Clever Kitchen

Check out our tips and tricks for stretching your food budget and having fun in the kitchen. Making your own meals doesn’t have to be a chore if you’ve got the right tools, recipes and, most important, an enthusiastic approach to cooking!

Benefits of Winter Produce: Your Guide to Shopping & Cooking Seasonally

Winter produce needs more appreciation. We’re here to provide it! One of the easiest ways to lead a more sustainable lifestyle is to buy in-season produce—  bonus points if it’s local! When you go to any regular grocery store, the vast majority of the produce that you see is actually out-of-season and, is therefore, also imported. Many people… Read More »

Ditch the Disposable & Better Your BBQ

Disposable plates, utensils, and cups are so tempting to use and that’s why they’re subsequently at every summer BBQ you attend. Yes, they cut back on dishes to wash. Yes, they are cheap and come in large quantities. And, yes, they are incredibly uninspiring and seriously pollute our landfills. It’s time they lost their place at the table.… Read More »

Clever Kitchen Appliance Hacks + Slow Cooker Giveaway!

Here at BLINQ, we’re all about being resourceful — and in the kitchen, that means saving on kitchen essentials, finding new and thoughtful ways to use ingredients, and making the most of your kitchen appliances. One kitchen appliance we can’t live without? The slow cooker; so we’ve decided to give one away! Whether it’s a hearty soup in… Read More »

6 Tips for Packing the Perfect Lunch Box

Whether you’re settling into your back to school routine or are just trying to turn your lunch habits around for work, you’ve probably faced the challenge of packing the perfect lunch box. The advantages of packing lunch are numerous; it can help you save money, and you can better control what you eat on a daily basis. But how… Read More »

Barbecues that Don’t Bust Your Budget

Nothing says summer like a delicious barbecue!  They’re a wonderful way to get together with friends and family, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great time.  Break out the slip ‘n’ slide and get grilling with these easy money saving barbecue tips. 1) Make Your Own Dry Rub Dry rubs add complex and smoky… Read More »

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Caffeine Addiction

Are you a certified caffeine addict? Does your morning revolve around that first life-affirming hit of sweet nectar? Do you sip on your coffee house beverage while posting memes to Facebook warning coworkers not to speak to you until you’ve had your fix? Have you ever had an impassioned discussion about the glories of the French press? If… Read More »