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How can I save money on food?

How can I save money on food if I live in a place with roommates and an inoperable kitchen? Assuming that nothing in the kitchen works and that I work a full time job, study part time, and my roommates are overgrown slobs who I never see and don't really care about my opinions or thoughts.
posted by antgly on Dec 29, 2013 - 40 answers

Teach me how to cook congee.

I've searched previous instances of congee showing up in comments on the Green, but very few actual recipes. None of the recipes I've found online even agree on the rice-to-water ratio or cooking time. Recipes from any nation, savory or sweet and any serving tips or suggestions most welcome!
posted by digitalprimate on Nov 21, 2013 - 8 answers

Food and cooking on a budget in Manhattan?

How does one do food shopping and eat healthily on a very constrained budget in Manhattan? I'm looking for resources: specific stores that have 'dented' food items, websites for good local deals, etc. [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jun 28, 2013 - 21 answers

Looking for low-cost baking ideas

What are some tips or recipes for saving money on home baking? [more inside]
posted by GraceCathedral on Jul 10, 2011 - 26 answers

Pantry Pile Potluck: What should we make with all of this food?

My boyfriend and I have a cooking puzzle for you: we rather wildly underestimated the price of our groceries when we went shopping this evening, and as a result we decided to try to raid the current contents of our pantry to accommodate two weeks of meals rather than just one. Well, it turns out we have way more stuff than we thought, but we have no idea how to put it all together. Assuming that we can buy $10 or so more groceries if we need to make recipes work, can you tell us how to make the enclosed list of ingredients into 5-7 tasty vegan dinners that are more interesting than just five nights of beans and rice? We know we've got lots of food, we're just not very good at improvising. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 6, 2011 - 26 answers

Did you feel Le Cordon Bleu was value for money?

Has anyone has attended Le Cordon Bleu culinary institute? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Nov 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Not spending any money, being frugal, and DIY

Blogs for this EXTREMELY BROKE moment of my life? The best blogs about being frugal, DIY, crafty, freegan, coupon-clipping, urban homesteaders, or just plain broke? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Nov 14, 2010 - 37 answers

I can make about a dozen dishes with potatoes and need more recipies

Potatoes are cheap, nutritious and versatile, but I need more recipe ideas for this incredible food resource. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Oct 31, 2010 - 57 answers

Spice me up!

Spices. We just discovered Saffron and want to know more. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Feb 17, 2010 - 32 answers

Plenty of winter to come & I'm looking to liven up the menu

Winter produce, both fruits and veggies, looking for ideas. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Jan 21, 2010 - 23 answers

What other awesome frugal cooking blogs are out there?

I've just discovered 30 Bucks a Week and I love it. What other awesome frugal cooking blogs are out there? (more detail inside on what I'm looking for.) [more inside]
posted by marsha56 on Dec 30, 2009 - 12 answers

that would be known as clarified butter after the ayurvedic tradition

So I made ghee and bombed. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Aug 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Summertime and the livin' is easy but damn that weather is changeable.

Since London's fickle summer is in full swing, I need recipes for dishes that can be eaten either hot or cold. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Aug 4, 2009 - 18 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

Yuletide Christmas bagels

Home made bagels. Christmas bagels actually. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Dec 11, 2008 - 13 answers

Fresh Ideas For Living Well In a Recession?

Who has interesting ideas about how to live, travel, dress, and eat frugally during a recession? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Nov 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Proper Lasagna consists of RED & WHITE sauce, not PINK.

We love lasagna. But my white sauce mixes with my red sauce and it all ends up looking pink. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Jun 29, 2008 - 33 answers

More muffins more muffins more muffins!

I can make apple muffins, banana muffins, and carrot muffins. So what else can I muffinise (oh, did I just invent a verb there)? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Jun 2, 2008 - 32 answers

On the hunt for the tantalising and elusive French Croissant

Recommendations for French Cooking courses in London or Paris? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on May 26, 2008 - 3 answers

You can take the boy out of the farm but you can't take the farm out of the boy

Best practices on home canning? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on May 8, 2008 - 17 answers

My homemade ice cream gives homemade a bad name.

A big problem and a small problem with my home made ice cream ... [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Apr 22, 2008 - 25 answers

Eat 'em before they get mouldy!

Why do my banana muffins go so mouldy so quickly? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Dec 14, 2007 - 14 answers

Pass me the homemade bread.

What parts of your cooking do you strictly DIY? I'm looking for more ways to incorporate "doing it myself" into my cooking. [more inside]
posted by lucyleaf on Nov 9, 2007 - 79 answers

Better with age

Why does my tomato sauce taste so much better the day after? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Jul 17, 2006 - 13 answers

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