Eating well while traveling

Travel food, Eating well, budget eats, saving on food expenses
Brian and I often travel together in conjunction with his business trips. In fact, just last week, we were in Washington DC. Luckily, Brian receives a pretty generous food allowance $55 per day while traveling. That’s a lot of food money for us – we usually only spend $100 each per month on groceries per person. Of course, eating while traveling is more expensive… But it doesn’t...

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How to tell if fish is fresh

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There are many substantial health benefits to eating fish on a regular basis:   Photo Credit: Charlie Brewer at http://www.flickr.com/photos/charliebrewer/60778805/Eating fish at least once a week lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke Fish are an excellent source of protein, calcium, minerals (phosphorus, iron, potassium, etc.) and vitamins (thiamine, niacin, etc.) Fatty and oily fish...

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How to fillet a fish

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Fish is great.  I love fish.  But buying a fillet of salmon gets expensive!  At the stores where I shop, a serving of salmon fillet costs around 4 dollars.  But, you can buy a whole salmon when in season for a measley $10, yielding 6 or 7 large servings.  But WTF are you supposed to do with a whole freaking salmon?  You butcher it of course!  Here’s how. First, get your working area ready....

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Keep your eye on the goal

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Imagine you’ve entered a train station.  Suddenly, a train arrives, and hordes of people get off.  They’re all heading towards you.  You need to get on the train.  What do you do?   Some people might try to dodge incoming travelers and avoid them.  Others might try to navigate around obstacles and avoid strollers and angry cell phone talkers.  But chances are, you’re going...

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