`Grow your own produce and herbs if you have the space (and sun) to do so.
`Make an apron out of an old towel to tie around your waist when you are cooking. This saved on paper towels.
`Follow the Rule of Fives- Food can be at room temperature for 5 hours, in the fridge for 5 days and in the freezer for 5 weeks (sometimes more depending on the way it is stored)
`Buy in bulk
`Shop local markets
`Buy a vacuum sealer to keep frozen foods for much longer.
`Compost to save on next year’s potting soils and make your produce ORGANICALLY yours.
`Always make shopping lists.
`Don’t go to the grocery store with a hungry husband. It will zero out all coupons and sales. Trust me on this one.
`Dry excess herbs from your garden.
`Use everything. Bones make great broths and stews, fruit and veggie scraps make great soils, seeds make more food.
`Freeze ginger, lemongrass and garlic. It makes grating it much easier.