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The Meatless Challenge: 7 Vegetarian Meals for $10 or Less

The Meatless Challenge: 7 Vegetarian Meals for $10 or Less
photo: sarniebill1 With so many laudable but expensive food movements like buying organic and fair trade, you’ve got to love one that cuts your grocery bill. Meatless Monday has become a trendy thing to do for both home cooks and restaurants, largely for its sustainability. (The gist: meat requires more land, water and energy to produce, and releases more greenhouse gases.) But following the trend is also a great way to save on grocery costs. Prices have risen along with the growing middle class in developing countries. As with our first “meals under $10″ challenge, we asked food and finance bloggers, as well as chefs and home cooks, to send in their best suggestions for a meal fit for a family of four. Now Frugal Foodie has a challenge for you: what’s your best super-cheap yet gourmet vegetarian meal? (All cost estimates are based on non-sale New York City supermarket prices. Spiced Veggie Burgers Cost: $2.35, or $0.59 per serving Eggplant Stew Cost: $3.92, or $0.98 per serving

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SPICED LENTIL SOUP WITH COCONUT MILK SPICED LENTIL SOUP WITH COCONUT MILK // Serves 6 Recipe adapted from The Travelers Lunchbox who adapted it from Once Upon a Tart The recipe calls for green lentils. I used a mixture because I have a large amount of them and they worked just fine. Split or red lentils will likely get too mushy here. Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa One of my favourite side dishes has to be cheesy broccoli rice which is a quick and easy dish where with the amazing broccoli and cheddar cheese flavour combo! Ever since I discovered quinoa I have been trying my favourite rice dishes with the rice replaced with the healthier quinoa and it was finally time to try a cheesy broccoli quinoa! This dish is super easy to make and you pretty much just cook the quinoa with the broccoli and then mix in the cheese once the quinoa and broccoli are cooked. Some of the things that I like about this recipe are that it is a one pot dish and that it is a stove top dish which is great for holiday dinners where there never seems to be enough oven space or time. I think I now have a new favourite side dish! Get 5 Closet Cooking cookbooks in a bundle for a 30% discount over buying them individually.

Finds: Awesome Cake Designs Posted by C on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 · [via] I’m not really that big fan of cakes. Ten scrumptious vegan recipe photos to titillate your taste buds There is no better time than a long weekend, especially the last unofficial weekend of summer, to try new foods. The following ten recipes offer a nice variety of meal ideas and desserts to get you started this Labor Day Weekend. Raw Strawberry Cheescake by JoLynn at Dreamin' It Vegan Ingredients include strawberries, dark chocolate, coconut, dates, and pecans. Recipe here Making Homemade Peanut Butter Homemade peanut butter. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman. That 30 cases of salmonella have been reported in 18 states is, of course, troubling (HuffPo story here). I buy bottled stuff—mustard, mayo, ketchup, hoisin, etc.—and feed it to my kids.

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