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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    Cook from scratch, dont buy pre-packaged food most of the time, shop at aldi, green grocers and bulk butchers. I rarely eat meat so that helps too. I make all DS3's food myself. Meal planning helps a lot too.

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    I do all of that besides aldi cause I don't find the random few items any cheaper. Hmmm!

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    I wish we had an aldi Just coles and woolies here!

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    I love making sauces from scratch because I enjoy cooking and eating healthy, wholesome foods - but for the purpose of this thread I thought I'd mention that I don't find it cheaper to do so. It seems to cost me more anyway??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theboys&me View Post
    I love making sauces from scratch because I enjoy cooking and eating healthy, wholesome foods - but for the purpose of this thread I thought I'd mention that I don't find it cheaper to do so. It seems to cost me more anyway??
    Me too...I was wondering if it was just me

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    It depends if you make it in bulk... I buy home brand pasata and bulk it out with fresh veggies and then I freeze half the sauce. I suppose its not cheaper than buying the cheapest pasta sauce but its cheaprr than the more expensive ones we like. Probably cost me about $3-4 to make enough sauce for 2 meals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theboys&me View Post
    I love making sauces from scratch because I enjoy cooking and eating healthy, wholesome foods - but for the purpose of this thread I thought I'd mention that I don't find it cheaper to do so. It seems to cost me more anyway??
    I quite honestly believe our food bill would be a lot smaller if we ate packaged food. Our salmon, salad, asparagus with white wine sauce I will make tonight is approx $30 vs a pack of pasta, jar sauce, with a few veg thrown in would be a few dollars.

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    And for example making white sauce costs next to nothing from scratch but you could also buy a $2 or so sachet of it... gravy is cheaper to buy gravox than it is to buy instant gravy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theboys&me View Post
    I love making sauces from scratch because I enjoy cooking and eating healthy, wholesome foods - but for the purpose of this thread I thought I'd mention that I don't find it cheaper to do so. It seems to cost me more anyway??
    same!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    It depends if you make it in bulk... I buy home brand pasata and bulk it out with fresh veggies and then I freeze half the sauce. I suppose its not cheaper than buying the cheapest pasta sauce but its cheaprr than the more expensive ones we like. Probably cost me about $3-4 to make enough sauce for 2 meals.

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    if this was me id also add a good glass of red wine, garlic, stock, herbs and then reduce it down to get the depth of flavor its always.works out more expensive

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