07.26.17
yuca or cassava root

Three Healthy, Cheap, and Exotic Foods to Expand Your Culinary Horizons

Most people are familiar with the common staple foods of the frugal community. Rice, beans, pasta, corn, and lentils are rightfully touted for their versatility

07.19.17
sweet corn kernels cut off the cob

10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Sweet Corn (Smart Staple Strategies #7)

This is the final entry in a short summer series covering smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and

07.12.17
sliced bread

10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Bread (Smart Staple Strategies #6)

This is part of a short summer series covering smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on.

07.05.17
family busy in kitchen kids

10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Sweet Potatoes (Smart Staple Strategies #5)

This is part of a short summer series covering smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on.

06.28.17
potatoes

10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Potatoes (Smart Staple Strategies #4)

This is part of a short summer series covering smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on.

06.21.17
pasta salad

10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Pasta (Smart Staple Strategies #3)

For the next few weeks, we’re going to talk about some smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and

06.20.17
little kid grocery shopping

How to Identify (and Take Advantage of) ‘Loss Leaders’ in Grocery and Department Store Flyers

Almost every department and grocery store chain in America produces a weekly flyer describing the sales of the week in the store. The stores do

06.18.17
tomatoes on a windowsill - urban gardening tips

Five Ways to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck from a Small Garden

Living in New York City, I’m often disappointed in the quality of produce offered at the supermarkets. It’s not uncommon for carrots to wilt within

06.14.17
black bean stew

10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Beans (Smart Staple Strategies #2)

For the next few weeks, we’re going to talk about some smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and

06.07.17
rice in a bowl

10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Rice (Smart Staple Strategies #1)

For the next few weeks, we’re going to talk about some smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and

06.05.17
Woman cooking

The Simple Guide to Healthy Living on a Budget (2017)

Afraid a healthier lifestyle won’t fit in your budget? Good news: there are many strategies for making nutrition and fitness more affordable. Many of these

tomatoes from vegetable garden

Why I Only Grow Four Things in My Garden

While I have wanted a summer garden for what seems like forever, I never made the time to build one until we moved into our

04.29.17
vegetables in a refrigerator

$1 Meal Tactics: Saving Big on Food Costs, a Buck at a Time

A little under a year ago, I wrote an article entitled Using the ‘$1 Per Meal’ Strategy to Save Big Time on Food Costs. In

04.13.17
baked spicy cauliflower recipes

The Surprisingly Versatile Vegetable You May Be Ignoring (and Nine Creative Ways to Cook It)

“Eat your vegetables,” your mom told you. And she had a point. Federal researchers note that people who eat more natural foods are less likely

frying eggs in a pan

Six Simple Steps for Cooking at Home If You’ve Never Really Done It Before

Several years ago, I wrote a brief article on the first steps someone should take if they’re new to cooking at home. For some reason,

04.02.17
cooking in the kitchen at home

Five Big Mistakes Beginner Cooks Make

Americans now spend more money on bars and restaurants than they do on groceries. A major reason for the change is that we live increasingly

03.29.17
vegetables in a refrigerator

Eight Ways to Use Expiring Produce

Knocking money off your grocery bill may not be easy, but it can be done. By using coupons, planning your meals, and shopping regular sales,

03.15.17
little kid grocery shopping

Here’s What Our $150-a-Week Grocery Budget and Meal Plan Looks Like in Real Life

When my husband and I got serious about our finances years ago, our food spending was out of control. We were just two people and