Homemade Iced Tea – A Cool Summer Drink

The summer time is the hottest time of the year. People are finding their own ways to beat the heat yet enjoy summer at the same time. Lounging at the pool, going to the beach or going out to get that ice cream cone. Another way to cool down without busting your budget is to make homemade iced tea. It only has 5 ingredients and has less sugar and has no preservatives that powdered iced teas sell at...

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Recipe Idea: Banana Bread

Recipe Idea: Banana Bread
Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you any if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every few weeks, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. I like to prevent food waste whenever possible, so I love recipes that allow me to use up odds and ends that would have otherwise been thrown out....

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Recipe Idea: Simple Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw

Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw, salad, coleslaw, healthy salad, healthy recipe
Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you any if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every few weeks, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. It’s BBQ season and nothing cuts through heavy BBQ sauce like a nice fresh salad.  I like to make coleslaw to go with things like pulled pork...

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How to prevent food waste

prevent food waste, food waste, hungry people, saving money on food
Wastage is one of the biggest reasons why the average North American spends so much on food.  While exact monthly amounts vary, everyone loses out when food is wasted.  Recent reports estimate food waste at $27 billion per year in Canada and 40% of annual food production in the United States.  Yikes!Brian and I spend $200 a month on food, roughly following our “grocery budget for...

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