Frugality

Why Flax Seeds Are A Waste Of Money

Flaxseed is widely touted as a health food- it contains fiber, and is a great source of Omega 3's, which is great if you are vegetarian or don't like fish. Flax seeds aren't cheap though- a tiny container of them from the grocery store can be $8.00. I always wondered if the seeds have any… Continue reading Why Flax Seeds Are A Waste Of Money

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Sweet Corn Enchiladas

    The secret to these is the Corn and Chile salsa from Trader Joe's. It's a little sweet, a little spicy, and very addictive. If you don't have a Trader Joe's nearby, subsitute a can of drained sweet corn, but consider taking a road trip to stock up on the Trader Joe's version :).  … Continue reading Sweet Corn Enchiladas

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Polenta & Goat Cheese Peppers

Usually most omnivore weddings don't have many vegetarian options. So I was pleasantly surprised to attend two weddings this summer with two delicious vegetarian entrees- one had baked mac & cheese, and the other had polenta & goat cheese stuffed peppers. The peppers were so good that I made a version of my own. I… Continue reading Polenta & Goat Cheese Peppers

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One Pot Veggie Chili

Today was the first day that it really felt like fall here, so in honor of that, I made veggie chili and cornbread. This chili is  "medium spicy" with the amount of spices called for in the recipe. It tastes great when reheated as leftovers, too. Serve with your favorite cornbread! One Pot Veggie Chili: A… Continue reading One Pot Veggie Chili

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10 Quick & Tasty Sandwich Ideas

There's a plethora of lunch ideas on Pinterest (and the pictures! They're so pretty!) but here's the dilemma: I pack my husband's lunches, and he likes sandwiches for lunch. As in, only sandwiches, with some snack items. Which means that things could get boring very quickly. So I'm on a quest to find simple but interesting… Continue reading 10 Quick & Tasty Sandwich Ideas

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Dinner For $1.72: Mixed Veggies With Pine Nut Couscous

I've always known that it's cheaper to eat at home than eat out, but I'd never figured out just how much cheaper it is. I did the math for this meal and was surprised: $5.14 total, or $1.72 per serving. When a dinner out for two (without appetizers, drinks, or dessert) can easily be $30… Continue reading Dinner For $1.72: Mixed Veggies With Pine Nut Couscous

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Pesto Portabello Capellini

Both capellini and spinach cook very quickly, making this a great weeknight dinner idea. Serves 3 (entree size) or 5 (side dish) Ingredients: 1/2 a box of capellini pasta 1 container Buitoni pesto sauce (or your favorite type) Portabello mushrooms (2 large caps, or a package of baby portabello mushrooms) 2-3 T. pine nuts Baby spinach Handful of sun-dried… Continue reading Pesto Portabello Capellini