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Recipes on the Cheap (Rising Food Prices)
07-17-2012, 07:09 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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The potato crops seem unaffected by the drought in the U.S. so here's some recipes for using different varieties:

"Varieties on the rise

“Varieties are steadily increasing,” said Rick Kantner, director of sales and marketing for Friesland-based Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. “Reds are No. 2, but russets are still the dominant potato.”

Kantner said Alsum is trying to educate consumers about varieties and how to use them, including offering recipes on the company’s website, Facebook page and packaging."



The turkey/potatoe wraps are a good idea. If the prices rise significantly, I'll be roasting a whole turkey to make many meals.
07-17-2012, 07:54 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Good thread! Always good to share this type of knowledge.

Well, we're on a no grain/sugar low carb diet so we don't eat potatoes, but I know how to cook cheap healthy food. Especially if you're trying to lose weight I suggest cutting out all sugar from diet. Refined grains act just as sugar in the body so cooking from scratch is both cheaper and healthier.

Anyways, cabbage is so cheap, healthy and versatile we use it a lot. I have have a great recipe but it's based on leftovers so I have to mention them both. chuckle.gif

Chicken legs: These are cheaper than chicken breasts and it's not like legs are less healthy, they're quite close in nutritional values, but slightly higher in fat.

I based this recipe on Confit de canard as it was incredible, I thought it must work on chicken as well. It did!

Put chicken legs in a casserole dish that doesn't leave any extra room, a tight fit. Salt generously and spice them as you want. We usually use Emeril's Essense (it goes well with everything) and around 10 garlic cloves, halved or sliced. We like garlic so that's according to taste. Then pour olive oil (or any good oil you want) over the chicken legs till they almost cover them. Bake on low heat for a couple of hours, around 120C.

Take them out and let sit and cool down for around 30 minutes before eating. The chicken is fall apart tender and moist! yay.gif

Well, chicken legs come 3 in a pack here so we always end up with an extra leg. Perfect for tomorrows dinner which will be:

Cabbage soup with chicken:

I use around half a cabbage for this, cut into fine shreds.
One onion, sliced

Saute cabbage and onion using the oil/chicken stock from yesterday on low heat to get the water out of of there and soften them up. This takes around 30 minutes or so. Goes faster of course on higher heat but then you need to babysit it.
Then add half (or all) of the oil goop from the chicken and then water till it covers the cabbage or it's as thin as you want it. Throw in the meat from the leftover chicken leg and have taste, see if it needs anything else. Usually salt.

Simmer on low heat for an hour or two. Eat! Nomnom.
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07-17-2012, 07:57 PM #3
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that sounds delicious, like a duck leg and thigh recipe I've tried.

TY, I'll give these a go.
07-17-2012, 08:09 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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I based it on this duck confit recipe

It IS delicious! cheers.gif
07-17-2012, 08:23 PM #5
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I can attest to that. The meat is fall off the bone tender, and it tastes like almost like breast meat when cooked this way.
07-17-2012, 08:48 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh and the grain free bread! I was actually looking for recipes for grain free crackers and tried one that looked promising. It was so incredibly good I immediately made another batch. I'm about to make another double batch here in a few minutes.

It's not exactly a cracker, more like a flat-bread with the consistency of a perfect cookie. Crunchy around the edges and soft in the middle.

No grain bread:
(you non-metric people can do your own conversions)

One batch will make 6-12 depending on the size.

30 g (½ dl) flax seeds
30 g (½ dl) almonds
10 g (1 tbsp) sesame seeds
5 g (1 tbsp) psyllium seed husks
2 eggs
2 tbsp melted (clarified) butter
½ tsp salt
cumin seeds

Put the dry ingredients in a mixer or food processor and start mixing. Add the melted butter and the whipped up eggs and stir everything together. It'll thicken up in no time. Put about a tablespoon of the dough on a baking sheet and flatten them out pretty thin. Wet your fingers in cold water to flatten them, the dough is really sticky. I made mine about 5 mm thick. Also sprinkled some cumin seeds on top. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes in150C depending on how soft or crispy you want them. Longer if you want really crispy. I found 25 minutes was perfect for me. Omg with butter and a slice of cheddar on top... woohoo.gif If you don't like cumin just leave it out or use some other spice of your choice.

I thought the recipe would be perfect for sweet cookies as well so I of course had to try.

Same recipe as above, but I left out cumin and salt. Instead I added maple syrup (will get some stevia for next time), seeds from one vanilla pod and freeze dried strawberries chopped up. It worked great! I'm also going to try a version with cocoa and macadamia nuts. yay.gif

This may not be the cheapest bread in the world, but it's really filling and you'll save money on TP and laxatives that's for certain. rofl.gif

07-17-2012, 09:14 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Yes, flax and psyllium certainly do keep you feeling full longer. Using either or both seems to me to be a very good idea to cut down on portion size and waist size.
07-17-2012, 09:18 PM #8
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IMHO, in any supermarket (in the USA), stay on the perimeter of the store for all the good, healthy, inexpensive, nutritious items. All the unneeded, unhealthy, GMO, refined crap is in the isles.
07-17-2012, 09:22 PM #9
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But...but... the beer is usually in the aisles. chuckle.gif
07-17-2012, 09:28 PM #10
yankees skier
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(07-17-2012, 09:22 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  But...but... the beer is usually in the aisles. chuckle.gif

LOL, not in my Supermarket, it's near the dairy products on the outside wall. lmao.gif

07-17-2012, 09:28 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Is it cheaper to make your own beer or wine? Anyone do this?
07-17-2012, 09:29 PM #12
yankees skier
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(07-17-2012, 09:28 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Is it cheaper to make your own beer or wine? Anyone do this?

Team Finland brews their own.

I like to buy local microbrew biere, sold by the growler (64 oz jugs). It's not cheaper, but much fresher and better tasting.
07-17-2012, 09:38 PM #13
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We make 30 liters of high quality dark beer at about 6% avg. for under 10 euros. Yes it's great, and much better than the beer we get at the stores around here.
07-17-2012, 09:49 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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And my dad used to make wine, 22%, out of our own black currants. Wonderfully deceitful wine that tasted great and got everybody drunk as hell. chuckle.gif
07-17-2012, 09:51 PM #15
yankees skier
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(07-17-2012, 09:28 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Is it cheaper to make your own beer or wine? Anyone do this?

BTW, excellent thread drift. hi5.gif



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