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Gourmet Recipes At Low Prices

Posted by The Frugal Diva on 3rd March 2013

There’s no place like home and that is especially true for great meals at the best prices. The Frugal Diva loves the whole process of making dinner. First lovingly finding the nicest potatoes, the freshest chicken, and the juiciest peaches. Secondly integrating them into the refrigerator and pantry. Thirdly cooking them with the Frugal Dude for a great meal. The cooking part used to involve cookbooks however now the internet has a plethora of sites that offer recipes.  Recipes need to meet several criteria – low on the fat, easy to find inexpensive ingredients, and be delicious.

Working my way through the Broke Ass Gourmet, I found so many different variations of easy to cook, yummy, and light on the pocketbook recipes. The Lemon-Leek Chicken Legs barely seemed like any work and the total cost of came to $5 per person (prices will vary depending on your market). Add a side of brown rice or a salad for a full dinner.  For a dinner party, try the Lamb Tagine, where you serve four for under $20. Watch her video and learn how to make fresh spring rolls.

Thanks to Gabi Moskowitz for the inspiration to keep making healthy, flavorful and interesting meals at home!

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Koreatown Galleria

Posted by The Frugal Diva on 1st February 2011

Nicolle Kelly, owner of Clockwork Translations, has high standards for affordable dining out.  So when she mentioned Gang Lung Jip -3250 W. Olympic Bl. #305 Los Angeles, CA 90006 (323) 731-9770 -  in the Koreatown Galleria , I knew it was going to be great…and it was.

koreatowngalleriaA huge salad with typical Korean veggies and tuna and tilapia for under $6!  This is topped with a spicy dressing and served with seaweed soup. All this in a fun food court where you can indulge your love of Sanrio afterwards. After walking around the shops you might need a treat so try the Cake House with beautiful pastries and coffee.

Don’t miss the supermarket on the ground floor.  Interesting produce, massive selections of soy sauce, raman, and kimchi. Be adventurous and try some new condiments, kitchen products, and spices.

Now many of you may have heard of the wonders of the Olympic Spa. This is an indulgance that can be as low as $15 for spending time in the simple soak to $100 for an hour and a half spa treatment called Pure Bliss Aromatherapy Massage and Body Scrub .  This spa experience begins with the Akasuri Body Scrub. After a citrus jojoba bead body polish, a full session Korean Deep Tissue Massage with aromatherapy oil blend  and stimulating essential oil scalp massage followed by a botanical facial massage and chamomile mask. They even wash your hair at the end. Now you will be spending time walking around with other naked ladies so it is not for the modest. Gentleman, this is a great treat for your beloved for Valentine’s Day!

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