How does a foodie survive when her bank account is drained? You’ve already heard us wax rhapsodic about cabbage—the uber economical/healthful/super-delish/underrated veggie.

But we imagine you don’t want three square meals of cabbage a day.

Check out, Economy Bites, a user-friendly, appetite-inducing blog devoted to helping people eat well in tough times. Good recipes, how-to videos, and a charming cast of characters make this a worthy site to cruise before you impulsively dial for mediocre greasy take-out yet again.

While not all the recipes are sexy–face it, ground turkey is never sexy–there’s something so refreshingly home grown about this blog we’re always entertained!