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Tastespotting & The Food Stamp Challenge

June 24th, 2007


Tastespotting is one of my sweetest or shall I say most flavorful addictions on the internet. They offer the most amazing visual buffet of food porn this side of anywhere. I have lost hours of my life clicking through their links exploring everything from ideas for dinner to perfectly plated and photographed desserts that made me want to lick my laptop screen. The talent displayed there is amazing and my cookbook collection seems to pale in comparison.

Last week through Tastespotting, Sarah of Saerinthal clicked through a link and found my post $42. Inspired by the plight of many poverty level Americans who struggle to survive on $3 or less a day and taking into consideration all of the other factors that effect one in that position, she too has decided to participate in the Food Stamp Challenge. She is challenging others as well and I can not wait to see what she comes up with.

This really made me think… Wouldn’t it be great if this were to snowball and more Bloggers/Tastespotters worked together to help find healthy and realistic ways to stretch that $3 a day? Take a step back for a moment, put yourself in another’s shoes, and consider what the heck you would prepare with very little time, energy, equipment, and experience. I know there are some amazingly talented people out there who could very easily put my $1 meals to shame. The question is… Will you be one of them?

Food Stamp Challenge, Live Well for Less

  1. July 6th, 2007 at 10:37 | #1

    Thanks for the shoutout! You’ve probably been wondering what happened to me. Well, first, I realized that I had a refrigerator full of food that would go bad if I didn’t eat it that week, and some how wasting food is much worse than spending too much $$ on it in the first place.

    I haven’t forgotten.

    In fact, I have an even bigger idea lurking in my head and I would love to share it with you, but I’d rather share it through email instead.

    Shoot me an email when you have a moment, I’d love to discuss it with you!


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