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yvonneb
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I wonder what do people freeze things in ?? plastic, dishes, alluminum, wax paper/


Anything that's squishy I put in a plastic freezer bag and than in a square box until it's frozen, then take it out of the box.
That way I end up with uniform rectangles that stack real neat inside the freezer.

Soups, I freeze in a round bowl, so the frozen 'round' fits easy into the pot when defrosting.

Fish/ berries I freeze in as big a bag as I have and in as thin a layer as possible, so when the single fish/ berries are frozen I can shake them together (similar to the way you'd buy frozen peas). They are very easy to defrost in single portions this way  

Have never thought about alternatives instead of the plastic bags- will be following this thread to get ideas  
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British chef Gordon Ramsay features his home garden snails in one of his "F word" programs. He finds that the free British ones are even better than the pricey French ones he'd been enjoying.He shows how to prepare them for use in the kitchen.
He also has a segment on crayfish, which are apparently infesting British waterways: He advocates folks' going in there and catching them and eating them: More free food!
So, thinking outside the box, not only wild plants can be sources of free food!  
(Thanks for the offbeat idea, yvonneb)


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If you know a boat launch where recreational fishermen come and go try there. A lot of people enjoy catching fish but not cleaning them or strangely enough even eating them. They might give away some of their excess or less desired fish. I know i've given some away back when I had a boat.
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Thanks again for all the great tips, you all have been soo helpful!!!  

CSharp,
I have been on the lookout for a free printer via craigslist, i have a printer but don't have the money to buy all the ink cartridges.

Can you give me a website link for the farmer's markets, unfortunately the one's you've listed are to far away for me since i live in San Jose.  

Thanks!
Mickey


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Farmers Maarket location list, not all of which accept food stamps

http://www.mercurynews.com/foodheadlines/ci_5852501

http://www.ecovian.com/s/sanjose/farmers-markets

Downtown San Jose does accept:

Friday     10:00 AM to 2:00 PM     May 4, 2012 to November 16, 2012
at San Pedro Square between Santa Clara St & John Street, San Jose

The following Farmer's Market not only accepts food stamps, but sometimes give an additional 50% of free food when you use food stamps:

•     Fillmore Farmers’ Market
•     Divisadero Farmers’ Market
•     Downtown San Jose Farmers’ Market
•     Alum Rock Farmers’ Market
•     Jack London Square Farmers’ Market
•     Alameda Farmers’ Market
•     San Leandro Farmers’ Market
•     San Lorenzo Farmers’ Market
•     Union City Farmers’ Market
•     Fremont’s Irvington Farmers’ Market
•     Pleasanton Farmers’ Market
•     Livermore Farmers’ Market
•     Concord Farmers’ Market
•     Pittsburg Farmers’ Market
•     25th Avenue Farmers’ Market in San Mateo
•     Belmont Farmers’ Market
•      San Bruno Farmers’ Market
•     San Carlos Farmers’ Market
•     San Mateo Farmers’ Market
•     South San Francisco Farmers’ Market


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(Thanks for the offbeat idea, yvonneb)


You should see this guys website where he advocates eating roadkill!
With recipes and all!

An eyeopener

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You should see this guys website where he advocates eating roadkill!
With recipes and all! An eyeopener

A mouth opener too --- as in scream!


"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
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one  thing to do is make small frozen portions in that way you can count the days and not over feed the food to you or others.. so sorry that people need sometimes to go hungry ..

I wonder what do people freeze things in ?? plastic, dishes, alluminum, wax paper/

also.. to save all your  money also learn to wash and clean things in new ways..

like also make do with clothing by changing the looks with a belt or a good hair cut.. seems men are more interested in nice hair,, not sexy clothes..

a belt can go a long way, a new hem length is another from the same old skirt of yesterday..  

shoes for a appointment or on interview might not need to be worn on other days.. when walking to certain places take a shoe bag with you to change..

I am so pleased with anyone who is learning to accomodate by using less, and be happy with true needs, not all the want's.. congrats to you..  


Great ideas Goldie-- thank you for sharing.

I am a true minimalist, myself and this feels good. Some think I may deprive myself, but I feel more confident with less and focusing on helping others instead of vanity.

You are wise
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Quoted from yvonneb
You should see this guys website where he advocates eating roadkill!
With recipes and all!

If it is fresh (and something you'd want to eat, there isn't a problem!

I've eaten roadkill before and it was good!  What I ate was "normal" game food and we knew it was fresh.  Small consolation for the damage done to the vehicles...


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Wow! Thanks again for all the wonderful ideas!!!  

Spring,
I never thought about cooking my meat/fish and then freezing it.  Does it still taste pretty good after it's been frozen?

I have frozen sliced roast beef when I bought it on sale.  It tends to "bleed" after thawing, but it was fine otherwise.  By "sliced roast beef" I'm referring to minimally processed roast beef that I purchase thinly sliced at the deli counter of the supermarket.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Brilliant ideas YvonneB on freezing in the right shapes and everyone!

Not sure if this is allowed in your gatherer diet but tinned tuna or salmon is great as a meal with pasta as in a tuna pasta bake.  You can fry some onion and / or garlic.  Then make your own white sauce with an allowable flour (rice?, arrowroot?) and oil (use the drained oil from the fish), add in the vegetables and fish and pour over cooked pasta (e.g. rice pasta?) Top with allowable cheese.  Bake until brown on top.

Sorry can't look up your diet I've lent my GTD book to someone!  Sorry if that's not applicable at all maybe too carby?  You may want to add two tins of fish.  You'd be amazed how many filling meals it can make.


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Rice pasta isn't cheap and grains really aren't all that "filling" for O's. Too many carbs in a meal lead to cravings 2 hours later- which means I eat more food, not less, and don't save food money. If you're going to do some kind of creamy fish casserole, fill it up with lots of veggies and only a small amount of rice or pasta mixed in.

Cooked brown rice is an inexpensive sub for cooked pasta in any recipe- sure, the texture won't  be exactly  the same, and you don't  get that feel of "having variety" by having differently shaped pastas, but it's just as filling and just as tasty.

I can get brown rice pasta at Trader Joe's for $1.99 a pound, which is way cheaper than buying Tinkayada pasta at the health food store. But I can get Shoprite's own brand of brown or white rice for $1.79 for a 2 pound bag, or as little as $1 for that bag if I stock up when they're on sale. That's anywhere from 1/3 to 1/4 the price of the rice pasta.


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