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Economical Cooking




I have found that most recipes can be made with far fewer ingredients than they call for, especially if you add spices. I do this because I can't afford to get extra ingredients, but I am desperately trying to eat healthy. So I leave out the things that would make the food cost more than the basic food itself, and if you spice it up, it's tasty anyway.

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Also, I've discovered that everything can be cooked in a microwave, since my stove is basically non-functional and I can't afford to repair or replace it.

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  • Microwave cooking saves time and money! - by MI-ELLKAYBEE
    Absolutely. My wife and I found out years ago that you pretty much automatically cut any salt and sugar at least in half or quarter in almost every published recipe. - by ALDEBARANIAN
  • That is so true, you can make a dish with less ingredients - by SKFLUFFY7

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