// Restaurants

Cheap Restaurant St. Petersburg – Trips Diner

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.

// Restaurants

Cheap Food St. Pete – Five Bucks Drinkery

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!

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Cheap Food Costa Rica – Puerto Viejo – Bread and Chocolate

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!

// Restaurants

Cheap Food Costa Rica – Puerto Viejo – La Botanica Organica

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.

// Articles

Healthy Eating Isn’t Synonymous with Expensive

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.

// Food Causes

Food Journey 365 – The 2011 Cheap Food Photo Montage

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.


Costa Rican Food Gadgets – Slicers

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.