As the author of a blog, I get a lot of feedback about our lifestyle. Some people say terrible things, but the vast majority of commenters are kind, well-adjusted humans that don’t mind taking a peek into the life of a family that lives a little differently…Read more
It’s been several years since I first posted my roasted salsa recipe, but what’s worth doing once is worth doing again. Especially when it saves money!
For the next five days I’m going to be completely offline — The Tako family is going camping in the mountains without access to the internet. So, I won’t be posting to Mr. Tako Escapes on my regular schedule …Read more
It’s summer and the weather is HOT. The Pacific Northwest has been setting record temperatures for the last couple of days, with highs in the low 90’s Fahrenheit (roughly 32C).
After a long hot commute home from work and school, I can imagine most families don’t feel like firing up a stove or oven to make dinner. I frequently see my friends and neighbors hopping into their air conditioned lazy-mobile and driving to a nice air conditioned eatery of their choice…Read more
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a food post here at Mr. Tako Escapes, but that doesn’t mean food isn’t ultra-important here at Chez Tako! Behind the scenes I’m making delicious meals on a budget that hovers around $500/month for four people.
I’m still a big believer in controlling the way we purchase, prepare, and consume food. It’s an important way to build wealth…Read more
Woohoo! Today marks the two-year anniversary of MrTakoEscapes! Yes, I’ve been blogging for two full years now! With 206 posts published, I figured somebody would have tried to stop me by now!
In celebration of this personal milestone, I decided to take a little break from my usual posts and celebrate with the ultimate in decadent beverages…Read more
Hi folks! The Tako family is busy traveling today — which means my regular posting schedule is being interrupted byRead more
A couple weeks ago I posted a picture of my favorite homemade tacos. It was part of a post called “A Financially Independent Life Is A Good Life”. In the comments, I briefly mentioned that if there was enough demand, I would post the recipe.
Well, the internet ended-up going absolutely wild over this suggestion…Read more
One of the great many chains that tie people to working 9-to-5 jobs for decades, is convenience food. Yes, convenience food! Many individuals eat lunch outside their workplace every single day — either at a restaurant or picking up take-out from a nearby restaurant.
At $5 – $20 for every lunch, this is an extremely expensive way to attain calories for your mid-day meal. Over time, those yuppie food coupons really add up…Read more
It’s no secret that the Tako family loves a good meal. We routinely post pictures of our meals on this site — because I firmly believe you don’t have to sacrifice good living to reach financial independence! Our grocery spending usually amounts to a mere $500 per month.
For us, eating well is just part of living a good life. Over the past few years our diet has changed considerably…Read more