What’s With Pine Nuts, Anyway?

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.

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3 thoughts on “What’s With Pine Nuts, Anyway?

  1. FWIW, pecans are only expensive if you don’t have your own tree. This is an “on” year for us and we’re SO BUSY trapping squirrels and peppering them with AirSoft pellets. :p I’m not sure if ours would be good for baking with, though. They’re huge.


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