Eating well. Saving dough.
Thrifty Kitchen
When Good Foods Turn Bad pt:1 vegetables

When Good Foods Turn Bad pt:1 vegetables

his year I will resolve to waste less food. True, I do save a lot of food, but there is certainly room for improvement. I have the bad habit of squirreling things away somewhere in the back of the fridge that, weeks later, surprise me in a pungent and colorful fashion . I know that...
Cooking Dried Beans

Cooking Dried Beans

Dried beans are one of the few food products that are cheap and durable enough to also double as childhood craft supplies. But they are good for more than gluing to your turkey themed collage or for filling tiny sacks of potatoes in your latest diorama; dried beans can and should have a starring role...
Thoughts on Spam and Confit

Thoughts on Spam and Confit

When my sisters and I were girls, my dad would try to trick us into eating Spam. He would cleverly try to slip it into something that cloaked its bright pink hue like, say, an omelet. But the pink chunks were not the biggest giveaway that something was awry, it was that devilish look on...
Labne (Yogurt Cheese)

Labne (Yogurt Cheese)

Cutting back on my budget has, inevitably, meant cutting back on cheese. Cheese really ought to be an expensive product. To get a little perspective on food costs, I’ll often think of all of the steps it takes to produce a particular food product. Cheese gets very involved: first feed must be grown to nourish...