I also liked this post at Kitchen Madonna: Go Monastic. It revived my wish for a wheat grinder but then, I am trying not to buy anything, at least not until I've thought for a long time.
In the meantime, the minimalist suggestions are sensible -- they fit in with the "sparing" ideal mentioned in Father Dubay's Happy are you Poor:
- Eat less
- Use fewer ingredients -- 2 or 3 in a main dish (not counting oil and spices)
- Simple preparation
- Eat "sustainably" -- local produce and a bigger proportion of vegetables and grains compared to animal products.