Yesterday I wrote about making sure your personal budget reflects your priorities. Because travel is such a big priority for me I rarely spend money eating out (except when I’m traveling, which is kind of the point of Mealtime Monday). This week, I decided to share a photo of something I prepared at home: Catalan Couscous Salad. I got the recipe from this cookbook, and have been enjoying this mix of spinach, whole-wheat couscous, pears, toasted almonds and homemade romesco sauce dressing ever since. A salad like this would cost at least $10 at a restaurant here, while for the same price I can purchase enough of the ingredients to make four meal-sized salads myself. The savings? Straight into my travel fund!