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This is one of those recipes that is time intensive, but so cheap and so good that it’s well worth the effort. The entire recipe is about $3.25, including the cost of cooking it.

The much better photograph.

Tamales and Tomatoes

Ingredients:

1 can Bush’s Pinto Beans (If you’re in the U.K., Australia or virtually any British former protectorate, you can still make this recipe: just double the amount to two cans, and look for gluten-free Heinz Beans.)

1 can Bush’s Hominy (No, they’re not paying me.  They’re just cheap, and easy to get in the U.S.  =0)

1 3/4 cup Maseca Masa

3/4 cup vegetable oil (I used generic safflower/soy oil.)

1 1/2 cups water

1/2 tsp salt (You can add spices. Garlic salt is an easy add-on. Check that it’s gluten-free.)

Enough water to fill the cooking vessel of your rice cooker.

Kitchen Apparatus:

Rice Cooker (7 cups or larger) with a steamer bowl.  (Preferably one you don’t mind voiding the warranty on–this isn’t dangerous, but it’s not quite what they had in mind.) (more…)

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I waited years to write this recipe–for flatbread, you need a cast-iron pan. For flatbread in a toaster oven, you need a tiny cast-iron pan; the only ones I could find were $30.00. Then, I was walking through my local H.E.B. in Austin, and I saw tiny cast-iron pans for $7.00.  Image

It’s called Cocinaware, and it’s amazing. (more…)

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Blue Corn Flatbread

One of the things that it’s good to learn when you are trying to cook more cheaply, is that it doesn’t all have to be cheap:  this is a flatbread recipe made from expensive organic blue cornmeal that is fantastic by itself;

but, it also makes a really good pizza crust at about a third of the price for a pre-made gluten-free pizza crust.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup blue corn masa ($7.00 a lb, with shipping)

1 cup water

2 tablespoons olive oil

Kitchen apparati:

2 cup plastic measure

dish towel (more…)

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