As I was thoroughly enjoying a nice Indian lunch today, it dawned on me that more people should eat this way. Not only is it nutritious, it is also way cheaper to prepare (they use lots of vegies and less meat), and it tastes great. In fact most ethnic food is based on simple, inexpensive ingredients, interesting combinations of spices, and very little meat. The results? A less expensive grocery bill, less cholesterol and fat, and more of what is good for you (vegies, whole grains, and spices). Why not visit some local ethnic restaurants or check out some Mexican/Greek/Asian/Latin food cookbooks at the library and try your hand at creating some new, inexpensive, healthy dishes?