Articles in the Help in the Kitchen Category
Posted in Cheap Holiday, Cheap Recipes, Groceries, Help in the Kitchen on 3 November 2012
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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.
Posted in Articles, Help in the Kitchen on 9 December 2011
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A continuation of my first post on 5 ways to save money on food, this post gives a few more great ways of saving money on food. This doesn’t mean boring food, but it could potentially encroach on some of your food crutches that are driving up your monthly food budget and aren’t a requirement for your health. Take a look and feel free to comment any other ideas you have or feedback with your experience with any of the 5 more ways to save money on food.
Posted in Articles, Help in the Kitchen on 26 November 2011
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With food being one of the largest parts of the food budget, we often struggle with how to make cuts without feeling like you’re not feeding yourself or your family properly. While it’s not easy to change your habits, it is easy to reduce the cost of food for the month by following a few simple guidelines. These guidelines aren’t going to suggest you eat off of the dollar menu at fast food restaurants or simply eat rice and beans or Ramen noodles. Find out more by reading the article.
Posted in 4 Hour Body, Cheap Recipes, Cheap Snack Recipe, Help in the Kitchen on 28 September 2011
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We’ve begun to explore a low-carb flour option to replace our wheat flours. This garbanzo and fava bean flatbread with thyme, honey and sea salt is to die for. I hope you try this recipe out and don’t be afraid of the bean flour, everything turns out okay in the end. Plus, this is an extremely low carb snack if you leave off the honey.
This post takes you through the process of making your own garbanzo flour and using it to make two very distinct and different flatbreads. Enjoy!
Posted in cheap food hints, Cheap Recipes, Help in the Kitchen on 2 December 2010
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Making empanada dough correctly is the hardest part about the whole process of putting together the perfect empanada. I spent some long hours trying to get the dough just right; looking at every recipe on the internet I could find, and then some. it just so happened that I spent some time with an Argentinean chef at one of the beaches here in Costa Rica that we know. Once I talked to him about my recipe woes, my whole empanada world changed.
Posted in Food Costa Rica, Help in the Kitchen on 2 June 2010
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I have had empanadas in many restaurants in Costa Rica and have been enamored with how beautiful and delicious they turn out. This post is to fill everyone in on the mistakes I’ve made and discovered throughout my exploration in search of the perfect dough and filling recipe. I’d like to share with everyone some tips and tricks as well as things to avoid when making empanadas.
Posted in Articles, cheap food hints, Food Costa Rica, Groceries, Help in the Kitchen on 14 April 2009
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I am determined to comb through all the local grocery stores. Each one has their own great features, which will be in a different post, but the organics sections are small! And so, the hunt for cheap organic food in Costa Rica begins.
Posted in Cheap Recipes, Groceries, Help in the Kitchen on 13 April 2009
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We were down to the end of our groceries and didn’t want to dip into the tomato sauce we made and ate too much of last week, so I explored an Alfredo sauce. But, since I’ve switched to soy milk and have reduced the intake of lactose milk products, I was curious what my options were for a ‘cream’ sauce using soy milk. So, I went to work and here is what I ended up with. A pleasant cheap food concoction.
Posted in cheap food hints, Cheap Recipes, Groceries, Help in the Kitchen, nicaragua on 23 March 2009
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Another on-the-fly recipe from the barren remains of my pantry. This dish is inspired by a curry chickpea dip found on a favorite foodie’s site.
Posted in Help in the Kitchen on 28 July 2008
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Who knew ‘unstale’ was even a word? Summertime is great, just like The Fresh Prince said. I mean, reducing the amount of trips to the grocery store by living off of what is in the garden is just great. Yesterday, I was making fresh salsa and grabbed the opened bag of tortilla chips (sans chip [...]