Poor Girl Eats Well

During regular business hours, I'm the executive assistant to the CEO for the best minor league baseball team in the nation.  Most other times I'm the author & recipe developer of Poor Girl Eats Well, and photographer for my other, smaller blogs.  I'm also a singer, a proud cat mom, and card-carrying chocoholic.

Realities of Recovering From the Recession, Part 3: Mental, Emotional & Physical Ramifications

Pin ItThis is Part 3 of a 4-part series. If you haven’t read the first two posts, please do so before continuing with this one, as each new post builds upon the previous ones. You can find Part 1 here, and Part 2 here ....more

Realities of Recovering from the Recession, Part 2: Life Costs Double or Triple

Pin ItThis is the second in a 4-part series about financial stress and trying to recover from the recession. The first post is a crucial read so that you can get the background and intention of this series. If you haven’t read it yet, please click here to do so before continuing with this post. [...] ...more

Realities of Recovering from the Recession, Part 1: Intro and an Inside Look

Pin ItThis is the first in a four-part series that I’ve wanted to write for a long time. As I mention below, I’m writing this painfully honest series in order to give people a better understanding of what it’s like to be part of the working poor (or unemployed), especially as you attempt to survive [...] ...more

Recipe: Mushroom Street Tacos

Pin ItI’ve been trying to get my mom up here to visit for over a year and a half, and last weekend we were finally able to make it happen. Despite my exceedingly uncomfortable “couch”, it was fun to show her all the progress I’ve made on my apartment (I may have 5 days left [...] ...more

The PGEW Bake Shoppe is now open!

Pin ItWhen I lost my job due to my illness last month, I was devastated. Not only did I love everything about it, but I was once again thrust into the very frightening, precarious position of Not Knowing Where The Next Dollar Is Coming From. Considering I had just...more

Recipe: Rawvocado Pizza

Pin ItIt’s official: I’m melting. No matter how many 95° days we may have leading up to real summertime, the first 100° day of the year is always an assault on the senses. I’ve lived in Sacramento for over a decade now (wow!), and I’m still not used to this kind of heat ....more

Recipe: Roasted Potatoes & Tomatoes with Lemon & Feta

Pin ItYou ever have one of those months at work that just doesn’t seem to stop? Like, ever? It’s felt that way at my job for the past several weeks, and boy, has it taken its toll on my work-life balance (and housework)! ...more

Recipe: #AvocadoSuccess

Pin ItFirst of all, I want to thank everyone who’s purchased a copy of the Healthy 15 for 2015 ebook I released last week. I’m overwhelmed by the response, and even more so by those of you who have said you’d rather wait until the ebook goes up to its regular price (I guess I [...] ...more

The PGEW Healthy 15 for 2015 Ebook is here!

Pin ItHi everyone! You might have noticed there was no recipe post last week, and I do apologize for that. But I have an excellent reason, and ...more

The $25 Shopping Cart, v. 21.0

Pin ItI wanted to share a quick $25 Shopping Cart with you all before we get into the next recipe and tip posts. I actually went on this run last month, but it’s still a good example of how to Trader Joe’s (yes, it’s now a verb) with a fairly well-stocked Bare Bones pantry and [...] ...more