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Frugal Feeding

Welcome to FrugalFeeding, the champion of recipes which fall on the frugal side of gastronomy. If eating delicious, wholesome and sensibly sourced food on a budget appeals to you, and I rather suspect it does, further exploration is not necessary. Those with a penchant for caviar, however, need not apply.

FrugalFeeding is a concept formed out of a desire to eat through less of my not very hard earned money while studying history at the University of Bristol in 2011. However, since leaving university (successfully) my designs on frugality have been allowed to come to fruition and the original concept has been replaced by a vision which would have everyone eating cheaply and ethically.

On a personal level, I am a budding writer and hope to soon break into the field of journalism. Indeed, if you’d like to offer me any work or have any ideas for collaboration please visit my contact page and send me an e-mail – I’m an amiable kinda guy and revel in unsolicited contact.

My interests include drinking inordinate amounts of coffee (or tea), reading, music (particularly classical) and having a jolly good time with my smashing girlfriend, Katherine (who often lends a hand in frugal food preparation).

On a more serious note, please don’t use my photos without asking, as 99% of them are taken by my good self – stealing them would be a little rude. Also if you wish to re-post one of my recipes you needn’t ask, but please link back to this blog once you have.

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530 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2011 2:05 am

    I really like that apple drawing in your banner and I agree that potato and leek soup should be chunky!

  2. July 22, 2011 11:48 pm

    So now you’ve graduated will we start seeing recipes for lobster bisque amongst the more frugal (but tasty) food?

    • July 23, 2011 4:44 pm

      Well I thought that might, sort of, be the case. But I find myself hating over spending on food. It’s more a principle than a necessity – it has been for a while…

  3. August 6, 2011 1:48 pm

    I LOVE your blog. And I have always believed in frugal feeding/eating. good food shouldn’t cost you a leg and an arm. Thank you for visiting my site. I subscribed to yours, because your meals are all appetizing. I can’t wait to give them a try in my cramped kitchen.

    • August 6, 2011 3:50 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you like it! Yours is good too, it just sort of seems to make sense!

  4. August 6, 2011 4:45 pm

    What a creative young man you are. I like your food.

  5. August 6, 2011 11:10 pm

    What a charming blog. Keep cooking, keep writing and keep playing that viola!

  6. August 9, 2011 1:54 am

    I’m totally smittem by your blog.

  7. August 10, 2011 7:03 pm

    Great site!! Looking forward to learning more… πŸ™‚

  8. August 11, 2011 4:06 pm

    What a great site! So much inspiration here for a mama trying to come up with meals to keep a little family happy. Thanks!

  9. devikakumar permalink
    August 15, 2011 3:54 am

    Very inspiring blog…..and interesting posts.

  10. threeongrove permalink
    August 18, 2011 6:00 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Your recipes look wonderful and now I am getting hungry. : ) Will def be back.

  11. August 19, 2011 5:45 pm

    Your scope is amazing. I really enjoy the fact that you include so many cultures in your cooking-keeps the kitchen from falling in a rut. Your philosophy hits home, especially during our economic difficulties. Inspirational!

  12. August 22, 2011 9:06 pm

    Thanks for commenting on my sausage-and-garbanzos recipe. I’m glad you did because it prompted me to take a look at your lovely blog. Nice photos and recipes. Looks like you live well–something I love to do!

  13. August 24, 2011 5:22 pm

    Thanks for your suggestion for the custard tart. Yes, more than custard, I love Custard Pie! That will be another day but you are so right. Kathy Combs

  14. August 26, 2011 8:53 pm

    So glad you commented on my blog! I love yours! Super straight forward and USEFUL. Added to my google reader πŸ™‚

  15. jenandberries permalink
    August 28, 2011 10:21 pm

    Thanks for checking out my blog! Are you in Aber uni? Brilliant blog idea btw, I’m never one to turn down ways to economise. I’ll definitely be following!

  16. August 29, 2011 10:33 pm

    have you seen the Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking? It’s frugal homemaking tips – nothing lavish or too ‘Martha stewart expensive. just practical stuff. I thought you might like it as well.

    • August 29, 2011 10:41 pm

      Nope, but thanks for the info. I shall check it out! It’s funny, if I got this I’d have two cookbooks that belonged to me… one has housewife in the title, the other Hip Girl… hmmm

  17. August 31, 2011 7:15 pm

    Great blog! Thank you for visiting mine and commenting. I will subscribe to your blog now.

  18. September 2, 2011 12:07 am

    I love your blog and thank you for stopping by… that is how I found you. I have enjoyed my time and will return….RaeDi

  19. September 2, 2011 6:15 pm

    This is a great blog! Especially for a grad student who is trying to eat healthy on a budget!

    • September 2, 2011 7:36 pm

      Awesome. I’m glad you’ve found it useful… maybe because I’m a recent graduate πŸ˜€

  20. September 6, 2011 2:29 am

    I’m excited about this blog! I’ve always been one to eat out but living in NYC that gets crazy expensive. Recently I have been looking for cheap recipes to make and now I have a place to find them. THANKS!

  21. September 11, 2011 6:29 pm

    This blog is fabulous! Am always looking for inexpensive but fabulous recipes… I shall be back on yours as well πŸ™‚

  22. September 12, 2011 7:38 pm

    Sounds like my kind of blog! Looking forward to your recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  23. September 12, 2011 10:27 pm

    NICE/thanks for checking out my peach cake recipe/and I love that I found your blog.

  24. September 13, 2011 12:34 pm

    Thanks for the comment, and I’m glad we share a love for Tabbouleh! Love your food philosophy, and your photos : )

  25. September 17, 2011 12:36 am

    First off, thank you for your comments on my blog — and I apologize for being so slow to comment on yours. (If only we didn’t have to work… lol.) I “stretch” meals as often as I can, too — not only because of our budget, but for the fun of it and the sense of satisfaction. (Whatever results in a tasty morsel, a little ambience, and fodder for tomorrow’s food adventures, eh?) πŸ™‚ Nice to learn you’re a viola player — I’ve met more “musical foodies” since joining the ranks. Keep up the great writing and recipes!

    • September 18, 2011 11:50 am

      Oh I don’t mind :P. I know my new jobs are killing my blogging activities some days – it makes me sad. I love playing viola πŸ˜€ I think it helps me in my cooking too. I’m really glad you enjoy my blog. Please keep coming back πŸ˜€

  26. Linnell permalink
    September 21, 2011 4:53 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on What About This?. My daughter just graduated with honors in history, too. She’s now trying to find a job!

  27. September 21, 2011 6:03 pm

    Great blog idea! I enjoy cooking but I am often blown away by the costs of all the ingredients when it is said and done…I will check back often~ πŸ™‚

  28. September 22, 2011 3:43 pm

    Found your blog quite by chance and so glad that I did. Reading your bio above, reminded me of the time my youngest son was in Uni.
    From an early age he had “helped” me with the cooking/baking and by the time he got to Uni he was more than capable of looking after himself on the food front, even though some of the recipes he devised owed more to shortage of money than the art of cooking!!
    Fast forward a few years – he still enjoys cooking and bakes a very delicious coffee cake.much to his wife’s delight!!
    Thank you for provoking those memories, i enjoyed reading your blog, well done. Perhpas we can swap recipes some time?


    • September 22, 2011 3:50 pm

      I’m glad you did too :). I really need to post a coffee cake, I do keep meaning too. I might it into a loaf as I have a very pretty new loaf tin. I’d love it if you came back from time to time :). Sure we can swap too.

  29. September 22, 2011 6:20 pm

    Very cool blog! I’d love to add you to my blog roll!

  30. September 22, 2011 9:01 pm

    I got invited to a fun blog game with the “Versatile Blog” award, and I thought I would pass it on to you… hence I linked your blog into a post on mine. Thanks for the amazing recipes here!

  31. September 25, 2011 7:21 pm

    Hello there from Canada! Just read your blog and really enjoyed your writing and your flair with food. I found your pastry blog quite interesting….being a farm girl we had pies in the oven all day long! I enjoy cooking with seasonal foods and try to add some zip to them….i used to do dessert catering and had a tea room in a restored Victorian era general store…as well as teach full time…and raise my son on my own….now I’m retired and read blogs like yours and cook when I feel like it…or not!

  32. September 27, 2011 9:31 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an award on my blog today πŸ™‚ Thanks for being inspiring!

  33. September 30, 2011 9:17 pm

    I just nominated you the Versatile Blogger Award on my page today.

  34. October 2, 2011 2:58 am

    All of your food looks absolutely delicious!

  35. Laura permalink
    October 3, 2011 10:57 pm

    Hey! You commented on my blog today so naturally I had to check yours out πŸ™‚ first of all-thanks for the comment! Secondly, your blog is awesome. Will def add it to my blog roll. You’ve got some awesome sounding recipes!

  36. October 5, 2011 2:51 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting about my pear butter. It is delicious, indeed. Nice site, here, I must say.

  37. October 9, 2011 9:59 pm

    I love the idea and story behind this blog. In many ways I can relate – believe it or not I’m also in my final year of my BA. I feel my life-consuming (albeit enjoyable) blog was born out of procrastination… or procrasti-baking as I know like to call it.

    I will definitely be back!

    • October 10, 2011 11:05 am

      Thanks so much :). I just sort of woke up and wanted to start mine, not quite sure why, but I love it.

  38. October 10, 2011 8:29 pm

    Loving your work. Check out our reviews some time.

  39. October 14, 2011 8:52 pm

    Love your photographs! Nicely done. My blog looks so desolate in comparison. Will have to give it a shot -didn’t intend the pun-when I get a lull in my aromatherapy endeavors. I like cooking but I love aromatherapy! Did you know you can combine the two? I’ve made a fabulous Potato and Bacon soup with Black Pepper essential oil from the cookbook Aroma by Aftel and Patterson. Looking forward to making the Savory Scones. They look delicious! I am “following” you now.

  40. October 14, 2011 10:18 pm

    Hey, I put you up for the “Versatile Blogger Award”! Hope you would like to participate! Check it out:

  41. October 15, 2011 12:41 pm

    Hi. I really admire your approach to life with your methods of sustenance and non waste. My wife & I live in a similar way, spending very little and cooking fresh meals every day.
    I love your blog as it’s very inspirational with great editorial and high quality pictures. I think that more of us should reclaim food skills that have been left behind in recent times. I come from Ireland and here, especially in the countryside, people are very tuned in to eating, acquiring & growing their own food. Do you grow any of your ingredients?

    • October 16, 2011 3:59 pm

      Thanks so much! this is a really nice thing to hear. I grow a number of my ingredients – herbs, potatoes, tomatoes, chickens, apples, runner beans. We also pick damsons, blackberries, plums and more! It’s always better this way.

  42. October 15, 2011 10:04 pm

    Your site looks great… I especially love your food photos. They’re incredibly eye-catching! Any tips for a newbie food blogger?

    • October 16, 2011 3:55 pm

      Thanks, I do try my hardest. I don’t really know about tips, but I would say that you have to invest a lot of time if you want a successful blog.

  43. October 15, 2011 10:14 pm

    Hi There,

    Just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award in my latest post;

    Cheers, Rhoda

  44. October 16, 2011 6:32 pm

    Love your blog. Found you today after you liked my last post. Can’t wait to look through all of your recipes! I love the concept of saving money and cooking wonderful food without spending a fortune on it!

  45. October 16, 2011 11:33 pm

    Hey there, thanks so much for stopping by my blog, glad to have bumped into you. You have such a nice blog with some yummy recipes. Can’t wait to spend more time here! πŸ™‚

    • October 17, 2011 8:14 pm

      No problem! I love reading loads and loads of recipes :), everyone deserves compliments for what they do. I’m glad you like my blog!

  46. October 17, 2011 5:07 pm

    Greetings from Austin, TX, USA!

    Thanks so much for your kind comment about the Turkey & Spinach Loaf!
    I love your recipes as well & will definitely be checking your blog!
    Have a good one! Michele (

  47. gwynnem permalink
    October 25, 2011 5:35 pm

    Hi, Frugal Feeding Master!
    Thanks so much for liking my blog. I’m a total newbie when it comes to food blogging, and I’m excited to connect with other folks who love to cook and eat delicious fare. Can’t wait to try out some of the recipes you’ve offered on your blog.

    • October 28, 2011 11:36 pm

      I shan’t argue with that… Good luck with the blog, please return πŸ˜€

  48. October 25, 2011 10:31 pm

    I am loving your recipes, do you recommend anything particular meaty? Also, I play the violin and piano! Just saying ;-). Good to meet other likeminded people x

  49. Army Wife Support Group 101 permalink
    October 28, 2011 5:18 am

    Just wanted to say thank you. What a wonderful blog.

  50. Unclechin permalink
    November 6, 2011 12:17 pm

    As a university student, I give you massive applause for your blog!


  51. November 6, 2011 11:19 pm

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. It’s much appreciated as I’m an aged blogging novice who’s still not sure as to what the hell she’s doing. I hope you enjoy the recipe. I love your blog and your recipes and will happily tweet references to it. Best Wishes. Joan

  52. November 9, 2011 4:58 pm

    Oh Yes! I love this blog already and I’ve barely digged in. Thanks for stopping by my blog πŸ˜‰

  53. November 9, 2011 7:28 pm

    I was wondering if you have a good recipe to share for mushy peas? My best friend, who is like a brother to me, is from Wigan and he is always wanting some mushy peas from home. I have seen a lot of recipes but don’t really know an authentic recipe. His parents still live over there and come to visit about 4 months out of the year to Orlando, FL where we live. I am hoping to make a visit over to see them one day. I have never been and would love to!

    • November 9, 2011 10:31 pm

      I’m afraid I haven’t… I’m not a big fan of peas in general and I can’t imagine anything worse than mushy peas πŸ˜€ People from that end of our country love that sort of thing mind you. Do you have chip shops where you live? If you do, get a portion from there, he’ll love it.

      • November 11, 2011 9:06 pm

        I am ok with peas, but mushy ones don’t really appeal to me either! The chip shop idea is a great one! I will have to look into that! Thanks!

      • November 20, 2011 12:32 pm

        No problem πŸ˜€

  54. November 14, 2011 9:27 pm

    Hey there! Thanks for liking my post on my blog! I’m just starting out on this food blog voyage and loving it!

  55. November 20, 2011 5:32 pm

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! I have enjoyed reading yours and look forward to more. I totally agree that eating well should not cost a fortune. With some decent cooking skills it is possible to nearly always produce better food than you can find out.

  56. November 25, 2011 5:12 am

    Thanks for stopping by The BamaSteelMagnolia’s (TM) Bistro and taking a look at my Pecan Pie. Love your blog! Some fantastic recipes and pictures. Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

  57. December 5, 2011 8:43 am

    great blog! found you through my moqueca post…your recipes look delicious!

  58. December 5, 2011 8:41 pm

    I enjoyed reading your blog so much that I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. Congrats!

  59. December 13, 2011 9:05 am

    Hi FF, loving your blog and all it’s English wonderfullness – may be slightly envious of the cold weather you’re having – 30 degrees and 80% humidity do little to invoke Christmas cheer for me here in Brisbane, Australia. Thankfully, your recipe ‘Ena’s Gingerbread’ did. I’ve posted it and linked to you – check it out; I loved it so hopefully I’ve done it justice πŸ˜€

    Merry Christmas to you and yours (and especially to Ena for sharing!),


    • December 15, 2011 11:54 pm

      Thanks so much. I’m very proud of my English wonderfulness. I love the cold weather. Yes, hot weather now would be weird. I have done, thanks! Merry Christmas to you too. she’ll be made up when she realises it’s been made in Australia.

  60. December 14, 2011 6:06 pm

    My Palestinian Grandmother used to make the best Lentil Soup. She refused to give anyone the recipe though. I have yet to find one that could compare, but the search continues.
    Do you have any lentil soup recipes?

    • December 15, 2011 11:47 pm

      I don;t think I have something that’s specifically a lentil soup recipe, though I’ll post one soon if you like!

      • December 19, 2011 9:56 pm

        That’d be great! I can tell you that she was a bit of a healthy nut, but thrifty to a fault. So my best guess is that she kept the ingredients fairly basic. Thanks again I look forward to seeing what you come up with : )

      • January 1, 2012 1:29 pm

        Yes, I shall give it a try VERY soon. I’m on a health kick after the festive period.

  61. December 21, 2011 1:11 pm

    Really loving your blog and wanted to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger! Kinda a fun thing that’s now circulating, if you already haven’t participated… details can be found:

    Looking forward to reading much more!

  62. December 21, 2011 3:36 pm


    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    Thanks for being such a wonderful blogger!


  63. December 23, 2011 12:17 pm

    Hey Frugal Feeding, I enjoy all your posts and love the concept behind your blog. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please check the link here!
    Keep writing and happy holidays!

  64. December 30, 2011 2:34 pm

    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award too! Merry Christmas and have a brilliant 2012

  65. January 1, 2012 1:16 am

    Have so enjoyed your posts this year, and look so forward to a frugal 2012. Happy new year!

  66. January 4, 2012 5:27 am

    Love your blog and your philosophy. I’m frugal where it make sense, but for me, some foods will always be worth the splurge (Parmigiano-Reggiano).

    Happy New Year to you πŸ™‚

    • January 4, 2012 7:32 pm

      Thanks! Oh, trust me, I don’t shirk the nice ingredients either. This blog is about being economical, not necessarily ridiculously cheap or rash πŸ˜€

  67. January 5, 2012 8:18 am

    Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog! I’ve added you to my blog under β€˜other foodie blogs’ so anyone reading my blog could get to yours. It would be lovely if you could do the same for me and list me under your blogroll. Thanks. Looking forward to reading you often!

  68. January 9, 2012 9:09 pm

    Thanks for checking out nellsdish! I’m looking forward to exploring Frugal Feeding now. With a baby on the way – I could stand to get a little more frugal with my feeding! πŸ™‚ cheers.

    • January 15, 2012 10:30 am

      No problem, thanks for returning the checking! Ah yes, money saving is always good though.

  69. whiskydrinkinchimneysweep permalink
    January 10, 2012 12:28 am

    I love the voila. I played it for quite a few years when I was younger.

  70. January 12, 2012 6:53 pm

    I have loved reading all your ideas for delicious and inexpensive dishes over the last few months. So as soon as I heard about the Versatile Blogger Award I had to nominate you. You can read more about the award here:
    Thanks for all the great recipes!

  71. Jessie Bell permalink
    January 16, 2012 10:51 pm

    This is a wonderful compilation of recipes! I had a friend tell me about what you are doing so I decided to check it out. I am so glad I did. As a young woman about to start out on my own, frugal cooking is a must. Thank you so much for your work here. Your food is not processed and I can feel good about serving my boyfriend some meals he will love.

    • January 21, 2012 10:28 am

      Thank you and thanks to your friend. I’m glad you enjoy! I’d appreciated any comment you have on individual dishes πŸ˜€

  72. January 20, 2012 7:48 am

    Hey! I nominated you for the versatile blogger award at because I really enjoy your blog.

  73. January 25, 2012 9:30 pm

    Congratulations! You have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Cathy from For details see Cathy’s post on 26th January:
    I’m really enjoying reading your blog, so played along with this award thing… feel free to do with it what you will! πŸ™‚

  74. February 7, 2012 10:43 am

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I’m looking forward to spending some time testing out some of your recipes πŸ™‚

  75. February 8, 2012 12:20 pm

    Hello! I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award, because I enjoy your blog and think other people will enjoy it, too, if they have any sense. Here’s my post with all the info:


  76. February 9, 2012 10:47 pm

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award because I love what you do!
    xx πŸ™‚

  77. February 11, 2012 4:25 pm

    Great blog! Will keep checking it out.

  78. jessi permalink
    February 15, 2012 6:36 pm

    Yes!! A boy blogging about a real, wholesome food!! I love it – can’t wait to check out some of your awesome recipes =)

  79. February 20, 2012 10:29 am

    Fab blog, look forward to trying many of your recipes out – shall link back to you of course.!

  80. February 24, 2012 3:27 pm

    Wow I love your blog and I am so flattered that you liked my Chicken & Lentil post! Thanks so much!

  81. March 2, 2012 3:31 pm

    Thanks for taking a look at my blog and leaving a comment. I’m definetly going to come back, to check some recipes. Your pics make your food look delicious!

  82. March 4, 2012 11:54 pm

    I just love your blog and so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award – here are the details! Cheers! Shira

  83. March 8, 2012 12:34 am

    Hi – and let me tell you I really enjoy your blog! You write very well.
    I enjoy making most things from scratch and that in itself saves beau coup dollars over the year and we know what’s actually in a dish. I am trying to keep alive good home cooking that’s full of flavour without breaking the bank.
    (I’m just learning how to navigate a blog so bear with me.)

    • March 8, 2012 11:02 am

      Thanks! A compliment indeed. I hope you get to grips with blogging very soon – it took me a little while.

  84. March 8, 2012 7:06 pm

    I love your blog!! Great to feel the passion you have for good authentic food! Great photos too – looking forward to trying some of the recipes πŸ™‚
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  85. March 9, 2012 12:29 am

    Your food looks delicious!

  86. March 9, 2012 5:12 pm

    Sweet! Love your blog, the premise, your writing style, and the fantastic photos. I just kept scrolling through them- couldn’t make myself stop. And then I realized you’re the cardamom cookie guy from Baker Bettie’s Sunday contest. Your recipe is on tap for this weekend, I just hadn’t actually made it to your site yet. Brilliant πŸ™‚ Thanks for the awesome posts!

  87. March 11, 2012 3:31 pm

    Hi, I just nominated you in SAVEUR’s Best Food Blog Awards in the photography category. I don’t remember what you get if you win but good luck. Jeanne

  88. March 11, 2012 4:45 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger and Versatile Blogger Awards! πŸ™‚

  89. March 13, 2012 1:17 pm

    You’ve been tagged! I hope you will play πŸ™‚ See my recent post ‘Tag, You’re It!’ for instructions and have a great day.

  90. loverbean permalink
    March 18, 2012 7:18 pm

    Hello there Frugal,

    I nominated your blog for the Kreativ Blogger award. Please see my post at
    if you are interested in accepting. No pressure. πŸ™‚

    Best blogging wishes,
    loverbean at Lemon Salt

  91. March 21, 2012 8:52 pm

    LOVE your food and photography – So impressed! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. Your complement means a lot!

  92. dsitzmann permalink
    March 31, 2012 10:23 pm

    Thanks for checking out my blog! Yours looks awesome, I will definitely be keeping up with it!

  93. March 31, 2012 11:17 pm

    I really enjoy your blog so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. More information at
    Happy blogging.

  94. April 3, 2012 3:06 pm

    Good News! You have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger award!

  95. April 4, 2012 5:43 pm

    I really enjoy your blog and your complete “Britishness” I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award.

  96. April 5, 2012 6:05 pm

    Hey Frugal! I’ve nominated you for a wee award πŸ˜€

  97. April 10, 2012 12:31 am

    I nominated you for a 7 X 7 Link Award. Check it out at

  98. April 10, 2012 2:29 pm

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award –

  99. April 10, 2012 10:58 pm

    I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award. I really enjoy following your blog, and I wanted to share it with more of the online world! Here is a link to the related post:


  100. April 15, 2012 10:15 pm

    Thanks for stopping by our blog! We, too, believe in frugality. We eat well and try not to waste. Our grocery bill is decreasing every year and we are eating better every year. It can be done.
    Greetings from north of the Arctic Circle.

  101. April 16, 2012 4:03 pm

    Hello Hello! Just to let you know I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award! Congrats!

  102. April 17, 2012 12:39 am

    Hello! I have really enjoyed reading your blog and I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! I realize that you’ve already won this award but your blog is in my top 15 so I nominated you again. πŸ™‚ You can read more here:

  103. Shrey Srivastava permalink
    April 18, 2012 12:53 pm

    Hello! I have really enjoyed reading your blog and I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!
    You can read more here:

  104. hookedontaste permalink
    April 22, 2012 8:27 pm

    I love your blog. I’m a college student as well and I’m constantly looking for sales in the grocery ads. What ever I see on sale, I try to make something out of it.

  105. April 23, 2012 8:31 pm

    You have a very cool blog! I love it! πŸ™‚ Many greetings from a foodie from Belgium! πŸ™‚

  106. April 27, 2012 4:12 pm

    Having only just started my very first ever food blog …. oh say …. 3 hours ago it was very nice to recieve your comment on my first reciepe. Just wanted to say thanks and I hope my page one day becomes as professional and interesting as yours appears to be… I am going to enjoy reading your recipes…. happy cooking. πŸ™‚

    Jo Wright

    • May 6, 2012 10:29 pm

      I like to support the new ones :D. I’m glad you think so much of my little blog.

  107. May 2, 2012 9:32 pm

    I love your blog. I’m your newest follower!I enjoy food, I cannot say I LOVE it, I can say I LOVE to cook, its a stress reliever πŸ˜€ so I look forward to trying out a few of your recipes.

    • May 4, 2012 11:03 pm

      Awesome! I hope you enjoy my future ramblings. It relieves my stress too, particularly bread baking.

  108. May 3, 2012 4:26 pm

    Love your blog! Thanks for checking out mine! Can’t wait to look at all the recipes, been trying to cut down on food cost this year πŸ˜€

  109. May 7, 2012 5:50 am

    Great blog…and thanks for stopping by at mamacino.

  110. May 8, 2012 3:57 am

    I’ve enjoyed your blog so much that I have nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger Award” Congratulations.

  111. May 9, 2012 1:58 am

    I just nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award ~ enjoy!

  112. May 14, 2012 9:15 pm

    Thanking for like my truffle risotto post, especially as truffle is not really frugal feeding πŸ˜‰

  113. May 19, 2012 3:49 am

    Here’s your Liebster Blog Award!

  114. May 25, 2012 2:32 am

    Congratulations! I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award ☺

    When you receive the award, you are supposed to do the following:

    1. Choose at least 10-15 blogs you like / follow
    2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
    3. Post the award on your blog.
    4. List the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites.
    5. Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know they’ve received the award.
    6. Share 7 random facts about yourself.


  115. May 31, 2012 11:07 am

    Old hat to you, but your site is that amazing so I nominated you again for a “Versatile Blogger Award” at Congrats!

  116. June 10, 2012 1:30 pm

    Hello hello !!
    I have just awarded you the Sunshine Award,
    go to to claim πŸ™‚
    Congratulations and have a fab weekend !

  117. Colleen permalink
    June 12, 2012 3:35 am

    Glad to see another food blog that echos my ideas about food. Your pictures are so pretty, wish I could get pics like that. And I found you on FB, can’t wait to see more of your recipes!

    • June 19, 2012 10:38 pm

      Thanks so much! I just got the facebook page going – needs to get more popular πŸ˜€

  118. June 15, 2012 2:34 pm

    Hi there! I nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award, just for fun! You don’t have to do anything, I just thought I’d let you know. πŸ™‚

    It’s this one by the way:

    -Clarisse @ TheTummyTrain

    • June 19, 2012 10:35 pm

      Thanks, Clarisse. I’m glad you realise that I don’t tend to do anything, I’m just glad to be recognised!

  119. June 15, 2012 4:14 pm

    Congratulations! I have awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. You have a wonderful blog!
    The Rules for Award participation are:
    1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
    2. Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere.
    3. Tell them 7 facts about yourself.
    4. Nominate 9 other blogs you like for this award
    5. Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated
    Check out my page on Tuesday, June 19, for the official announcement of the awards:

    • June 19, 2012 10:33 pm

      Thanks! Though, I don’t tend to participate – I’m totally busy πŸ˜€

      • June 20, 2012 1:42 am

        I know what you mean. Just wanted you to know someone cares about the stuff you’re posting :). I find the “rules” a bit much, myself.

      • June 23, 2012 1:50 pm

        Haha – thanks!

  120. June 21, 2012 7:08 pm

    Thanks for stopping by our blog and hitting the like button for “Tuesday’s Tidbits.” We love visitors. Peeked into your blog as well, lots of good stuff!!

  121. June 22, 2012 2:49 am

    Hi FrugalFeeding!

    I’ve nominated you for Versatile Blogger Award. In my humble opinion your blog has given me lots of inspiration and has shared great experiences of life. I hope you would like to accept this award and pass it to other bloggers.

    Many thanks for having shared your stories or works with me.

    Have a nice day! πŸ™‚

  122. June 24, 2012 4:26 pm

    What a lovely blog:) Your photos convey a wonderful feeling of peacefulness in the country:)

  123. June 24, 2012 11:09 pm

    Thanks for visiting my site. I will be trying your blueberry lemon crumble. As I am attempting to improve my food photography, I enjoyed looking at yours – you make it all look so delicious!

  124. June 25, 2012 5:39 pm

    I have awarded you with the Inspiring Blogger Award!

  125. louwilko permalink
    June 26, 2012 9:47 pm

    Hey thanks for like on my blog! I am liking your blog btw – I am totally for frugality…especially now that I am a student! Lou x

  126. July 3, 2012 11:21 pm

    I really enjoy your blog. You have a great recipes and your photographs are really composed quite well. Great job, will be following.

  127. Pam Speak permalink
    July 10, 2012 6:59 pm

    I came about this blog from a mutual friend Kai, I’ve been drooling over most of your recipes. I will be definitely attempting as many of them as I can.

    • July 16, 2012 9:03 pm

      Ah yes, Kai – my school friend. I’m glad you found my blog through him – he’s a good chap.

  128. July 11, 2012 11:29 am

    I think you write an amazing blog, I have nominated you for a tell me about yourself award

  129. July 14, 2012 12:03 pm

    Came across your blog through some other blog’s blogroll and I am glad I found you! Really like your blog, the photos, the recipes and the philosophy behind it!

  130. July 31, 2012 8:45 pm

    I think you have an awesome blog!

    So I have nominated it for an award. Come and have a look when you have the time.

  131. August 5, 2012 11:21 pm

    Your philosophy on the frugality of it, wonderful! I feel exactly the same way all the time, we shouldn’t have to spend our rent to make a wonderful dinner! Thank you so much for sharing and your recipes look amazing!

  132. August 6, 2012 2:31 am

    Great website πŸ™‚ I love cooking and with a baby on the way am always looking for ways to save money – will follow with interest.
    Thanks also for visiting and following my website!

  133. August 6, 2012 10:08 pm

    Hey, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I have to say I’m loving yours πŸ™‚

  134. August 6, 2012 10:27 pm

    I love your site, love to cook myself.

  135. August 13, 2012 6:11 am

    I’ve nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award! Congrats!

  136. August 18, 2012 8:27 pm

    Hey, I really enjoy reading your blog so I nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award! If you want to participate, you can check out my post here and follow the steps!

  137. August 20, 2012 1:30 pm

    Hi, nice blog you have out here!!

    • September 5, 2012 11:15 am

      Thanks! I’m glad you enjoy it – I look forward to seeing your ‘face’ around here πŸ˜€

  138. August 21, 2012 1:32 am

    I nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award….Congrats!!!

  139. August 22, 2012 4:17 pm

    Because I love your food and stories, I have nominated you for a blog award. Congratulations!

    See my recent blog post for more details ….

  140. August 23, 2012 5:58 pm

    I’ve nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award as you inspire me! Here it is Apologies, I wasn’t aware you’d had so many nominations already but at least now you know how much I enjoy your blog x

  141. August 31, 2012 12:37 am

    I love your blog! Gorgeous vibrant photos and wonderful recipes.

  142. September 1, 2012 12:26 am

    Hey FF.. thanks for liking my blog. Love yours. Love that you’re frugal.. Frugal can be delicious. I’ll be coming back for sure.

    • September 5, 2012 11:09 am

      No problem – I glad you like mine too! I look forward to seeing you here again soon!

  143. sunderlandbrand permalink
    September 9, 2012 6:36 pm

    Nick – I thought that you and your followers might like to see this excerpt from a book I am reading..
    ” In Tresloves’ eyes Hephzibah didn’t so much cook as lash out at her ingredients, goading and infuriating them into taste. No matter what she was preparing she always had at least five pans on the go, each of them big enough to boil a cat in………”

    • September 9, 2012 6:38 pm

      I like it! Is that from The Finkler Question? Thanks!

      • sunderlandbrand permalink
        September 10, 2012 11:38 am

        It is indeed. Highly recommended.

      • September 11, 2012 9:36 pm

        Perhaps I could borrow it when you finish it? πŸ˜€

  144. September 12, 2012 4:43 pm

    Thanks for looking by my blog! Love your pictures. The colours are so vibrant I wanna reach in and grab me some;-)

    • September 12, 2012 4:44 pm

      No problem at all! You’re another person wanting to reach into their monitors… what a funny fascination my readers have πŸ˜€ Thanks!

  145. September 14, 2012 2:13 pm

    Love your blog! Beautiful photos! I am trying to learn about photography for my blog. Just getting started, but maybe one day my photos will look like yours!

  146. September 14, 2012 5:49 pm

    Thanks for liking my post. Looking forward to checking out your blog.

  147. September 15, 2012 10:19 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking the post…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  148. September 20, 2012 4:46 pm

    Some fantastic and inspiring pics on your site. Nice job

  149. September 20, 2012 8:53 pm

    Will be following your blog for inspiration for my goal over here at SavvySingle Suppers to get more single folks making their own delicious meals. I believe it isn’t necessary to spend a lot of money for delicious meals (or clothes or home decore, but I digress). And your masterful photography will certainly convince people of this position!

    • September 20, 2012 10:44 pm

      Awesome! Exactly… though I REALLY like my expensive clothes πŸ˜€ – they tend to fit and last better (I think it’s more economical to buy expensive clothes). Thanks, Susan.

  150. Maksymilian KapelaΕ„ski permalink
    September 21, 2012 12:00 am

    Hi, and thank you for liking my post “The St. Hubert Logo: A Psycho-Engineered Image?” I find your blog interesting and plan on getting some ideas from it. See you around!

  151. pwang22 permalink
    September 23, 2012 2:55 pm

    I’ve nominated you for an Inspiring Blog Award – Congratulations!

  152. September 24, 2012 11:14 pm

    thank you for reading and the “Like” of my post.

  153. September 25, 2012 5:36 pm

    Really useful sites are scarce on the internet. Yours truly is one. I am following.

  154. September 25, 2012 6:43 pm

    Thanks for liking my blog…I LOVE yours! So many delicious ideas that I will definitely trying…I picked 2 kilos of blackberries over the weekend and have made some epic jam as well as some limoncello…am currently writing up a post about it, so check it out!

    • September 26, 2012 5:58 pm

      haha – thanks :D. That jam sounds great as does the limoncello… I love limoncello. I shall!

  155. Anne Bonney permalink
    September 26, 2012 4:00 pm

    Thanks for stopping Gunsmoke and Knitting. I like your recipes, your photography, and your philosophy!

  156. September 26, 2012 7:38 pm

    Hey, thanks for liking my post on brussel sprouts at! I love your blog, and am definitely a believer in a frugal lifestyle, no matter what your financial situation is. πŸ™‚ Awesome blog! Will check back often. πŸ™‚

  157. September 27, 2012 11:36 am

    Thanks for dropping by and liking one of my posts. I sooo love your blog, your recipes and your stories. You are an inspiration. You are doing a excellent job. Cheers.

  158. September 29, 2012 12:45 am

    Thanks for stopping by my brand new blog.. Im looking forward to exploring yours. It looks interesting!

  159. September 29, 2012 10:43 pm

    Hi, I love reading your blog very much and have passed along the ’7*7 Link’ Award to you.

  160. September 30, 2012 12:38 am

    Thank you so much for stopping my blog !
    You have a cool blog and yuuuuuuummmmmyyy posts that makes me hungry !!! 😊
    Looking forward to read more yummy recipes 😍❀

  161. September 30, 2012 2:14 pm

    Thanks for your like – your ideas match mine. Yummy food on a budget. Going to buy an oven now! Your food looks great.

    • October 2, 2012 5:27 pm

      No problem! You don’t have an oven?!

      • October 2, 2012 6:45 pm

        The Japanese don’t have ovens – just stoves. I’m going to buy one soon though it is a 20th the size of a conventional oven! I’ll post a photo when I get one.

      • October 13, 2012 11:06 pm

        I had no idea! I look forward to seeing it!

  162. October 7, 2012 3:43 am

    Hello Frugal,

    Like Sharolyn above, i like your banner design….. the apples and the letterings and shadows : )

  163. October 7, 2012 10:28 am

    I’m glad you visited my blog!! Your blog is exactly my kind of reading… Love all the recipes, Atleast the ones I’ve read so far… Diving into all ur past posts. πŸ™‚ cheers!!

  164. October 8, 2012 4:24 pm

    I love the concept of your blog! Hooray for cheap eats. πŸ™‚

  165. October 13, 2012 11:55 am

    Hi Frugal, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award – please check out: for badge and info. Seems a good way to spread the blogging word. Kay

  166. October 13, 2012 9:54 pm

    It was when I was a student that I began my love of cooking and the books I bought were “Cooking in a Bedsitter” and “The Pauper’s Cookbook”! Frugality gives you the freedom to experiment and get away with combinations you might not dare risk when you have graduated to more affluent times…

  167. A tale or two to tell..... permalink
    October 14, 2012 12:12 am

    Ahhhh hello awesome blog ! Thanks for the ” like” on my post as I would not have found you so soon. Am already drooling at your recipes and excited to get cooking πŸ™‚

  168. October 14, 2012 12:22 am

    Amazing blog..absolutely phenomenal.. I L.O.V.E food!

  169. Brenda Stanek permalink
    October 14, 2012 6:43 am

    Thank you for liking my blog! I love your apple drawing up top and am looking forward to reading your future postings.

  170. October 14, 2012 10:01 pm

    Couldn’t help but pin lots of the recipes off here!

    • frugalfeeding permalink*
      October 14, 2012 10:02 pm

      Awesome! Thanks. I like it when people share πŸ™‚

  171. October 20, 2012 2:10 am

    Thanks for visiting The Deerslayer’s Wife. I’m looking forward to checking in with you for frugal, yummy ideas.

  172. October 20, 2012 5:48 pm

    Thanks again for stopping by my blog.

  173. October 21, 2012 9:44 pm

    You have a great site, thanks for visiting my blog and for the like in my dish post, best whishes πŸ™‚

  174. October 23, 2012 1:47 am

    I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Award. You can find out more details and see my comment about your blog here: . I enjoy your blog and was happy to tell others about it!

  175. October 23, 2012 2:22 pm

    Thank you for stopping by our blog and liking our Mac&Cheese post. Your pictures are beautiful and your food looks yummy. I’m in total agreement with your vision about food and money.
    Take care,

  176. October 23, 2012 9:28 pm

    Good stuff, fantastic photos, looking forward to reading (& learning!) more

  177. October 24, 2012 3:03 pm

    Thank you for liking my post on MacDonald’s burgers. You have a very interesting Blog with a great message that good food need not by expensive. I’ll come back, and do visit me again.

  178. October 25, 2012 6:13 am

    Hello. I just stopped by to thank you for liking my recent post, “If Looks Could Kill.” It always gives me a lift. So, thank you. πŸ™‚

    Your site looks beautiful!

  179. October 25, 2012 9:14 am

    Cute new picture.

  180. October 25, 2012 10:43 pm

    You r blog sounds right up mine’s alley…and I’m married to a history major. I will be checking out more of your recipes and what I’ve seen,I like.Good luck to you.

  181. October 25, 2012 11:48 pm

    Thank you for liking my post. Your recipes sound really good.

  182. October 28, 2012 1:30 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog – Look back and you will see a couple of blogs about my time in London (way before you were born!) from 1986-1988. Love your recipes and can’t wait to dive in and try some! Don’t know where to start, they all sound so good. Also following your pinterest board and this blog so i won’t miss any of the recipes! Thanks for the conversion page, as well!! Quite helpful…! Cheers! Cathy

    • October 28, 2012 10:47 pm

      No problem! Yes, I was born in 1990 :D. Glad you found that handy and I’m haappy you like my recipes πŸ˜€

  183. Pranav permalink
    October 28, 2012 10:44 am

    Wow! You got some really good food recepies..I will try out some of them πŸ™‚

    And also thank you for liking our website
    Keep on visiting often to get your daily dose of technology.

  184. October 29, 2012 5:22 pm

    Hi there, I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my own blog and liking my posts. Your recipes and photos look delicious and you have certainly gained a follower.

  185. October 30, 2012 12:37 pm

    I just read a few of your recipes and can’t wait to try some of them. I love your photography skills as well. Take Care.

  186. October 31, 2012 1:41 am

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my fishy fingers post. Now I challenge you to come up with some frugal gluten free stuff πŸ˜‰

  187. November 1, 2012 8:28 pm

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love what you’re doing here, and will have to follow. Much appreciated! πŸ™‚

  188. November 1, 2012 10:44 pm

    Thank you for checking out my blog. Great work on yours!

  189. November 2, 2012 8:01 pm

    Hi – I love your blog! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award at

    Hope all is well,

  190. November 2, 2012 11:08 pm

    I agree! Food should be always amazing and cheap…and it is possible! My husband and I constantly cook recipes that our coworkers are jealous of, for not much money. I will certainly be using some of your recipes!

  191. November 2, 2012 11:11 pm

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and the “Like” of my posts.

  192. The All Natural Girl permalink
    November 4, 2012 3:05 pm

    Hey there! You just visited my blog, so thank you! Excited to follow yours and get some good (and inexpensive) recipe ideas. Since I spend the majority of my money on food, this will be a good one to follow. πŸ™‚

  193. November 4, 2012 6:05 pm

    I am so happy to nominate you for this lovely β€˜Very inspiring blog award’! Please visit for further details.
    Thank you,

  194. The Economic Vegetarian permalink
    November 4, 2012 11:23 pm

    Hey, thank you for stopping by and liking my post. I love the concept of your blog, very similar to mine. Good food shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg, and it looks like you’ve been able to achieve your aim. Keep up the good work, will be following your blog with interest πŸ™‚

    • November 11, 2012 1:30 pm

      No problem :). Thanks so much! I look forward to seeing some more comments πŸ™‚

  195. November 5, 2012 5:26 am

    Thx for liking my post. Love your food and photography! πŸ™‚

  196. November 8, 2012 6:21 am

    Thanks for visiting The He Said She Said Experience and liking our post about Pinkberry! You really have some great looking recipes!

  197. jenyjohn permalink
    November 9, 2012 9:26 am

    hai… thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post…. u`r blog is so cool and nice. The simplicity is really beautiful and you have a very good collection of recipes, which i would be trying in the future.

  198. November 10, 2012 8:32 pm

    Thanks for visiting and liking baltimorefoodiebaby.
    Your site looks great and seems to be a good complement to ours. We’ll be back regularly. In fact, maybe we’ll follow you πŸ˜‰

  199. Jina @ Soy and Ginger permalink
    November 10, 2012 9:50 pm

    Great blog! Though I do like my caviar, I’m all for being frugal, since I’m still a poor uni student haha πŸ™‚ keep up the amazing work!

    • November 11, 2012 12:32 pm

      Thanks so much! I’ve never had caviar ;). I don’t miss being a poor uni student…

      • Jina @ Soy and Ginger permalink
        November 11, 2012 10:23 pm

        Haha I don’t think the stuff I tried was the highest grade – they just sell it in jars at the supermarket deli!

  200. olearchy permalink
    November 11, 2012 2:32 am

    Hey, not only nice recipes but also very nice food photos. Really nice blog!

  201. November 11, 2012 3:57 pm

    I’m signing up my husband for your blog! He thinks eating healthy is only for the very wealthy (no pun intended!) I am getting there though, but this will help him a lot. THANK YOU!

  202. helencripps63 permalink
    November 12, 2012 4:30 pm

    Thanks for dropping by my blog cancerjourney63 and liking my post For those undergoing Chemotherapy.

  203. November 12, 2012 10:11 pm

    Nice to meet you, Frugal! I am always looking for a way to cook good food on a budget. I am on an extremely tight budget since I have gone back to school. Great pictures and great recipes! I look forward to seeing more.

  204. November 13, 2012 1:43 am

    Thank you for liking my recipe! My mouth is watering as I look through some of yours!

  205. barnesk6 permalink
    November 13, 2012 10:23 am

    frugal is something I need to be as of late, with both food and money. very interesting blog and the food looks amazing. definitely followed!

  206. November 16, 2012 3:03 am

    Thank you very much for stopping by our blog and liking my restaurant review: appreciate it.
    You have a beautiful blog with great recipes and, as a photographer, I very much appreciate your food photography: very clean and properly lit. Good job!
    Take care

    • November 18, 2012 10:22 pm

      No problem, of course! Thanks so much – that’s quite the compliment coming from a photographer!

  207. November 17, 2012 1:48 pm

    Nice blog! Now I am hungry >___<

  208. November 17, 2012 4:22 pm

    I hope your having a wonderful weekend. I wanted to tell you that I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award.

  209. November 17, 2012 8:48 pm

    Thanks for visiting It’s nice to meet you!

  210. November 19, 2012 5:15 am

    Hi there! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!!
    Please visit me at to find out what this is all about.
    To join or not is completely your choice. Either way, I shall continue to be a huge fan of your work. Cheers! ^^

  211. November 20, 2012 8:21 am

    Glad you liked my post ‘Spicy Masala Pulao’…….. quiet an interesting blog you have yourself … to get more of your recipes ….. I’m definitely following your blog for sure πŸ˜‰

  212. November 20, 2012 4:30 pm

    Thanks for visiting me and the sweet potato pie recipe at today! I came over to say “thanks!” and got all caught up in the gorgeous food and photos! I’m shopping today and I have to say that my list just got a bit longer so I can give some of these recipes a try over the next few days!Have a marvelous Thanksgiving!

  213. November 20, 2012 5:32 pm

    Beautiful blog, fabulous recipes and money-saving tips and lovely photography! So glad to be following πŸ™‚

  214. November 22, 2012 10:43 pm

    Thanks for the blog love — what I forgot to put in my post (and will now add) is that I had a huge bowl of yong tofu for only $10. My partner and I were comfortably able to share it and both left feeling totally stuffed.

  215. *** permalink
    November 24, 2012 6:03 pm

    great blog, will follow it from now on. πŸ™‚

  216. November 24, 2012 11:50 pm

    your pictures are yummy, almost as delicious as the food you are photographing! thanks for sharing your talents and insight.

  217. November 25, 2012 3:56 am

    Hi, there. Just wanted to let you know I linked to your blog on mine. Thanks for all your fabulous work and for being the first person to click on my blog when I started. Keep up the great cooking!

  218. November 25, 2012 5:57 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post. I love the idea of good food without spending a fortune. You have some great recipes!

  219. November 25, 2012 9:01 pm

    I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. You have so many interesting recipes and photos! Check my post if interested.

    Have a nice day!

  220. November 26, 2012 11:10 am

    hey there.
    Thanks for visiting:)
    Your ears must have been burning as I was just tearing my hair out today and the last few weeks about food, eating well and tasty food on a minimal budget…I lost my job about 3-4 weeks ago so now it is becoming doubly important…and it ain’t easy with 3 large sons and hubby and 1 of them very fussy.. I think he will be starving soon:)
    .But your recipes may help me stop killing my greedyboys:)
    Looking forward to next posts:)
    greedybread & i love Lucca πŸ™‚

  221. November 26, 2012 12:06 pm

    Thanks for liking my post. It is some vindication that I am actually giving valid advice. Also, this blog looks delicious (ambiguity intended).
    I plan to cook a lot of your recipes. A food-gasm is expected.

  222. November 26, 2012 1:01 pm

    Thanks for taking the time and visit my blog and for the like. Really do like yours and the idea of good and healthy food that wont cost to much. Look forward to read more. Lou

  223. November 26, 2012 5:38 pm

    ciao! luvFAB blog.

  224. naturaleuphoria permalink
    November 26, 2012 11:38 pm

    Hi there – I think your blog is awesome so I nominated you for a Sunshine Award and Very Inspiring Award. Please claim your awards on this link: and

  225. November 27, 2012 9:47 am

    Great blog, especially good to see attention being given to making veggie food more accessible. It takes longer to make a really tasty veggie meal than something with meat I think, but it’s definitely a true test of a good palate!

  226. November 30, 2012 11:03 am

    Hello, I like what you’re doing here. On my own blog I’m building up a ‘recommended’ list and since my focus is on science, I’ve avoided recommending foodie blogs. But you’re now on my list!

  227. December 1, 2012 3:05 am

    Thanks for stopping by and for the “like”. Your recipes are great! You might like my Sweet Potato Pudding. It’s an old recipe that’s not well known. (It’s yummy but not healthy.)

  228. December 1, 2012 4:04 pm

    Hi..I like your blog. It’s nice πŸ™‚
    Will follow and try some of your recipes.
    Thank you for visit mine and like one of my post.

  229. December 2, 2012 10:24 pm

    Oh what a good topic to write about. I am looking forward to reading all your recipes

  230. GiRRL_Earth permalink
    December 3, 2012 5:21 pm

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please don’t kill me for doing so (ha-ha!) and don’t feel like you have to respond.

    • December 9, 2012 12:34 pm

      Thanks – I get so many of these that I never actually do them myself – I haven’t the time πŸ˜€

      • GiRRL_Earth permalink
        December 10, 2012 5:15 pm

        I’ve heard the same from others. No worries.

  231. December 4, 2012 2:48 am

    Delicious photography!

  232. December 4, 2012 9:21 pm

    I absolutely agree with you! I do believe the best food is simple and genuine!

  233. December 5, 2012 12:43 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Dabble πŸ™‚ I really appreciate it. Your site is just beautiful and I can’t wait to try some of your recipes!

  234. December 5, 2012 11:10 pm

    I have nominated you for the Shine On award! Find out why I think your blog is outstanding and claim your award on my website:

  235. December 9, 2012 1:13 pm

    Thank you for liking my post “Sponge toffee with chocolate caps”. I have been checking out some of your recipes, and they look delicious. Definitely a blog to follow!

  236. Mary permalink
    December 9, 2012 4:16 pm

    I just wanted to stop by and say thank-you for the ‘likes’ and I love your mission of meals on a budget!! Nice work!

  237. December 9, 2012 5:34 pm

    Your blog looks amazing! Some of the recipes ie blueberry brownies sounds amazing! I’ll definitely be checking back and adding a few more to my Pepperplate database.

  238. December 10, 2012 3:10 pm

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award – check it out here!

  239. Nativegrl77 permalink
    December 10, 2012 8:50 pm

    Thank you for stopping by and the like of the White House/Latino article! I am eating glutenfreely … great blog on food& looks great

  240. December 13, 2012 1:12 am

    Lots of eye appeal working here, and I’m adding you to the “need-to-read” pile. Thanks for dropping in at the Homestead.

  241. December 13, 2012 5:02 am

    Hi, I nominated you for the Liebster award! Come see the post for more details!

  242. December 16, 2012 10:27 pm

    I’ve nominated your blog for the Inspiring Blog Award! Check out my post ( for details.

  243. sjanettdegeus permalink
    December 16, 2012 10:38 pm

    love your site and the recipes and just wanted to let you know that I added you to my blogroll (just started my little own dutch paleo blog as you might have seen :-)) btw your photography looks stunning!!

  244. December 17, 2012 1:36 pm

    Thank you so much for liking my blog and making yourself known to me! My husband and I live on my disability benefits and any tips on frugality are welcome! We grow what we can, I can make six months’ worth of various pickles for under Β£10 but I’m always on the lookout for more ideas πŸ™‚

  245. December 17, 2012 5:11 pm

    Thanks for visiting our site and liking us! πŸ™‚ We look for cost effective yumminess so we’re glad we visited your site. Hope you’ll decide to follow us and we’ll follow you!

  246. December 18, 2012 2:01 am

    I’ve nominated you for the Reality Blog and Sensual Blogging Awards. Keep up the wonderful work — you always amaze me with what you’re able to come up with and still be frugal πŸ™‚

  247. December 18, 2012 10:54 pm

    What could be more important than food? But I hear what you’re saying. It’s folly to over-spend in any area of life. I could use more help with frugality πŸ™‚

  248. December 19, 2012 8:16 am

    Hi there. I just nominated you for a very Inspiring Blogger Award. Congratulations!

  249. December 23, 2012 6:31 pm

    Thanks for the follow; I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog! Seems we have a similar perspective… except that I am far from beyond paying a pretty penny for exceptional oysters and really good cheese, every once in a while. Can’t wait for the coming conversation!

    • December 28, 2012 11:08 pm

      Great! I’d pay a pretty penny for some great cheese too – not so much the oysters!

  250. December 26, 2012 10:01 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve nominated your blog for Blog of the Year Award 2012. I hope you will receive your star and participate in this exciting blog award. For details about participation and receiving your badge icon, please see this post:

  251. December 29, 2012 11:44 am

    Cool! This is one of the most relevant blogs in this age of incredible inflation. My art, craft and home deco philosophy is aesthetics on a shoe string. Don’t believe we can’t have style without spending heaps of money. Looking forward to more useful tips from you πŸ™‚

    Do drop by every now and then too!

    Cheers to a thrifty, yummy and stylish 2013,

  252. Stephen James permalink
    December 29, 2012 12:20 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I like the look of your blog and will now follow it. I look forward to reading more of your posts. All the best, Stephen.

  253. December 30, 2012 7:31 am

    Happy New Year !

  254. December 31, 2012 1:44 am

    I love your concept and blog…kudos to you and your sharing this with our global community.
    Aron (Boomer Cuisine)

  255. December 31, 2012 12:12 pm

    We really enjoy your blog, pictures and of course recipes. Great idea! Therefore we have nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”.

    Wishing you a great 2013 and lots of new recipes! πŸ˜‰

  256. December 31, 2012 8:24 pm

    Thanks for liking my post, “One of My Favorite Things”. I need to post more recipes. You inspired me.

  257. January 2, 2013 12:39 am

    Thanks for the “Like”. Come back soon!

  258. Jina @ Soy and Ginger permalink
    January 2, 2013 5:46 am

    Hello πŸ™‚ I’ve nominated you for a Liebster award! To accept, follow the link, answer the meme at the end of the post and spread the love to other bloggers!

  259. January 2, 2013 5:48 am

    You were one of the first blogs that I’ve followed in 2012. It has been a treat to read you since. That’s why I’ve nominated you for the “Blog of the Year 2012” Award! All the best in the new year!!

  260. January 2, 2013 6:33 pm

    Thanks for checking out my blog and my Chocolate Peanut Butter Bowl! The ingredients definitely were frugal, but it came out looking like I spent a lot of time and money on it! I look forward to following your blog in the future.


  261. January 3, 2013 3:23 pm

    Thank you for stopping by my blog πŸ™‚ Enjoying some of your posts. Will be back for more πŸ™‚

  262. DorothyDeerest permalink
    January 4, 2013 1:28 am

    Hey Deer Friend! I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award, Check It out here:

  263. January 5, 2013 7:14 am

    Now, why didn’t I find this blog when I was doing my undergrad 😦 *sigh*

  264. January 9, 2013 12:52 am

    You’re posts have given me so many ideas. I love the recipes and the pictures that you include and take yourself. Because you have inspired me to try new foods and also save money while doing it I have nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It makes sense to do so =)

  265. January 17, 2013 1:44 pm

    I’ve nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award:
    All your recipes are so delicious! You’re also so good at foodie photos, show me how!
    Love it, keep blogging x

  266. January 18, 2013 7:39 pm

    I love your blog so much that I had to nominate you for the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers” Award. I couldn’t not! Your blog is just so wonderful!! I know that “Sisterhood” doesn’t apply, but I adore your blog and wanted to include it in my list of favourites, I hope you understand!!

    Here is a link to the rules and badge, if you want to take part.

  267. Saundra permalink
    January 23, 2013 2:24 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your blog. Great concept, and the photos are great!

  268. January 29, 2013 10:21 pm

    Great-looking blog! I’m following you as we speak. You had me at “mental toilet paper.”

  269. February 2, 2013 2:48 pm

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post πŸ™‚

  270. February 7, 2013 1:05 am

    You have an Amazing Inspiring Blog and I have nominated you for the β€œVery Inspiring Blogger Award!” If you’d like to participate, here are the rules:

  271. February 7, 2013 12:14 pm

    OMG — you’re a fellow! I’ve been following the blog and really enjoying the recipes — and text — but had a picture of you in my mind as a middle-aged housewife. No idea why — but don’t give up, it’s a very entertaining/instructive blog.

    • February 12, 2013 9:57 pm

      Haha – thanks! I am indeed a chap – definitely not a middle aged housewife. I shan’t give it up!

  272. February 10, 2013 10:29 pm

    what a wonderful blog!

  273. naturalelle permalink
    February 15, 2013 1:22 pm

    Thanks for liking my blog post. I absolutely love your pictures. Are you a photographer? and are you able to part with some tips on how to produce good pictures? I am useless with a camera and need help urgently lol.

    • February 23, 2013 6:31 pm

      I’m afraid I’m not a professional photographer – Read a few books, surf the internet. get a half decent camera πŸ˜€

  274. sabrinadsteele permalink
    February 18, 2013 12:06 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post! I look forward to your perspective! (I spend wayyyy to much on food, but really do love it!) πŸ™‚

  275. February 22, 2013 3:38 am

    I’m loving your blog…can’t wait to start trying the recipes…they really look divine!


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