Eating well on a budget

I think it’s safe to say that most people don’t have unlimited food budgets. Even if you don’t need to be frugal all of the time, food splurges are often balanced with thriftier meals. I jumped all over the latest email from Jamie Oliver and the Food Revolution team, because this month they are “all about being thrifty, cooking clever and shopping smart.”

Here are some of the great “food for thought” resources on the Food Revolution website:

Here’s a “behind the scenes” clip from the show:

As serendipity would have it, an email from Bob’s Red Mill landed in my inbox offering “20 Ways to Spruce Up Your Oatmeal.” There’s even a handy PDF calendar. Oatmeal is one of the tastiest, thriftiest breakfasts around…and with some of their savory options, maybe oatmeal’s not just for breakfast anymore. I can’t wait to try the Gilgamesh (pistachios, dates, honey, milk and cardamom) and Get Your Goat (pears, goat cheese, walnuts and honey). Yum!
P.S., This morning, I made a great oatmeal pancake recipe using leftover Bob’s Red Mill steel cut oatmeal. I intend to post the recipe soonish.