In February of 2010, a woman named Sandra quit her job. With little in the way of savings and benefits to sustain herself, Sandra was challenged to feed her family for two weeks on a $120 budget. (Please note: This figure should be adjusted to Australian dollars.) And in what would be a crisis for probably anyone else, or at least for me, Sandra found an opportunity to not only meet this challenge, but share her experiences with a wide-range of readers, who for a variety of reasons, are met with similar circumstances. Put another way, when life gave her lemons, Sandra launched The $120 Food Challenge.
And this isn't cheap, unhealthy food here on The $120 Food Challenge. Take a look for yourself. The site is packed full of delicious meals and recipes. This isn't - let's say - what I ate in college. For example, this beetroot risotto looks just as good as anything I've ordered in a restaurant lately. It probably costs a whole lot less than anything I've ordered in a restaurant lately, too.
And that's what I love most about this blog. There is no substitute for quality food. As she says herself: "I refuse to resort to frozen meals, highly processed foods or calorie-dense, nutritionally poor meals. I don’t do margarine." That sounds good to me. When do we eat?