budget | cheap eats

A white bowl of braised radishes on a marble countertop.

Braised Radishes

When subjected to gentle heat, radishes’ vibrant fire engine red fades to the palest shade of pink and their peppery rawness gives way to a complex nuttiness.

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Homemade Greek yogurt being strained through cheesecloth into a white bowl with a spoon and a small bowl of honey beside it.

Homemade Greek Yogurt

This is the homemade Greek yogurt of your dreams. Seriously. Folks are calling it the creamiest and most loveliest homemade yogurt ever.

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  • 12 H
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A small white dish of gochujang, a Korean chile past with a spoon, jar, and bowl beside it.

Gochujang

Got gochujang? If not, you need to drop everything and try this simple recipe for the authentic homemade Korean chile paste with a sweet heat and some serious umami.

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Halved slices of sourdough stacked on top of each other on a white and grey marble surface.

Sourdough Bread

Craving an artisanal-like loaf of sourdough with that trademark crunchy crust and tender crumb? We have the recipe for you. And it’s a cinch to pull off. Swear.

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Three pieces of mkate wa ufuta (Zanzibar sesame bread) with some sesame seeds sprinkled around it.

Zanzibar Sesame Bread | Mkate Wa Ufuta

We know what you’re thinking. Mkate what?! Yet once you try this unique and chewy, toasty, nutty, densely magnificent sesame flatbread from Zanzibar, you’ll be crooning about it to everyone who’ll listen.

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A glass spice jar filled with cinnamon sugar, lying on its side with some cinnamon sugar poured out.

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

Yes, a recipe for cinnamon sugar. Because ‪‎so often life leaves us wanting to be a kid again. And this proportion of cinnamon to sugar is the bomb.

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Baking sheet lined with parchment and covered with easy roasted carrots and onions with burnt edges

Easy Roasted Carrots

Four ingredients and one simple technique that will leave everyone asking—maybe even demanding—you for more. A keeper of a side dish.

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A wooden bowl filled with homemade yellow mustard with a wooden spoon holding mustard seeds behind it.

Homemade Yellow Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Because you can. And if that’s not reason enough, there’s no comparison between this and the store-bought stuff. Enough said.

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Three pretzel rolls on a piece of parchment.

Pretzel Rolls

You’re gonna be astounded at just how easy pretzel rolls are to make at home. And yes, they taste like the real authentic German deal.

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A brown paper bag with popped microwave popcorn spilling out of it.

How to Make Microwave Popcorn

Yes, you can make microwave popcorn on your own with just a brown paper bag. No artificial colors. No fake butter. No nasty preservatives. Bring on your next Netflix binge!

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