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Your refrigerator is not a compost bin

June 2, 2012

You had wonderful plans for the pound of broccolini and two bunches of spinach you bought at the farmer’s market, but now it’s 10 days week later and the once lively vegetables are beginning to slowly compost in the crisper.  A few busy days turned into a busy week, and the Thai stir fry and […]

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I never thought I’d love you, Grocery Outlet

May 10, 2012

My little brother has a nickname for it: Gross Out. He has a point. Outlets are one of the places commodities go before they die, not a place to find fresh, wholesome food. It’s a place are where companies send their surplus of hotel and hospital food. It’s a place for the expiring but slightly […]

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Cut it out: Eating for dirt cheap

May 5, 2012

At home, we’ve embarked on a new adventure. We recently sold our house, downsized our possessions and our expenses, and moved into a two-bedroom rental, with the goal of saving money from the mortgage and other home-owning expenses. Part of this adventure includes greatly reducing our food and entertainment budgets. I like to use the […]

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Experiments in budgeting: A meatless week

December 13, 2009

The other day my sister Caitlan asked me if I thought $350 was an excessive monthly food budget for one person. I said I thought it was, but eventually changed my mind. Those of us who are conscious about what we buy and put in our bodies can easily spend $12 a day on groceries. […]

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Food on Vacation: Fun with Fewer Funds

December 9, 2009

Traveling on a tight budget can be tricky, especially in winter months when camping isn’t an easy option for those light on gear. After the costs of airfare or gas, hotel, and sightseeing add up, often there’s little leftover for fine wining and dining. The gastronomic experience in a new city or town is as […]

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