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Posts by David Fright


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 added preservatives or artificial ingredients.   Ingredients 1lb ground pork or turkey 1/3 cup finely…

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Generate income through household production

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 contribute to household income through the “well-being” they provide—a term used to refer to the…

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Make Money, Bake Bread

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 to buy. Making this recipe costs about $1, a savings of $2.50. 6 loaves of…

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How to deal: too many chicks

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 meat and fat. In this recipe, I produce white chicken stock and use the leftover…

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Is it more expensive to eat local?

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 large-scale multinational alternative? No. Indeed, the opposite is true. My investigation reveals that local produce…

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Winter Salads

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 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil ½ tsp dried mint Salt & pepper to taste…

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Beets by Dave

Beets are amazing. Once can eat them raw, juiced, roasted or boiled. They are highly nutritious, powerful cleansing agents, and store fresh all winter long. In this recipe, I will prepare roasted beets to accompany a meal as a side dish, and then use the leftovers of which to make a roasted beet and lentil…

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Feed yourself for two days with a healthy meat stew

There are two reasons you should like stew: it is highly nutritious and very economical. All of the nutrition lost by the ingredients during the cooking process is captured by the cooking liquid. Many of the ingredients also have the virtue of being winter-keeper vegetables, which store easily and are inexpensive. At current grocery store…

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