Hi, I’m Molly Parr.
I grew up in Western Massachusettts, then spent 20 years living in New York City and Boston. I moved back home in the summer of 2016 with my husband Rich, our cat Rooster and our daughters Lilli Virginia, who was born at the end of January 2013, and Beatrix Louise, who was born at the beginning of June 2015. We bought an old farmhouse in the Village of Florence, which is part of Northampton, Massachusetts.
I started Cheap Beets because Rich had been unexpectedly laid off, and I wanted to assure people that it’s possible to eat well for not a lot of money. My biggest tip is not eating meat. I try very hard to not include expensive ingredients in my recipes, like certain nuts, fancy cheeses or fresh vanilla beans. If I do, I’ll explain where I’ve found them at a low cost. Now that I’m living in an area studded with farms and sugar shacks, I’m looking forward to exploring and sharing even more recipes and stories about the foods I find and bring back to my kitchen.
I call Cheap Beets “mostly vegetarian” because it is just that: mostly vegetarian, with an anchovy melted into a dish every now and then, and a splash of fish sauce here and there. There’s also a salmon cake recipe on here that people seem to really enjoy.
I’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to leave comments or drop me a line at Cheapbeets at Gmail dot com. You can become a fan on Facebook or follow me @CheapBeets on Twitter where I try to highlight interesting food news and special food-related deals I hear about.
Thanks so much for stopping by.