Gourmet meals on a budget
The Frugal Foodie Cookbook: 200 Gourmet Recipes for Any Budget by Alanna KaufmanGrilled Peach & Shrimp Crostini
Colorful Risotto-Stuffed Peppers
Butternut Squash & Apple Soup
Cooking great meals at home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Written by two foodies who refused to let their eat-in kitchen or tiny budget disappoint their taste buds, this creative collection proves you don’t have to be wealthy to enjoy fine food! Alanna Kaufman and Alex Small, founders of the popular blog TwoFatAls.com, offer you 200 mouthwatering recipes that will please their palates and their pocketbooks, such as:
Pomegranate Fig Bites
Balsamic Grilled Artichokesli>Honey-Thyme Pear & Goat Cheese SandwichesSeared Tuna with Fennel
Apricot Brandy-Baked French Toast, and more!
Complete with tips on how to affordably stock and maintain a frugal pantry, as well as price breakdowns for each serving, this cookbook shows how to eat well—without breaking the bank!
Posh budget recipes
Eating on a budget may remind you of college, but your meals can be more grown-up and refined than boxed mac and cheese now. For the food lovers' cheap meal , we like to use canned ingredients like beans, inexpensive pantry staples like rice and pasta, and lower-cost produce sometimes even frozen. These cheap recipes will help you through Rent Week , and are far superior to anything you made on a hot plate as an undergrad. Cherry tomato pasta is the cheap dinner that enables irrational spending and budgetary disregard. Because quesadillas are SO sophomore year. This chorizo and refried bean tostada recipe is what you need when your wallet is broken. You'll also need something to put them on.
There are simple, subtle things you can do to create gourmet meals without having to spend your next paycheck. Instead of only eating gourmet food when you go out for a special dinner, create the look and taste with a few simple tricks designed for those looking to eat five-star gourmet food at home all while on a budget. Here are some simple ways to make your food more presentable:. Herbs and spices are a great way to enhance the flavor of a meal without having to spend much at all. If a meal is seasoned well, it instantly becomes more unique, tasty and gourmet. To get started, follow these tips:. When thinking gourmet, think multiple courses.
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