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I love making soups and I usually make enough for 3-4 days. To keep it crunchy, I finely cut some cabbage and line the bowl with the cabbage and ladle in some hot soup. The cabbage takes on the soup's taste and also stays crunchy.
If you're having trouble creating or sticking to a budget, it can help to pick one "problem area" and track every penny you spend in this single category. For example, track the money you spend on dining out and see if that helps you reduce the amount of money you spend in this category.
Mix a few drops of natural soap, 2 cups water, and 30 drops of lavender essential oil. You can spray this on all surfaces, like cutting boards, counters, toilets, walls, (not on glass it will streak), it disinfects well and is also safe to use around bagies.
I drink hot water through the day - after I was making tea one day and forgot the tea bag and didn't notice!! When I boil the kettle at work I pace back and forth for the time I am waiting for the kettle to boil. Healthy drink; and getting exercise at the same time.