Slow cooked beef chuck steak and hearty noodles is a family-pleasing meal. A Slow Cooker Favorite Even though a slow cooker is an all-season appliance, most of us still associate it's use with the colder
Instead of using bread or buns (which are overly processed), I eat these veggie burger patties as seen below, or halved, in romaine lettuce leaves (making a “burger boat”). They also make great leftovers, crumbled onto a green salad or baked potato, or hearty traveling or hiking snacks. Preparation note: While it’s not necessary, cooking...Read More »
This healthful and flavorful Shepherd’s Pie defies tradition by forgoing the usual ground or minced meat, and uses portabella mushrooms instead. This version also leaves out the butter and milk, but leaves in the mashed potatoes, carrots and peas! Print Shepherd’s Pie Prep time: 55 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 1 hour 25...Read More »
This vegetarian lasagna is filled with meaty shiitake and cremini mushrooms, spinach, and ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses, so your meat-eating guests will be fighting for seconds along with the vegetarians!
If you're like me, you don't mind eating chili all year long, but I know there are some of you who are longing for summer salads and gazpachos. We'll get there soon enough, but I wanted to make a big pot of chili the other night that still made us feel cozy (despite the 80 something degree weather).This chili is pretty traditional: it's packed with protein and spices and it's great with toppings like cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, or whatever else sounds good to you. Plus, its only takes 30 minutes to make.See more frugal recipes!
If you've got veggies and a protein, you can make stir fry! Stir fries are quick and they're great because you can basically use whatever you have on hand. Really, you just can't go wrong with a bowl full of veggies. And it'll be way better than takeout! See more frugal recipes!
Bar pies are the ideal pizza for those who love thin crusts, and while making them from scratch is doable, sometimes you just need that pizza NOW. Far from being a compromise, tortilla-based pizzas are in fact the ideal quick and easy-way to make a super-crisp, extra-thin crust for a full-on pizza experience in under 15 minutes from start to finish.
During cold days, there is not much more comforting than a hot pot roast with gravy and potatoes and carrots. It's a classic recipe that turns an inexpensive cut of meat into a tender meal.This recipe for slow cooker pot roast makes it super easy. Sear the meat first to create a deep and rich flavor and then the slow cooker does the rest.See more frugal recipes!
I love stir fries because of three reasons: 1. they're quick, 2. you can usually use whatever veggies you have on hand, and 3. they make for really yummy leftovers.This Thai-style beef stir fry is full of flavors and is a great recipe for getting lots of vegetables to your family in a quick amount of time. If you don't like spicy foods, feel free to leave out the spicy peppers.See more frugal recipes!
I interview Chris Hansen as an inpiration to older diabetic men to switch to a plant based diet. How eating lots of plants has helped his blood pressure, lowered his A1C plus plant based Meatloaf Reuben.