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acorn

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The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« on: May 13, 2015, 08:12:22 AM »
So, I love food and I probably spend more time than I should thinking about what to eat. The MMM forum has been a great place for me to optimize my food budget and try out new recipes. Russ has created the amazing Mustachian Recipe Index, but there are so many other great non-recipe-related threads about food. I've always had trouble remembering threads that I've read, so I've decided to compile all the food-related discussions we've had in the forums.

I've done my best to comb through the threads but I've definitely missed a few threads here and there - let me know if I've missed anything and I can update this post with new links. Suggestions about the organization of the threads will be welcome too. Thanks!

Edit: The list is complete as of 10/20/15. I'll come back and update it after a few months!

General recipes
Mustachian recipe index
Recipe website recommendations
International food website recommendations
Food blogs
Cookbooks and online cooking resources
DIY food items
What are you eating right now?
What's for dinner?
Food staples

Cooking/learning to cook
Essential things in a mustachian kitchen
Mustachian cookware purchases
Pressure cookers
Unnecessary kitchen items
Booklist for DIY culinary school
Badassity in cooking
Cooking routines
Cooking for one
Introducing someone to frugal cooking
Cooking from scratch sites
Cooking from scratch
Learn to cook a restaurant meal

Frugal recipes
Frugal recipes
Frugal meals
Cooking on the cheap
Mustachian cooking recipes: healthy and inexpensive
Eating healthy on a budget
Inexpensive recipes for a big appetite
Cheapest healthiest dinner competition
Under $1 meals - soups!

Lazy cooking
Cheap lazy healthyish meals
Low no effort food
Crockpot recipes
Instant pot recipes
Bread machine recipes
Bachelor level mustachian recipes
Mustachian belly-fillers

Bulk cooking/Cooking for many
Bulk cooking
Sunday meal prep
4x50% recipe challenge
Cooking for guests
Inexpensive party food
Housewarming party idea
Easy potluck ideas

Vegetarian recipes
Vegetarian cooking
Vegetarian meals for carnivores
Vegan diabetic low carb low fat diet
What vegetarian/vegan food are you eating right now?
Rice and beans recipe
Beans
Potatoes

Diet/cuisine-specific recipes
Gluten-free for cheap
Peasant food
Indian food
Cheap curry
Homemade pizza
Paleo wallet-friendly recipes
Paleo badassity

Finishing all the food in the house
Eat all the food in your house
Eat all the food in your house - Take 2
Fire drill! Skip this week's grocery shop
Food waste throw down!
Cooking with what you have in the fridge
Eating leftovers
Wasting food

Ways/things to eat
Choosing a diet
Intermittent fasting
Paleo diet
Do you adhere to a paleo diet?
Ideal protein diet
Protein fat carb balanced eating
No bread no pasta
Eating out, frozen meals, or cooking
Whole30 or other diets
« Last Edit: January 17, 2016, 01:09:00 AM by acorn »


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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 08:14:28 AM »
Breakfast
Mustachian breakfast ideas
Bike commuter breakfast
What's for breakfast?

Lunch at work
Mustachian work lunches
Packing lunch for work
Healthy everyday lunch
Bringing breakfast and lunch to work
Lunch for a week for $5
What to do when you forget your lunch

Camping/hiking food
Camping meal ideas
Hiking: what are your favorite foods
Making your own trail mix

Travel food/cooking in hotels
Healthy eating without access to refrigeration or cooking heat
Food for plane travel
Cheap travel food hacks
Hotel room cooking
Cheap meals: living in hotels
Making healthy dinners in hotel rooms
Living out of hotels
Meal planning for hotels
Hotel meal ideas
How to save food $ at a hotel
Crockpot and breakmaker in a hotel room
Family food in hotels
DIY prepackaged meals

Coffee
Minimal coffee making
Great coffee at home - 'how to'
Be your own barista
Cold french press coffee
Where to get coffee beans
Choosing a coffee grinder
Roasting coffee beans
Roasting coffee beans
Home coffee roasting
Home roasted coffee
Roasting your own coffee beans
Affordable latte makers
Buying K-cups cheaply
Keurigs
Making coffee creamer
Coffee on the go
Best travel coffee mug
Leftover coffee

Home brewing/drinks
Frugal yet fancy homebrewing
Home brew discussion
Homebrewing
Is beer brewing cost-effective
Homebrew club
Making your own kegerator
First batch of brew
Making ginger beer
Brewing mead
Cheap and easy ways to make alcohol
Winemaking recipes and kits
Making dandelion wine
Homemade vodka for 4 cents a drink
Making hard cider
Homebrew cider
Homebrew cider
Home cider
Sodastream
Sodastream
Home carbonation
Carbonated drinks

Buying wine
Boxed red wine
Boxed white wine
Boxed wine
Mustachian champagne

Cutting back on alcohol
Caffeine and alcohol as mood enhancers
Buying less beer
Spending less on beer
Drinking down the liquor cabinet
Cutting down on alcohol
No weeknight alcohol
4 weeks of no alcohol
Alcohol-free
No alcohol September
Quitting drinking

Cutting back on sugar/soda/etc
Sugar-free shopping
No junk food for a year
De-sugaring
Quitting sugar
Phasing out soda
Quitting soda
Quitting coffee
Only drink water!
« Last Edit: February 10, 2016, 09:31:49 AM by acorn »

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 08:19:17 AM »
Wow, that's a lot of threads! Do mustachians do anything but eat and talk about eating?

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2015, 08:24:03 AM »
Acorn, that food guide is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much, on behalf of all the people who will gain from it, for doing this!

I hope the mods make it a sticky somewhere.

Idea: Food budget by region. e.g., Folks in Canada rely on some very different approaches than folks in the continental US can get away with, so there've been some threads specific to that. Maybe the next person doing a search for that, or any other region of the world, could compile its list into the format you've developed.

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2015, 08:25:01 AM »
Wow, that's a lot of threads! Do mustachians do anything but eat and talk about eating?

Well food spending is usually the biggest variable part of any budget...but to answer your question...no ;)

This is great, I was JUST thinking when I was reading a thread about the 4-50% challenge that we had a whole thread about what people do with a whole chicken. This is a great resource, I'll pin it to the top of the page. Thanks so much!

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2015, 09:12:14 AM »
This is absolutely wonderful; thank you so much for collecting and curating!

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2015, 10:48:46 AM »
Thanks, Acorn!  This is great!  My household finds that food costs can be our highest monthly expenditures (outside of mortgage and childcare) so this compiled listing of threads will be great for us to review!
Check out my blog at lifewiththekellers.com for posts regarding family, freezer meal cooking, financial independence, and more!

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2015, 08:14:47 PM »
So, I love food and I probably spend more time than I should thinking about what to eat. The MMM forum has been a great place for me to optimize my food budget and try out new recipes.

Thanks, this is very timely for me. My May food cost was fully double what it normally is. Too much eating out and Memorial Day weekend I put expensive steaks on the grill all three days.
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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2015, 08:28:38 PM »
I've done my best to comb through the threads but I've definitely missed a few threads here and there - let me know if I've missed anything and I can update this post with new links. Suggestions about the organization of the threads will be welcome too. Thanks!

Thanks to you acorn - excellent work!


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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2015, 01:15:07 PM »
Thanks so much!

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2015, 01:15:00 AM »
Mustachian Food Guide  is really a great food security one with affordable rate. This will be a great advice for all the one who does not think about the food system.

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2015, 01:44:53 AM »
nice and informative post

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2015, 11:48:35 AM »
Great thread.

Trying chickpeas right now. Price and nutritional value similar to lentils, though soaking and cooking takes longer.

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2015, 07:27:53 AM »
Great links, thanks!

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2015, 09:47:58 AM »
Wow. Can't believe I missed this until now, good work Acorn!

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2015, 06:56:00 PM »
Are there any threads about homemade trail mix?


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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2016, 07:57:32 PM »
Ohhhhhh, thank you!

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2016, 04:45:34 PM »
What an amazing resource for an avid food lover like myself! Much Thanks!

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2016, 08:55:07 PM »
Ditto- This is an amazing resource. Thanks for all the info!
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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2016, 02:08:52 PM »
Thank you for doing this acorn!  Hugely helpful!