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Sweet & Savory Asian-style Pulled Pork

May 19, 2014

Sweet & Savory Asian-Style Pulled Pork Serves 8 Inspired by Dessert Before Dinner Dry Rub Ingredients: ½-Tablespoon Chinese Five Spice – $2.26 Generous amount of freshly ground black pepper – stock ½-Tablespoon kosher salt – stock ½-Tablespoon packed brown sugar – stock 1 teaspoon ground ginger – stock 5lb bone-in pork shoulder – $10.51 Ingredients […]

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Cold Sesame Noodles

March 11, 2014

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 […]

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Curried Pork Potstickers with Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce

March 18, 2013

Mariel here. Many moons ago, my husband and I spent an incredible year living in Hong Kong. We were in our mid-20s, unmarried and unmoored from all those wonderful anchors of adulthood. Feeling restless and in search of adventure, we both decided to part with our jobs and experience life away from the east coast, […]

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Lettuce Wraps Stuffed with Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

March 22, 2012

Mary Anne here. This past weekend, when I ran into an old friend at the supermarket, he casually asked if I had stopped creating new recipes for Feast and was simply overseeing Mariel’s work. I literally stopped dead in my tracks. Two things struck me about the comment: first, I would never stop cooking, and […]

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Soy-Glazed Black Sesame Shrimp with Soba Noodles

February 8, 2011

Mariel here. Notice anything different around here? A little more color maybe? Some fancy new fonts? An entirely new design? You better, we just sunk a decent-size chunk of change into refreshing our beloved Feast on the Cheap. It’s official, we’re coming for you Contessa, hold on to your macramé Martha, and Paula, you’re fine […]

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Tummy Taming Stir-Fried Ginger Chicken with Leeks

June 21, 2010

Mary Anne here. By now you know I love a good deal and recently, whole chicken breasts were on extra-super sale at my local market. Thanks to the generous grocery gods, I was able to create this dish at an amazing 88 cents per serving! A word to the wise and frugal – post this […]

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Michael’s Cajun Shrimp with Quinoa

May 2, 2010

Mary Anne here. My “significant other,” Michael, knows his way around a kitchen. When we first started dating, he actually tried to boss me around, certain that I was inept in his domain. While this preposterous notion tickled me to no end,  in truth, he really is quite an accomplished home-cook and, on those nights […]

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Steve’s Sticky-Sweet Orange Chicken

April 19, 2010

Mary Anne here. When I posted my brother Stephen’s Spare Ribs recipe, I mentioned that when the Ellicotts get together for family reunions, we really know how to “throw down.” And this past week was no exception. Steve and I – along with our 85-year-old mom (and frequent Feast on the Cheap star) – packed […]

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Hoisin Chicken

March 23, 2010

Hoisin Chicken Serves 8 Ingredients: 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch cubes – $5.98 ¼ cup cooking sherry – stock 2 Tablespoons corn starch – stock 1 Teaspoon salt – salt ½ Teaspoon sugar – stock 4 Tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil – stock 1 cup sliced mushrooms – $1.98 1 green […]

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Out-of-the-Kitchen Asian Noodles

September 3, 2009

Mary Anne here. Ahh! It’s Labor Day! How is this possible? I feel like I only just wrote our Memorial Day menu. I knew the summer was swishing by in a seemingly endless downpour of rain, but to wake up this morning and realize that the last official weekend of summer is upon us – […]

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Thai Lettuce Wraps

August 19, 2009

Mariel here. This is probably one of the most summer-friendly dinners out there. While it requires a good deal of chopping – not my favorite pastime – it’s totally worth the somewhat annoying prep. And cooking takes about 7 minutes which is always a good thing when you live in a tiny apartment that gets […]

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Soy-Marinated Chinese-Style Tilapia with Fresh Ginger and Scallions

August 3, 2009

Mariel here. I’ve never been a huge fan of Chinese takeout. Too greasy, too slick, feels too much like lead in my stomach. However, that changed when I lived in Hong Kong for a year. Having skipped good old NYC in favor of the exotic Orient, it was time to bone up on the many […]

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Veggie Soba Noodles

April 20, 2009

Mary Anne here. I used authentic Yakisoba Noodles for this recipe and I served these delicious noodles alongside a Thai Spinach and Mango Salad, and Miso Cod. Yakisoba noodles cost 1.99/8 oz. package, but you can certainly use regular pasta like Vermicelli or thick spaghetti to cut costs even further! This was a particularly rewarding […]

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Fried Rice with Shrimp and Pancetta

April 3, 2009

Serves 6 Mary Anne here. This reheats beautifully for leftovers, although my host scarfed it down before anyone else could! Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons Peanut oil, divided - $4.49 3 large eggs, lightly beaten - from stock 1/3 lb. Pancetta, trimmed and diced (from one chunk) - $3.60 1 cup scallions, diced (including green tops) - $.45 *Plus 1 or 2 extra […]

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Thai Spinach Salad with Mango & Avocado

April 3, 2009

Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 8oz. bag organic baby spinach  - $3.99 1 large, ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and cut into thin slices – $1.50 2 ripe Haas avocados, halved, pitted, and sliced  - $2.58 ½ red bell pepper, julienned (narrow slices)  - $0.39 3 Tablespoons dry roasted peanuts, chopped - $2.49 *Note: See Mango Salsa and Guacamole recipes for how […]

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Well-Stocked, The Asian Edition

April 3, 2009

Mary Anne here. Last weekend I was lucky enough to spend time with close friends at their cozy lakefront cabin in Pennsylvania. Under normal circumstances, as a guest, I would have shown my appreciation by treating my hosts to dinner at a lovely restaurant. But given the state of my own economy, I instead offered […]

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