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2/9/15 10:15 A

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If an ingredient is too expensive because you don't normally use it, if its not a key ingredient, you can try subbing it with something you normally use or leave it out all together.

Last October I tried a green smoothie challenge and in the beginning it was quite expensive because the recipes used ingredients I don't normally buy like peaches (subbed in mango) or they were pricey - berries. So I started buying them frozen and in wholesale sizes and just used what I could find (so much cheaper).

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2/9/15 10:04 A

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I love trying new recipes but hubby, not so much, and with our finances I have to be careful over what I do try so it's not wasting the money.

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2/9/15 8:29 A

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I love trying new recipes :D. I have a folder on a flash drive full of recipes and they are categorized into meals and occasions. I can't try new recipes all the time but occasionally I like to whip one up to keep things interesting. The family seems to really enjoy them too ^_^.

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2/9/15 8:05 A

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I love trying new recipes, I've got DOZENS of cookbooks on my shelves and oodles of photocopies and print-outs all over my kitchen!
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2/6/15 4:30 P

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I have lots of printed recipes. Also, archives from emails and a recipe collection on Sparkpeople. Although I used to like having recipe books, it is now that they are rarely used, because in the end, with the resources up my sleeve, it isn't necessary. If someone gets desperate, they can always to an online search as well.



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2/6/15 4:23 P

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Do you like trying new recipes?
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I do enjoy trying new recipes but we're on a tight budget so it's not always possible to get all the ingredients needed.

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