Basic Spinach Shepherd’s Pie

Posted in Grains, Recipes, Vegetables
Basic Spinach Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is usually an elaborate dish with lots of ingredients. Not this one! This is a recipe I came up with when I was experimenting with living on $5 a day (for my 10-day $5-a-day challenge). I made this on Day–1, and in spite of having minimal seasonings and fresh ingredients, it turned out […]

Kale Pasta

Posted in Grains, Recipes, Vegetables
Kale Pasta

I like my pasta to have lots of vegetables, so I like to make this dish when I have a lot of leftover fresh vegetables in the fridge that need to be eaten.

Borscht

Posted in Recipes, Soups
Borscht

This recipe came about when I was on a $5 Dollar a Day challenge. I had some potatoes, cabbage and beets, and a limited number of spices. In the end it turned out to be a delicious and warming soup! I think it was the unusual combination of pizza seasoning and ginger that did it. […]

Whole-Food, Plant-Based on $5 a Day—Day 8

Posted in Past Blogs, Recipes
Whole-Food, Plant-Based on $5 a Day—Day 8

Today is  day–8 of my 10–day vegan on a budget challenge. Where every day, for 10 days, I spend no more than $5 a day on food. You know how there are certain days when food has to take a backseat to other tasks when you’re on a busy schedule? Today was one of those […]

Whole-Food, Plant-Based on $5 a Day—Day 7

Posted in Past Blogs
Whole-Food, Plant-Based on $5 a Day—Day 7

Yeeha! It’s day–7 of my 10–day vegan on a budget challenge. Where every day, for 10 days, I spend no more than $5 a day on food. If you’ve been following my other blog posts you’ll know that I have not gone hungry! In fact, I’ve had a week of delicious and satisfying meals. Some […]

My Favorite Veggie Taco Recipe

Posted in Grains, Recipes, Vegetables
My Favorite Veggie Taco Recipe

I love these vegan tacos!  The beans give them extra oomph, and the cilantro, avocado and tomato give a fresh touch. And because they’re so easy to make they’re a great weekend meal, or a weekday fall-back meal.

Peanut Salad

Posted in Recipes, Salads
Peanut Salad

Salads aren’t served in large portions in Indian cuisine, but a standard salad found in many regional cuisines of India is the kachumbar, and typically consists of chopped cucumber, onion and tomatoes. Usually the seasoning is just lime juice, salt and pepper. This peanut salad recipe is my take on the kachumbar. I’ve used a […]

Mixed Lentils & Beans Dal

Posted in Recipes, Stews
Mixed Lentils & Beans Dal

I love to use spice blends when making quick meals and like to try out ones from various cuisines from around the world. They help to give a distinct flavor to a dish without having to gather a lot of spices. Of course, curry spice blend is my favorite! Which is perhaps why I like […]

Baked Delicata Squash

Posted in Recipes, Vegetables
Baked Delicata Squash

This baked Delicata Squash is a favorite dish of mine. I like to bake vegetables whenever possible as they get a nice roasted flavor. Plus you don’t have to stand in front of the stove and watch them cook!

Whole-Food, Plant-Based on $5 a Day—Day 6

Posted in Past Blogs
Whole-Food, Plant-Based on $5 a Day—Day 6

If you’ve just joined me, this is day–6 of my 10–day Whole-Food, Plant-Based on a Budget Challenge. Where every day, for 10 days, I spend no more than $5 a day on food. Part of the challenge was I wanted to see what yummy recipes I could create within such tight budget restraints. Would I […]

Load More