Barley Risotto Recipe

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-dish Meals | 0 comments

Barley Risotto Recipe

Saving money is a high value to me. But so is eating right. That's why I love dishes like this Barley Risotto. The combination of whole grain barley with creamy cheese makes a complete protein and a healthy main dish.

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How to Rehydrate Legumes and Dried Beans

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-dish Meals, Vegetarian | 0 comments

How to Rehydrate Legumes and Dried Beans

My thanks to More-with-Less Cookbook, which introduced me to the value of using legumes to many of my meals. They add protein and fiber to many recipes and help stretch my food budget. Here's a summary of the method More-with-Less uses for rehydrating dry beans.

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Making Your Own Refried Beans

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-dish Meals | 0 comments

Making Your Own Refried Beans

I like mixing some refried beans into my taco meat because it extends the meat mixture, lowers the cost, and also adds important fiber to the meal. If you want, it's easy to double or triple the recipe.

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Mediterranean Potato Salad Recipe

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 in Chicken and Turkey, Main Dishes & Pasta, One-dish Meals | 0 comments

Mediterranean Potato Salad Recipe

This is one of my favorite summer dishes. It can be served as a side, with grilled meat, or make it a one-dish meal with the addition of grilled chicken. If you're a little weary of the typical potato salad covered in mayo, you're going to love this Mediterranean twist!

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Pasta alla Carbonara Recipe

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-dish Meals, Pasta | 0 comments

Pasta alla Carbonara Recipe

This is our all-time favorite fast meal. Kids love it and it's good enough for company. While the pasta cooks, toss up a salad and you're ready! Almost any pasta shape can be used.

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Couscous Patties Recipe

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-dish Meals | 0 comments

Couscous Patties Recipe

I first enjoyed these couscous patties at a little farmhouse restaurant in Germany and have made them many times since. They make a nice luncheon dish, or serve as a light supper with a side salad.

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