“Cook on a Shoestring” pretty much says it all: This website is all about preparing cheap, hardy meals on a fairly tight budget.  We’re on a mission to deliver simple, cheap recipes to people everywhere on a shoestring budget.

Whether you’re looking for cooking tips, cheap recipes, easy recipes, or whatever, we’re here to serve you.

If you’re brand new to the world of cooking–whether you’re a college student who’s just moved away from home or somebody who has just never spent time developing your cooking skills–be sure to check out our Getting Started page before you do anything else.  It has a list of the bare necessities that can make your cooking experience a blast.

To see what kitchen essentials will make it easier to cook great recipes on a shoestring budget, check out our Shoestring Kitchen page.  From cookie sheets to mixing bowls, this page will give you the rundown on all the tools you need to turn out some amazing meals–all without breaking the bank.

If you’re ready to skip straight to the food, why don’t you check out our Simple Recipes and Sample Menus section.  Sometimes the hardest part about cooking is deciding what to cook. We got you covered.  Our Simple Recipes and Sample Menus page offers a complete menu for an entire week! Instead of staring into your pantry or wandering the aisles at the grocery store, you’ll have a concrete plan you can rely on to deliver you a different meal each night for 7 days straight.  These meals will expose you to a variety of recipes you can whip up on a budget, and best of all: They’re designed to be quick.  No meal takes more than an hour to prepare, and most can be finished in 30 minutes or less. You don’t want to miss this.

If you’re looking for tips on eating healthy, be sure to read our Health page.  Cooking on a shoestring budget does not mean you have to neglect a healthy, balanced diet.  There are plenty of ways you can find affordable fruits and vegetables without having to break the bank.  Visit our Health page to learn more.

Last, but not least, don’t forget to check out our Kitchen Blog.  If you’re serious about honing your cooking skills over time, you’ll want the fresh ideas and personal interaction our Kitchen Blog provides.  Yes, there are countless blogs out there about cooking–and I encourage you to check out as many of them as you can–but ours has a fresh perspective you won’t find anywhere else.  Take a look to see what we mean.

So check out what our website has to offer, and if you have any questions, just email David at david@cookonashoestring.com.  We would love to hear from you.