Homemaking & Living on a Budget in South Africa

Almost Completely Credit Card Debt-Fr...

Free

    I haven’t done an update on our credit-card debt free journey in quite a while. It’s been nearly 3 years since we first started our journey to becoming credit-card debt free and we paid off our first credit card debt in November 2014. We are now almost completely debt-free on the second credit […]

10 Ways to Save Money Everyday

Save money

    If you are on your journey to becoming debt-free or you’re looking for simple ways to tighten up those leaks in your monthly budget, today I am sharing with you 10 tips which help us save money every day. They may be small things but at the end of the month, they do […]

My Take on Snap n Save

Save with Coupons

  I first heard of Snap n Save mobile app sometime late last year. I downloaded and started using the mobile app a few months ago. Having read and come across so many blog posts by fellow frugal bloggers, especially in the UK and the US, about cash-back apps, I was thrilled to finally come […]

Grocery Savings in August

Grocery

    Because I’ve been doing the Pantry and Freezer Challenge for a couple of weeks now, and using up groceries from our pantry and freezer, I spent less than what I budgeted for our grocery shopping in both July and August. This month’s grocery shopping was definitely a breeze as I didn’t need to […]

Bolognaise Sauce for Pasta

Bolognaise Sauce

    This recipe is part of Take the Pantry and Freezer Challenge series on this blog, and I made this in Week 2 of the challenge.   As with most recipes that I’ve posted as part of this challenge, I make this meal quite often too. I know that there are probably thousands of […]

Baked Beans & Eggs on Polenta To...

Baked Beans and Eggs on Polenta

  This recipe is part of Take the Pantry and Freezer Challenge series on this blog, and I made this in Week 2 of the challenge over the weekend.   The quantities in this recipe will serve two people. We often have this for breakfast as it’s fairly cheap to make and it tastes good. […]

Hearty Vegetable Soup

Hearty Vegetable Soup

  This recipe is part of Take the Pantry and Freezer Challenge series on this blog, and I made this in Week 2 of the challenge.   This really is one of our favourite soup recipes. It is my grandmother’s recipe and my mom has been making this soup for us for as long as […]

The Pantry and Freezer Challenge Week...

Kitchen utensils

  Welcome to the Pantry and Freezer Challenge Week 2 update! Last week was a good week in our kitchen and I achieved a great deal, making two large batches each of two of our favourite meals I’d planned to cook so that we can use up some of the items in our pantry and […]

Soya Beans & Mince Meatballs

Soya Beans & Mince Meatballs

    This recipe is part of Take the Pantry and Freezer Challenge series on this blog, and I made this in Week 1 of the challenge.   I’d never cooked Soya beans before and I remember buying this particular packet of Soya beans because I wanted to try using the Soya beans. While I’ve […]

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

  This recipe is part of Take the Pantry and Freezer Challenge series on this blog, and I made this in Week 1 of the challenge.   The Peach Cobbler recipe is very easy to make and yields a whole tray of dessert which can be enjoyed hot or cold with ice cream, whipped cream, […]

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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