Thank you for writing about your experience! Here are some resources I use to find low-cost recipes: www.budgetbytes.com and the cookbook "Good and Cheap" by Leanne Brown www.leannebrown.com/cookbooks. Brown wrote her book with people receiving SNAP benefits in mind. You can buy the cookbook (for every cookbook bought, one is given to a person in need), but she also has a free PDF version on her website.
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