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This Free Cookbook Is Filled With Healthy Recipes You Can Cook on a Budget

Patrick Allan

The best part about cooking at home—besides the tasty food—is all the money you can save. If you want to get even more out of your food budget, this free cookbook has tons of tasty recipes that will save you cash without sacrificing flavor.

The book, The New Economy Chapbook Cookbook Volume 1: Inexpensive, Healthy, Hopeful Feasts for 2017, is a crowd-sourced collaboration from poets Gabrielle Calvacoressi and Melissa Studdard. It’s a free PDF that contains almost 50 recipes designed for those who need to stretch every dollar they have, or those who like to cook with a pinch of frugality. Recipes include everything from meatballs to quiche to egg rolls to soups and stews, and more. Not only is the book helpful for you at home, but Calvacoressi urges people to print it out and distribute it to local food kitchens and other organizations. You can find the PDF at the link below:

It Doesn’t Matter When You Eat

Stephanie Lee

There are so many myths and strangely specific rules about when to eat to lose weight, but alone they do nothing to help. Eat a hearty breakfast and light all day.Eat small meals every few hours. Rules around when you eat are less important than you think, and even when they do help, they’re not for the reasons you think. Read more »

Soda sugar comparisons

The key is portion control, which is why I've switched to eating smaller cans of frosting instead of full bottles.

The science of “hangry” — how low blood sugar makes you a monster

This is what happens when Bruce Banner skips breakfast. Ferdaus Shamim/Getty Images

You may have heard the term “hangry” before — the word for the state of being both hungry and angry. As in: “I’m so hangry that I yelled at my boss. Someone please pass me a banana.”

there’s a growing body of evidence that being hangry is a real thing

But it’s not just weird slang. There’s a growing body of scientific evidence that being hangry is a completely real thing — and that low blood sugar leads to bad behavior.

Case in point: in a study published in 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers showed that married couples get increasingly angry and mean towards one another when their blood sugar is low.

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Kitchen coding

Brett Terpstra

I’ve developed a love of cooking. Perhaps even an obsession. It’s been good for my diet, and good for my palette.

When my mental health providers cut off the stimulants I had been taking for a decade to treat my ADHD, the only real upside to the new regime was that it was really easy for me to stop working at the end of the day (if I made it that far). Because my brain wouldn’t let me sit at a computer for any extended period of time, I ended up having free time in the evenings.

I’ve always been decent in the kitchen. Kind of like I’ve always been decent at coding, writing, and even sports in my younger years. To the extent that I could make it work, anyway. But, like coding, I decided there were things I could do better and started studying my meals in detail. Read more »