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  • Dear Gwyneth, Here is How to Live on Food Stamps

    By on April 24, 2015

    Gwyneth Paltrow recently failed in an attempt to live on a food stamp budget. Here are my tips…

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  • Putting the Food Stamp Junk Food Argument to Rest

    By on April 23, 2015

    Think those that receive food stamps should not be able to buy junk food? Here are all of…

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  • Make This Zero Dollar Stock Out of Vegetable Scraps

    By on April 3, 2015

    Store all of those vegetable scraps when preparing your food and put it in the freezer. Once the…

    Zero Dollar Vegetable Stock
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    Don't spend $4 on a quart of vegetable stock. Here is a recipe that makes several quarts for basically zero dollars.
    Servings Prep Time
    12 30 minutes
    Cook Time
    45 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    12 30 minutes
    Cook Time
    45 minutes
    Zero Dollar Vegetable Stock
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    Don't spend $4 on a quart of vegetable stock. Here is a recipe that makes several quarts for basically zero dollars.
    Servings Prep Time
    12 30 minutes
    Cook Time
    45 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    12 30 minutes
    Cook Time
    45 minutes
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    1. Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat.
    2. Add all ingredients and cook for approximately 10 minutes. Vegetables will soften slightly
    3. Add 4 quarts (16 cups) of water. Bring to a boil.
    4. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes.
    5. Run stock through a sieve to remove the vegetables and add the vegetables to the compost bin.
    6. Once the stock has cooled, ladle stock into quart sized deli containers.
    7. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Store in freezer for up to 3 months.
    8. Alternate Baking Instructions: Roast the vegetables on an olive oil lined sheet pan at 400 degrees for 40 minutes then scrape the vegetables into the stockpot with the 4 quarts of water for the remainder of the recipe.
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  • Gourmet “Two Cans & Some Spices” Marinara

    By on March 24, 2015

    “Two Cans & Some Spices” Marinara is a super fast marinara sauce that competes with the top shelf brands…

    “Two Cans & Some Spices” Marinara
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    Have no time and no money but need to make dinner anyway? Here is my favorite go-to spaghetti sauce that tastes gourmet for less than $2.
    Servings Prep Time
    5 5 minutes
    Cook Time
    30 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    5 5 minutes
    Cook Time
    30 minutes
    “Two Cans & Some Spices” Marinara
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    Have no time and no money but need to make dinner anyway? Here is my favorite go-to spaghetti sauce that tastes gourmet for less than $2.
    Servings Prep Time
    5 5 minutes
    Cook Time
    30 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    5 5 minutes
    Cook Time
    30 minutes
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    1. Add all ingredients listed to a medium sauce pan and stir.
    2. Heat to a boil.
    3. Cover and reduce heat to low.
    4. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    5. Remove bay leaf before serving.
    Recipe Notes

    This recipe contains my favorite spicing options. However, you can be creative and add your own mixture of what is available in your pantry. Pair with your favorite protein. Gardien Meatless Meatballs shown here.

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  • How I Plan to Save $2,275 by Ending My Food Waste

    By on January 6, 2015

    As is the case with the average American household, we likely throw away about $2,275 in food every year….

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  • How I Spend Less Than $50 Per Week on Vegan Groceries

    By on December 22, 2014

    Healthy food need not be expensive. Here I show you how I spend less than $50 per week…

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  • Break Bread Instead of Your Budget: 10 Things to Make Instead of Buy

    By on December 15, 2014

    Convenience foods can be hard to pass up, but they typically come at a big price to your wallet…

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  • Monday – Sunday Dinner Themes that Save You Money

    By on November 20, 2014

    The best way to control your food budget is through meal planning. Creating themes makes it that much easier….

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  • 3 High Health Apps for Low Income Moms

    By on November 6, 2014

    Here are my three favorite apps for low-income moms wanting to live their most healthful lives.

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  • 5 Things a Mother of 5 Does to Feed the Masses

    By on November 5, 2014

    Feeding a family of seven is never an easy task. So here is what a mother of five…

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