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Stock the Pantry: Planning for Frugal Soups and Stews

As I’m writing this post it’s late-June and I have a pot of soup on the stove for supper. Two days ago it was quite warm and more salad weather than soup weather but last night a storm came through and has left a cold dreary day behind. Once again perfect for soup weather. When …

Black Beans: Cooking and Favorite Meals

You may know that I have a slight obsession with beans.  Beans are a wonderfully frugal whole food, they have an excellent nutritional profile, and are extremely versatile. There are hundreds of varieties of beans/legumes available which really helps keep things interesting. Beans also make an excellent addition to your food storage. For ease of …

Interview with KerryAnn from the Living Kitchen

A few days ago KerryAnn Foster from Cooking Traditional Foods interviewed me for her weekly podcast– The Living Kitchen with Jeff and KerryAnn Foster.  We had a great time chit-chatting!  You can listen to the entire interview right here. We talked about reducing your food budget, food storage, why my family started on real food …