To cook frugally you have to understand a little about food and cooking. Staple foods are foods that we tend to have with every meal. They are carbohydrate rich and cheap. Staples are bread, potatoes and rice. To a lesser extent dairy products can be viewed as staple food, because milk can be important in your diet.
I’ve made this soup a couple of times and it’s a thin soup that you can dip toasted bread into and has a unique flavour. It is very frugal when the celery is in season and doesn’t need much chicken. (more…)