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Sonja Stewart

A recovering foodie who is learning how to cook gluten-free and dairy free, with two small children, and, oh yes, staying within the grocery budget. 

Latest articles by Sonja Stewart

20 Creative Uses for Peeps Beyond the Easter Basket

You don't have to eat Peeps to enjoy them. From decorations to toys and even jewelry, here are 20 festive ways to use Peeps beyond taking a bite.

99 Free or Virtually Free Ways to De-Stress

Stressing out over the economy? Here are 99 ways to de-stress that won't hurt your wallet.

7 Frugal Lessons I Learned from Charlie Sheen

Sure, Charlie Sheen appears erratic. But he has things to teach all of us about how to live a frugal lifestyle. Here are 7 ways he can make you a winner in a down economy.

Clean Jeans Right Without Going to the Dry Cleaner

Still throwing your jeans in the washer after every time you wear them? Learn how to care for your denim right.

20 Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas

It's easy to save money by packing a sandwich for lunch...unless you have a gluten allergy. Use these recipe ideas to brown-bag it while avoiding gluten.

20 Things to Have on Hand for Power Outages

Stocking these affordable items will make your experience safe, bearable, and even fun.

5 Reasons Why You Should Give Kids Cash for the Holidays

Don't waste your time with toys this holiday season. Skip to the good stuff, and send kids cash for Christmas.

5 Best Money-Saving, Healthy, Homemade Salad Dressings

Making your own salad dressings will cut down on expense, waste and your waistline. Here are the top 5 favorite salad dressings, in their easy homemade versions.

Winter Blues: 13 Proven Ways to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

This winter, I am prepared with an arsenal of tips and supplements that will shake those winter blues away. Here are 13 proven ways to beat SAD.

Homemade Gluten-Free Trail Mix Bars for About 30 Cents Each

If you're gluten-free this recipe for trail mix bars that cost around 30 cents a piece to make, will keep you in the black and spare your GI tract.

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: French Bread in Under an Hour

Fresh gluten-free French bread in under an hour? Piece of (gluten-free) cake! Crunchy crusts on the outside, and warm, soft, bready-goodness on the inside.

Downsizing With Kids

Downsizing is happening all over the place these days. Here's some ideas to help you do more with less.

Homemade Gluten-Free Oreo Cookies

Thanks to this recipe, if your kids are gluten intolerant, they can have their Oreos and eat them, too. And you won't have to worry about dietary repercussions later!

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Easy Pizza Crust

You can have a gluten-free pizza at home without spending $9 on a mix at the store. This recipe will keep the gluten out of your diet, the money in your wallet, and won't scare yo

Cheapest Ways to Get Your Caffeine Fix

Get caffeine costs, measured out by the price per milligram. What gets you the most buzz for your buck.

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Flour Tortillas that Taste Great!

This easy recipe for homemade tortillas is fast, delicious and entirely gluten-free. The best part is, even your gluten-eating friends will enjoy them.

How Much Caffeine is in That?

Find out how much caffeine is in your drinks, foods, and medications.

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Delicious Homemade Gluten-Free Bread

Here is an easy to make Gluten-Free Bread recipe that is extremely affordable and much better tasting than store brands. Celebrate and have toast again!

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Gluten-Free Desserts

These gluten-free desserts are easy to make, delicious and cheaper than splurging on packaged dessert products in the store. Get re-acquainted with your sweet tooth, the gluten-fre

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Homemade Gluten-Free Noodles

You don't have to give up noodles when you're gluten-free. This simple and delicious homemade gluten-free noodle recipe will have all your gluten-grubbing friends asking for second