Jan. 28th, 2012

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Since being laid off from my work, I have been thinking a lot about ways to spend as little as possible.

One thing I've decided to do is to reduce our grocery purchases by buying ingredients rather than prepared foods.

My goal is to reduce the cost and number of food items that we buy without sacrificing the variety of foods that we eat. I've decided that the way to do this is to buy ingredients rather than meals.

The same set of basic ingredients can be made into many different things that would normally be purchased separately, take up more space, and would probably not be as good as home-made.

For example, I buy milk anyway, so I have started to make my own yogurt.

Then I strain the yogurt to make tzatziki sauce and a sort of cream cheese substitute. I save the whey to use along with the water from cooking home-grown potatoes to make bread.

Then spread the strained yogurt sweetened with some home-made jam on the bread!

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