Friday, October 24, 2008


Recipes for deep recession - EAT CHEAP AND HEALTHY

Anyone who lived off the land in the 60's and 70's knows how to spend next to nothing and food and eat well. It's a big third world secret, but since the first world is about to become the third world, here goes. It takes more time but since time is money and there is no money to be had, might as well take your time.

Rule number 1: /Don't buy anything packaged EVER!
Rule number 2 rice and beans will keep you alive and happy along with fresh seasonal vegetables, growing your own and buying stuff that looks rotten but tastes good.
Rule number 3. Ugly fruit and vegetables that are fresh are better than beautiful fruits and vegetables that are tampered with.
Rule number 4. Sink any loose change into a great virgin OLIVE OIL.

How to cook RICE Rice is easy. Only brown rice. Forget anything WHITE. ( Food for the election) You can cook up a big pot and package the rest and keep in refridge for quick meals.
Always 2 cups liquid to 1 cup rice. No brainer. Add lemon juice, soy sauce and wonderfully cheap sunflower seeds to zest it up.


Beans can do anything! Cook em up in a big pot and season. Add meat and you've got a chile,
Add veges and you've got a stew. Season with cumin, curry, salt, pepper, soy, lemon, lime,
and of course the best on the market VOGUE instant soup and seasoning bases.
Beans take time. Cook slow, all you have to do to dried beans is put them in a pot with a three to one water ration and simmer for as long as you can stand it. Add olive oil when they have softened. You can use them in salads, make vegeburgers out of them, create erzatz meat loaves and when in doubt give them to your dog.

GROW YOUR OWN: FORGET THE LAWN! Start a garden. Go to GERMANY, POLAND, FRANCE, ITALY- What do you see? Not lawns but gardens . Watering your garden actually gives you something back besides a water bill. You can be sure everything is fresh and organic and you'll be knocked out by the flavor. Now the neigbors will visit you for a taste of your fresh arugala. What a party!

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