About Us

We don't actually advocate going without socks! We are two sisters with a common goal: 2011 is our year to step away from cultural messages that try to force us to define ourselves as consumers. To that end, we are committed to spend this year buying only what we need, and to buying used items whenever possible.

We decided to use this forum to document our experiences, share successes and challenges, and support each other in our efforts.

From Leslie's Kitchen

Rice Pudding for One (or Two)

1 egg
1/2 cup milk (I used almond)
2 T brown sugar
Dash salt
Dash cinnamon
Dash nutmeg
Dash vanilla
1 1/2 cups cooked jasmine rice

In a microwaveable bowl, whisk the egg until frothy. Add all remaining ingredients except rice. Whisk again until fully incorporated. Add rice. Microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is no longer soupy. Enjoy.

BlendTec Potato Soup

1 baked potato
1/2 cup black beans
2 large button mushrooms
2 handfuls spinach
1 tomato
1/2 tsp taco seasoning
1/2 cup broth

Okay, this is a work in progress, but it's creamy and tasty. Serves 1