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I know I say at CookCheap.org that you can buy any ingredients you want (and still cook cheaper than eating processed food). But I think there’s some value to sharing some of my shopping tips for more specialized ingredients for people with different eating needs.

A friend, for instance, just found out she has to […]

Spices

So I’ve been eating the food I show here at CookCheap.org, and personally I’ve been getting a little tired of bland food. Are you?

Recipes and TV shows sometimes make it seem as though good flavor comes from complex additions to food – yuzu juice, sherry vinegar, saffron, or Szechuan peppercorns. In fact, most home […]

Prices and Storage

One reader asked me to post more about the cost of ingredients (like butternut squash), and the cost of a final meal.

I intend to do something like that, but I’m not going to do it right now and probably not very often, for a couple of reasons.

One, I’ve had to cook frugally for […]

Night before Thanksgiving Tuscan Soup

So it’s the night before Thanksgiving, and I saw a TV program that said that the most common dinner for Americans the night before Thanksgiving is pizza.

Well, I refused.

I got kale in my farm share this week. I often get kale, and I’ll be honest with you: I throw it out. It’s against […]