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3/11/11 2:04 A

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This is not a recipe, but I thought I would share it anyway.

"Once a week I make big batches of food in my slow cooker. I chop up lots of vegetables and put them on the bottom, then place some lean meat on top. I spend my time doing fun things instead of cooking, and we can get three tasty, healthy suppers.—Anh"

Found on health.gov/dietaryguidelines/

I think I will try it this weekend!

(She does not say anything about adding a liquid, but I will either use a can of tomatoes or do something else to get some liquid in there!)

Edited by: SLOLOSER at: 3/11/2011 (02:06)
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2/14/11 6:48 A

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My daughter came home for a visit from college and asked for Mexican rice and tacos.

Here is the recipe that I used for Mexican rice: www.herbivoracious.com/2009/12/arroz
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I halved the vegetarian broth powder and added another clove of garlic. Every one loved it.

(Since we had fresh tomatoes that my husband had gotten on clearance, I used them instead of the tomato puree.)

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1/21/11 5:25 P

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Here's a recipe for an easy, filling black bean soup, that won't break the bank. Add some brown rice (and cut the portion size down; stretch it to 6 servings instead of 4) and you have a quick, satisfying meal! I threw this together one day when I just didn't feel like cooking, and it's tasty, and easier than other black bean soup recipes I've tried.

Note: It is a little high on the sodium side though, so if you are on a low sodium diet, substitute low sodium versions of the the beans, can of soup, and salsa.

Easy Black Bean Soup

Ingredients:
Bush's Best Refried Black Beans, 1 can
Soup black bean Goya, 1 can
Salsa, .75 cup
Lemon juice, .2 tbsp
Onions, raw, .5 cup, chopped
Yellow Sweet Corn, Frozen, 1.5 cup kernels


Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a medium pot, add half a can of water. Stir to combine, add some garlic powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper for a little heat. Simmer as long as desired.


Nutritional Info:
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 317.9
Total Fat: 4.0 g
Cholesterol: 1.8 mg
Sodium: 1,124.6 mg
Total Carbs: 57.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 19.0 g
Protein: 15.4 g






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1/13/11 5:54 A

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Here is another recipe we really like. I have not made it in awhile, but it is time to make it again soon!

Lentil and rice casserole

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1/12/11 6:06 A

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I am going to post a link to Red Lentil with Pumpkin.
We have proclaimed it a favorite. It is great this time of year.
I made it again this week. We were running out of lentils so I made a substitution and cooked it longer, but it was not as good. However, we still like this and I will make more of it this winter.

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12/31/10 11:12 P

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Sounds good!

I will have to try it.

Here is a recipe that we had this week:
Lentil Stew with Spinach and Potatoes

It was nice. I liked it.
... and a welcome change from turkey, turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, and turkey fried rice!

www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/view
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12/30/10 11:45 P

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January Recipe:

My all-time-favorite:

Beef and Veggie Casserole:

1 Lb ground beef (lean)
1 Can green beans
1 Potato (small cubes)
1 Cup carrots
1 Can mushrooms
Other veggies (add or subtract as desired)
1-2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup
Small amount of water to make soup creamy.
Pepper

Brown hamburger,drain (if necessary), combine with hamburger, veggies, soup, pepper. Mix together in covered dish. Bake at 350 45-60 min.

Delicious and very versatile. Reduce beef and add veggies to taste.

tip: I prefer the baby carrots, and I slice them even smaller. I haven't tried ground turkey, but it should work well.

This is my favorite. Enjoy!


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12/30/10 11:03 P

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Can you find just 3 good economical and healthy winter recipes and post them?

If you live in Autstralia or the Philippines or anywhere where it is not winter, then simply tell us where you live and post 3 recipes that are good, cheap, and economical in your area.

You don't need to post them all at once. One in January, one in February, and one in March would be fine. Let us see how many we can collect by March 21st.



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