Vegetarian

Blueberry Kale Muffins

Kid-Friendly Blueberry Kale Muffins

Blueberry Kale Muffins Makes 12 Ingredients: 1½ cups whole wheat flour – stock 1 teaspoon baking soda – stock 1 teaspoon baking powder – stock ½ teaspoon salt – stock 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – stock 1⁄3 cup maple syrup – stock 1 tspn vanilla extract – stock 1 egg, lightly beaten – stock 1⁄3[…]

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3-Ingredient PB Cookies_opt

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Makes about 16 cookies Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter, room temperature (chunky or creamy) – stock 1 egg – stock 1 cup white sugar – stock Grand total assuming “well-stocked” kitchen: $0 Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth[…]

Mango-Cilantro Chutney

Mango-Cilantro Chutney

Mango-Cilantro Chutney Makes about 8-oz Ingredients: 1 large bunch fresh cilantro – $1.99 1 large jalapeno, seeded – $.69 1 mango – $2.50 Juice of 1 lemon – $.25 1 teaspoon salt – stock 2 teaspoons sugar – stock 2 tablespoons water – stock Grand total assuming well-stocked kitchen: $5.43 Directions: 1. Rinse the cilantro[…]

Oatmeal Applesauce Banana Bread

Oatmeal Applesauce Banana Bread_opt

Oatmeal Applesauce Banana Bread Makes 1 loaf Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen Ingredients: 1½ cups whole wheat flour – stock 1 cup rolled oats – stock 1½ teaspoons baking powder – stock ¾-teaspoon baking soda – stock 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – stock ¾-teaspoon salt – stock 1 heaping cup of mashed bananas (about 3 medium[…]

Spinach-Mango Salad Pizzettes

Mango Pizzette

Spinach-Mango Salad Pizzettes Makes 6 Pizzettes Ingredients: 1-package whole-wheat pita breads (6 per package) – $2.59 1/3 lb. Fontina cheese, shredded – $2.00 1 ripe mangoes, pitted and cut into ¼” dice – $1.00 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped – $0.99 1 Jalapeno pepper, minced – $0.14 ¼ cup Bermuda onion, finely diced – $0.79[…]

Cold Sesame Noodles

Cold Sesame Noodles

Cold Sesame Noodles Serves 2 to 3 Adapted from Saveur Ingredients: ½ lb whole wheat spaghetti, cooked al dente, according to package directions (soba noodles also work, but I find they have a slightly bitter after-taste that’s distracting) – $2.19 4 Tablespoons sesame oil, divided – stock 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce – stock 1[…]

Classic Chickpea Hummus

Classic Chickpea Hummus_opt

Classic Chickpea Hummus Makes about a pint Slightly adapted from Simply.Food Ingredients: 15-oz can of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed – $1.29 1 clove garlic – stock 2 tablespoons water – stock 1 tablespoon olive oil – stock 3 teaspoons tahini (sesame seed paste) – $4.79 2 teaspoons lime juice – $0.59 Freshly[…]

Savory Marsala-Infused Mushroom-Shallot Sauce

Mushroom Shallot Pasta Sauce_opt

Savory Marsala-Infused Mushroom-Shallot Sauce Serves 4 Note: The consistency is not particularly creamy nor saucy, it’s almost chunky, even tapenade-like. But it’s perfect and packed with flavor. Ingredients: 2 large shallots, halved – $0.89 3 cloves of garlic – stock 2 Tablespoons of olive oil, divided – stock 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, divided (you[…]

Pumpkin Seed and Spinach Pesto

Pumpkin Seed & Spinach Pesto_opt

Pumpkin Seed and Spinach Pesto Makes about 2 cups Adapted from Whole Living Ingredients: 1 cup hulled, raw pumpkin seeds – $6.87 1 cup fresh basil, packed – $1.79 ¼-cup fresh chives, roughly chopped – $0.69 1 cup baby spinach, packed – $3.99 1 large garlic clove – stock 1 teaspoon salt – stock Freshly[…]