One of the most economical moves you will ever make in your life is packing your own lunch. Bold statement, but brown bag sandwich it can save the average Joe $20-$30 a week. That’s about $100 a month or a whopping $1,200 a year… Math. Anyways, the Economical Chef is all about saving money, so […]
Fall is upon us, and so is pumpkin season – for better or worse. The list of products (and I said products, not food) containing pumpkin or pumpkin spice gets longer and longer each year. Some of the recent “highlights” include pumpkin deodorant, pumpkin spice toothpaste and pumpkin Pringles. It’s a weird list. To try […]
Traveling is a great way to explore, relax and fun have. Traveling can also be a strain on wallet, though. Between the flight, hotel, and many other expenses, I often forget to factor in how much I will be spending on food. Eating out on vacation is usually part of the whole experience, but that […]
My friend, Chef Nik Gastfield, was recently featured on a local morning show (The Jam TV Show). The 3-minute clip is packed with great tips to help you learn how to make sushi at home. It’s super easy to do, all you need is: Your fish (and other ingredients of your choosing) A knife A […]
I have officially been creating recipes on Economical Chef for 7 months now and cooking for myself much longer than that. I’ve used a lot of different kitchen products during that time and have discovered some great tools. I’ve also, unfortunately, discovered some not so great tools. I thought it would be useful to share […]
Summer is flying by like usual. There are so many things I want to do before it ends, and cook as well. Certain recipes are just better during the warm weather and I want to enjoy them while I can! Luckily, there is still plenty of time until the seasons turn (hopefully), and to motivate […]
“What $7 is Worth in Food” is something I think about almost daily. I am a relatively cheap person, as you can tell by the name of this site and by the fact that I break down the costs of every single recipe I put on Economical Chef. Oftentimes, when thinking about buying something or […]
Traveling is fun, there is no better way to put it. Nothing beats exploring new cities, parks, beaches and restaurants. The downfall is that traveling can also be very expensive. This month I am taking a trip to the Southwest United States to explore some national parks. I am beyond excited, but naturally also looking to […]
The weather is finally warming up and I am beginning to crave some fresher, Spring recipes. To get motivated for this new season I put together a list of Five Spring Recipe Ideas to Make This Year. If you haven’t seen Forgetting Sarah Marshall then that meme went right over your head. You should check it […]
Food Truck economics check out. Not only do Food Trucks churn out awesome and unique food, they are also extremely economical; helping both chefs and patrons everywhere. Don’t believe me? Let’s break it down. Food truck economics broken down. A modest food truck (fully decked out with cooking equipment) will run you anywhere between $30,000 and $100,000. […]
Cooking at home is a fantastic way to save money. Eating out typically cost 3x as much as eating at home! I made that stat up, but it feels right.
Economical Chef is here to help you make 2018 your best year yet. But I’m not a one-man show. So I am laying out some other awesome food blogs to help you get it done in 2018. You’ll save money, eat simply awesome food, and maybe get a tad healthier along the way.