I think I'll take a stab at this. I usually do stuffed peppers with beef, so the idea of using chicken instead intrigues me. I'll most likely use black beans instead of white, but will probably otherwise follow the recipe pretty closely:
Oh man, I'm going to have to peruse that curry pot pie recipe--sounds irresistible!
I've looked through a bunch of recipes I've saved but not yet tried, & I think I'll go for this one (cheddar black bean burgers). Housemate is recovering from a stomach ailment, so it'll be best not to go for one of the super-spicy options:
Someone in a previous round made a variation of this recipe. As tomorrow is March 14th, or pie day to some and my son has requested pie, I think I will make this, but with mashed potatoes instead of pie crust. Am sick today, but feeling somewhat better, so hope I feel up to it. Otherwise, it will have to wait and maybe we will have a frozen pizza pie with a store bought pie.
3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes 4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6 10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6 12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes 4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.) 2/7/15 Hearts & Soles 5K, San Jose 34:50 (Recovering from a cold and wet day.)
current weight: 6.8 over
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This month, I've been working on "budget cooking", which means, using what I have in my pantry or freezer or only buying things that are on extreme sale. I'm trying to only buy perishables like dairy or produce. I went way over my grocery budget last month and I have to pay taxes this year, so I needed to save some cash!
When I first saw this recipe I thought it looked great, but no way would it be healthy enough. But I was surprised to find that it's only 477 calories per serving (I am making it as 2 servings), and it has 37 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, so it's definitely "hearty" enough to eat as a whole meal. Most soups for me are not filling enough, but I think this one will be.
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