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Recession Recipe: Bar-B-Que Baked Beans!

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Lastly: Beans on toast is a Southern thing. It's a great light meal, a yummy snack and it's crazy cheap to eat. It's cowboy food.

Recession Recipe: Tomato Soup

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The rain is gone, but luckily tomato soup is good in all season, and THIS tomato soup is REALLY, SUPER GOOD in all seasons.

Recession Recipe: Dan Dan Noodles!

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dan Dan Noodles was the first dish I researched where every single recipe was completely different.

Recession Recipe: Yogurt and Granola

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Emily's recipe makes a bathtub full of granola. Make this on Sunday and you'll be eating it for breakfast for weeks...literally weeks.

Recession Recipe: Curry Chicken Salad

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

What follows is the video adaptation of my interpretation of the Russian Tea Room's most delicious cold salad... watch and see!

You're Pretty But I'm Broke: Inexpensive Date Ideas

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

Due to the previous hellish date post, I have decided to submit some fun inexpensive date ideas. Fellas (and ladies too), it's possible to have a grea...

Recession Recipe: Allie's Easy Summertime Pasta (VIDEO)

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

People ask me all the time to do a "clean-out-your-pantry" recipe and this is my answer to that request. This pasta came about on one of those Sundays where I just couldn't drag my ass to the grocery store.

Recession Recipe: Enchiladas Verdes (VIDEO)

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Tomatillo is a small, green fellow. He is essential to Mexican cuisine and he's the star ingredient in today's dish: Enchiladas Verdes.

Recession Recipe: Pasta Puttanesca (VIDEO)

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The pizza topping everyone loves to hate is about to make it's Economy Bites debut and we couldn't be more excited -- check it!

Recession Recipe: Easy Potato Salad (VIDEO)

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This recipe comes from my grandma Hilde, the best cook I know. Serve with chicken, steak, pork chops or salad. And enjoy!

New York Pizza For A Dollar | MANNY FERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The signs at the corner of Ninth Avenue and West 41st Street have an unbelievable, you-gotta-be-kidding quality, like free beer or affordable housing ...

How to Eat Well on a Budget (VIDEO)

ICYOU | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Dr. Ann Kulze says one of the most powerful health investments you can make is to buy and eat healthy food. In this video, she gives tips for how to e...

Crockpot: Food For A Week For $15

Brokelyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Bill moved to New York in 2007, after finishing grad school in Philadelphia. He subsisted on frozen Trader Joe's burritos and boxed mac and cheese unt...

Recession Recipe: Corn Bean Salad! (Video)

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

I'm happy to present our second cooking episode to appear here on the Huffington Post: Corn Bean Salad, brought to you today in vegetarian/vegan vision!

Best Restaurant Dishes of 2009 for Under $10

Andrew Knowlton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Knowlton

There's so much delicious restaurant food out there, and so much of it is affordable. With that in mind, here are the 10 best value dishes I ate this year -- priced at or under $10.

Report: More Americans Gaining Weight, Eating Poorly During Recession

Wall Street Journal | JENNIFER WATERS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In an online survey this summer of 1,200 people about food affordability, conducted by food-industry research firm Technomic, 70% of respondents said ...

The True Cost -- and Reward -- of Fresh Food: Time Well Spent

Susie Middleton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susie Middleton

The usual argument against sustainable food is that it costs too much; but my farm share (which I pay directly to the farmer) is a bargain.

NY Cheap Eats In 2009

New York Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York magazine's ninth annual roundup of new restaurants proves that savory (spicy lamb pie), toothsome (buttery hot biscuits), addictive (rich ch...

6 Affordable Ways to Jump Start Your Diet | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Weight loss is the most frequent New Year's resolution. This probably shouldn't be too surprising, considering that stress eating, holiday overeating ...

Running To Catch Up: Health in Our Times

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

At a holiday party a friend told me he's now working three times harder for half the pay. Welcome to 2009. People need affordable health insurance. But more desperately, they need good health.

How To Eat Healthy On A Budget | Keith-Thomas Ayoob | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The less money you have, the better you can eat. That sounds odd, but it can be true. So often people think that only when you're in the chips (cash,...

Deals On Meals: Big Gains For Websites Offering Low Cost Recipes

Los Angeles Times | Leslie Earnest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Here's an upside to soaring food prices: big gains for certain websites. At, traffic to low-budget and quick-and-easy recipes has ...

Is This The End Of Cheap Food?

Washington Independent | Mary Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A sharp spike in prices for wheat, corn, rice and other staples has sparked riots in Mexico and Egypt, marches by hungry children in Yemen and the spe...