Throughout the pages of my new book Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide are tricks that help me save time, money, and sanity. I call them “Crazy Tricks That Actually Work”. I’m sharing a few of these on my blog.
I’m a pretty frugal shopper, and shelling out $6 for a tiny jar of dried herbs is painful. So I head to the ethnic foods aisle. Did you know that the herbs and spices there are generally a lot less expensive than those found elsewhere in the supermarket?
(Yes, I know some cooks have very discriminating tastes and prefer to buy theirs at specialty shops. I’d rather save time and money wherever I can.)
Example 1: Smoked Paprika
Cheapest smoked paprika in the spice aisle (.9 ounces): $5.99
Smoked paprika in the ethnic foods aisle (2 ounces): $1.79
Example 2: Ground Ginger
Cheapest ground ginger in the spice aisle (.8 ounces): $4.99
Ground ginger in the ethnic foods aisle (1.5 ounces): $1.79
What are your best money-saving tricks at the grocery store?
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