I love food but I am broke and not the best cook, and yet I have been surviving on a $20 a week grocery budget. I can scarcely believe it myself. This blog will be my attempt at documenting the experience.
My rules of thumb:
$20 a week (on average) is for food only, not incidentals like light bulbs or laundry detergent.
As much as possible, everything I buy is a raw ingredient. I can't or won't make my own cheese or tortillas, but I have done a lot with milk, flour and eggs. A bag of potato chips is not an option however.
I am female, so I don't need to eat that much anyway.
I live alone and don't entertain much; if I do, it will be outside the $20 budget.
I have a well-equipped kitchen, though it is a small city kitchen.