Food

Meatloaf!

Great for sandwiches, too!!

April 03, 2016

This meatloaf tastes great and is a welcome break from the boiled or stewed dinners that frugal student living so often necessitates. It is also about half the price of the pre-cooked sandwich meat sold in grocery stores without the… Continue Reading

Revealed: The Controversial Weight Loss Secret Doctors Don’t Want You to know about!

March 17, 2016

Halifax, Nova Scotia — (Chronically Horid Special Fitness Report)   “None of the keyboard cowards on Facebook will ever type the word “fat” underneath one of my photos again” said Dr. Ima Realman during his shocking revelation of his secret… Continue Reading

Generate income through household production

There are many goods and services which are more profitable to perform at home

March 04, 2016

In economic terms, household production refers to the daily household activities such as vacuuming or washing dishes which are performed outside of the market-based economy and are not counted in standard measures of national economic output. However, these activities also… Continue Reading

Make Money, Bake Bread

Save $30 a month for just two hours labour

February 26, 2016

Baking bread is easy. This basic bread recipe takes 10 minutes of actual work. The rest of the time is spent waiting for the bread to rise or bake in the oven. A loaf of bread costs $3.50 or more… Continue Reading

Never leave your house again

Top hot chocolate recipes for Halifax winters

February 11, 2016

The best way to warm up during these cold, snowy days: hot chocolate. Luckily, I have some killer recipes so you don’t even need to leave your home on those bone chilling days! Remember: the quality of chocolate determines the… Continue Reading

How to deal: too many chicks

Chicken salad from chicken stock

February 11, 2016

Stocks are like culinary building blocks. Soups, stews, gravies, sauces, rice, polenta, beans, and vegetables can all be cooked in stock for enhanced flavour and nutrition. Stocks capture nutrition that would otherwise be wasted and produce useful by-products, such as… Continue Reading

Is it more expensive to eat local?

Prices between farmers’ markets and supermarkets reveal an advantage to eating local

January 30, 2016

It is often remarked by critics that eating local is nice, but too expensive for most people to enjoy. It is even portrayed as elitist, an indulgence limited for the select few. Is local produce more expensive than the conventional… Continue Reading

Winter Salads

Fresh, local, and less than $1 per pound

November 29, 2015

Want a fresh salad made from local ingredients in the middle of winter? No Problem! Here are some winter salads to help keep you healthy ‘til spring.   Cabbage Salad Ingredients 1 cup green cabbage, shredded 2 tsp lemon juice… Continue Reading

True North Diner: Mexican poutine

November 22, 2015

True North Diner is a restaurant in the style of a 1950s diner. Their specialty poutine is a Mexican poutine, which contains cheese curds, gravy, sausage, refried beans and green onion. To me, sausage doesn’t fit in with a Mexican… Continue Reading

The Esquire Restaurant: Philly steak poutine

November 22, 2015

The Esquire Restaurant is a small diner in Bedford. During poutine week, they offer a Philly steak poutine, which contains thin slices of steak, red and green bell peppers, onions, gravy, and mozzarella cheese. I was disappointed that the poutine… Continue Reading

The Chicken Burger: A twist on a classic

November 22, 2015

The Chicken Burger has been on Bedford Highway for 70 years. Their poutine for Poutine Fest plays on their famous chicken burger, which consists of a chopped piece of chicken with gravy on a bun. Their gravy is a chicken… Continue Reading

Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers & Poutinerie: Duck Confit Poutine

November 22, 2015

Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers & Poutinerie offers four different poutines for the week. I decided to try the duck confit poutine. It consisted of pulled duck confit with a red wine sauce and caramelized red onion jam. Duck is one… Continue Reading

The Battered Fish: fish poutine

November 22, 2015

The Battered Fish offers a traditional poutine (fries, gravy, and cheese curds) with their battered fresh haddock tips. While the idea seemed very last minute, it wasn’t a bad idea. It seemed as if they just decided to fry up… Continue Reading