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Cents-Conscious Cooks, read Budget Bytes

April 7th, 2014 at 11:09 am

I'm seriously considering BUYING this cookbook, as if I don't have enough on my shelf. Beth Moncel, creator of www.budgetbytes.com, doesn't know me, didn't pay me to endorse this.

I'm pretty sure the recipes here will not slash my grocery bill in half, as promoted on the front cover, but the recipes I've used are very tasty, and easy to follow. Beth Moncel tells us what's freezable, and her recipe ingredients are LARGELY what's in the pantry. I've never had lo mein noodles, for example, had no idea they were American, and struck out at Asian markets.

For instance, I made her chip dip recipe, and it was even better than what I'd find at the supermarket. I did use Spike Saltfree Seasoning, though, as a substitute. And her Soft dinner roll recipe I side-eyed (where was the oil? and the milk?) but tried only because of her paragraph anecdote of how fast they went, and my spouse admitted he liked Ms. Moncel's variant better than the coconut oil and nutmeg one I use. My child inventories servings of foods he really likes, so his "how many did you have?" is a marker of excellence. He even helped make the southwest chicken salad recipe with me.

You don't have to buy the book. I didn't get hold of the book blindly from the store, but put a hold on it at the library after visiting

Text is Budget Bytes and Link is http://www.budgetbytes.com
Budget Bytes.

4 Responses to “Cents-Conscious Cooks, read Budget Bytes”

  1. Carol Says:

    Thanks for sharing the link. Her recipes look tasty and also a little different! We enjoyed another recipe you shared a while back. I forget what. If it's convenient, let us know anything you especially liked from the website. Thanks, again!

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Are there many vegetarian recipes?

  3. PauletteGoddard Says:

    @FrugalTexan75 Yes, there are beans recipes, vegetable soups, some for lentils and one for roasted eggplant pasta, off the top of my head. You could substitute some vegetable protein for ground beef to accompany the black beans in the taquitos, which I made last night and was especially lovely with a cilantro-lime dipping sauce. I don't see a whole lot of tofu or tempeh in the cookbook, to tell the truth. I am looking forward to trying the cumin lime sweet potato sticks.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks Paulette!

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