Cooking on a budget: Curried Lentil soup

Lentils are another great ingredient for low cost cooking and meal prep. I love them in soups as they blend and thicken very nicely. In addition, they taste sort of basic and neutral so they pair well with many other ingredients. Start this recipe by preheating the oven to 400F. You’ll also need a largeContinue reading “Cooking on a budget: Curried Lentil soup”

Cooking on a budget: Oven roasted potatoes.

Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods you can cook. There are hundreds of applications you can apply for texture, or flavor. The best part of cooking with potatoes is that they are extremely cheap so they’re a great option if you’re looking for some low budget meal prep. The other benefit to roastingContinue reading “Cooking on a budget: Oven roasted potatoes.”

Simple meal prep: Kale and Cruciferous vegetable salad

This was the easiest think I made this week. I was shopping through Trader Joes and found a premixed bag of chopped kale and raw cruciferous vegetables and had planned on making a dressing at home. However I thought I’d take a look to see what they had for dressings on the shelves and cameContinue reading “Simple meal prep: Kale and Cruciferous vegetable salad”

Curried Cauliflower – meal prep

Cauliflower is easy to make delicious to begin with, and roasting it takes it to a whole new level. I have spiced this one with some spicy curry powder, sort of a classic combo. You’ll see a lot of menu preparations at restaurants that will likely include pine nuts and maybe some golden raisins, whichContinue reading “Curried Cauliflower – meal prep”

Quick Camping Trip Meal Prep

Here on the left is a braised chicken dish I’ve made with an organic chicken. Dark meats braise better than white meats, but I shredded everything so either way it is all the same to me. I had put it into the pint containers and frozen it. This will fit better into the cooler andContinue reading “Quick Camping Trip Meal Prep”

Braised Beef Stew with Red Wine Sauce

To begin, purchase a high quality chuck roast from your local supermarket. I get mine from whole foods. Sure, it is more expensive, but the quality is much much better. They way I justify this is if I can get 5 or 6 meals out of this recipe, my food cost is quite low inContinue reading “Braised Beef Stew with Red Wine Sauce”

Stuffed and Baked Peppers!

In an effort to cook meals ahead of time for eating through the busier days of my week, I had an idea to make stuffed peppers. Not only are they delicious, but filling, and versatile. In the picture we’ve got red bell peppers, the mirepoix (celery, carrot, and onion), as well as garlic, apples, fetaContinue reading “Stuffed and Baked Peppers!”

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