The fourth post in the series on getting more for your money, in this case, when buying a pork shoulder. Render the fat into lard to use in either cooking or soap making.
After you’ve cooked a roast, or in this case, slow cooked a pork shoulder, don’t throw the bones away! Throw them back in the slow cooker, add some water and vegetables scraps, and then wake up in the morning to delicious, homemade stock.
Refried beans look terrible but taste absolutely delicious and are a staple in Mexican cuisine. Beans are nutritious and inexpensive, making them a great addition to the frugal diet.
Have a bumper crop of basil? What better way to eat it than to turn it into pesto and enjoy it all year round.
The old fashioned way of eating seasonal produce all year – by preserving it, in this case, preserving a glut of strawberries by making delicious strawberry jam.
Rather than waste chicken skins, go old-fashioned and render the the fat from them to use as cooking oil, otherwise known as schmaltz, a traditional Jewish cooking oil.
How to make your own almond butter that tastes sensational, has no additives and is cheaper that store-bought almond butter. Use this same process to make any kind of nut (or seed) butter you like.