How to prevent food waste

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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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Posted in: Food and Grocery

Recipe Idea: Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

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Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats. A curry is a great option for making a large batch of something because not only does it make lots of servings, but you can also make it in the slow cooker. This recipe is simple and lends itself well to personal modification. Slow cooker chicken...

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Recipe Idea: Gooey Cinnamon Buns

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Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and 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. Cinnamon buns are a guilty pleasure of mine.  I don’t indulge in sweets very often but I have a soft spot for warm gooey cinnamon buns!  This...

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Updates: May 29-June 4

Summer has finally arrived in Vancouver! CF and I just spend the last few hours checking out the local “Italian Day” celebrations and sipping basil flavored beer on an impromptu patio. Nice. CF is pre-occupied this week with an impending mid-term, so I’m stepping in with my first weekly update. Summer classes are pretty intense – following her midterm tomorrow the final is only...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates
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