we planted it four years ago. We couldn’t have been happier to see it finally bear some fruit! Some of the lemons I used to make marmalade […]

Homemade Vs. Store-Bought

Homemade pink biscuits

    Have you ever wondered whether it would be cheaper to buy something or to make it at home? I know I have. In fact, it’s something that’s almost always on my mind. I love to do things at home – to cook, bake, sew, crochet and I enjoy all sorts of DIY projects. […]

OMO Auto with Freshness Laundry Liqui...

OMO Auto with Freshness

    Just two days after we returned home from Botswana, I received a surprise delivery – a sample box from the Home Tester’s Club!   Well, I kind of knew the box might be coming, although I wasn’t 100% sure. I was super excited though when I realised that it was actually going to […]

Savings & Finds in May


    Chasing month end specials around the 24th and 25th of the month can be a bit of a nightmare if this date falls on a weekday, which it did this week, and for me that usually means that I have to do the shopping after a full day’s work, which can be exhausting. […]

How Much Does Debt Really Cost Us?

Where's the money gone

  Just the other day I read an interesting article We Earn Millions But Lose it to Debt. The most striking point the article presents is that American workers earn on average US$ 2 million in their lifetime, but lose 27% of this income to tax and a further 20% of this amount to debt, […]

Road Trip Food On a Budget

Beautiful South Africa

  Last week we travelled to Botswana by car. It was a 4-hour road trip from Johannesburg with about another half an hour going through the border posts. We travelled during the day so that we would avoid rush-hour traffic leaving the city and so that we could enjoy the countryside. Driving through North-West province […]

Welcome to Frugal in SA

Living life more frugally and more economically in South Africa is what Frugal in SA is all about. I love to cook and bake on a budget and I’m always looking for ways to save on household expenses each month. My faith encourages me to live a life free from debt, to be less wasteful and ever more resourceful. I hope you will find inspiration in these pages. Happy Frugal Living!


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