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Shop Once, Eat All Week

I had my life changed recently by a magazine article that showed me how to prepare a complete dinner for the whole week in 10-15 minutes per night with a few hours prep on Sunday, all for under $100. But it seems to be the only article of its kind! Please help me find more. [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Oct 4, 2014 - 22 answers

New Year's break in Paris, on the cheap

My girlfriend and I have won a week's holiday in Paris over the new year period. Flights, bed, and breakfast are covered -- how can we stretch our food and entertainment budget? [more inside]
posted by pont on Dec 26, 2013 - 22 answers

Brockley (London) on a Budget

Spending a week in accommodation in Brockley, London, in early October. To be specific, Manor Avenue Brockley London, SE4 1TE. As London seems to be the place where you literally breathe out money in order to survive, keen to do this on as low a budget as possible. Will not have a car and prefer walking where possible. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Sep 27, 2013 - 6 answers

Can I see your staples?

What are your grocery staples that get the most bang for your buck? [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Sep 18, 2013 - 46 answers

Grocery Budget for a Whole-Foods loving family

We're a family of four with two girls, ages 5 and almost 2. Need to keep grocery budget around 100/week. We like to buy organic fruits, veggies, and milk. How do you do it? Examples, lists, all helpful. [more inside]
posted by percor on May 23, 2013 - 31 answers

Budgeting for Berlin trip - how much for food?

I'm planning on taking a solo trip to Berlin for a week. As a general guideline, if I stick to cafes (and the occasional doner kebab) how much should I expect to spend on food?
posted by GenericUser on May 5, 2013 - 7 answers

$500 or Less to a "Summer Body"

Stuck at a fitness plateau. Not weight loss - fat loss. I'm about 5-8% (not exactly sure; I only have inexact measurement options) below where I want to be, which is the 10% mark. Help me get to my goal or as close as possible by the summer (and stay there)! [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Mar 20, 2013 - 12 answers

What equipment can I use for a food photography setup in low light?

What kind of equipment could I purchase within a $300 budget for the backdrop and lighting? My house is naturally very dark. I use white plates and minimal props for the food. My camera is a Canon 40D. I don't have much time lately so I'll spend a little more for convenience. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jan 17, 2013 - 15 answers

Make me salads in a dorm room

Salads are expensive eat-out fare here. What set-up can I use in my dorm room to make cheap, tasty salads? Restrictions: only microwave, limited fridge space. (Is it even possible?) [more inside]
posted by undue influence on Sep 9, 2012 - 17 answers

Poverty Food Ideas on a Renal Diet?

For the next month or two, I need to tighten up my already very small budget. I'd like ideas for easy-to-cook meals that I can make very cheaply. Complications: chronic illness, restricted diet, and an ineffective air conditioner. [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Aug 31, 2011 - 18 answers

Free alternative to MyFoodDiary.com?

Friend is trying to cut costs in her budget. Does anyone know a website that's as comprehensive and easy-to-use as MyFoodDiary.com, but doesn't cost $9 a month? [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Apr 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Farewell, meat and fish, hello vegetables!

Going to be vegetarian by necessity soon. Teach me cheap and amazing recipes! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Jul 8, 2010 - 28 answers

Where can a teacher take a group of 13 to eat in NYC?

Where are some good, fun, and affordable places to take a group of preteens to eat in NYC? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Apr 14, 2010 - 13 answers

How can I improve my (East Coast) Chinese take-out?

How can I improve my (East Coast) Chinese take-out? [more inside]
posted by sshelato on Apr 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Big party. Small budget.

I'm organizing a monthly event where I will be feeding appetizers to up to 100 people. I'm a good cook, who will have much of the food pre-prepared. Unfortunately, I have a negligible budget. I need what is prepared to be tasty and diverse crowd pleasers, using ingredients that are as inexpensive as possible -- possibly available in bulk -- while still containing some protein. Carbs should be fairly healthy, unrefined, inexpensive ones. There can be some items made with flour, but not to excess. There will also need to be vegetarian dishes. Extra points for food that can be frozen and prepared as needed. I am a good cook, have a wide variety of spices, etc., rice for basmati and sushi. I also have good access to Indian, Asian, and Mexican supermarkets. I'm fine with doing extensive cooking in advance, so long as what I have is both affordable and easy-to-serve on the night of the event. Any ideas / recipes?
posted by markkraft on Jan 12, 2010 - 27 answers

thanksgiving minus turkey plus nyc

Will be in NYC for Thanksgiving: Will things be open? Anything cool going on? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Nov 24, 2009 - 12 answers

Menu planning and grocery shopping

I need help buying groceries. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Oct 30, 2009 - 34 answers

Small wedding in Yosemite: know of an amazing photographer with a package under $3K? Caterers too?

Small wedding in Yosemite: know of an amazing photographer with a package under $3K? Caterers too? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Aug 18, 2009 - 4 answers

How to master ________ cooking on a tight budget?

I need to eat cheaply. Can I do so while extending my cooking ability in a specific direction? What cuisines, categories, or focuses can my home cooking pinpoint while living on a budget? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on May 21, 2009 - 22 answers

how much will a large dog cost per year

How much does it cost annually to keep a large-ish (50 - 80lb) dog? [more inside]
posted by sponge on Mar 25, 2009 - 16 answers

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and Lyon singing in the wilderness.

I'm going to Lyon this weekend and will be free from late Saturday evening to about noon on Sunday. I'm into food and photography but am on a super-tight budget, so I'm looking for both some cheap, tasty delights and some particularly pretty little corners of the city. I'm staying in Vieux Lyon, going to a concert in Villeurbanne, and can speak French.
posted by mdonley on Mar 19, 2009 - 4 answers

How much do you spend on food every month?

How much does your two-person household budget for food every month? [more inside]
posted by theantikitty on Feb 22, 2009 - 65 answers

Help me to not overthink a plate of beans (and rice)

Rice and beans for the inexperienced and time-pressed cook? [more inside]
posted by availablelight on Jan 29, 2009 - 19 answers

Super cheap meal planning for a single cook

Are there any emergency cheap meal plans for single people? [more inside]
posted by craichead on Dec 5, 2008 - 22 answers

What's your secret tip for saving money at the grocery store?

What's your secret tip for saving money at the grocery store? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Sep 15, 2008 - 59 answers

Om nom nom for cheap!?!?

Help a clueless student eat on a $100/month budget. [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Sep 7, 2008 - 44 answers

Tired of vending machine food!

I've read all the food questions. I have a new one. I need portable foods that don't need refrigeration or heating that can keep me alert and satisfied for 12ish hours. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Aug 25, 2008 - 15 answers

It's fricassee, it must be Tuesday

What are your favorite, efficient, menu-planning sequences that use a limited set of ingredients in several different ways? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jun 2, 2008 - 25 answers

How much does it cost to eat (basic food) in San Francisco?

How much does it cost to eat (basic food) in San Francisco? I'm talking anything from Dennys or In-N-Out to some vegetarian places like Love N Haight to take away pizzas? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Mar 16, 2008 - 13 answers

How often do you eat out and how much money do you spend on it?

How often/How much do you spend eating out, versus eating a home cooked meal? And what percentage of your net income do these categories end up being? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Jan 21, 2008 - 38 answers

College Dining

What's your favorite healthy food that can be bought on a college student budget? [more inside]
posted by charmston on May 31, 2006 - 36 answers

Sub $5 Red Wine recommendations?

I need recommendations for a very cheap (<$5/750mL) but hearty, flavorful, and tasty red wine. This will be used as a braising liquid and then reduced to make a sauce for beef short ribs. [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on May 9, 2006 - 27 answers

eating healthy on a small budget

Hope this isn't too stupid: I want to eat more healthy foods. I have a very small food budget. Any ideas? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by eilatan on Dec 9, 2003 - 43 answers

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