Sometimes it’s a must to move away from a life of extravagance and shift to a frugal life. Explore this article to discover recipes on frugal living!

Frugal Living Recipes

Every now and then, there may come a time in a person’s life when he or she realizes that extravagance is really not what life is all about. To truly appreciate life and maybe even luxury, it is a must to get a taste of frugal living. It is only when your life has installed in it elements of frugality, that you get to appreciate the finer things that come out of life in general. One of the best ways to get frugality in your life, is to follow a diet that comprises mostly only frugal dishes. Take the time and read on to gain access to two simple but extremely delectable recipes that can help make your life that much more frugal. The best apart about these two recipes is that they come with both the elements of savory and sweet. So, if you are looking for something mildly spicy, you will find it here. On the other hand, if you are looking for something to satisfy your cravings for sugar, you will find it here!

Recipes On Frugal Living

White Bean Soup


  • 1 ½ pounds Sausage
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Celery Sticks
  • 2 Medium Onions
  • 3 cans White Beans
  • 250 ml Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme Leaves


  • This really is one of the most frugal dishes you can get your hands on. You can begin putting the dish together by dicing the carrots, celery sticks and the onions. Dice here, however, does not mean you chop the three mentioned ingredients really fine, it only means you chop them all up roughly. It’s after all a soup and soups do taste best when the vegetables are roughly chopped. 
    Once you are done with roughly chopping the vegetables, proceed to heating a large sauce pan over a low flame. Once the pan is hot enough, add the sausages to it. Cook the sausages until they turn brown. Take the sausages off the heat, wait for them to cool and cut into thin slices.
  • Add the carrots, celery sticks and the onions to the pan and cook for around eight to ten minutes.
    In a separate bowl, mash the white beans into a chunky puree and add it to the pan. You can then go on to add the chicken broth. Partially cover the pan and over a low flame simmer the soup for around twenty minutes.
  • Once the twenty minutes is done with, you can be rest assured your soup is ready. Check for seasoning and serve hot!

Sweet Porridge


  • ½ cup Semolina
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 2 pods Cardamom
  • Cashewnuts, as much as you may need
  • Raisins, as much as you may need


  • Even a life of frugality deserves elements of sweetness in it and what better way to get sweetness in your life than by making yourself a bowl of sweet porridge.
  • Find yourself a medium sized pot or a large pot. Place the pot over a low flame and wait until it gets hot. Once the pot is hot enough, you can go right ahead and add the ghee to it.
  • As soon as the fragrance of the ghee hits you in the face, add the semolina to the pot and roast until it turns light brown. Once you are sure that the semolina has turned brown, you can add the cashewnuts to the bowl and stir for a few seconds.
  • Go ahead and add water now and let it simmer. This is what will help the semolina cook. The best way to find out if the semolina is cooked is to look at the bowl closely. If the semolina has absorbed the water, the semolina is cooked, if the water has not yet been absorbed by the semolina, it’s probably uncooked.
  • Once you are sure about the semolina and the fact that it is cooked, you can add the milk to the bowl. Simmer it for a few seconds and then add the cardamom, sugar and the raisins. Wait for the sugar to dissolve in the porridge before you know it’s ready for sure!

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