Budget Food Trip: BLT Pizza

Here’s a quick, easy and inexpensive way to make gourmet pizza at home. This pizza is reminiscent of the BLT pizza offered at California Pizza Kitchen. The tortillas (we used whole-wheat) are thin so they bake up crispy in the oven. Use turkey bacon and substitute spinach for lettuce for a healthier version. This recipe […]

Blue Nails: Beauty Trend 2008

What: Blue nail polish is the new black, or silver, or red. What the experts say: The Los Angeles Times recently reported that if you think blue nail polish is only for high schoolers, you are so out of it: “The unexpected cool color is the latest in fingertip chic.

Farmers’ Markets: Organic Food

Several days ago The Budget Ecoist posted the first of a two-part series on organic food concerning CSAs and Farmers’ Markets. The first post described CSAs.  For today’s post we’ll be focusing on Farmers’ Markets. As mentioned previously, Farmers’ Markets and CSAs are a great alternative to acquiring your organic produce (and protein, and honey, […]

Budget Food Tip: Steak Marinades and Rubs

Save money on bottled marinades or pre-mixed steak rubs by making them at home. Ingredients are basic, most of which you’ll have in the pantry already. Here are recipes for two steak treatments a garlicky basic marinade and a savory dry rub. Basic Marinade Combine: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon […]

Bob Cuts: Beauty Trend 2008

What: People are lopping off their locks left and right. What the experts say: The January issue of Redbook Magazine reinforces that short, bobbed cuts are going to be huge in 2008. Says stylist Dion Moore from Tela Salon in New York City: “The new short cuts are about texture and movement