Food Stamp Cuisine

My friend Madeline recently posted about trying the Hunger Challenge – living and eating for a week on the average food stamp budget – $4.72 per person a day September 11- 17. I’m not sure yet whether I am going to do it but it definitely makes you stop and think more about how to get creative with what you have on hand.
Then today my friend from high school Michelle, who is now a gourmet chef posted a link to a blog (Fusion on the Fly)  by a chef that was doing this sort of challenge, but allowing himself only $4 a day for 2 whole months. It is really fascinating to see what he’s come up with and although he is back to a regular budget now the blog continues to offer some great and still thrifty ideas that are in keeping with the spirit of this blog. Check it out and do consider donating locally or to the SF food bank if you are as moved as I am by a new awareness of what hunger means to so many in our country.


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