"Good food can be inexpensive, and bad food can be inexpensive, and at the same time, they both can be quite expensive. You just have to make choices on what you should get. ... folks often are quick to just jump to the twinkies without realizing that 'healthy' is easy and available, and inexpensive."
booker81, at MommySavers.com


Past Posts

Oyster Can-Can

Yeah, maybe the name is just a little on the too-clever side.  Oh well.  It’s because it’s basically cans of stuff dumped together.   But it’s super-easy, it’s cheap, it’s delicious, and it’s healthy.  Oysters in a CAN, spinach and tomatoes in CANS, and you CAN do it very easily.  OYSTER CAN-CAN!~

… or maybe [...]

Seeded Brown Rice Crackers

A friend who isn’t eating wheat came over to watch a football game last weekend, so I made black bean hummus and these crackers.  The flavors of the hummus and these crackers go together very, very nicely!

The model for these crackers was a wonderful recipe for Crispy Rye and Seed Crackers, by Peter Reinhart. [...]

Roast Chicken. Plain Roast Chicken.

Sometimes I see articles called something like “Simple Roast Chicken,” and they talk about rinsing and seasoning and brining and cutting and tying up with strings and spatchcocking and exotic fruits and expensive spices and imported wines and… I’m sick of it.   Oh, I do love chicken cooked all those ways, and roast [...]

Eggplant Spread

Smashed eggplant. I was going to call it Baba Galoop. It’s like baba ganoush, but it’s a variation. It turns out that there are many variations of smashed eggplant around the world, so there’s no need to be fussy here. Use what you’ve got.

I have not made smashed eggplant before.  I think I [...]

1-Minute Perfect Poached Egg

Nancy Leson, food writer for the Seattle Times, reported this week on something she learned from an article at BonAppetite.com – how to poach an egg perfectly in less time than it takes to toast a piece of bread, using your microwave.

In a nutshell (in an eggshell?), here’s how she says to do [...]