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5-Minute Meals
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/five-minute-vegan-means/
10 Fabulous 5-Minute Vegan Meals — So what if it’s vegan? These are good!  (July 1)

Boil a Chicken!
http://www.today.com/food/cook-once-eat-all-week-chicken-casserole-sweet-potato-soup-1D79801699
Cook once and eat all week!  (July 1)

Microgreens
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-06-20/features/sc-food-0620-micro-greens-20140621_1_microgreens-seeds-arugula
Delicate microgreens pack a punch of flavor. Enjoy them cheaply by growing your own.  (July 1)

Brown Rice Salad with Beets
http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/brown-rice-summer-salad-golden-beets
“Nutrition is in full supply in this delightful brown rice summer salad.”  (June 19)

Eat Healthy Without Recipes
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/how-to-eat-healthy-all-day-without-using-a-recipe/
“By keeping a few tricks in mind, making healthier eating options will seem easy-breezy”  (June 20)

Giant Rice-Cooker Pancake
http://lifehacker.com/make-a-giant-pancake-in-your-rice-cooker-1592047844
Make a Giant Pancake in Your Rice Cooker  (June 19)

Spinach & Ricotta Gnocci
http://www.chocolatemoosey.com/2014/06/09/spinach-and-ricotta-gnocchi/
“If you can mix ingredients together in a bowl and boil water, you can make gnocchi.”  (June 18)

Cabbage: A Thing of Wonder
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/06/how-to-cook-cabbage-recipe
“…if it had a prettier name (and a bigger price-tag) we would recognize cabbage as a thing of wonder.”   (Jun 9)

Cooking With Carrots
http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/recipes/one-food-many-dishes-cooking-with-carrots-1.1859355
A few new recipes for carrots  (June 9)

Eat Healthy for Less
http://www.kval.com/news/health/Cheap-Dieting-how-to-eat-healthy-for-less-money-262405671.html
“…vegetables, legumes, fruits and whole grains can be surprisingly affordable.”  (June 10)

Mayo-less Potato Salad
http://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2014/06/09/make-mayo-less-potato-salad-fresh-herbs-arugula/
“Bursting with fresh flavor,” potato salad without mayonnaise is healthier and safer for picnics.  (June 11)

One-Pot Pasta
http://www.timesonline.com/flavor/recipes/one-pot-pasta/article_fca722ba-165c-57e3-9ae0-ef646ecbb8cc.html
“…so easy it’s almost autopilot.”   (June 10)

Potatoes 6 New Ways
http://www.aberdeennews.com/entertainment/parade/parade_food/ways-to-reinvent-the-humble-potato/article_94158250-a3c5-5ddf-86ba-11d3d7b8107a.html
Six fun and flavorful ways to serve potatoes.  (June 11)

Pickled Onions
http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2014/05/pickled_red_onions_a_tart_topp.html
“These Pickled Red Onions are a classic condiment …  They are truly delicious”  (June 4)

Probiotic Kimchee
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/kimchi-the-next-superfood/
Fermented cabbage has many health benefits for you.  (June 3)

Tourlou Tourlou
http://www.kitchenparade.com/2014/05/tourlou-tourlou-greek-baked-vegetables.html
Greek Baked Vegetables  (June 2)

Vegetable Curry
http://www.goerie.com/article/20140604/LIFESTYLES04/306049999/Fast-flavorful-curry-stars-vegetables-fruit
Fast, flavorful curry stars vegetables, fruit  (June 4)

Vegetable Pancakes
http://wallstcheatsheet.com/life/6-recipes-to-help-you-eat-more-vegetables-at-every-meal.html/
6 Recipes to Add More Veggies to Your Life  (June 3)

Peanut Butter Noodles
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Food/Stir-It-Up/2014/0528/Who-needs-authentic-Try-peanut-butter-on-those-sesame-noodles
Chinese sesame noodles:  ”Is the final dish authentic? Probably not, but honestly, I don’t care.”  (May 30)

Oatmeal’s Savory Side
http://www.freep.com/article/20140424/FEATURES02/304240024/oatmeal-savory-recipes-chicken-shrimp-pilaf-risotto
With pilafs, risotto, Au Gratin and more, “Oatmeal just might be the most versatile grain around.”  (May 13)

Too Expensive? Rubbish!
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/11195864.Healthy_eating_is_too_expensive__Rubbish__say_Bolton_Market_traders/
Education is key to eating a healthy diet on a budget.  Plus, A Cheap Recipe  (May 12)

Healthy Pantry Staples
http://www.thetelegram.com/Living/2014-04-17/article-3692139/Spring-staples-for-all-kitchens/1
What to pack in your pantry. (May 13)

Cooking: Quicker & Cheaper
http://www.mlive.com/living/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2014/05/savingsangel_dine_out_less_to.html
Not only is cooking at home cheaper, it’s QUICKER!  (May 9)

Many Ways of Eggplant
“In other words, eggplant tastes like home to a huge swath of humanity, under many names and many, many different kinds of spices.”  (May 9)

Easy Lentils and Rice
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/easy-vegan-101-lentils-rice.html
“…easy, protein-rich dishes… the options are endless!”  (Apr 28)

Make Great Pizza!
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/dining/a-little-pizza-homework.html?_r=0
“You can make pizza at home that will be the equal of some of the best pizzas available on the planet.”  (Apr 29)

What to do with Dried Beans
http://www.reporter-times.com/entertainment/parade/food/melissa-d-arabian-s-delicious-and-cheap-ideas-for-dried/article_2b32b07d-f563-5e05-a504-71002b7f918b.html
Melissa d’Arabian’s Delicious (and Cheap!) Ideas for Dried Beans  (Apr 29)

5 Homemade Crackers
http://wallstcheatsheet.com/life/snack-attack-whip-up-these-5-homemade-crackers.html/?a=viewall
Homemade crackers are surprisingly easy   (Apr 24)

Cut Food Budget for Real!
http://www.retailmenot.com/blog/budget-bytes-easy-affordable-recipes.html?utm_medium=social&ch=socia&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=0&utm_campaign=insider&utm_term&cid&SID=6a87b824-77d3-7709-3287-0000277728d7&sf2531
Sensible, practical, REAL advice from someone who knows what she’s talking about!  (Apr 23)

Sriracha Pickled Beets
http://www.news4jax.com/morning-show/recipe-richards-pickled-beets/25321232
“Wait at least 2 weeks to open. Give the beets the time to absorb the flavor. I know it’s tough, but stay strong”  (Apr 23)

Three Meals = $1.70
http://www.timescolonist.com/life/recipes-for-pancakes-split-pea-soup-and-curry-cost-a-total-of-1-70-a-day-1.966032
Recipes for pancakes, split pea soup and curry cost a total of $1.70 a day   (Apr 17)

Cook Brown Rice Like Pasta
https://www.yahoo.com/food/how-to-cook-perfect-brown-rice-81606415025.html
Cooking brown rice like pasta – with lots of water.  (Apr 14)

Eat More Cabbage!
http://www.nola.com/healthy-eating/2014/03/beyond_st_patricks_day_six_rea.html
Six reasons to add more cabbage to your diet.  (Apr 11)

Handy Meal-Makers: Beans
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/03/19/6248107/in-season-dried-beans-handy-meal.html
“Because beans offer so much for so little, they’re the building block of many global cuisines.”

Make Your Own Pie Crust
http://realfoodrealdeals.com/2014/04/08/pie-crust-recipe/
“An easy pie crust recipe …takes just a few minutes of hands-on time to make and it only requires a few simple ingredients.”  (Apr 10)

35 Things to Make Yourself
http://www.wisebread.com/35-grocery-items-you-should-make-at-home-and-5-to-buy
35 grocery items you can make cheaper, tastier, and healthier than buying  (Apr 5)

Eat Better on Budget
http://www.pryordailytimes.com/health/x1316961465/TOPS-tips-for-eating-better-on-a-budget
Don’t use budget as an excuse to eat poorly.  (Apr 7)

Make Your Own Sauerkraut
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/christina-turner/2014/04/own-your-food-part-1-make-sauerkraut
“You can ferment all sorts of vegetables, but cabbage is definitely the most economical.”  (Apr 7)

DIY Manna Bread
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/manna-bread-gluten-free-and-vegan/
“Manna bread (or essene bread) is probably the oldest bread out there, and has been eaten by people for thousands of years.”  (Mar 10)

DIY Whole Grain Bread
http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-whole-grain-bread
“…the joys of homemade whole grain bread.”  (Mar 3)

Eat Whole Foods to Save $$
http://southcountymail.com/n2rogersville/bargain-shoppers-should-eat-whole-foods-to-save-money-and/article_527714f4-a08e-11e3-9dbd-0019bb2963f4.html
Bargain Shoppers Should Eat Whole Foods to Save Money and Satisfy Hunger (Mar 4)

Eggplant Jambalya
http://www.providencejournal.com/features/food/recipes/20140303-meatless-monday-eggplant-jambalaya-from-a-new-british-cookbook.ece
“Smoked tofu or tempeh could also be used instead of eggplant pieces.”  (Mar 10)

What to Have on Hand
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20140224/LIFE02/302240022/?odyssey=nav%7Chead&nclick_check=1
Stock your kitchen to save money and eat healthier.  (Feb 24)

Greens and Grains Salads
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/13/grain-salad-recipe_n_4774746.html
Greens & Grains: The Salad Recipe That Has Won Our Hearts  (Feb 17)

Nearly Broke? Buy These.
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/foods-buy-broke-article-1.1583457
What foods to buy when you’re almost out of money.  (Feb 1)

All-American Pancakes
http://www.jamieoliver.com/us/foundation/jamies-food-revolution/recipes/ALL-AMERICAN_PANCAKES
“This is the simplest and easiest recipe to remember and works brilliantly every time.”  (Jan 22)

Bean Skeptic Repents
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/01/06/red_lentil_dal_recipe_for_kids_how_to_cook_beans_in_a_slow_cooker_or_not.html
“…a young man writes an incendiary column about beans, and then, once he has lived longer and met more beans, repents. It’s the theme of most of the great Russian novels.”  (Jan 14)

Canned Salmon Tacos
https://www.toledoblade.com/Food/2014/01/07/Dinner-Tonight-Canned-Salmon-Tacos.html
Simple, healthy, and delicious!  (Jan 23)

What to Buy When Broke
http://fox2now.com/2014/01/22/what-to-buy-at-the-grocery-store-when-youre-broke/
“Think about including these foods in your diet to not only continue your resolution, but to also save some money.”  (Jan 22)

10 Scrambled Eggs Recipes
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/22/scrambled-egg-recipe_n_4137683.html
Scrambled eggs are infinitely variable. Use anything you have!  Here are some ideas. (Nov 19)

Cooking With Millet
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/cooking-with-a-lesser-known-grain-millet/2013/11/19/b659ca32-464f-11e3-b6f8-3782ff6cb769_story.html
Millet is nutritious, versatile, cheap, and delicious!  (Nov 22)

Italian Style Cabbage
http://www.nola.com/food/index.ssf/2013/11/beaus_italian-style_cabbage_re.html
Mama’s cabbage casserole is rich  (Nov 16)

Spiced Collard Greens
http://www.nola.com/food/index.ssf/2013/11/spiced_collard_greens_recipe.html
Recipe for a “…new take on collards…”  (Nov 19)

Squash and Noodles
http://www.parade.com/226798/nisaburns/butternut-squash-with-egg-noodles-and-spinach/
“…instead of eating it as a side, I cubed it and mixed it into a pasta dish, with egg noodles and spinach—delicious!”  (Nov 16)

Vegetable Beef Barley Soup
http://www.pbs.org/parents/kitchenexplorers/2013/11/12/vegetable-beef-barley-soup/
“Warm up with a bowl of this hearty, homemade vegetable beef barley soup.”  (Nov 22)

Squash Hash
http://www.macheesmo.com/2011/11/winter-squash-hash/
“…do a half and half mix of squash and potato just to keep some of the classic hash texture.”   (Nov 11)

White Bean Soup
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Food/Stir-It-Up/2013/1105/White-bean-soup-with-sage-and-sausage
“Canned beans make this a recipe you can throw together on a weeknight. ”  (Nov 12)

Chicken, Millet & Mushrooms
http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-recipes/chicken-millet-and-mushroom
Easy Chicken Recipe, Complete meal in one skillet  (Oct 29)

Pure, Simple Broccoli Soup
http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/13/pure-and-simple-broccoli-soup
“I like to make a broccoli soup without chicken stock or cheddar cheese getting in the way of the vegetable’s flavor.”  (Oct 30)

Rutabaga Mashed w/Carrots
http://www.postbulletin.com/life/food/cart-smarts-mashed-with-carrots-rutabaga-packed-with-flavor/article_8bdbacd3-f2fa-5b16-b12a-134dad105b10.html
“… packed with flavor… take advantage of the incredible price and flavor of rutabaga this fall.”  (Oct 31)

Crockpot Orange Chicken
http://homecooking.about.com/od/chickenrecipes/r/Crockpot-Chicken-Recipe-blchicken52.htm
Whole chicken in a crockpot, with oranges and onions  (Sep 25)

Experiment With Eggplant
http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/southshore/8203868-113/eggplant-pan-oven-minutes
Eggplant is so versatile and easy to use, the hardest part is deciding what to do with it.  (Sept 23)

Grilled Zucchini (OR Roasted)
http://the99centchef.blogspot.com/2013/09/grilled-zucchini-with-herbs-video-recipe.html
Zucchini with Herbs video recipe from the 99 cent chef (Sep 23)

< $2
http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/food-wine/food-wine-headlines/20130917-five-delicious-dinners-for-less-than-2-per-serving.ece
Five delicious dinners for less than $2 per serving  (Sep 18)

Blender Salsa
http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/food-drink/easy-summer-blender-salsa-recipe/
“…it’s easy to throw together at a moment’s notice; and …. there is very little prep work involved.”  (Sep 12)

Don’t Stress Over Vegetables
http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/know-your-nutrients/whats-the-most-nutritious-way-to-eat-vegetables
Getting the benefits of eating vegetables is not as hard as you might think.  (Sep 19)

Easy Chicken Bibimbop
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2013/09/easy_chicken_bibimbop_recipe_l.html
Think of it as a template. If you don’t have all the ingredients in the list, don’t worry about it. Use what you have, and enjoy. (Sep 13)

Herbed Barley Salad
http://www.staffordcountysun.com/lifestyles/food/article_66a8ee60-1b29-11e3-996d-0019bb30f31a.html
“Another wonderful thing about this salad is that you can serve it as a side dish or by itself on a bed of lettuce.”  (Sep 13)

Get With the Beet
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/try-a-delicious-nutritious-vegetable-thats-hard-to-beat/article14200697/
“Beets offer plenty more than just flavour. They’re colourful, nutritious and packed with disease-fighting phytonutrients.”  (Sep 10)

Peanut Butter Noodles
http://www.autostraddle.com/get-baked-peanut-butter-noodles-191256/
“…follow your heart and cupboard contents.”  (Sep 3)

Put That on Your Oatmeal!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/08/healthy-oatmeal-toppings_n_3838593.html
A wide range of oatmeal add-ins you might not have thought of trying, but will be happy when you do. (Sep 11)

Root to Stalk Cooking
http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2013/09/06/tara-duggan-talks-root-to-stalk-cooking-recipes-and-tips-on-the-art-of-using-the-whole-vegetable/
“The art of using the whole vegetable”  (Sep 10)

3 Dark, Leafy Greens
msue.anr.msu.edu/news/three_dark_leafy_greens_that_you_can_add_to_your_menu_today_for_nutritional
Three Dark Leafy Greens You can Add to Your Menu Today

LENTIL TABBOULEH
http://rapidcityjournal.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/recipes/lentils-lend-a-fresh-healthy-take-on-tabbouleh/article_3fddf408-a0e2-559d-a47e-5e178a71388f.html
“The classic combination of lemon, parsley and garlic on cracked wheat is good, but it can be so much more. It can be different and inspired. ” (Aug 28)

Salmon Patties Classic
http://www.murfreesboropost.com/moms-salmon-patties-remain-classic-staple-cms-36390
“They were easy to make and inexpensive, and we all really enjoyed them. ” (Aug 20)

Summer Market Tabbouleh
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Food/Stir-It-Up/2013/0825/Summer-market-tabbouleh
“…fresh herbs and vegetables tossed with fine grains for a fresh, cool salad. ” (Aug 28)

Move Over, Lettuce! 11 Greens Salads

http://www.babble.com/best-recipes/move-over-lettuce-11-creative-leafy-green-salads/
11 salad recipes that use other types of leafy greens  (Aug 19)

12 Latin Bean Recipes
http://www.parade.com/60617/yvettemarquez/12-latin-american-bean-recipes/
“If you have beans, you have a meal.”  (Aug 19)

DIY Toaster Pancakes
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/recipes/2013/08/06/whole-wheat-toaster-pancakes/
Make your own whole wheat toaster pancakes and  ” freeze extra to reheat on busy weekday mornings.” (Aug 19)

Healthy Snacks are CHEAPER
http://news.menshealth.com/eat-healthy-on-the-cheap/2013/08/16/
Healthy snacks cost less than crap snacks… COST LESS!  (Aug 16)

That’s NOT Garbage!
http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/how-save-money-food-use-garbage
Stop throwing food in the trash!  (Aug.16)

Cabbage and Eggs
http://summertomato.com/oddly-delicious-cabbage-and-eggs/
Oddly Delicious  ”…even though it may look funny it tastes (and smells) absolutely amazing.”  (Aug 5)

Cooking Radishes
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/07/30/3111249/whatcom-locavore-humble-radish.html
“Humble radish a great source of taste and variety”  (Jul 31)

Eat Healthy to Save Money
http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/financial-perks-of-plant-based-diets-3464.aspx
Eating healthy is CHEAPER than eating unhealthy.  CHEAPER!  (Jul 31)

Reasons for Radishes
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-robust-reasons-to-love-radishes.html
10 Health Benefits of Radishes (Jul 31)

Pan-Roasted Carrots
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/askfood09-carrots/askfood09-carrots
Pan-Roasted Carrots with Mint and Parsley  (Jul 11)

One-Pot Pasta: Easy, Quick!
http://penniesandpancakes.blogspot.com/2013/06/easy-one-pot-pasta-recipe-and-cooking.html#.UdXEcDuHuSp
Cook pasta together with the toppings!  (Jul 4)

Don’t Wash That Bird!
http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/washing-chicken–do-i-really-have-to-do-that–162045546.html#!fKoQk
Many recipes for roast chicken call for washing it first.  Don’t do that.   (June 4)

Cracker Tomato Gravy
http://www.news-press.com/article/20130526/COLUMNISTS19/305260034/Even-an-Italian-could-appreciate-flavor-Cracker-tomato-gravy
“Italian ancestors… dressed their pasta in what they called “tomato gravy” — not sauce, as we know it today.” (May 31)

Quick and Easy Salsa
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Food/Stir-It-Up/2013/0524/Homemade-salsa-made-with-canned-tomatoes
Make your own salsa, starting with canned tomatoes.  It’s GOOD for you, and it’s delicious!

Whole Wheat Foccacia
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/13/health/whole-wheat-focaccia.html?_r=0
Easy, versatile, forgiving.  (June 1)

Food Was Once Precious
http://www.countercurrents.org/nazareth230513.htm
“Traditional Cultures Can Show Developed World How To Preserve Food”  (May 24)

DIY Pickled Beets
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/health/pickled-beets-with-caraway-recipes-for-health.html?_r=0
You can use cheaper vinegar if you want to. Cider vinegar will work!  (May 20)

Easy Artisan Crackers
http://www.nwherald.com/2013/04/16/homemade-crackers-can-be-ready-in-no-time-flat/aj87xcp/?page=1
Homemade fancy crackers are easy and cost about a fifth of buying “artisan” crackers. (May 15)

Homemade Tortillas
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Homemade-Tortillas?keycode=ZFB0413
Simple recipe to make your own flour tortillas.  Try it with white whole wheat!  (May 1)

10 Foods to Keep on Hand
http://www.palatinate.org.uk/?p=38761
Foods to Always Have in Your Kitchen  (Apr 29)

Break Down a Chicken
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/10/dining/whole-chicken-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts.html?_r=0
It takes five minutes, it costs a lot less, and you get extra parts to make your own stock for free.  (Apr 30)

Eating Healthy is Cheaper!
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130426/REFRESH/130429275/1057
“Drs. Oz and Roizen: Healthy foods your wallet will love”  (Apr 30)

Learning to Like New Foods
http://io9.com/the-psychology-of-hating-food-and-how-we-learn-to-love-476720251
The psychology of hating food (and how we learn to love it)  (Apr 30)

DIY Savory Crackers
http://www.mercurynews.com/recipes/ci_22895735/recipe-savory-wheat-crackers
Make your own great crackers (Apr 5)

Stocked Pantry, Easy Meals
http://www.marionstar.com/article/20130407/LIFESTYLE/304070001/The-Bargain-Advocate-Stock-your-pantry-now-savings-later
“… the art of keeping a well-stocked kitchen.” (Apr 8)

15 Brown Rice Hacks
http://www.mtshastanews.com/article/20130302/NEWS/303029982
15 Ways to Spice Up Brown Rice  (Apr 1)

A Rice Cooker? Yes!
http://www.theday.com/article/20130327/INTERACT010314/130329648
“A rice cooker is an amazingly low-tech small appliance that does just one thing. It cooks rice, and it cooks it perfectly every time.”  (Apr 1)

Greens with Beans
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/eat-your-greens-with-beans/
“Martha Rose Shulman celebrates this healthful combination that can be turned into a hearty, high-protein, one-dish meal.”  (Apr 1)

Uses Galore for Frozen Peas
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/recipes-with-frozen-peas_n_1285650.html
Frozen peas are just as good and healthy as fresh!  Here are a couple of dozen recipes. (Apr 3)

Grown Up Mac and Cheese
http://cheapfoodthatdoesntsuck.com/index.php/2013/03/grown-up-macaroni-pasta-cheese/
“The grown up version, like the old version, is cooked ontop of the stove but that’s where the similarities end…”  (Mar 22)

White Bean Chili
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20130306/BLOG5208/130309894
Delicious and easy.  With the numbers to show just how much cheaper the dry beans are, compared to canned beans. (Mar 14)

Orangey Baked Beans
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/beans-496498-orange-pot.html
Beans baked in orange sauce. “I know this sounds a little odd, but it’s a succulent combo.”  Sounds good to me!  (Mar 8)

Frozen Spinach – YES
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130305/entlife/703069979/
“Nutritionally speaking, there is little difference between the farmers market bounty and the humble brick from the freezer case.”  (Mar 6)

Pancakes from Scratch
http://www.buzzfeed.com/emofly/best-buttermilk-pancake-recipe
You don’t need to buy a mix to make your own perfect pancakes.  (Feb 15)

17 Carrot Recipes
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/21/5103290/what-to-do-with-all-those-carrots.html?mi_rss=Photo%20Galleries
What to do with All those Carrots (Feb 2)

DIY Chicken Stock
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/stickaforkinit/2013/01/how_to_make_chicken_stock.php
Four Reasons Why You Should Make Your Own Chicken Stock, And How to Make It!  (Jan 14)

DIY: More Stocks
http://www.toledoblade.com/Food/2013/01/08/Take-stock-in-this-building-block.html
“They are robustly flavored liquids that adapt marvelously to whatever you put in it.”  (Jan 14)

Easy, Soothing Chicken Soup
http://www.courant.com/features/food/recipes/hc-basics-chicken-soup-20130117,0,4290998.story
Chicken Soup Recipe: An Easy, Soothing Remedy  (Jan 14)

Roasted Carrots Variations
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Food/Stir-It-Up/2013/0107/Roasted-carrots-and-a-spinach-roasted-carrot-and-fennel-salad
” Roasted carrots are great as a side, but also work on a salad topped with homemade citrus dressing.”  (Jan 8)

Slow Beef Stew
http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/mass_appeal/taste/slow-cooker-beef-stew-for-two
“Ann Macey from Ann’s Table for Two shared her delicious recipe for beef stew using our slow cooker!”  (Jan 11)

Broccoli Polenta
http://www.kmov.com/great-day-st-louis/inside/Recipe-Broccoli-Polenta-183798711.html
You can use corn meal or grits to make this easy, whole-grain dish. (Jan 5)

Kale Slaw
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324274404578213611514096602.html
Kale, Cabbage and Carrot Salad  (Jan 5)

Lentil-Spinach Casserole
http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/food-drink/cheesy-lentil-spinach-casserole/
“…does not involve messing up more than one pan.”  (Jan 3)

3 Lentils Recipes
http://www.fitsugar.com/Quick-Lentil-Recipes-26342344
15-minute lentil soup, lentil curry, and cherry lentil salad. (Dec 29)

Canned Beets for Borscht
http://the99centchef.blogspot.com/2012/12/borscht-beet-and-cabbage-soup.html
Make beet-and-cabbage soup using canned beets from the dollar store.  (Dec 28)

How To: Hash
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/food/2012/12/19/hash-satisfies-morning-munchies.html
Hash is more of a technique than it is a recipe.  Here’s how. (Dec 28)

Using Acorn Squash
http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/12/how-to-cook-with-acorn-squash/
How to Cook with Acorn Squash, and several different recipes  (Dec 28)

7 Cheap Healthy Foods
http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/blogs/healthy-living/top-healthy-foods-eating-aren-8217-t-174200008.html
“Top Healthy Foods You Should Be Eating This Year (But Aren’t)”  (Dec 21)

Simple Broccoli Pasta
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/viewart/20121219/LIVING01/212190306/A-simple-warming-broccoli-pasta-dish
“This dish is so economical it’s almost ecological.”  (Dec 21)

Braised Turnips & Radishes
http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/1014365/Braised-Turnips-and-Radishes.html
Very simple, easy recipe. (Dec 14)

Easy, Quick Pasta Sauce
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-12-05/features/sc-food-1130-prep-pasta-sauce-20121205_1_tomato-sauce-ground-tomatoes-plum-tomatoes
It’s quick and easy, it’s delicious and healthy, and it’s cheaper than buying sauce in the store. (Dec 8)

Infuse Flavor by Braising
http://www.sfgate.com/recipes/article/Braises-offer-warm-comfort-on-cold-days-4097430.php
Learn this technique, then cook meats, vegetables, or fruits for great flavor inexpensively. (Dec 8)

Slow-Cooker Jambalya (+2)
http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20121210/SP03/121219976/1010
Three slow cooker recipes to modify as you like.  (Dec 11)

Squash/Walnut Spread
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/health/winter-squash-and-walnut-spread-recipes-for-health.html?src=recg

(Dec 8)

10 Reasons to Buy Old Bread
http://money.msn.com/frugal-living/post.aspx?post=fba9a94f-9475-4f58-803c-1626672040f0
“…there’s more than one way to get marked-down breads — and lots of ways to use them.”  (Nov 30)

36 Potato Recipes to Love!
http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/11/potato-recipes-what-to-do-with-potatoes.html
So next time you ask yourself “what’s for dinner?” you can say “potatoes!” with an exclamation point, not a resigned period.  (Nov 30)

Cider-Braised Cabbage
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/recipes/2012/11/28/cider-braised-cabbage-apples-and-pecans/
Recipe for braised cabbage.  You can use regular green cabbage. You can use vinegar instead of sherry, too.  (Nov 28)

 

Black Beans Cheap, Healthy
http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=716732
“Canned black beans will last in your pantry for years. And a recent shopping trip proves they’re recession-friendly: 15.5 ounce cans of black beans were on sale for 67 cents.”  (Nov 13)

Eat Healthy on SNAP
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-10-20/features/os-beth-kassab-food-stamps-102112-20121020_1_food-stamps-food-stamp-budget-chicken-breasts
“It is possible to buy wholesome, nutrient-packed ingredients without spending a lot of money.”  (Nov 16)

Fried Rice Uses Leftovers
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/07/4965280/fried-rice-an-easy-way-to-use.html
“Fried rice is a peasant food said… It can be made with leftovers and any kind of sausage or vegetable.” (Nov 12)

Tasty Turnip Greens
http://www.dnj.com/article/20121107/LIFESTYLE/311070018/Turn-up-taste-turnip-greens
Turn up the taste with turnip greens.  (Nov 19)

The Perfect Side: Parsnips
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/19/4996570/mario-batali-earthy-complex-parsnips.html
“Mario Batali: Earthy, complex parsnips make for the perfect side dish”   SacBee.com (Nov 19)

17 Sweet Potato Recipes
http://www.dinnertool.com/recipes/17-super-sweet-potato-recipes?utm_source=taboola
Sweet potatoes taste delicious in side dishes, main courses and yes, even dessert.  (Nov 8)

Bratwust/Cabbage Casserole
http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/food/2012/11/06/recipe-for-bratwurst-and-cabbage-casserole-with-potato-crust/ikmkj5YZGdTjBjc18fRUdK/story.html
Recipe for bratwurst and cabbage casserole with potato crust  (Nov 7)

Homemade Sauerkraut
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/art_life/display.htm?StoryID=143015
It’s easy to make and it’s GOOD for you!  (Nov 7)

Fruit & Veg: $2.25/Day
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/fl-jjps-produce-1024-20121024,0,1816442.story
“How to get all your fruits and vegetables for $2.25 a day”  Sun-Sentinel.com  (Oct 27)

3 More Cabbage Recipes
http://www.nola.com/food/index.ssf/2012/09/cabbage_works_as_a_side_dish_o.html
… Including “Glorified Cabbage”  NOLA.com (Oct 15)

Braised Red Cabbage
http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/food/2012/09/24/recipe-for-braised-red-cabbage/dPe6anmSIClhLPaqJmpOJN/story.html
Recipe for braised red cabbage  Boston.com (Oct 15)

Cook a Pumpkin!
http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/from-pumpkin-pie-to-pumpkin-soup-how-to-cook-with-pumpkin-1.29356
“Pumpkin is just really good for you,” she said. “Seeds and flesh — all of it is.”  (Oct 15)

Curry Beef with Peas
http://budgetbytes.blogspot.com/2012/10/curry-beef-with-peas-699-recipe-117.html
“…this beef mixture would be great just served over rice or stuffed into a piece of naan, almost like an Indian taco.”  BudgetBytes.com (Oct 11)

Braised Beef (Pot Roast)
http://www.pbs.org/parents/kitchenexplorers/2012/10/04/braised-beef-with-root-vegetables/
In the old days, we just called it “pot roast,” — as was the fashion at the time.  (Oct 5)

Chickpeas 3 Ways
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2012/09/19/chickpeas-3-ways
Three very different ways to use one great healthy and cheap ingredient. USNews.com (Oct 5)

Don’t Fear the Eggplant
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/dining/dont-be-afraid-of-the-eggplant.html
“The first step in overcoming fear is acceptance: the eggplant is fine just the way it is.” NYTimes.com (Oct 5)

Elegant Carrots
http://www.thetelegram.com/Opinion/Columns/2012-10-06/article-3093195/Carrot-challenge-Enhance-the-flavour-without-killing-the-taste/1
There are more ways to prepare carrots, Horatio, than you might have dreamed of. (Oct 7)

Want Cheap and Healthy?
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-12/features/sc-food-0907-healthful-food-prices-20120912_1_food-dollars-bad-foods-andrea-carlson
“Want cheap nutritious food? The solution lies in cooking.”  ChicagoTribune.com (Sep 19)

Make it: Vinaigrette
http://www.freep.com/article/20120823/FEATURES02/308230078/Save-money-boost-flavor-by-making-your-own-vinaigrette?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cp
“Because it is simple and saves money.”  Freep.com (Sep 5)

Global Carrot Salads
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Recipes+Around+world+with+carrot+salad/7088629/story.html
French, Morroccan and Asian carrot salad recipes.  MontrealGazette.com (Aug 27)

Lunch for a Quarter
http://www.cantonrep.com/news/business/x1333906625/Shallow-Pockets-Why-pay-high-price-for-soup
“Why pay high price for soup?”  (Aug 27)

Spend Less, Get More
http://www.morningsun.net/news/x976203353/EXTENSION-CONNECTION-Spend-Less-Get-More
“These top ten frugal foods offer great taste while packing a nutritious punch. ”  MorningSun.net (Aug 27)

Easy to Make Kefir
http://www.tipsfromthetlist.com/40574.html
“Kefir is considered a super food  by many and it is super easy to make and perfect at home”  (Aug 7)

Frugal Frittata For Fitness
http://www.themorningsun.com/article/20120727/LIFE03/120729773/kati-mora-how-to-create-a-simple-frittata&pager=full_story
“What makes them so simple is that they are easy to throw together, only require a few ingredients, and can allow you to use up some of those leftover vegetables you have on hand before they go bad. Plus, its a nutritional powerhouse!” (Aug 7)

Sprouting Lentils
http://www.fitsugar.com/How-Sprout-Lentils-24108201
” Keep reading to learn the simple instructions for making lentil sprouts.”  FitSugar.com (Aug 7)

10 (!) Veggie Burger Recipes
http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/blogs/editor/2012/07/10-great-veggie-burger-recipes-1.html
Save money, add variety to your life,  and eat healthy with these recipes!  Epicurious.com  (Jul 20)

More Zucchini Recipes
http://blog.cleveland.com/pdextra/2012/07/from_zucchini_pancakes_to_tama.html
It’s here, it’s plentiful, it’s cheap, it’s healthy…  Use it up, baby!  (Jul 20)

Shop Differently!
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/foodwine/2018706036_groc19tchangehowyoushop.html?prmid=obinsource
“Want to really save money at the grocery store? Change your mindset — and the contents of your cart.”  Seattle Times  (Jul 20)

Turn Your Yogurt Greek
http://www.uticaod.com/ghs/features/x1446672778/Jim-Hillibish-Strained-American-yogurt-it-s-Greek-to-us
“All Greek yogurt is regular yogurt with some of its whey (liquid) strained.”  You can do it yourself.  (Jul 16)

3 Unusual Carrot Recipes
http://www.fitsugar.com/Low-Calorie-Carrot-Recipes-23616642
Some NEW ways to use the tasty, nutritious, and inexpensive carrot!  (Jul 11)

Collard Green Wraps
http://www.blogher.com/snippets/red-pepper-hummus-and-collard-green-wraps?wrap=blogher-topics/food/cooking-health&crumb=32397
The veggie IS the wrap!  Woohoo!  (Jul 11)

Make Eggplant Dip
http://blogs.phillymag.com/bewellphilly/2012/06/18/make-creamy-baba-ganoush-eggplant-dip/
“Tired of hummus? Try this other Middle Eastern dip made with roasted eggplant.”  PhillyMag.com (Jul11)

One Ingredient Ice Cream
http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/07/one-ingredient-banana-ice-cream-lives-up-to-the-tasty-hype/
It’s just frozen banana, but it’s JUST LIKE ice cream! (Jul 11)

Zucchini Recipes
http://www.topsailadvertiser.com/articles/squash-5756-summer-zucchini.html
Here they come…  use them up!  (Jul 11)

How to Cook Dried Beans
http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Best+ways+cook+dried+beans/6727466/story.html
Dried beans are an important part of eating healthy for cheap.  They’re easy to use when know how. (Jun 17)

Supplements No Substitute
http://www.aikenstandard.com/story/061812-parr-nutrients–4072491
“Why replacing healthy foods with supplements is not recommended.”  AikenstStandard.com  (Jun 19)

Good Food for Less than $1
http://www.click2houston.com/lifestyle/health/-/2597500/14264528/-/62wy5m/-/index.html
“Many people worry that eating healthy food costs too much money. But some great, nutritious food costs less than $1.”  Click2Houston.com  (Jun 11)

Hearty Dish is Complete Meal
http://www.northjersey.com/food_dining/155868085_When_the_pantry_s_empty__or_you_re_on_the_go___The_Well-Stocked_Pantry_.html
Quinoa pilaf recipe from  NorthJersey.com (Jun 11)

Nutritious, Tasty, Affordable
http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/05/19/bonnie-stern-good-for-you-and-for-food-revolution-day-too/
3 recipes for good food on a budget.  NationalPost.com  (Jun 11)

Stop Wasting Food!
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765580826/The-food-money-pit-How-food-waste-costs-thousands-and-how-to-stop-it.html?pg=all
“The food money pit: How food waste costs thousands and how to stop it”  DeseretNews.com (Jun 11)

DIY: 3 Kinds of Chips
http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/05/30/kale-chips-recipe-ellie-krieger
Make your own Kale Chips, Potato Chips, and Pita Chips, all baked. HLNTV.com (May 31)

Recipe: Pinto Beans
http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/food/restaurants/article/Nana-s-Award-Winning-Borracho-Style-Pinto-Beans-3549775.php
“Nana’s Award-Winning Borracho-Style Pinto Beans”  MySanAntonio.com  (May 26)

Homemade Ricotta
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-04-25/features/sc-food-0420-prep-ricotta-20120425_1_homemade-ricotta-whey-proteins
Imagine the reaction when the bruschetta you pass is spread with your own, homemade ricotta!  (Apr 30)

Canned Fish Recipes
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/apr/13/tinned-fish-recipes-sardines-anchovies
“…delicious, rich in the omega 3 fatty acids we all need … Each can form the basis of countless quick, lip-smacking meals…” Guardian.co.uk  (Apr 27)

DIY Whole Wheat Pancakes
http://www.trivalleycentral.com/articles/2012/04/27/casa_grande_dispatch/valley_life/doc4f9828e706e90466271727.txt
Recipe: “Light-as-a-feather whole wheat pancakes”  TriValleyCentral.com (Apr 27)

Don’t Trash Your Cash
http://www.capitalcityweekly.com/stories/042512/new_983970860.shtml
“…money-saving, waste-prevention strategies encourage healthy eating!”  CapitalCityWeekly.com (Apr 25)

Empower Yourself
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/148909495.html
“We don’t have to take what the store gives us. We have the ability and the power to make whatever we can.”  StarTribune.com (Apr 28)

Save $$ at Ethnic Stores
http://money.msn.com/frugal-living/post.aspx?post=47f6dfd3-946c-4f8c-99ef-ce49454cc235
“Ethnic markets can save you money… You’ll probably find deals on the things you use every day.”  MSN.com (Apr 20)

The Carrots You Didn’t Know
“Beyond the Relish Tray… A Series of Carrot Epiphanies”  NPR.org (Apr 20)

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
http://hartland.patch.com/articles/easy-weeknight-meal-slow-cooker-whole-chicken
Easy Weeknight Meal from Patch.com  (Apr 19)

Roasted Spring Vegetables
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/roasted-spring-vegetables-recipe.html
“…the most basic recipe for roasted spring vegetables, like carrots, spring onions, turnips, asparagus, radishes, sugar snap peas, and beets.” (Apr 20)

Better, Cheaper Lunches
http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/brown-bagging-can-save-money-improve-diet/article_cb77f2ad-4038-5cd9-9b5a-c3b373b7b3ad.html?oCampaign=hottopics
“Brown bagging can save money, improve diet” BillingsGazette.com (Apr 20)

22 Tips: Cheap Healthy Eats
http://greatist.com/health/22-cheap-and-easy-ways-to-eat-healthy-041012/#
“These tips make eating healthy not only easier, but often cheaper, too.”  Greatist.com (Apr 20)

Multi-Grain Bread
http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/recipes/whole-grain-bread/article_0a33b02a-a235-58ad-998d-8947b59064ed.html
“Big-batch, one-bowl recipe for bread”  STLToday.com (Apr 12)

Recipe: Bean Rice Burgers
http://fitfoodist.com/black-bean-and-brown-rice-veggie-burgers/
“…fast and easy to put together, and they are loaded with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.”  FitFoodist.com (Apr 10)

Whole Wheat Pasta Salad
http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20120411/LIFESTYLE/120406002
“Recipe: A healthy, tasty, versatile whole-wheat pasta salad”  TheTownTalk.com (Apr 11)

Homemade Yogurt is Simple
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120404/LIFE/204040305/-1/LIFE
“…yogurt is very easy to make, no special appliance required.”  (Apr 9)

Healthy Food at Dollar Store
http://www.wkyc.com/news/article/239848/16/Dollar-store-groceries-can-be-healthy-on-a-budget
“Dollar store groceries can be healthy on a budget”  (Apr 6)

Cheaper, Healthier Snacks
http://www.thedailymeal.com/healthy-homemade-snacks-under-125
“Healthy Homemade Snacks for Less Than $1.25″ (Apr 4)

Junk Food is Depressing
http://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/0402/the-burger-blues-fast-food-consumption-linked-to-depression.aspx
“Regular fast food eaters are 51 percent more likely to become depressed” EverydayHealth.com (Apr 4)

Real Food Boosts Mood
http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sns-201204031830–tms–premhnstr–k-h20120404apr04,0,1627829.story
“The food choices you make every day can impact your frame of mind.” ChicagoTribune.com (Apr 4)

Supplements No Substitute
http://www.utepprospector.com/supplemental-lifestyles-1.2836989#.T3xelvBSRvY
Vitamins and supplements don’t have the same nutrients as real food, are often a waste of money, and sometimes dangerous. (Apr 4)

Save with Chicken Thighs
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/s_788580.html
Chicken thighs are affordable, delicious and compatible with an infinite number of chicken recipes.” (Apr 2)

Recipe: Black Bean Burgers
http://www.independent.com/recipes/2012/mar/28/chili-lime-black-bean-burgers/
“If I didn’t tell you these were made with black beans in the title, I could have fooled you…”  Independent.com (Mar 29)

15-Minute Power Bread
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/15-minute-power-bread.html
“This is ‘chapati’ or ‘roti’ as we call it in India, but powered with vegetables and spices to make it colourful, flavourful and healthful. And yes, this takes only 15 minutes to make.” Care2.com (Mar 26)

Cook Like a Peasant
http://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2012/02/29/want-to-save-on-groceries-cook-like-a-peasant/
“Want to Save on Groceries? Cook like a Peasant”  Forbes.com (Mar 23)

Cut Food Costs
http://www.andersonvalleypost.com/news/2012/mar/20/practical-advice-cutting-food-costs/
“…increase the quality and quantity of your groceries and decrease your bill…”  AndersonValleyPost.com (Mar 23)

27 Cheap Healthy Foods
http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2012/03/20/109879_healthy-foods-that-dont-cost-a-fortune.html
Healthy foods that don’t cost a fortune. SavingAdvice.com (Mar 21)

Non-Dairy Calcium Foods
http://health.msn.com/health-topics/osteoporosis/5-non-dairy-foods-with-calcium
“5 Non-Dairy Foods With Calcium”  Health.MSN.com (Mar 22)

Slow Down, Save Money
http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2012/03/19/109881_slow-down-save-money.html
“I realize that the idea of doing less is almost sacrilegious in our culture. Everything around us screams, “Do more.” ”  (Mar 22)

44 Healthy Foods <$1
http://www.greatist.com/health/44-healthy-foods-under-1-dollar-031412
“Forget that 99 cent bag of Fritos or dirty water dog. Stroll smart down the grocery aisle and choose feel-good foods that are great for the body and even better for our budget.”  (Mar 15)

Cinderella Vegetables
http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/transforming-cinderella-vegetables-into-good-eats/article_1051ef5a-61c4-11e1-8dd9-0019bb2963f4.html
“Yes, Americans love potatoes… But what about beets, turnips, parsnips, rutabagas, sunchokes and even exotic roots like yucca, real yams and eddoes?”  (Mar 15)

Easy to Make Stock
http://www.theawl.com/2012/03/how-to-make-veggie-and-chicken-stock-2
“It’s easy and basically free and so much better than the canned or boxed junk you buy at the store…”  (Mar 15)

Baked Beans Recipe
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/baked-beans-the-original-way-20120304-1uakm.html
Australian meatless version of classic Boston baked beans.  (Mar 7)

10 Ways to Cook Eggplant
http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/cooking-ideas/10-new-ways-cook-eggplant
Here are some mouthwatering ways to use this healthy brain food!  Shape.com (March 5)

17 Ways to Use Kale
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/17-ways-to-use-kale-slideshow.html
“Kale is the best of everything — super cheap, super tasty, super versatile and super healthy.”  Care2.com (Feb 16)

Dried Beans Way to Go
http://www.bradenton.com/2012/02/15/3874066/spilling-the-beans-dried-beans.html
“Dried beans are an economical, tasty dish”  (Feb 15)

Astonishing Red Vegs
http://www.boldsky.com/health/nutrition/2012/red-vegetables-nutrition-140212.html
“What Is So Special About Red Vegetables? ”   (Feb 14)

Cheap Fresh: Sprouts!
http://newsminer.com/bookmark/17510117-Growing-sprouts-an-inexpensive-way-to-get-fresh-greens-on-the-table
Growing sprouts an inexpensive way to get fresh greens on the table  Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Growing sprouts an inexpensive way to get fresh greens on the table  (Feb 14)

Phyto-Nutrients
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Phyto-chemicals-also-prevent-cancer/articleshow/11817321.cms
“… the gusto in garlic, the hot in habaneras, the bitterness in broccoli or the color of carrots…”  (Feb 9)

Crazy for Chickpeas
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/all-we-can-eat/post/cooking-off-the-cuff-crazy-for-chickpeas/2012/01/19/gIQAZFP6BQ_blog.html
“Chickpeas and Swiss chard: Think of it as greens and beans, magnified.”  (Feb 5)

Eat Your Broccoli
http://www.sachem.ca/news/article/241731
Three tasty recipes for healthy, cheap, broccoli. (Feb 7)

You CAN Afford Healthy Food
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/jan/30/cheap-eats-how-save-money-not-sacrifice-health/
“…everyone, everyone, can really can afford to eat healthfully…”   (Jan 30)

Winter Greens Good for You
http://www.kentucky.com/2012/02/01/2051502/winter-greens-are-packed-with.html
“…winter greens including kale, collard, mustard, turnip greens, spinach and Swiss chard are great additions to hearty soups, casseroles and gratins.”  Kentucky.com (Feb 1)

Cheap, Easy – Polenta!
http://www.dennews.com/college_cuisine/college-cuisine-polenta-the-cheap-easy-side-you-ve-never/article_c428ecfc-4b0a-11e1-b0ff-001a4bcf6878.html
“It is a versatile, easy-to-make and flavorful change of pace that will not only impress your roommates, but be kind to your wallet.”  (Jan 30)

10 Tips for Healthy Meals
http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/jan/30/ten-tips-planning-healthy-meals/
“…balanced food choices, appropriate serving sizes, plenty of plain water…”   (Jan 30)

Black Rice/Red Lentil Salad
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/health/nutrition/black-rice-and-red-lentil-salad-recipes-for-health.html
Looks good to me!  I’d make a few substitutions, of course.  NYTimes.com  (Jan 24)

Collard Greens Stew
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/ct-food-0125-collard-green-20120125,0,913995.story
“… it’s a way of putting vegetables front and center…”  ChicagoTribune.com (Jan 25)

Eat for Happiness
http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/01/04/3631594/eating-happy-can-make-you-less.html#tvg
“Eating ‘happy’ can make you less stressed, more energetic and even smarter”  (Jan 23)

Affordable Power: BEANS!
http://www.kentucky.com/2012/01/18/2033285/a-vegetable-and-a-protein-beans.html
“As a power food, beans are affordable, versatile”  Kentucky.com (Jan 18)

Basic Steps to Soup
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/01/16/2343377/a-winter-meal-to-warm-body-and.html
“Cooking your own soup is not only easy, but is one of the best ways to start experimenting with homemade cooking”  (Jan 16)

Chicken, Brown Rice Soup
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/morning_news/in_the_kitchen/in-the-kitchen-chicken-brown-rice-soup-jan-15-2012
Easy recipe for cheap, healthy soup. (Jan 16)

“Adding mushrooms to a dish with brown rice is an easy way to increase the health value of any meal.”  (Jan 3)

Learning to Like Vegetables
http://blogs.webmd.com/childrens-health/2012/01/convincing-kids-to-eat-their-veggies.html
This article is about kids, but adults can learn to love healthy food, too. This means you!  WebMD.com (Jan 3)

Healthy Food Costs Less
http://www.timesofoman.com/featuredetail.asp?fid=1506
“HAVING a healthy diet can cost people less than eating junk food…”  (Dec 20)

Make Broccoli a Staple
http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/health/Super+food+feature-2316.html
“Broccoli has long been named as one of the healthiest vegetables because of its nutritional makeup.”  (Dec 26)

Make Soup with Leftovers
http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111225/LIFE/112250305/-1/NEWSMAP
“Soups can be a great way to not only use up some of the holiday leftovers, but can also be an incredibly healthy meal option after the sweets and treats of the holidays.” (Dec 26)

Beans: Cheap, Healthy
http://www.timesunion.com/living/article/Spill-the-beans-2282812.php
“Truth is, these humble members of the legume family pack a lot of flavor and nutritional value”  (Dec 20)

Broccoli Salad
http://www.bcdemocratonline.com/lifestyle/food/x771103943/Fresh-broccoli-salad
Easy, Cheap, Delicious and Healthy… And impressive for guests! (Dec 21)

Healthy Food Costs Less
http://www.timesofoman.com/featuredetail.asp?fid=1506
“HAVING a healthy diet can cost people less than eating junk food…”  (Dec 20)

Selenium and Nickle
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2076469/Selenium-nickel-rich-diet-help-cut-risk-deadly-pancreatic-cancer.html
“Why a mushroom omelette could cut pancreatic cancer risk”  (Dec 20)

Sweet Potato Dip
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/cooking-on-deadline-recipe-for-spicy-sweet-potato-dip/2011/12/23/gIQAVg4RDP_story.html
“…a company-worthy dip that didn’t involve a heart-stopping volume of sour cream.”  (Dec 23)

Sweet Potato Soup
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/15/health/nutrition/sweet-potato-soup-with-ginger-leek-and-apple-recipes-for-health.html
Holiday soup from Martha Rose Shulman  (Dec 20)

How To Roast Squash
http://www.gloucestertimes.com/lifestyle/x1295782887/Crisp-crust-yet-moist-inside-roasted-butternut-will-delight
You can eat the skin and seeds, too!  (Nov 27)

Super Cheap: Onion Soup
http://blog.cleveland.com/pdextra/2011/11/michael_ruhlmans_twenty_recipe.html
“This soups deserves this high praise not only because it’s delicious and satisfying, but because it was born out of economy.”  (Nov 1)

Read Up on Rye
http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2011/11/rye_redefined.html
“Versatile rye is good for much more than bread”  OregonLive.com (Nov 1)

Cheap, Healthy Chips
http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20111011/LIFESTYLE/110110328/Healthy-chips-cheap-snacks?odyssey=nav|head
“… make your own healthy chips from fall veggies, and save money and fat calories.”  (Oct 20)

DIY Granola Bars
http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/food-and-dining/2011-10-20/story/best-granola-do-it-yourself
“For the best granola, do it yourself”  Jacksonville.com  (Oct 20)

Healthy is Cheaper
http://www.ajc.com/lifestyle/eating-healthy-is-better-1198337.html
“Eating healthy is better for you and your wallet”  (Oct 20)

Money Tight? Eat Right!
http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20111008/COLUMN07/710089965
“Basic nutritious food is, generally, the cheapest. ” RoyalGazette.com (Oct 9)

Cheaper, Healthier, Faster
http://blogs.webmd.com/tasty-easy-healthy/2011/09/is-fast-food-really-cheaper.html
“Whether you are the most unpracticed of cooks and may be juggling one or two jobs, you can make great tasting food in not very much time.” (Oct 3)

Cook With Whole Grains
http://www.projo.com/food/content/fd-grains_10-05-11_BCPQRP7_v5.80f81.html
“…easy to cook and can be prepared a day or more in advance. Because the grain gives them enough substance to be satisfying, they can even be main courses on light eating days.”  (Oct 5)

Cucina Povera
http://blogs.buffalonews.com/hungryformore/2011/10/recipe-pasta-alle-briciole-poor-mans-parmigiano-and-more-tuscan-peasant-cooking.html
“Pasta alle Briciole, ‘poor man’s Parmigiano,’ and more Tuscan peasant cooking”  BuffaloNews.com (Oct 5)

Experiment, Go Nuts
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/sc-food-0930-izard-20111005,0,2105099.story
“Above all, know that it is OK to adjust recipes, to play around with them to find your own favorite twist.” ChicagoTribune.com (Oct 5)

68 No-Cook Recipes
http://cheaphealthygood.blogspot.com/2011/07/throwback-68-cheap-healthy-no-cook.html
“68 inexpensive, nutritionally sound dishes you can make without ever lighting anything on fire. ”  from the CheapHealthyGood blog (Sep 29)

A Real Meal Deal
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/opinion/sunday/is-junk-food-really-cheaper.html?_r=1
It’s official:  NY Times says, “In fact it isn’t cheaper to eat highly processed food”  (Sep 29)

Healthier is Cheaper
http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/1768983.html
“People can eat healthy without emptying their wallet”  LeMarsSentinal.com (Sep 30)

Hip to Be Cheap
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2849
“No Longer Simply ‘Chic,’ Cheap Is Now a Badge of Honor”  (Sep 29)

5 Minutes a Day Make Bread
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/have-5-minutes-you-have-time-to-make-bread.html
“Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” Care2.com (Sep 22)

Healthy Eating Costs Less
http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/health/7252375-423/helpful-tips-to-eating-healthy-without-spending-a-fortune.html
“…contrary to recently published reports and a common perception, it is possible to eat healthfully while pinching pennies.”  SunTimes.com  (Sep 14)

Save Cash, Eat Better
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110913/LIFE/109130347/-1/NEWSMAP
“As long as you cook at home, it’s still going to be relatively cheap, and better for you,”  SouthCoastToday.com (Sep 14)

Beans Are Magic
http://www.windsorstar.com/health/Beans+Beans+Magical+Fruit/5370079/story.html
Low in Cost, High in Nutrition, and Delicious — BEANS!  (Sep 8)

Meal for 5, Total: $2.50
http://roswell.patch.com/articles/frugal-foodie-pork-sausage-breakfast-scramble
“Feeding a family of five breakfast for $2.50 is why you should shop for whole foods.” (But NOT necessarily AT Whole Foods.) (Sep 5)

Eat Healthy On Budget
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/08/16/investopedia55429.DTL
“These prices show that it really is possible to eat a wholesome diet on a budget…” SFGate.com (Aug 16)

Homemade Energy Bars
http://shoreline.patch.com/articles/cooking-up-your-own-energy-bars-4
“Cooking Up Your Own Energy Bars” (Aug 12)

Eating Healthy Costs LESS
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/preet-banerjee/how-to-make-both-you-and-your-food-bill-smaller/article2123674/
“… saving money was pretty simple: drinking water 90 per cent of the week, eating lots of beans, buying unprocessed foods, buying in bulk and not eating out as much.”  (Aug 10)

Pretense Tastes Good
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2017096/Why-plonk-posh-label-tastes-like-fine-vintage-French-wine.html
“…what we taste is influenced by what we expect…”  DailyMail.co.uk

Organic Mythology
http://greenbio.checkbiotech.org/news/mythbusting_101_organic_farming_conventional_agriculture
“People believe a lot of things that we have little to no evidence for…”  (Jul 23)

Simple, Cheap, Satisfying
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/7079/healthy-eating-doesn%E2%80%99t-have-to-be-complicated
“When you eat healthy you spend less time, effort and money…”   (Jul 26)

That’s NOT Trash!
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/dining/thats-not-trash-thats-dinner.html
“If home cooks reconsidered what should go into the pot, and what into the trash, what would they find? What new flavors might emerge, what old techniques?”  NYTimes.com (Jul 27)

Make Pizza Dough
http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2011/06/21/make-your-own-pizza-dough/
“Pizza from scratch is cheaper, easier and better than takeout…”  Family Kitchen blog (Jun 30)

Poached Chicken
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/recipes/8609446/Poached-chicken-withearly-summer-vegetables-crisp-breadand-tahini-sauce-recipe.html
“One of the important things about poaching a chicken is not to let it boil too much, as that will dry the bird out.”  Telegraph.co.uk (Jul 2)

Eat Well and Save
http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/features/5176181/uperbad-super-hop
“Emma Goodwin looks at ways to trim the budget and put money back in your pocket where it belongs.”  Manawatu Standard  (Jun 22)

Food Drying Saves Money
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110622/WILSON/306220034/Food-drying-is-easy-way-to-preserve-items
“Drying food is simple, safe and easy to learn. …Dried foods are ideal for backpacking and camping. They are lightweight, take up little space and do not require refrigeration.” Tennessean.com (Jun 22)

Tossing the Best Part?
http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-and-nutrition-pictures/rethinking-whats-edible.aspx
“Rethinking What’s ‘Edible’…You may be tossing out the best parts of some very healthy foods and missing out on significant nutrients.” (Jun 19)

Whole Fish – It’s Easy
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/pacificnw/2015256952_pacificptaste19.html?prmid=head_main
“Squeamish types, get over it. You don’t have to eat the cheeks and eyes, though some people swear those are the best parts.”  (Jun 19)

Homemade Hummus
http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2011/06/07/roasted-red-pepper-hummus-2/
This is even cheaper if you start with dry garbanzo beans.  In any case, it’s easy and healthy. (Jun 8)

Make Frozen Burritos
http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2011/05/make_your_own_frozen_burritos.html
“They’re cheap, can be eaten with one hand and are at the ready when you don’t have time to cook.” OregonLive.com (Jun 1)

Canned Fish for Good Health
http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/albernivalleynews/opinion/121305989.html
Canned fish is excellent for health, and it’s very, very cheap.  (May 24)

Crock Pot Black Beans
http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2011/05/23/easy-crock-pot-recipe-vegan-black-bean-soup/
Made with dry beans in the slow cooker, easy, healthy, cheap, and takes almost no time in the kitchen. Family Kitchen blog (May 24)

Making Veggie Burgers
http://www.austin360.com/food-drink/dining-at-home/make-meatless-burgers-on-memorial-day-1495474.html
You can even put meat in them!  Good, healthy, cheap, and delicious! Austin360.com (May 26)

Better Bitter Greens
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bella/2011/05/bitter_flavored_leafy_greens.php
“Some bitter leafy greens to choose from and tips for cooking”  PhoenixNewTimes.com (May 16)

How to Find Time
http://money.msn.com/saving-money-tips/post.aspx?post=31329e44-3729-471f-8430-ec703b4d9abd
“She cooks most of what her family eats but doesn’t spend hours in the kitchen.”  Money.MSN.com (May 18)

Affordable Food
http://ashlandcurrent.com/article/11/05/09/make-healthy-snacks-and-meals-budget
“Make Healthy Snacks And Meals On A Budget”  AshlandCurrent.com  (May 10)

Easy Whole Wheat Recipe
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/28/2188036/no-knead-whole-wheat-oatmeal-bread.html
“No-Knead Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread This is about the easiest yeast bread going.” MiamiHerald.com (May 6)

Humble, Heavenly Hash
http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2011/05/humble_heavenly_hash.html
“Saving money and cooking a good dinner at the same time is a double bonus.”  OregonLive.com (May 10)

Eat Less
http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2011/04/07/107094_eat-less-strange-ways-to-save-money.html
“…the best (and least used) way to save money on food is to simply eat less. Why is this strange?”  SavingAdvice.com (May 1)

Salads Without Dressing
http://www.alternet.org/story/150576/why_the_best_salads_dont_need_salad_dressing
“Why the Best Salads Don’t Need Salad Dressing”  Alternet.org  (Apr 19)

Dinner in 30
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110413/LIFE01/104130315/0/NEWS010701/Make-dinner-30-minutes?odyssey=nav|head
“If you’d like to cook at home more, while spending less time in the kitchen and less money on takeout, and eating less convenience food, this story is for you.”  Cincinnati.com  (Apr 13)

Grocery Tips & Dinners
http://www.denverpost.com/food/ci_17821421
“Don’t resign yourself to freeze-dried noodles! Choose one of these cheap suppers instead.”  DenverPost.com  (Apr 13)

Breakfast Sardines
http://malden.patch.com/articles/oh-and-one-more-thing-about-breakfast
“Another take on breakfast has a bold new (open) face.”  (Apr 11)

Cooking Without a Net
http://norwalk.patch.com/articles/cooking-without-a-net-great-food-without-exact-formulas#c
“It’s a not-so-serious approach to making great food with what’s in season plus whatever’s on hand — no recipes allowed!”  (Apr 12)

Think Like Steve!
http://www.salon.com/life/scavenger/?story=/mwt/feature/2011/04/09/scavenge_how_to_bargain_shop
Whenever I find myself bargain shopping (which is often), I’m reminded of all I learned from the master.”  Salon.com  (Apr 9)

Saving Money on Food
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Arts/Entertainment/2011-04-06/article-2405573/Saving-money-on-food/1
“What are some ways to cut spending on food and still eat appetizing meals that supply the required nutrients?”  TheGuardian.pe.ca  (Apr 6)

Rethinking Money and Life
http://www.salon.com/life/scavenger/?story=/mwt/feature/2011/04/02/scavenger_recession_economics
elisa Rogers writes, “…like most Americans, we had learned to live beyond our means.” at Salon.com  (Apr 2)

Superfood Pesto
http://www.fitsugar.com/Kale-Pesto-Recipe-15353477
“Six superfoods mixed into one simple recipe!”  Fitsugar.com (Apr 1)

Whole Food, Whole Nutrition
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/prime-times/Whole-food-whole-nutrition-118928869.html
“Nutritionist Sherry Rothwell… recommends that we eat real food — that is, food that has not been processed.”  WinnipegFreePress.com  (Mar 31)

$549 Saved in a Month
http://www.modbee.com/2011/03/21/1608960/how-we-bucked-the-urge-to-consume.html
Bucking the urge: Taking a break from consumerism, and saving $549 in a month.  ModBee.com  (Mar 21)

“Never Twice Identical”
http://www.heraldextra.com/momclick/recipes/article_a833c832-53bc-11e0-8fb0-001cc4c03286.html
“You’re going by instinct rather than by rote, and that’s how you become a real cook.”   HeraldExtra.com  (Mar 21)

Cheaper Than “Value Menu”
http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2011/03/21/107058_fast-food-isnt-cheaper.html
Contrary to popular mis-conception, eating real, healthy food is far less expensive than fast food.  SavingAdvice.com (Mar 21)

Can’t Cook?
http://blog.seattlepi.com/naturalmedicine/2011/03/21/do-we-need-to-cook-to-be-healthy/
“So can you make healthy choices if you don’t cook or don’t have the equipment to cook? The answer is yes, with a little thought and planning.”  SeattlePI.com  (Mar 21)

It’s Pantry Power
http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2011/03/the_pantry_principle.html
“Thanks to staples on hand, dinners from scratch are a snap” OregonLive.com (Mar 8)

What to Have in Your Kitchen
http://www.canada.com/kitchen+cleanout/4253045/story.html
“What should you welcome into – or limit in – your pantry or fridge?”   Canada.com  (Feb 10)

15 CHEAP SUPERFOODS
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/15-superfoods-for-under-20-stocking-your-pantry-on-the-cheap.html
Sara Novak writes, “some of the healthiest foods in the world are cheap. I mean really cheap.”  PlanetGreen.Discovery.com  (Jan 31)

Priorities: Time Vs Health?
http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/cleanplate/archive/2011/01/17/the-third-obstacle-to-sensible-eating-time.aspx
“I don’t have time” often really means, “It isn’t a priority,” says Ellen Tarlin, at Slate.com  (Jan 17)

Sauerkraut is Super
http://www.htrnews.com/article/20110118/MAN04/101180579/Sauerkraut-the-new-superfood-
“Fermented foods and drinks are literally alive with nutrients.” HTRNews.com (Jan 18)

$21 a Week for Food
http://erstarnews.com/2011/01/13/125056/
“[G]ood meals are possible on a low budget.” ERStarNews.com (Jan 14)

Eat Healthy for Cheap
http://www.dailypress.com/health/dp-nws-eat-healthy-chat-20110117,0,2711107.story
“Dietitian offers tips for eating healthy on a budget”  DailyPress.com  (Jan 17)

Pack It: Eat Well, Save $$$
http://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/at-home/well-being/packed-lunches-the-cheap-and-healthy-alternative
“Packed lunches: the cheap and healthy alternative”  TheNational.ae  (Jan 10)

Frugal Fish Feasts
http://www.silive.com/entertainment/dining/index.ssf/2010/12/frugal_feast_of_the_7_fishes.html
Choose cheap and healthy seafood “… like smelts, squid, mussels, whiting, mullet and (no kidding here) any fish packed in a can.” SILive.com (Dec 22)

Pack Creatively
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/112338124.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DUqEiaDUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUoD3aPc:_2yc:a_ncyD_MDCiU
“Ways to keep kids’ – and your own – lunchboxes interesting and healthful.” StarTribune.com (Dec 23)

13 Ways to STOP WASTING
http://www.salon.com/food/food_advice/?story=/food/francis_lam/2010/12/16/more_tips_to_avoid_wasting_food
Don’t throw that food away!  Food Advice at Salon.com  (Dec 17)

Stop Buying These Things!
http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/local/13-Foods-You-Should-Never-Buy-Again-111408599.html
Megan Trent wisely writes of 13 Foods You Should Never Buy Again, at IndianaNewsCenter.com (Dec 8)

14 Nutrition Bargains
http://www.thisdishisvegetarian.com/2010/11/fourteen-nutritional-powerhouses-that.html
“Fourteen nutritional powerhouses that shouldn’t be neglected but often are”  From ThisDishIsVegetarian.com  (Dec 6)

16 Cheap Organic Foods
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-turner/screamin-deals-in-the-gro_b_768814.html#s163895
“Can you eat a healthy, whole foods, mostly organic diet, even on a shoestring budget?”  YES!  sayeth Lisa Turner at HuffingtonPost.com

Recipes? Ha!
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/12/07/1894667/recipes-i-prefer-to-add-a-dash.html
Kathleen Purvis writes, “In my mother’s kitchen, recipes were just suggestions.”  at CharlotteObserver.com  (Dec 8)

5 Food Myths
http://blog.syracuse.com/cny/2010/11/5_food_myths_plus_1_for_school_kids_and_parents_from_cornell_university_nutrition_scientist_brian_wa.html
“Myth: Eating right is expensive. Truth: Eating right can be accomplished, even on food stamps.”  (Nov 17)

16 Cheap, Healthy Foods
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/16-cheap-healthy-organic-foods.html?page=2
Lisa Turner on how to “eat a healthy, whole foods, organic diet, even on a shoestring budget.”  at Care2.com (Nov 3)

20 Dirt Cheap Meals
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Simple-Dollar/2010/1026/Top-20-dirt-cheap-meals
“Delicious and cheap meals from cultures around the world” shared by readers of The Simple Dollar blog at CSMonitor.com (Oct 27)

Cook for Health and Savings
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health-news/2010/10/08/home-cooking-revival-a-recipe-to-improve-nation-s-health-says-wales-top-doctor-91466-27427507/
“Taking a lesson from our grandparents’ generation would help improve people’s diets and reduce the amount of food wasted.”  WalesOnline.co.uk  (Oct 8)

Eat Healthy On Budget
http://progress-index.com/news/eating-healthy-on-a-budget-1.1045828
” Even though families are on a tight budget, they can still eat healthy.” (Oct 11)

Eating Healthy Costs Less
http://www.rodale.com/eating-healthy-foods
FACT: Eating Healthy Foods Can Save You Money.  Story at Rodale.com (Oct 11)

Save Money. Eat Healthy.
http://www2.hernandotoday.com/content/2010/oct/07/ha-making-hernando-healthier/
“When it comes to eating healthy, it doesn’t matter if a person is rich or poor.”   Hernando Today  (Oct 8)

Busy Nights, Healthy Meals
http://www.pantagraph.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_62be99c6-aebc-11df-abb4-001cc4c03286.html
“On most busy weeknights — believe it or not — the entire family can eat hearty and healthfully, said two practicing registered dietitians who are mothers.”  (Aug 24)

“But Will it Make You Happy?”
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/business/08consume.html
“Consumers may also be permanently adjusting their spending based on what they’ve discovered about what truly makes them happy or fulfilled.”  NYTimes.com story about research on consumption and happiness. (Aug 10)

Cut Waste, Save Money
http://www.moneysupermarket.com/c/news/cut-food-waste-and-save-on-bills/0009949/
“A bit of careful planning could help you reduce both waste and your grocery bills.  On average, every family in the UK bins £680 of food each year – that’s £50 a month of your hard-earned cash.” MoneySupermarket.com (Aug 12)

What is Nourishment?
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/how-do-you-use-food.html#
Lisa Turner asks, “What is it that makes most of us feel nourished, and what exactly does it mean to be nourished–truly, deeply nourished?” at  www.care2.com/greenliving   (Jul 19)

“SNAP” Survival is Smart
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/07/surviving_depends_on_smart_sho.html
With wise choices, food stamp budget less than $50/week includes fresh salmon, fruit, vegetables, meat and more.  (Jul 11)

Food Snobbery Begone!
http://www.realfoodhascurves.com/food-blog/2010/7/5/lets-talk-my-declaration-of-independence.html
Mark Scarbrough burns his foodie card and declares, “Enough with the snootiness that says real food isn’t found in a can.” at RealFoodHasCurves.com (Jul 10)

Desk-Top Dining
http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/food-and-dining/2010-07-06/story/how-eat-healthfully-when-you-have-eat-your-desk-0
Jeff Brumley reports that, with a little forethought, eating at work “becomes about consuming fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins instead of chips and fast food.”  Story at Jacksonville.com   (Jul 8)

Healthy, Hearty, and Easy
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=591254&publicationSubCategoryId=81
Stephanie Zubiri, writing in the Philippine Star, says “Feast with me!” as she provides a recipe for Vegetarian Bolognese, and a list of pantry essentials. (Jul 7)

Going Beyond Whole Wheat
http://running.competitor.com/2010/07/features/great-grains_11226
“With so many new and exciting whole-grain choices becoming readily available on store shelves and in bulk bins, why not try one or more of these great grains?” asks Matthew Kadey, M.S., R.D., at Running.Competitor.com (Jul 10)

Cheap Healthy Simple Quick
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100707/FEATURES02/7070337/Irma+Paz+shares+quick++simple+recipes+from+her+kitchen
Read how Irma Paz “puts a fresh, healthy dinner on the table in under an hour most nights — often less than 30 minutes.” Story by Jennifer Justus at The Tenneseean (Jul 7)

11 Ways to Save on Food
http://www.favstocks.com/eleven-miserly-guidelines-to-saving-money/2819029/
Tim OBrien’s continues his examination of the book, ” Miserly Moms: Living Well on Less in a Tough Economy” (Jun 29)

50 Healthy Foods <$1/LB
http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/blogs/save-money/cheap-healthy-food-460610
Hear ye! Hear ye! Jeff Yeager sayeth: “Many of the things we should be eating the most of — grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables — happen to cost the least.”  Story at TheDailyGreen.com (June 5)

Cooking, Tetris-Style
http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/blogs/editor/2010/06/cooking-tetrisstyle.html
Bricolage in the kitchen drastically reduces waste, saves money, and feels good. (June 3)

25 Salad Ideas
http://www.tampabay.com/features/food/cooking/national-salad-month-a-salad-recipe-for-each-day-of-may/1094005
Janet K. Keeler, at the St. Petersburg Times, salutes “that random melange of veggies enhanced by punchy dressing and substantial bits of protein.” (May 28)

20 Cooking Myths
http://food.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978255515
There are lots of myths in regards to cooking. Sadly, they tend to discourage people from practicing a very basic life skill.”  Truth told by Amy Sherman  (May 24)

“No Time to Cook.” BS!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-ruhlman/message-to-food-editors-w_b_555003.html

“What everyone seems to believe and propagate: that we all lead such busy lives that we have no time to cook.  … Bullshit!”  Michael Rhulman  (May 23)

Feed Your Children Well
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/92879694.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DUqEiaDUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr
“The biggest determinant of how well your child eats? Well, that would be you, the parents. … Make dinner. Yes, take out the pots and pans and cook.”  Wisdom from Lee Svitak Dean, at the Star Tribune. (May 21)

A Balanced Diet (and Budget)
http://www.kentucky.com/2010/05/20/1272249/a-balanced-diet-and-budget.html
“Trimming your food budget doesn’t mean you should give up on making healthy choices. Here are 20 easy ways to do it.”  Read more: http://www.kentucky.com (May 20)

Rules for Bulk Purchases
http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2010/05/21/106096_rules-for-bulk-purchases.html
David G. Mitchell, at SavingAdvice.com, writes: “… it is only a great buy if the shopper will actually be able to use whatever it is that he or she is buying.” (May 21)

Cook to Save Money
http://www.ocregister.com/news/mills-245022-money-cheap.html
“A family of four [can] dine on three healthy, delicious meals a day, prepared quickly, on $100 per week.” (May 13)

Brown-Bag and Save $2K/Yr!
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/savings-in-the-bag-the-art-of-the-five-dollar-lunch/article1548147/
If you pay $10 a day for lunch, you could save enough for a great vacation by packing your own. (May 7)

 

Container Gardens and Window Farms
http://lifehacker.com/5513825/learn-to-grow-plants-and-food-with-beginner-garden-projects?skyline=true&s=i
LifeHacker.com says, “Learn to Grow Plants and Food With Beginner Garden Projects”. (May 4)

Drink Your Greens
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/a-beginners-guide-to-green-smoothies.html#
A Beginner’s Guide to Green Smoothies, by  Becky Striepe, at Care2.com (May 5)

Home Dinner Deals Under $1
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/food_coach&id=7421070
Food Coach Lori Corbin reports on “nutritious and wallet-friendly foods under a buck.” (May 4)

Nourishing Ourselves
http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2010/04/nourishing-ourselves.html
Ali, at NourishingMeals.com, reminds us that there’s more to nourishment than food.  (Apr 29)

“Ice Cream” is Just Bananas
http://www.bloginity.com/recreation/travel-food/how-to-make-creamy-ice-cream-with-just-one-ingredient/20170/
loginity.com reveals: “What is this one magic ingredient that can be whipped into perfectly rich and silky ice cream, with no additional dairy, sweeteners, or ingredients needed whatsoever?” (Apr 25)

Beans in Bread and More
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20100427/LIVING/4270303/1032/Beans-give-everyday-foods-a-nutritional-boost
DemocratAndChronical.com: “Beans, full of nutrients, can be used to make pasta, breads and even desserts. ” (Apr 27)

Cooking: Important Hobby
http://www.thesuntimes.com/homepage/x1394800792/Make-home-cooking-a-hobby
Janice Norris, at TheSunTimes.com: “What is important to you?  If it is your health, make it a hobby to learn to prepare healthful foods at home.” (Apr 21)

Eat Well on Food Stamp Budget
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36507576/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/
Associated Press: A family of four can eat well on just $68.88 a week.   “… [S]he avoided processed foods. Not only are whole foods often more nutritious, they usually are easier to stretch.” (Apr 14)

Trail Food that Doesn’t Suck
http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/special-sections/appalachian-trail-guide/trail-food-that-doesnt-suck/
Blueridge Outdoors Magazine reports: “Georgia backpacker Glenn McAllister …   says his creations always draw a crowd at the shelters. “When I cook, other hikers drool.”  (Apr 16)

How to Cut Chicken
http://www.azcentral.com/photo/Style/FoodHome/14335
Photo Slide Show by Suzanne Starr at the Arizona Republic shows how to cut up a whole chicken into parts, thus saving much money. (Apr 13)

“Iron Chef” Your Leftovers
http://lifehacker.com/5511821/iron-chef-your-leftovers-and-stop-throwing-away-perfectly-good-food?skyline=true&s=I
“Stop throwing away perfectly good food!” LifeHacker.com asks skilled food bloggers for some great tips on how to stop wasting food. (Apr 8 )

Get Started Cooking
http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2010/04/05/105889_10-tips-for-getting-started-cooking-at-home.html
Jennifer Derrick, at SavingAdvice.com: “Many more people wish they could cook, but are intimidated or frustrated by cooking. It doesn’t have to be that way. ” (Apr 5)

Pasta Con Sarde
http://www.grist.org/article/2010-04-05-pasta-con-sarde-the-gateway-drug-for-sardine-obsession/
Tom Philpott, at Grist.org, writes: “Pasta con sarde: the gateway drug for sardine obsession … and easy, fast, cheap, and highly nourishing, too.”  (Apr 5)

Food Pantry Adds Security
http://www.annarbor.com/home-garden/food-pantries-an-investment-in-your-future/
“Whole grains, real food, and healthy fats are all shelf-stable.” (Mar 31)

Demystifying Pasta
“Homemade pasta. “So much work! So tedious. I’d rather just eat it.” Oh, how wrong I was.” (Mar 30)
Nutrition on the Cheap
Melanie Vanderveer, at the Pocono Record, writes, “… a few sure-fire techniques can save money without sacrificing nutrition.” (Mar 30)

To Supplement or Not?
http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/634783.html
Kathleen Doheny reports, “…getting crucial nutrients from food, when possible, is better than popping pills.”  Story at BusinessWeek.com  (Mar 30)

Be Sure to Get Enough D
http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nutrition/Vitamins/vitamin_d_deficiency_is_why_you_get_flu_2503100412.html
“Vitamin D plays an important role in activating your immune defenses against infectious diseases like the flu. [and] diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, autoimmune disease and many others.” (Mar 26)

Want Healthy Kids? Cook!
http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/03/26/swensson.kids.cooking/
How to save tons of money, have a healthy family, be happier and have more friends: Learn to cook! (Mar 26)

Cooking = Stress Relief
http://www.philly.com/philly/restaurants/89034802.html
Judy Hevrdejs,  Chicago Tribune: “… find comfort in the kitchen, slicing, dicing, kneading dough.”  (Mar 25)

Affordable, Healthy, Easy
http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/expert.q.a/03/19/budget.healthy.eating.jampolis/
Dr. Melina Jampolis, on CNN Health: “…budget friendly, lower-sodium, heart-healthy options that you should try to include in your diet on a regular basis.” (Mar 26)

Basic Tomato Sauce
http://thepauperedchef.com/2010/03/basic-tomato-sauce.html#more-5925
Make your own tomato sauce cheaper and better than buying ready-made. (Mar 23)

Penny-Pinching Patties
http://www.dl-online.com/event/article/id/51619/
“You can customize Salmon Patties by using favorite flavors and ingredients to make an affordable, healthful meal.” (Mar 17)

Supercheap Superfoods
http://www.xomba.com/superfoods_promote_good_health
The healthiest foods in the store are also the cheapest. (Mar 22)

Mindful Eating for One
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/15/health/nutrition/15recipehealth.html
“Preparing a meal just for yourself can give you an opportunity to really contemplate what you eat.” Martha Rose Shulman, NYTimes.com  (Mar 17)

Double Recipe, then Freeze
http://www.tdn.com/lifestyles/article_fb8612dc-3145-11df-acdc-001cc4c03286.html
Save time and work by freezing meals for later. (Mar 17)

Save by (Gasp!) Eating Less
http://forum.lowcarber.org/archive/index.php/t-409376.html
“A healthy diet already is cheaper than the typical American diet.” Christopher Wanjek  (Mar 14)

“Lazy Food” Costs Much
http://news.scotsman.com/comment/Gareth-Edwards-Preprepared-food-comes.6154453.jp
Gareth Edwards at Scotsman.com: Pre-prepared food reduces your money, nutrition, and satisfaction in life. (Mar 16)

“Lazy Food” = Loss of Skills?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8572009.stm
In spite of “recession,” people pay others to slice a carrot for them, and lose the ability to feed themselves. (Mar 17)

Groceries for $27 a week
http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2010/03/tips_for_eating_on_a_budget.html
Julia Scott, NJ Star-Ledger Guest Columnist (Mar 12)

Wise Grocery Shopping
http://www.hindu.com/mag/2010/03/14/stories/2010031450270600.htm
The Hindu, India’s National Newspaper: “When the food gatekeeper makes food  decisions wisely, the family’s nutrition and health become better.” (Mar 14)

Embrace Your Budget
http://media.www.elpaisanonewspaper.com/media/storage/paper1088/news/2010/03/12/Lifestyles/Embrace.Your.Budget-3886669.shtml
Anthony Umanzor: “Learn to cook, it’ll make you a better functional human being. “  (Mar 14)

Add Variety with Greens
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/12/its-easy-eating-greens/?src=me
Greens are great in a variety of dishes, including gratin and seafood.  (Mar 14)

Cooking Skills Save Bills
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/hard_times/view.bg?articleid=1239556
BostonHerald.com: “Personal chef Karen Eddy says amateur cooks can save major bucks by boning up on basic skills. ” (Mar 14)

20 Ways to Eat Real Foods
http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100308/LIFESTYLES07/303089982/-1/lifestyles03
Grace Dailey, R.D., has interesting tips for eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains. (Mar 8)

DASH Diet Fuels the Brain
http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/news/20100308/dash-diet-fuels-the-brain
WebMD: “A diet designed to help lower blood pressure may also boost brainpower. “  (Mar 9)

Joys of Food, Self-Discovery
http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/dining/bal-ae.fo.kasper03mar03,0,5728347.column
Rob Kasper writes about Judith Jones, “cookbook editor extraordinaire.” (Mar 3)

Boxing Clever: School Lunch
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/food/news/article.cfm?c_id=206&objectid=10629409
Kids complaining about the state of their school lunch box? (Mar 4)

Good Food on a Tight Budget
http://www.redandblack.com/2010/02/23/good-food-habits-possible-with-tight-budget/
Darcy Lenz: “Good Food Habits Possible With Tight Budget” (Feb 24)

Better Bread, Less Kneading
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/24/dining/24curious.html
Some thoughtful insights on the question, “Why do we knead bread?” (Feb. 24)

Delicious, Cheap, Healthy
http://www.philly.com/philly/restaurants/85230397.html?viewAll=y
Stuffed Cabbage recipes from Dianna Marder on Philly.com (Feb 25)

Walmart vs Whole Foods
http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/201003/walmart-local-produce
Walmart haters are learning to love. (Feb 23)

Artisan Bread: 50¢
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/feb/17/daily-bread/
By Christine Arpe Gang, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN  (Feb 17)

Stockpiling Savings
http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100214/LIFESTYLES06/302149968/-1/LIFESTYLES
Coupon Queen: “Smart stockpilers follow three rules.”

Soul Food Recipes
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2010/feb/17/recipes/
Story by Aimee Blume, Evansville Courier & Press, Feb. 17

Making the Most of Legumes
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/12/FD1V1BUC41.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle: “Dried legumes are an inexpensive, versatile protein source.”