5 budget-conscious dishes to try

Making good food that costs less: Most of us can get behind such an effort. Here are recipes that will help you get there. Although these dishes will set you back more than the touted “pennies per serving,” they compensate by saving you time, using leftovers or small amounts of ingredients you have on hand.

— Bonnie S. Benwick

VIENNA, VA, JANUARY 9, 2013: Winter salad of shaved cucumber, radish and endive with lemon vinaigrette. Dishware courtesy of Crate & Barrel. (Photo by ASTRID RIECKEN For The Washington Post)

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