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What To Do About Rising Grocery Prices

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I was glad to chat with my sweet Kitchen Pioneers during this month’s live stream on September 23, 2021. Among the topics we talked about were rising grocery prices, including increases in the cost of beef and bacon!

This live stream replay is available to Kitchen Pioneers who have joined my YouTube membership community—The Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy.

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Rising Grocery Prices

Over the last six months or so, you may have noticed rising grocery prices at your local market. I have definitely seen quite a jump in the price of bacon!

Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture has reported that over the last year, pork has jumped 11% (an all-time high!) to $4.32 per pound and bacon rose 16.3% to $6.22 per pound.

And if you noticed the price of beef increasing, you would be right! The cost of beef has risen 4.6% to $5.97 per pound.

How to Fight Against Food Inflation

So what can we do to cope with rising grocery prices? Those of you who have been with me for a while will not be surprised when I talk about how you can fight against food inflation: Don’t waste anything!

For example, here’s how you can use a whole chicken for a no-waste kitchen:

  1. If you buy chicken, then buy a whole chicken.
  2. Roast the chicken and use any leftovers to make a second meal.
  3. Save the carcass to make bone broth with your vegetable scrap bag.
  4. Use the bone broth to make a nutritious soup.

These are the first steps you can take to stretch your food dollar and create a no-waste kitchen. For more examples of what we chatted about, be sure to watch our live stream replay.

Videos to Help You Use a Whole Chicken

Here are videos to help you cook and use a whole chicken for a no-waste kitchen. To stretch your food dollar, you’ll use your entire chicken by roasting it, making a chicken bone broth, and using the bone broth to create a nutritious and delicious soup.

Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy Live Stream

These live streams and live stream replays are available to members of the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy, who we call Kitchen Pioneers. You can learn more about my optional YouTube membership community, including members-only videos and exclusive perks.

This membership community is optional. I’m still publishing my weekly detailed instructional cooking videos on my public YouTube channel that you can watch for free. (Thanks so much for being a Sweet Friend and subscriber!)

In addition to links to the latest Kitchen Academy vodcasts, this blog post lists some of the public videos that I talk about in my live stream.

Join My Next Traditional Foods Live Stream

These live streams are a lot of fun, and I enjoy getting to know more about you, my wonderful Kitchen Pioneers. 😊

Be sure to bring your questions for me to our live streams. You can also get to know the other members in our Kitchen Pioneers community. You’ll find a lot of fellow Kitchen Pioneers who are working on sourdough starters, ferments, and more traditional foods recipes, just like you!

Remember that you’re always welcome to post questions and comments on my videos at any time, and I’m glad to reply.

More Kitchen Pioneer Videos

In addition to live streams, I publish exclusive videos for my membership community. In case you have missed any of my past videos, be sure to catch up with the videos below.

Here are a few of my recent member videos:

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  3. Join the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy (Optional Paid) - For more detailed videos, live streams, and exclusive members-only perks, join my YouTube membership community.
  4. Order The Modern Pioneer Cookbook (Optional Paid) - Get a printed book of Mary's nourishing recipes from a Traditional Foods Kitchen. This bestselling cookbook is published by Penguin Random House with their DK imprint.

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