I have bonded with strangers in seconds because of a mutual love for food. My kitchen is my safe space where I take on the role of the nutty professor. Maybe it’s my Montserration upbringing where we learned to make do with what we have. I really think that with the right spices you can use the cheapest cuts of meat or any vegetables and make the tastiest meals possible.

I think there is a lot to be said for cooking from scratch and I for one can attest to the benefits of this to your budget. With some basics shopping tips you will find some delicious alternative ideas for some healthy, delicious and inexpensive meals.

Sweet Potato Cakes .