By Wook Kim
Updated November 10, 2008 at 08:00 PM EST

Culinary goodness on a budget seems to be the passion of the 99 Cent Chef, who trawls the kitchens and groceries of Los Angeles in search of sub-dollar meals. His site is liberally seasoned with pictures and recipes: I’ve bookmarked his directions for Artichoke Pesto Over Ricotta Cavatelli Ravioli (which, obviously, will cost more than a buck to prepare). What’s the cheapest meal you’ve paid for in the last year?