Welcome to Foodie on the Side! Here I’ll be chronicling my journey to feed myself in the most delicious, real, & cost effective way I can. If you’re like me, you love to eat out at restaurants, but you’re on a budget. Oh, and you LOVE to cook! So you know how satisfying it is to cook something delicious that makes you and your loved ones smile. I watch tons of cooking shows, rip recipes out of magazines all the time, and even daydream about running a restaurant, so of course I’m interested in learning how to make everything I love to order at restaurants at home – for less – with lots of leftovers that I can save for easy – cheap – weekday meals! My mission isn’t only about saving money though, it’s about eating better too. That means minimal red meat, more veggies, fruit, and fish, and as much organic and unprocessed foods as possible because that’s where my body gets what it really needs!