Welcome to my new blog! I had another blog and decided I wanted to change my focus a bit so I decided to begin here.

You may ask, how can you be frugally rich? I love frugality. To me, being frugally rich means living in a way that doesn’t go over your income and saving up for a rainy day when you can. It means that you still enjoy life and find joy in simple pleasures. You find simpler ways to do things and or less expensive ways to do things.  You don’t sacrifice your health to live frugally, but make things from scratch most often and include filling, whole grains and other nourishing foods.  You also take care of yourself the best you can and leave the rest up to God.

This blog is primarily a frugal recipe blog…for good, nourishing food, made as frugally as possible. For me, personally, that means I have to eat and cook gluten-free (GF), dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. I know a lot of people have the same food allergies/intolerances I do, and so I make a point to write the recipes the way I make them (free of the above, most times) and also point out if it is vegan, nut-free, etc.

What about those of you who are lucky enough not to have food allergies? Never fear, most recipes will also have a “Standard Version” (versus the “Allergy Friendly Version” which you can use to make the same food. This way, everyone can be Frugally Rich no matter their diet. 🙂

Although this is primarily a recipe blog, I also do post about freebies and frugal tips as occasion will permit. I am also very interested in natural medicine, natural/”green” ways of doing things, and products that are safer/natural for our health.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or requests, or just would like to say hi, you are more than welcome to email me.

You can email me at thefrugallyrichlife AT gmail DOT com.

*Last Updated: 6/22/10


  1. Sounds like a fun blog! I like your title too – frugally rich! I like it! It is so me :).

    Aunt Judi 🙂

    • Thanks Aunt Judi! I know right? That’s how I feel! Frugality is so exciting to me! I can’t wait to share more! 🙂 -Ari

  2. Hi, I just came across your blog and I love it! I’m already excited to try a few of your suggestions and recipes. I love the sweet milk! I only use soy, almond, or rice milk, but I’m still going to try 🙂

    Thanks! ~Aubree Cherie

    • Aubree! Thanks so much! You will let me know how how your versions of things come out! And let me know how the sweet milk goes…I’m pretty sure it will work!!!! 🙂 Love your site too! :)- Ari

  3. Ed

    Glad I found you. Your recipes are fun and simple not to mention most likely healthful. I have a question. I would like to not use white flour for a thickener when I make New Mexico red chili. I am planning to use whole wheat next time but would like any other recommendations you may consider. Yes I need to lower my triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Like your new blog. Keep up the good work.

  4. Jennifer

    Thanks so much for your blog . . . I just found it and it looks great! For medical reasons, I am DF, soy-free, high-fructose corn syrup free, artificial sweetener free, and also have many other dietary limitations. I suspect I will soon have to remove gluten as well. I am trying to find fast and frugal recipes. I’m still trying to learn with all of these new limitations. It is like learning to cook all over again!! Your recipes look great! 🙂 I also forwarded your blog to a family in our church who have several members with Celiac’s.

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