Fresh ginger is spicy and adds layers of flavor to soups, curries, fried rice, noodles, and other foods.
In my area, even simple store-brand cheese costs more than $4 per pound. There are ways to make your food taste like cheese without spending a lot of money.
So, getting them fresh from the vegetable section can really help you take your cooking to the next level.
If you are on a tight budget, citrus may also seem like a luxury item. But you can usually get lemons or limes for less than a dollar at most grocery stores.
Quite a few people say they don't like beans. But if you don't like beans, it's likely because you haven't found a way to cook them that you like yet.
Everyone talks about rice when they talk about cheap foods. But there are other foods that can help you stay on budget while giving your meals more variety.
I'd also like to give onions and fresh garlic a special note. I can't always put them in my food because they make it hard for me to swallow.