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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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Trimming your grocery budget

January 4, 2009

Smart Money recently published a helpful article detailing 8 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill. This article  caught my attention because I recently implemented a grocery cost cutting plan of my own. My goal was to trim our weekly grocery bill from $100 to $75, saving us $100 per month. I’m not a coupon clipper, […]

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