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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!

Edit (8/10/21): Final update of this list. That's it for me - hope this remains useful for everyone!

Food budget
Sub $200/month grocery budget
Stick to a grocery budget in 2015 challenge
How to cut grocery bills 1
How to cut grocery bills 2
How to cut grocery bills 3
How to cut grocery bills 4
Low food budget strategies
Budget tips for families
Food budget
Grocery expenses
Monthly food spend
Monthly grocery list
Weekly grocery list
Optimizing groceries

Food budget (Canada)
Canada grocery expenses
Canadian grocery costs
Food prices: Canada vs USA

Food budget (Australia)
Australian food
Groceries in Australia
Low effort meals in Australia

General recipes
Mustachian recipe index
Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
What are you eating right now?
Budgetbytes https://www.budgetbytes.com/
Recipe website recommendations
International food website recommendations
Food blogs
Cookbooks and online cooking resources
Cookbooks
DIY food items
Food staples
Cooking from scratch sites
Cooking from scratch
Learn to cook a restaurant meal
Food during power outage

Motivation to cook/cutting down on eating out and take-outs
Struggling with cooking routines
Being less lazy about cooking
Uninspired to cook
Eating mostly the same things to simplify life
Cutting down on eating out and take-outs 1
Cutting down on eating out and take-outs 2
Cutting down on eating out and take-outs 3
Cutting down on eating out and take-outs 4
Diet discipline

Learning to cook
Essential things in a mustachian kitchen
Mustachian cookware purchases
Unnecessary kitchen items
Getting started cooking
Booklist for DIY culinary school
Badassity in cooking
Cooking for one

Frugal recipes
Introducing someone to frugal cooking
Frugal recipes 1
Frugal recipes 2
Cheap healthy meals
Frugal grocery and cooking advice
Cooking on the cheap
Mustachian cooking recipes: healthy and inexpensive
Eating healthy on a budget
Inexpensive recipes for a big appetite
Under $1 meals - soups!
Meals under $2 per serving
$5/day healthy eating
Least expensive healthy food

Meal planning
Meal planning 1
Meal planning 2
Meal planning 3
Meal planning 4
Meal planning 5
Meal plan many small meals
Meal planning with minimal cookware
Cheap and easy family meal planning and shopping
Meal planning sites 1
Meal planning sites 2
Meal planning and grocery stocktaking tools
Time to meal plan, grocery shop, cook, and clean up for a family

Bulk cooking/Cooking for many
Bulk cooking
Sunday meal prep
4x50% recipe challenge
Cooking for guests
Inexpensive party food
Housewarming party ideas
Easy potluck ideas
Potluck food
Easy big-batch recipes
Batch cooking recipes
Cheap meal for 30 people
What to buy in bulk 1
What to buy in bulk 2
What to buy in bulk 3
Best value long-term emergency food

Breakfast
Weekday breakfast
Mustachian breakfast ideas
Bike commuter breakfast
What's for breakfast?

Lunch at work
Lunch recipes
Work lunch ideas
On-the-go lunch recipes
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
Food stash at work
Lunch and snacks for kids

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 1
Eating leftovers 2
Wasting food
Zero food waste

Lazy cooking
Cheap lazy healthyish meals
Low no effort food
Bachelor level mustachian recipes
Mustachian belly-fillers
Crockpot recipes
Pressure cookers 1
Pressure cookers 2
Food dehydrators 1
Food dehydrators 2

Instant pot
Instant pot discussion 1
Instant pot discussion 2
Instant pot discussion 3
Instant pot recipes 1
Instant pot recipes 2
Instant pot recipes 3

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
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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 08:13:51 AM »
Food storage
Food storage
Bulk food storage options
Costco for small apartments
Food storage in a studio apartment
Food storage containers (tupperware alternative)
Meal freezer storage containers
Fridge/freezer organization
Chest freezer

Vegetarian recipes
Vegetarian cooking
Vegetarian meals that can satisfy a carnivore
Vegetarian soup recipes
Vegetarian casseroles and freezer meals
What vegetarian/vegan food are you eating right now?

Vegan recipes
Whole food plant-based diet 2018
Whole food plant-based diet 2019
Whole food plant-based diet 2020
Vegan recipes
Vegan meal prep
Grocery shopping for vegans

Gluten-free for celiacs
Gluten-free for cheap
Groceries for celiacs
Baking/cooking gluten-free
Gluten-free flour in Canada

Diet/cuisine-specific recipes
Soup recipes
Peasant food
Indian food
Cheap curry
Chili recipes
Hummus
Chinese recipes
Japanese recipes
Homemade sushi
Salads
Homemade salad dressings
Homemade yogurt
Paleo wallet-friendly recipes
Paleo badassity
Bodybuilding diet
Homemade protein bars
Homemade energy bars
Homemade granola recipe
Sugar-free baking recipes

Ingredient-centric recipes
Rice and beans 1
Rice and beans 2
Rice and beans 3
Rice and beans 4
Rice and black beans
Beans 1
Beans 2
Beans 3
Homemade refried beans
Lentils 1
Lentils 2
Potatoes 1
Potatoes 2
Tomatoes
Acorn squash
Pumpkin
Chard
Celery
Lemons
Coconut milk
Sour milk
Odd meat cuts
Fish heads

Bread
Home breadbaking
Homemade bread recipes 1
Homemade bread recipes 2
Whole wheat bread 1
Whole wheat bread 2
No knead bread
Sourdough bread
Hamburger buns
Bread makers
Bread machine recipes 1
Bread machine recipes 2

Pizza
Pizza recipes 1
Pizza recipes 2
Pizza recipes 3
Pizza stone recipes

Camping/hiking food
Camping meal ideas
Food for long camping road trip
Hiking: what are your favorite foods
Making your own trail mix

Travel food/cooking in hotels
Cutting food costs while traveling for business
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
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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 08:14:28 AM »
Growing your own food
Planting growing your own
Planting growing your own 2016
Planting growing your own 2017
Planting growing your own 2018
Planting growing your own 2019
Planting growing your own 2020
Planting growing your own 2021
Preserving the harvest
Fruit/vegetables to plant
Mustachian gardening
Growing herbs
Veggie gardening methods
Midwest garden: most efficient plants for food
Resources for DIY hydroponics
Planting fruit trees
How to make a garden 'worth it'
Growing veggies in a small backyard
MMM farmers

Finding food in the wild
Foraging 1
Foraging 2
Foraging 3
Foraging 4
Urban foraging
Dumpster diving for groceries

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
Homebrewing for novices
Home brew discussion
Homebrewing
Is beer brewing cost-effective
Homebrew club
Making your own kegerator
First batch of brew
Making ginger beer
Brewing mead
Homebrew 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
Non-alcoholic fancy drinks
Smoothies 1
Smoothies 2

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

Cutting back on alcohol
Buying less beer
Spending less on beer
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!

Pet food
Dog food 1
Dog food 2
Dog food 3
Dog food 4
Dog food 5
Dog food 6
Cat food 1
Cat food 2
Cat food 3
« Last Edit: August 10, 2021, 10:09:26 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!

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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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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2016, 02:08:52 PM »
Thank you for doing this acorn!  Hugely helpful!

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2017, 12:06:56 PM »
Has anyone seen good posts for people with peanut allergies? It seems everyone's advice includes a handful of nuts and peanut butter. I'm trying to reduce the cost for work lunches and snacks in a healthy way (ie not heavily processed foods).

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2017, 09:17:11 PM »
Have you tried snacking on Roasted Soy beans or sunflower seeds?

My wife has a peanut allergy but loves the wasabi soy beans (similar to this on Amazon) or roasted sunflower seeds (similar to this on Amazon)

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2017, 10:37:49 AM »
Have you tried snacking on Roasted Soy beans or sunflower seeds?

My wife has a peanut allergy but loves the wasabi soy beans (similar to this on Amazon) or roasted sunflower seeds (similar to this on Amazon)

I've never seen anything like that before. Thanks! I'm certainly going to give them a try.

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2017, 08:11:55 PM »
thansk for sharing!

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2017, 03:02:08 PM »
Have you tried snacking on Roasted Soy beans or sunflower seeds?

My wife has a peanut allergy but loves the wasabi soy beans (similar to this on Amazon) or roasted sunflower seeds (similar to this on Amazon)

I've never seen anything like that before. Thanks! I'm certainly going to give them a try.

Just a follow up, I have tried some of these and found a brand that does soy beans and snap peas that I love. They are my new vice. Thank you for sharing!

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2018, 10:49:11 AM »
Awesome. Thanks @acorn !
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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2018, 07:01:19 PM »
Putting a pin in this thread!

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« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2018, 10:52:48 PM »
Thanks for sharing! That's a great post you've made.

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2018, 07:58:18 PM »
This is an AMAZING resource.  Thank you!!

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2019, 01:36:03 PM »
thank you for pulling all of these together in one place.
posting so i can find this super useful list  in future

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2019, 04:18:41 PM »
Whoop! I've never seen this thread before. This is going to be a fun rabbit hole. Thank you @acorn!!!

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2020, 06:48:38 AM »
« Last Edit: June 03, 2020, 06:51:32 AM by Linea_Norway »

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Re: The Ultimate Mustachian Food Guide
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2020, 04:19:31 PM »
Lots of good links!