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friedsig: a DIY, non-monetized project

May 29, 2016

just want to be totally clear about this.

friedsig is a radical diy project. i strongly believe that information should be free. i do not like advertising.

i do not monetize these recipes in any way, shape, or form.
i have never placed any advertising on any page at all.

these banners are placed by wordpress without my consent. this is a “free account” and so wordpress has the authority to do whatever they want. i make $0 from this blog regardless of traffic. any advertising on this or any page on friedsig is placed by wordpress for wordpress to make money.

i am glad for the free website and i like wordpress much better than its competitors. if the presence of ads irritates you and you would like to fund their removal, you can leave a comment. otherwise, we’ll all have to deal with them. having said that, advertisements are placed by wordpress and do not go towards the maintenance of the site.

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tl;dr: i have neither made nor spent a single dollar on this website. wordpress has placed advertising banners on this website so they can make money off us.


five years!

September 28, 2015

today is my five-year anniversary of bringing you recipes. 380 recipes later, i just want to thank you for being there.


quick recipes

December 3, 2014

Added a new tag – “quick” – for quick recipes!

When hunger pounces, fast food is a temptation! Why pay out the nose for food that will make you feel sick when you can grab a quick 5 minute warm chickpea and feta salad and feel like a superhero? Not all these recipes will be healthy – but they’re all a million times more delicious (and healthier) than drive-thru or frozen meals!

Check out quick recipes here!


two hundred “likes”

November 7, 2012

these recipes just received their two hundredth LIKE!

thank you so much to everyone around the world who supports this project!

as of today, this project has almost six thousand views from NINETY-SIX countries around the world!


hello to visitors from around the world!

October 1, 2012

Since February 2012, these recipes have had visitors from:

Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Réunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

(130 countries out of 206!)


Please leave a comment! Teach me how your family makes something, or share what you think about a recipe you tried. We can all learn more together!
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Thanks so much for checking out friedsig!



February 2, 2012

it arrived

i am squealing delightedly

thank you so much again to this site for hosting the contest that hooked me up with a free food processor!



January 11, 2012

from kate at

check her out, leave her some love, and then come visit me at my home so i have an excuse to mash up an enormous fresh salsa, bake some bread, and fry up some lacto-fermented dosai. stay tuned soon for a post dedicated to my favorite food processor recipes!



September 28, 2010

this has been a long time in coming:

siegfried’s fried sig.

about me:

my food philosophy is DIY.

the header image is lamb’s quarter, a delicious chenopodium (goosefoot) that seeds itself in our raised beds. no matter what fancy plants we try to coax from the soil, lamb’s quarter shoots up, sometimes to six feet. it produces delicious spinach-like tender greens and a particular kind of sparkle that makes them look magickal. these grow in waste lots and polluted areas, providing a little hope we may someday return to eating from our backyards.

please ask if you have questions.