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How I cooked when we were poor

Too poor for recipes: Often when I share those stories about how poor we were, people want my recipes. On that kind of a budget, I just experimented more than I used recipes, because most recipes called for ingredients we couldn’t buy. Primarily, we just ate pinto and kidney beans six different ways, potatoes a […]

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What to do with leftover fish

One of the most important things you can do for your budget is to reduce waste and stop throwing out food. And one of the best ways to do that is to learn to gather up the fragments and use your leftovers wisely. Here are some way to use leftover fish: Pimiento Cod: If you […]

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Frugal winter salads

  These are not so much recipes, as they are combinations of ingredients that you chose based  on what you have in hand- Take two cups of raw or lightly steamed veggies such as: cauliflower, broccoli, peas, green beans, steamed rutabagas, turnips, bok choi Mix with one or two cups of cooked beans: garbanzos (also […]

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Amaranth and Quinoa Porridge

This was ridiculously simple. It made more than enough to feed 5 people with leftovers (because two of the 8 people here are boys who rummaged for leftover pizza). 2 cups of amaranth 2 cups of quinoa 8 cups of water brown sugar to taste about 1/3 cup coconut oil or other fat Melt coconut […]

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Seven Salmon Recipes for Using Leftover Salmon

Most of these are recipes for which you don’t need an exact amount of salmon.  Just use what you have.  Use leftover salmon, or use canned salmon. 1. Curried bean and rice salad, an easy and frugal recipe, becomes something extra special when you stir in whatever leftover bits of salmon (or shrimp, or ham) […]

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