Budget Bytes: Over 100 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Slash Your Grocery Bill in Half
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The debut cookbook from the Internet expert on making eating cheap dependably delicious
As a college grad during the recent great recession, Beth Moncel found herself, like so many others, broke. Unwilling to sacrifice eating healthy and well—and armed with a degree in nutritional science—Beth began tracking her costs with obsessive precision, and soon cut her grocery bill in half. Eager to share her tips and recipes, she launched her blog, Budget Bytes. Soon the blog received millions of readers clamoring for more.
Beth's eagerly awaited cookbook proves cutting back on cost does not mean cutting back on taste. Budget Bytes has more than 100 simple, healthy, and delicious recipes, including Greek Steak Tacos, Coconut Chicken Curry, Chorizo Sweet Potato Enchilada, and Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Mayonnaise, to name a few. It also contains expert principles for saving in the kitchen—including how to combine inexpensive ingredients with expensive to ensure that you can still have that steak you’re craving, and information to help anyone get acquainted with his or her kitchen and get maximum use out of the freezer. Whether you’re urban or rural, vegan or paleo, Budget Bytes is guaranteed to delight both the palate and the pocketbook.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Moncel, Beth. Budget bytes : over 100 easy, delicious recipes to slash your grocery bill in half / Beth Moncel. p. cm. ISBN 978-1-101-61715-1 1. Low budget cooking. I. Title. TX714.M658 2014 2013037136 641.5'52—dc23 While the author has made every effort to provide accurate telephone numbers, Internet addresses, and other contact information at the time of publication, neither the publisher nor the author
Butter recipes are the most budget friendly and usually cost around a dollar or less per serving. These recipes rely on basics like pasta, rice, beans, and other pantry staples to fill your belly on a dime. Don’t be fooled, though, every recipe packs a flavor punch and will leave your taste buds satisfied! Bread ’n’ Butter recipes are designated with a “$” icon. Frugal Foodie recipes use a few more exotic or exciting ingredients for when you’re feeling experimental or have a few extra dollars
Honey Soy sauce Basic dried herbs and spices (basil, oregano, thyme, chili powder, cayenne, cinnamon, garlic powder) Refrigerated Items: Milk Eggs Butter Plain yogurt Mayonnaise Dijon mustard Grated Parmesan cheese Chicken soup base (such as Better Than Bouillon brand) Freezer Tips Without my freezer, I’d have to buy twice as much food and probably give in to takeout at least once a week. Having a freezer allows me to save extra portions of
Cut the carrots and zucchini into ¼- to ½-inch-thick matchsticks, 3 to 4 inches long. Place the vegetables in a large bowl and add the olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper to taste. Toss to coat. Spread the vegetables out in a single layer on the lined baking sheet. Roast for 30 minutes, or until soft and slightly golden brown on the edges. Serve hot. My sweet tooth isn’t big, but it is feisty! I don’t get cravings often, but when I do they must be satisfied immediately. I like to
175–76 Lemon-Parmesan Pasta with Peas, 115 Lemon-Raspberry Yogurt Cake, 216–17 lentils Autumn Lentil Pilaf, 186–87 Lentil & Feta Salad, 83–84 Lentil & Sausage Stew, 126–27 tips, 84, 127, 187 See also beans; rice, beans & lentils letting dough rise (proofing), 39, 40 Lettuce Wraps, Asian Pork, 171–72 Lighter Ranch Dressing, 72, 207 lime Cilantro-Lime Rice, 182 Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing, 71, 85, 150 Cumin, Lime & Chickpea Salad, 71, 85