90-Day Spending Fast Challenge: What’s for Dinner?

Left-Over Veggie Stew

So part of the 90-Day Spending Fast Challenge is purging stuff I don’t need or using what I have. So keeping with what I have = old veggies; I decided to make Left-over Veggie Stew.

This way, if I don’t want to eat the veggie stew now, I can package it up and freeze it for a later date. This is the easiest stew/soup you will make in your life.


  • Look in your fridge and see what is left-over
    • I suggest onions, carrots, broccoli, potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes
  • Add some protein like lentils (these don’t have to be pre-cooked)
  • Water
  • Dill
  • Lemon
  • Veggie Bouillon
  • Salt – try Himalayan, Hickory,  or Smoked salt for something different beyond the Bouillon seasoning salt
  • Pepper
  • 2-3 Cloves

You can thicken up this recipe with some cornstarch or arrowroot if you have any. I’ve even thrown in Liquid Smoke, soy sauce and a chili to change it up.

Chop everything up and throw it all into your slow cooker. Mix the vegetables up with the seasoning and add enough water to cover the top of all the vegetables:

Left-Over Veggie Stew Done

Make sure to taste the broth before starting your slow cooker. If it’s bland now, it will be bland later! I like lemon to add some zest for my stews.

Turn on the slow cooker on low and set aside for 8-12hrs.

Have fun with creating your own concoction. 🙂


90-Day Spending Fast Challenge

90 Day Spending Fast Challenge

About 9 months ago, I embarked on a 30-Day Spending Fast before quitting my day job and going back to school full-time. I learned a lot about myself during that time in regards to what I need and what I want and even when I went back to spending money again.  I highly recommend going on a “fast” to learn what things (literally) are worth to you. You really discover what is worth your time/energy and what is worth your money.

Now that the Holidays are over, I’m looking around my house seeing an accumulation of stuff; mainly things that I do not need like travel size toiletries for when guests come over (um, yeah…cause I get so many, NOT), or my bulk stash from a discount/coupon deal, or just things that I forgot about like under my bathroom sink! I realize that I have much that needs to just be used up so I can get back my space and back to simplicity……and lastly, I spent much MORE MONEY this holiday season on gifts and a vacation before school started up again (the vacation was worth it 🙂 ). Yet I NEED to get back on track with my savings, so I don’t run out before graduating…..so I thought about doing another Spending Fast but this time for 90 days and see what occurs.

Stay tuned for this 90-Day Challenge!