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I save a lot by gardening.

I also bake our bread, which costs maybe 35 cents per loaf to make and it tastes better than store bread too.

Same with desserts. We don't buy chips ahoy or Sara lee. I make it all from scratch and I make sure we always have some sort of baked treat available.

Great thread for ideas!
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Pure garbage, Headless Dancer. Humans aren't meant to eat so many carbs, certainly NOT grains! The only carbs fit for human consumption are FRUITS!

The garbage they tell you about fructose is shit. Humans can't digest grains. I know I can't. You think you can now? You'll pay later.

Enjoy your cheapskate food, pay Big Pharma later cos dumbfucks like you never use natural medicine.

I can't "grow" my own food: I'd have to raise it. You can't do that in a studio middle of a skyscraper in NYC! Not that's where I live but it had to be said to counteract GLP parroted stupidity!
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Sour grapes much?

We do those things too plus we have chickens and fruit trees. And if you are baking bread and snacks it does not mean you are eating too much of these items. It's better to have some clean treats on hand then to be craving Debbie snacks. Or a ten dollar cupcake.
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Juan Star for yet another asshole reply. Listen cupcake: I'll deliver the punching retorts around here! Don't even try it: you're way too obese!

Grains are NOT fit for human consumption! EVER. You want treats, eat fruit. If you need to be "bad", then make your own ice cream. Grain-free, of course!
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Obese?? I am far from obese. I have a cute little figure for an old woman with a small dress size. Only Me is a former ballerina who, if I remember correctly, has survived very serious health problems.

The fact that she is still with us tells me she is taking good care of herself, including what she eats.

You have no idea how hard homesteaders work on their homesteads. It's morning till after dark when the warmer weather comes. Not only are we tilling, weeding, watering, organizing, but canning, tending the chickens and cleaning their coop. It's endless. No time to be obese.

Maybe you should get out of the city and find a real life.
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I use Publix mostly because it is near my home. I load up on their BOGO's for future use. I don't buy anything there that is not on sale or closeout.

They have Wolf chili for $1.20 a can right now. That is a great deal. I wanted to buy it all but always leave some behind for the next person.

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sweater That's nice, I try to as well.
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shoplift?
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Only for GLP members in Democratic controlled cities.
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I save a lot by gardening.

I also bake our bread, which costs maybe 35 cents per loaf to make and it tastes better than store bread too.

Same with desserts. We don't buy chips ahoy or Sara lee. I make it all from scratch and I make sure we always have some sort of baked treat available.

Great thread for ideas!
 Quoting: Only Me


Yes!

The most impactful way to save money on groceries is to learn how to cook.

The second is to learn how to garden.

Just knowing how to cook and bake from scratch is probably a 4-5x cost savings, if you were to eat the boxed/frozen versions of each meal.
If only we could, somehow, get food to grow on trees ...
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I make soups a lot. Very cheap, quick and easy. You can make meals out of left overs and scraps. And stores easily in the freezer in portions.

Also delicious.
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Also don't throw these away just yet!

Spring Onions. Perhaps the easiest of all of the methods in this article, Spring Onions can be regrown from their white root bases, growing only in water. ...
Lemongrass. ...
Lettuce. ...
Celery. ...
Sweet Potatoes. ...
Ginger. ...
Garlic. ...
Carrot Tops.

Reuse and regrow.

The more you know!
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I use Publix mostly because it is near my home. I load up on their BOGO's for future use. I don't buy anything there that is not on sale or closeout.

They have Wolf chili for $1.20 a can right now. That is a great deal. I wanted to buy it all but always leave some behind for the next person.

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sweater That's nice, I try to as well.
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I never take the last items as well. It makes for good food karma.

Last night in the grocery store I was shopping in there was an inadvertent sale on boneless chicken breast for .99 a pound.

This is what I look for when I shop. You have to be open to new possibilities. That is why it is important to learn to cook from scratch. Then any sales or markdowns are valuable.
Last week I found packages of boneless pork spareribs for 1.99 marked down from 6.75. I bought two. In the freezer they went. Perfect for stir fries.

The deals are out there. You just have to look carefully.
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You hate the light because it shows your sins. I get that.
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As far as grocery tips go. Find a senior and shop on senior discount days. Most big food stores, Kroger’s, Safeways and such, have 10% off on Senior shopping days. Go with a parent or give a ride to an elderly friend for the exchange of 10% off their Senior status.

Always asks for discounts at food counters, “Have you any discounts?” “Do you give discounts to military or seniors? Find out if they have discounts and what their policy is. I got 10% off Panda Express after she told me no they don’t do discounts. “ I said, well, I thought I’d just ask because you never know.” And she said! “Well I’m going to give you 10% off today.” I was amazed and had no idea they could randomly give discounts. So always ask and be polite about it and say thank you!

Make your own bread. It isn’t hard once you get the hang of it. Much better and cheaper top.

I recently bought my favorite Anasazi beans from the Colorado grower. The would have cost me double if I had got them from some unknown seller on Amazon and I would have gotten less beans from Amazon. I used to be able to buy these beans in the stores but no more.

Make sure anything you order online isn’t being gigantically marked up by a secondary seller. Try to buy DIRECT from a website or phone.

When there is a sale, try to buy many if you can do that and save for later on.

Grow micro greens and grow lettuce at home. Anything you grow yourself will be better and less expensive.

Regrow your vegetables! Can you do this? Yes, you sure can. I’m regrowing lettuce for another use in a fish bowl on the table. Buy your food and regrow it. There are plenty of YouTube videos on how to regrow kitchen scraps.
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I save a lot by gardening.

I also bake our bread, which costs maybe 35 cents per loaf to make and it tastes better than store bread too.

Same with desserts. We don't buy chips ahoy or Sara lee. I make it all from scratch and I make sure we always have some sort of baked treat available.

Great thread for ideas!
 Quoting: Only Me


Pure garbage, Headless Dancer. Humans aren't meant to eat so many carbs, certainly NOT grains! The only carbs fit for human consumption are FRUITS!

The garbage they tell you about fructose is shit. Humans can't digest grains. I know I can't. You think you can now? You'll pay later.

Enjoy your cheapskate food, pay Big Pharma later cos dumbfucks like you never use natural medicine.

I can't "grow" my own food: I'd have to raise it. You can't do that in a studio middle of a skyscraper in NYC! Not that's where I live but it had to be said to counteract GLP parroted stupidity!
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Get some rabbits in your studio, problem solved.
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The post regarding learning to cook and garden is spot on. I started learning to cook about 6 months ago. I make a lot of Italian, Mediterranean, and vegetarian dishes. Pretty much every day I am cooking onions, garlic, and a wide variety of spices for most dishes. I also make a lot of soup, especially various chili recipes.

Surprisingly, there are a ton of recipes that are vegetarian that are really delicious. You just have to know where to look online, or buy cook books that specialize in this kind of cooking.

I have this past month or so started to cook a lot with beans of all kinds - kidney beans, pinto beans, etc. The other night I made Ultimate Veggie Burgers from a recipe book from America's Test Kitchen, and you couldn't tell that there was no meat in these burgers.

We've been able to keep our costs down by switching towards eating more vegetables and beans, and eating meat only 1-2 times per week. Beans are cheap, but if you know how to cook them with the right spices, you can make some really good meals. Some books to consider, web sites:

Italian Cooking for Dummies
Any books by America's Test Kitchen - Mediterranean, Vegetarian books are excellent
Web site for The Bean Institute
Blue Zone books - Many have recipes
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“GTFO hoarder!”

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Proverbs 21:20

20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil,
but fools gulp theirs down.

YMWNV.

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“The other night I made Ultimate Veggie Burgers from a recipe book from America's Test Kitchen, and you couldn't tell that there was no meat in these burgers.“

Black beans ?

recipe?
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Recipe!

I found one !

Vegetarian Black Bean Burger. Now you can make the recipe at home!

TIPS: The black bean mixture needs to be refrigerated for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours prior to cooking. When forming the patties, it is important to pack them firmly together. Our favorite canned black beans are Bush’s Best. Serve the burgers with your favorite toppings or with our Chipotle Mayonnaise.

INGREDIENTS:
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed 2 large eggs
2 tablespoons all-purpose our
4 scallions, minced
3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro 2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 ounce tortilla chips, crushed coarse (1/2 cup)
8 teaspoons vegetable oil
6 hamburger buns

DIRECTIONS:
1. Line rimmed baking sheet with triple layer of paper towels and spread beans over towels. Let stand for 15 minutes.
2. Whisk eggs and our together in large bowl until uniform paste forms. Stir in scallions; cilantro; garlic; cumin; hot sauce, if using; coriander; salt; and pepper until well combined.
3. Process tortilla chips in food processor until finely ground, about 30 seconds. Add black beans and pulse until beans are roughly broken down, about 5 pulses. Transfer black bean mixture to bowl with egg mixture and mix until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
4. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 200 degrees. Divide bean mixture into
6 equal portions. Firmly pack each portion into tight ball, then flatten to 31⁄2-inch-diameter patty. (Patties can be wrapped individually in plastic wrap, placed in a zipper-lock bag, and frozen for up to 2 weeks. Thaw patties before cooking.)
5. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Carefully place 3 patties in skillet and cook until bottoms are well browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. Flip patties, add 2 teaspoons oil, and cook second side until well browned and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer burgers to wire rack set in rimmed baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining 3 patties and 4 teaspoons oil. Transfer burgers to buns and serve.



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If it gets much worse its gonna be time to just take food


Why am i breaking my dick for shit pay while pedophiles in the govmt steal my money to give to crackheads


Im gonna eat one way or another, and if it comes down to it ill eat a damn pedo politician if i have to eat
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Harvey Francis Barnard was born September 22, 1941. He returned to the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area after a 20-year absence as an educational advisor to the energy industry in cities across the states. -United. He applied his doctorate in systems theory to economics in his published book, " Draining the Swamp ." He proposed changes to the monetary and tax system to promote home ownership and fairness for taxpayers. He succumbed to heart failure on Wednesday May 18, 2005 at a local hospital.
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We're making an effort not to throw food away. Our fresh produce would often go bad before we had a chance to eat all of it. One thing that helps is to display the produce in a pretty way on a platter on the counter instead of hiding it away. That way we can see how much we have and don't buy more until we need it.

Also, we're cooking less food. For instance cook 1/2 package of pasta instead of the entire box.

And started making cookies from scratch in small batches.

I buy high end coffee, but stopped treating myself to Starbucks, because I make better lattes at home now. Still expensive, but much cheaper than Starbucks and higher quality milk and coffee.

Actually, I rarely eat out anymore.

I don't mind paying more for food if I enjoy the taste and I don't throw it away.
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We're making an effort not to throw food away. Our fresh produce would often go bad before we had a chance to eat all of it. One thing that helps is to display the produce in a pretty way on a platter on the counter instead of hiding it away. That way we can see how much we have and don't buy more until we need it.

Also, we're cooking less food. For instance cook 1/2 package of pasta instead of the entire box.

And started making cookies from scratch in small batches.

I buy high end coffee, but stopped treating myself to Starbucks, because I make better lattes at home now. Still expensive, but much cheaper than Starbucks and higher quality milk and coffee.

Actually, I rarely eat out anymore.

I don't mind paying more for food if I enjoy the taste and I don't throw it away.
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I don't know where that box came from.

I bought a Betty Crocker Pizza Oven and it is the best thing ever. It grills and bakes at the same time. I use it for pancakes, grilled sandwiches and burgers, etc. (I buy the Original Garden Burgers in bulk from restaurant suppliers on Amazon because they are no longer sold in stores.) The Betty Crocker Pizza Oven is super easy and cooks much more quickly and is a cinch to clean up. For me, the idea of pre-heating an oven to bake a dozen cookies never seemed worth it.
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I save a lot by gardening.

I also bake our bread, which costs maybe 35 cents per loaf to make and it tastes better than store bread too.

Same with desserts. We don't buy chips ahoy or Sara lee. I make it all from scratch and I make sure we always have some sort of baked treat available.

Great thread for ideas!
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I like your style. hf
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Buy in bulk at places like Costco and Sams. Save thousands per year.
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Have had veggie burgers in Vegas restaurants. NOT the fake meat, mostly oil & processed garbage kind.

Trick is to add a lot of top quality condiments & sharp cheddar cheese after the veggie burgers are cooked. Delicious


Has anyone had luck making cheese at home? Milk is still cheap but cheese is thru the roof.
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I save a lot by gardening.

I also bake our bread, which costs maybe 35 cents per loaf to make and it tastes better than store bread too.

Same with desserts. We don't buy chips ahoy or Sara lee. I make it all from scratch and I make sure we always have some sort of baked treat available.

Great thread for ideas!
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Everyone should garden even if its a window garden. You will save tons on food and the food is better.
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God bless
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Find meat on sale and can it. Even tough cuts of beef are super tender once canned.

If you are afraid of canning with the conventional canner, there are now electric models that are safe and easy to use.

I bought 50 lbs of beef yesterday on sale and am canning it all up now. A pint jar holds approximately 1 lb of meat.

It's really easy to cold pack meat and can it.
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Have had veggie burgers in Vegas restaurants. NOT the fake meat, mostly oil & processed garbage kind.

Trick is to add a lot of top quality condiments & sharp cheddar cheese after the veggie burgers are cooked. Delicious


Has anyone had luck making cheese at home? Milk is still cheap but cheese is thru the roof.
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These are the ingredients for The Original GardenBurger, which was developed by a restaurantor in Portland, Oregon, but Kellogg's bought:

COOKED BROWN RICE (LONG GRAIN BROWN RICE, WATER), WATER, MUSHROOMS, ONIONS, ROLLED OATS, MOZZARELLA CHEESE (PASTEURIZED PART-SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, ANNATTO FOR COLOR, ENZYMES), HYDRATED BULGUR WHEAT (WATER, BULGUR WHEAT), CHEDDAR CHEESE (PASTEURIZED MILK, SALT, ENZYMES, CULTURES, ANNATTO), SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF SALT, PARSLEY, MODIFIED VEGETABLE GUM, WHEAT GLUTEN, GARLIC POWDER, YEAST EXTRACT, AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, SPICES, CITRIC ACID, MALTED BARLEY, NATURAL FLAVORS, ANNATTO COLOR, WHEY, MALTODEXTRIN, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, DEHYDRATED ONION, DEHYDRATED MUSHROOMS, GUAR GUM, TURMERIC COLOR.

Note it is not vegan, as it contains dairy.

It is the only veggie burger I can stand.
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Find meat on sale and can it. Even tough cuts of beef are super tender once canned.

If you are afraid of canning with the conventional canner, there are now electric models that are safe and easy to use.

I bought 50 lbs of beef yesterday on sale and am canning it all up now. A pint jar holds approximately 1 lb of meat.

It's really easy to cold pack meat and can it.
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Did you purchase an electric model? I need to replace my old school pressure canner. Looking for recommendations.

My sister cans everything, including meat. If the powere goes out she has less worries about what is in the freezer.
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I save a lot by gardening.

I also bake our bread, which costs maybe 35 cents per loaf to make and it tastes better than store bread too.

Same with desserts. We don't buy chips ahoy or Sara lee. I make it all from scratch and I make sure we always have some sort of baked treat available.

Great thread for ideas!
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Homemade bread is the best! And homemade jam. hf
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Haven't made them yet but these look fab & cheap. Adjustments for vegans, recipe is vegetarian.

Recommend substituting feta cheese for Swiss or cheddar. Also use Italian rather than Mexican spices if you wish.
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I save a lot by gardening.

I also bake our bread, which costs maybe 35 cents per loaf to make and it tastes better than store bread too.

Same with desserts. We don't buy chips ahoy or Sara lee. I make it all from scratch and I make sure we always have some sort of baked treat available.

Great thread for ideas!
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Pure garbage, Headless Dancer. Humans aren't meant to eat so many carbs, certainly NOT grains! The only carbs fit for human consumption are FRUITS!

The garbage they tell you about fructose is shit. Humans can't digest grains. I know I can't. You think you can now? You'll pay later.

Enjoy your cheapskate food, pay Big Pharma later cos dumbfucks like you never use natural medicine.

I can't "grow" my own food: I'd have to raise it. You can't do that in a studio middle of a skyscraper in NYC! Not that's where I live but it had to be said to counteract GLP parroted stupidity!
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What a salty troll fuck you are. Wouldnt give ya a squirt of piss if you were on fire.
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I thought stealing was now legal so long as you file it with your tax documents??
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“GTFO hoarder!”

. . .

Proverbs 21:20

20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil,
but fools gulp theirs down.

YMWNV.

Peace Man

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Thank you. It's always best to answer with scripture.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards,
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I wonder when there will be threads about forming intentional communities (google this - there are international directories). There are many kinds, from very small to very large, from very traditional values to very liberal, etc. But usually they will feature some form of communal raising of poultry, livestock, and crops. Some welcome seniors, others not so much. Same with children. Some require financial stability & contributions, some are rudimentary. It's worth the time to take a look at this.

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