So, you may ask, do I have a personal vendetta against pine nuts?
Hardly. My real beef with them only has to do with the price.
I was talking with a friend via email about pecans, remarking they’re almost as bad as pine nuts which, as we all know, are $60940909 a pound.
We both had to agree that we just couldn’t bring ourselves to spend that for a pine nut, and when I sent over the following brief message, “Sunflower seeds: the poor man’s pine nut since 6000 BC,” I discovered that she also uses sunflower seeds as a substitute.
So, all of that to say: I like to eat well, but I like to eat well cheaply. And it can be done. In fact, I have found that since I married my vegan-preferring husband and begun my journey into veganism that not only is a vegan diet healthy, it seems to be boundless in its possibilities, and it’s cheap. I’ve got a few standby recipes that I make fairly often, but in 3.5 years of marriage I’ve rarely made the same dish twice. I substitute like a madwoman.
The point of this blog is to provide you with healthy recipes that can be made cheaply and inspire you onward to the heights of experimentational bliss. I will also share dessert recipes that are not particularly healthy but can still be made cheaply. I will write about things we do to help minimise our personal food costs, and most likely sometimes I’ll write about something completely off the wall. I anticipate having some fellow foodie friends do some guest-posting also. I hope the information will be helpful and delicious and I welcome feedback.