From mom’s hand-made recipe book to your table, this layered casserole is a favorite in our family. We just jazzed it up with some sliced andouille sausage and it was a masterpiece. The recipe is cheap and easy to make so keep it in your weekly dinner routine to keep your family happy.
After hitting the jackpot at the Saturday Morning Market, we brought home our habañero jelly and added it to a cheap chicken marinade. It spiced up the dish and added a sweetness that we balanced out with an aged balsamic vinegar. Check out the recipe here.
Canned pumpkin puree can be expensive, especially if you need a lot of it for a recipe. It’s a great alternative and without all the preservatives or steep price tags. You can spice it up or leave it plain until you’re ready to cook all of your pumpkin creations this holiday season. See the process here.
Cheap Weeknight Dinner with Asian Flair We’re a regular taco night family. It’s an easy meal that we often turn into taco salad night which just means our taco ingredients go over top of crunched up tortilla chips. This time we decided to give taco night an Asian flair. Take away the tortilla chips and [...]
We love cheap restaurants, especially with great breakfast. My husband and I have been on the prowl for cheap restaurants in St. Pete ever since moving here this time last year. We’ve discovered a few gems that I have yet to post about, but will soon. We recently discovered that a new diner opened up close to where we live, just down MLK from us and there was always a packed parking lot on Saturday and Sunday mornings, which is a good indication of how the food is.
We’ve recently been on the hunt for cheap food in St. Petersburg, Florida since moving here a few weeks ago. We’ve cruised around the downtown area a few times with friends to help us get acquainted with the area and found the 5 Bucks Drinkery. With Big-Ass Beers and all menu items under $5, This 5 Bucks Drinkery gets a gold star for the prices and of course the deep fried bacon!
We hit another cheap food destination while on the Caribbean side last weekend. Bread and Chocolate. The restaurant and bakery is on a rustic porch similar to most restaurants in the area and unlike the usual weekend morning, there was a table open for us when we arrived.We settled on a fried egg sandwich (fried hard to my liking of course) served on a bagel with homemade home fried potatoes and an order of biscuits and gravy. Delicious!
There is this little place called La Botanica Organica, who has the freshest, most organic produce you can find around Puerto Viejo. We started off with cups of rich organic Costa Rican coffee and a cup of hot herbal tea with dried tropical fruit, lemon grass and other local herbs. Breakfast included of organic whole wheat pancakes with fresh pineapple topping, a free-range egg scramble with broccoli, onion, bell pepper and feta cheese with fresh baked whole grain bread (amazing!) and a bowl of fabulous granola and local yogurt with goji berries.
When the conversation turns to healthier eating, it seems like someone always brings up the idea that it’s impossible to eat healthy on a budget. While it’s true that a package of ramen noodles is cheaper than a box of whole wheat pasta, that’s only part of the story. If you don’t invest in the food you put in your body, you will pay ten-fold in medical expenses throughout your life. READ MORE.
In light of the new year and all the resolutions flying around in my head, I’ve decided to commit to one. This year I’ll be posting 365 images of cheap food related visuals. It’s my promise to dedicate myself more this year than ever before on reigning in the food budget and sharing the places, recipes and tricks to living below my means.
The food in Costa Rica is similar to other Latin American countries especially when considering the fruit. I love tropical fruit, it’s one of the best parts about living in Costa Rica. A daily dose of pineapple, mango, starfruit and avocado in this country rivals any in the world. However, it can be a pain to prepare them because of the size, shape, skin, peel or pit and I’ve set out on a quest to find the best gadgets to solve the problem.