easiest homemade tomato soup ever

I am finally done dealing with this years tomato crop. I brought the last of the red-ripe ones in the other day and then happened to catch an episode of The Chew where Daphne Oz made Creamy Tomato Soup and since the few I brought in weren’t enough to bother processing to can or freeze,…

daily links: affordable veganism and other foodish things

The Economics of Veganism (+ Proof A Fine Vegan Meal Can Be Made Cheaply) – I promise even if you’re a skeptic of veganism ,you won’t hate this piece. Gena Hamshaw gives plenty of recognition to the high cost of produce and lack of accessibility for some while also showing some good idea of how it…

daily links::a food waste cookbook!, news on teen hunger, and more

There’s a cookbook called Amazing Waste with recipes entirely devoted to cooking with scraps,leftovers,etc. I haven’t had a chance to look through the entire thing yet but this looks like the kind of cookbook I would write. Am writing. These kinds of recipes are great for food pantry users (at least my food pantry) where…

pantry anarchy: yellow squash & white bean not-meat-balls

Because recipes were made to be broken when you’re broke.     My main inspiration for this recipe: Zucchini “Meatballs” I had on hand: -2  yellow squash (getting on the verge of being soft) – 2 cups leftover white beans – eggs – salt,pepper,Italian seasoning,garlic – oat flakes -tri color rotini from the food pantry…

Daily Dozen:Fave recent links from The Kitchn

[contents: food,recipes,cooking tips] The Kitchn has been one of my favorite food sites out there for a long time. I have a lot of favorite food sites and blogs but I have to admit that the longer I do this Poor as Folk thing, the more my lens tends to focus on things I know…

This post has gone bananas

[content notes: food waste, food rescue, recipes, too many banana songs and references to gorillas] About a week ago we acquired 80 lbs of bananas. An entire shipment of banana arrived at the store “too ripe”. Optimally, stores want the naners more on the green side. This particular grocery store is one that does the…

Recipe: Parsnip & Potato Hash

Parsnips are one of those root veggies people ask me about a lot. As in,”What are these and what do I do with them?” From what I gather, they are a staple in CSA boxes and also plentiful in the winter months at food banks that are fortunate enough to be able to distribute produce….

Ode to Quesadillas

  I can pretty much put leftovers in a quesadilla and they’re going to be awesome. We eat a lot of things in tortillas that are quesadilla-ish because 1) tortillas are cheap; 2. versatile; 3. free with WIC (not that we get WIC anymore but it was a perk. And seriously…get creative. I wasn’t kidding…