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Cheap foods thread. I've been living on my own with some

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Cheap foods thread. I've been living on my own with some roommates for a few weeks now, I've asked /ck/ before and have gotten some good recommendations.

I dont have a big income at the moment but I'm looking for stuff that'll taste good, will fill me up and I can make in bulk for cheap. I've been making cheap curry and I found some sausage for cheap that I made with eggs, potatoes, and peppers, but I can't just eat that stuff all the time.

All ideas are welcome, I'm really in the mood for a cheap pasta dish though.
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>>8491073
queue the angry autists who will heckle you and tell you you're not really broke for being able to afford meat while trying to shop cheaply
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I'm a fan of the one pot meals, for a pasta dish I'd mince 5 or 6 cloves of garlic and throw that in a pan with sliced mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, herbs to your liking, a pat of butter, and some noodles and cook until the liquids reduce and become saucy.
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>>8491073
Add in cabbage, cheap and good for you bro, tastes good sauted with red wine vinegar. And soy sauce
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>>8491073
>all that cross-contamination
>salmon with the veggies and grains
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>>8491280
>as soon as the photo shoot was done every single thing was thrown straight in the trash
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>>8491073
I'm in a similar situation, I don't know how expensive are fruits and vegetables where you live but luckily for me they are dirt cheap in eastern Europe. I make a lot of things using potatoes (versitile,filling,cheap). Roasted vegetables, broths, home made bread (it costs under 2$ to make 6 loaves, if it dries out just make it into croutons). Generally a lot of rice, pasta (home made tomato sauce is very inexpensive to make and delicious), try to buy things in bulk and check out street markets because the produce tends to cost less there than in a store. I look for the cheapest item and try to make it into different dishes. I also recommend making dumplings because are just flour, water and whatever you put inside so it can be meat, cabbage, etc. Good luck!
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>>8491073
Get into freeganism while you're young and excusable
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Prices vary considerably location to location, and not just country to country but also city to city or even neighbourhood to neighbourhood. For example, where I live, outside of going to a store catering mostly to hipsters and trophy wives, produce is ridiculously cheap here while meat and dairy tends to be a little costlier than elsewhere. If I drive just two miles away into another neighbourhood, though, the price for produce seems to skyrocket while that for dairy dips substantially and if I go into the barrio (another three-to-four miles from me, but in the opposite direction), the meat prices are lower than anywhere else in the city. So then, the only advice universally applicable I can give you is this: shop around and learn to use your freezer. Don't stick to one store/one brand/one area of town for your food shopping and try to shop on a rota ("I'll need veg this week, so I'll drive to the part of town where veg is cheapest since I won't need meat because I drove to the cheap meat store and bought a bunch to stock the freezer. I'll go get milk, cheese and butter next week when that starts to run low").
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>>8491073
Get an electric pressure cooker, cook dried grains and legumes (it should have a mode for this). It's the standard rice+beans poorfag diet, you can survive on it for a very long time. If you're slightly less poor, add some eggs and frozen vegetables (you can cook frozen vegetables directly from frozen in the pressure cooker).

Lowest cost, minimum effort, because the cooking is completely automated like a rice cooker.
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>>8491073
This is going to sound like a joke, and it's not for everyone, but you should try the toast sandwich. Two slices of untoasted bread with a slice of toast in the middle and some butter. It works better than it should.

Just make sure you butter the bread, not the toast, so that the toast stays nice and crispy.
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>>8491073
>Cheap foods thread.
Cheap food is more about a certain mindset.

Learn to stock up on staples, learn to buy bulk spices. Making tacos or something? Replace half the meat you'd normally use with legumes.

For spices, your local Achmed shop or similar will do, you can find for instance a kilo jar of roasted curry powder for the same price a bit of pepper will cost you in a normal store. They're also a great source of various beans and lentils. Buy dry, buy bulk.

You'd be surprised at how cheap you can get good meals.
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>>8492288
White people
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