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  1. Frugal Canadians
    Anyone know where we can buy these in Canada? I love Chef.com in the US, but we can't bring their goods over the border. There must be something up here in the hinterland too?
  2. Soups and stews Recipes
    5 ingredients, a tomato black bean soup Recipe DescriptionThis was VERY good, simple, soup and could be made as extravagant as you like by adding more ingredients. Preparation Steps:Soak black beans overnight. I only used 1 cup of black beans. Drain water and rinse. Open...
  3. Laundry
    I cannot find washing soda or bar laundry soap anywhere. I've tried Walmart, grocery stores Canadian tire and come up empty handed. I have no problem finding borax, I could use a bar of regular ivory instead of the bar soap suggested by most recipes, but where on earth do you find washing...
  4. Discount Stores
    I've been shopping save a lot recently for the meat deals mostly, and a few non perishables. I did a lot of label reading there yesterday, and I noticed that the ingredients in some of their house brand items were better than the "regular" grocery store brands I usually buy. For example, the...
  5. Kitchen Basics
    I was so excited to finally get to Whole Foods Market the other day and so wanted to spend money buying things, condiments & spices especially. I ended up with a couple hot sauces for hubby and some spices for me. If I could have spent a little more I probably would have gone for some new...
  6. Kitchen Basics
    I plan on making lasagna tonight but I've got a question. I've been reading recipes all over the internet that say to add egg to the ricotta cheese as a binder. I've never done it before and I don't know how much egg to use. I'm only cooking for myself and my boyfriend and we usually use an 8x8...
  7. Kitchen Basics
    to kick your meals up a notch? A little added something that gives your meals that added oomph or flair. I'm the soy sauce queen. My family likes teriyaki flavoring a lot, so I tend to use it often on meat and poultry. I add a little splash of vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, and sometimes...
  8. Just Tips
    Before I go to bed I decided to start a new thread to see how you creative you can be. Being off of work, now I have more time to watch TV, so I came accross a cooking show (Canadian) "She said, he said" During the show they cook a couple of dishes, on the of them they call "High 5", meaning...
  9. Crockpot
    Less ingredients = less cost :D I want to try the appetizer recipes. Often I think of using the CP for main dishes and nothing else. http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/bl6orless.htm
  10. Pets
    http://www.naturalnews.com/Report_pet_food_ingredients_0.html A list to help guide you when making the decision on what kind of food you would like to purchase for your pet.
  11. Kitchen Basics
    Greetings, I am currently living in a dorm and have discovered that my tuition for next semester is do at the end of this month. Between loans, parents and other things, I have still found myself with a limited amount of money. I would like to keep as much money as I can free just incase...
  12. Kitchen Basics
    So, here I sit trying to cut costs AGAIN! Summer childcare is outrageously expensive. Today I planned a menu based on what I had in the house, planning to spend less than $30 at the grocery store. I made a 5 day meal plan. Breakfasts: Toast with peanut butter and jelly Grits Fried bologna...
  13. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    Hi, I am trying to come up with a few meal ideas with what I have left in the pantry/freezer. I won't have $ to go grocery shopping until at least Saturday and I'm panicing a little bit, trying to think of what to feed the 5 of us (myself, dh, 14 yr old, 10 yr old and 3 yr old) for the next 4...
  14. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    Was at a GS leaders meeting and the council gal that was there told us about these muffins she made. Chocolate cake mix and a can of pumpkin, thats it!! So I tried this today, I had the small can of pumpkin and it seemed alittle dry so I added 2 eggs, and they where awesome!!!! Just bake the...
  15. Green Living
    http://www.thegreenguide.com/doc.mhtml?i=113&s=rites
  16. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    Hi folks, I'm new here. This is my first post! I need to go post an intro..will do that soon. Does anyone know of a website where I can find recipes by typing in the ingredients I have on hand? kwim? For instance, if I have prunes here that I want my daughter to eat but she hates them just...
  17. Kitchen Basics
    do you check the ingredients list on the side of the package when you're buying food? I always do. I never buy anything that has chemical numbers on it. I also have a book called the Chemical Maze which lists additives, preservative and dyes that are in food, I refer to this sometimes but I...
  18. Kitchen Basics
    What are you favorite ingredients to put in a tossed salad? For me the ultimate salad starts with a good mix of greens  My favorite is combination of head or leaf lettuce, spinach and a handful of spring mix (that stuff is very expensive so I don't have it on hand very often). But I usually end...
  19. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    http://lightfocus.com/recipes_5_ingredients.shtml
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