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Modern Recession Recipes

Budget-Friendly Ways to Beat Hunger

— April 25, 2009 — Lifestyle
In a recession, people tend to try to cut costs on nearly everything--including daily meals. But does a tightened budget mean that we have to torture ourselves by eating the same noodle soup or go-to budget meal every day?

iVillage has listed four recipes to seek the perfect balance between our purses and our stomachs.

Even costly Japanese cuisine can turn into an affordable family potluck. The recipe for poached salmon with rice noodles and lemongrass broth costs around $27 dollars. Still too expensive? Just replace salmon with sea bass, halibut or even tilapia.

If you are crazy about Asian food, there's also Indonesian chicken with coconut fried rice. The rice itself fills your hunger, so you don’t have to prepare any additional food other than a light dessert.

What are your favorite things to prepare when times are tough?
Trend Themes
1. Recession Recipes - Opportunity to develop and promote budget-friendly recipes that offer a variety of flavors and ingredients.
2. Affordable Potluck - Opportunity to create recipes that transform costly cuisines into affordable options for large gatherings.
3. Asian-inspired Budget Meals - Opportunity to explore and share recipes that provide the satisfaction of Asian cuisine while staying within a tight budget.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - Opportunity for food companies and restaurants to develop and market recession-friendly meal options.
2. Cooking and Recipe Platforms - Opportunity for cooking and recipe platforms to curate a collection of recession recipes that cater to budget-conscious individuals.
3. Asian Grocery Stores - Opportunity for Asian grocery stores to highlight affordable ingredients and provide recipe ideas for budget-friendly Asian meals.
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