Category Archives: frugal

Green Beans Manchu

Green Beans Manchu 1/4 pound fresh pork (any cut, may also use beef)1 Tablespoon peanut oil (use any other oil)1/2 teaspoon ginger root2 cups cut green beans (frozen or fresh)1/2 cup water2 teaspoons soy sauce (we use Bragg’s Amino Acids).1/4 cup Slivered almonds (optional) Cook almonds (if using) in a dry skillet until fragrant, remove […]

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Stewed Cabbage

six quart saucepan, cooking oil in it to a depth of an inch1 large head cabbage, cut in large chunks, enough to fill the six quart saucepan1 medium white onion, diced 3 stalks celery, minced1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1/4 cup water Heat the oil, add cabbage chunks, pressing it down with the back of the […]

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Too Hot to Cook

Easy Hummus (Humus? Homus?) Crush 2-3 cloves of garlic, put in blender. Add 1/4-1/2 cup lemon juice, a spoonful of tahini, a 15 oz. can of chickpeas (drained), and somepaprika. Blend together with a bit of yogurt or sour cream and use as a dip for pita bread, vegetables, or crackers. Share this recipe: Recommend […]

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Tips for Cooking with TVP, and TVP taco soup

Caveat: I wrote this several years ago in reply to somebody asking, “What do you do with TVP?” I no longer cook with TVP except on the rare occasion somebody gives us some. It’s not a real food. It is, however, a cheap ingredient, and if you need to drastically lash your budget, then maybe […]

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Asian Spiced TVP and Beans

Asian-spiced TVP and beans Put one cup of dried beans (half and half navy and red beans or any other combo- I used Anasazi and black, and cooked them separately at first so the colors stayed distinct) in a pot of water, bring to a boil, boil five minutes, turn off heat, cover, and let […]

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Pennsylvania Dutch Corn Relish

Copied from elsewhere several years ago PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH CORN RELISH Serves: 6 to 8 4 cups cooked fresh corn kernels (from about 5 medium ears) 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into narrow, l-inch strips 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into narrow, l-inch strips 1 cup finely shredded cabbage 1 small onion, halved and […]

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Zucchini and Beans Pasta Salad

zucchini bean pasta salad Cook 1 pound pasta (wagon wheels or other) Saute six large minced garlic cloves, red papper flakes, and one pound zucchini (diced into 2 inch julienne) for a minute.  Add 1 1/2 cups broth, 1/2 cup fresh parsley (chopped), zest of one lmon.  Redue heat to medium and cook five minutes. […]

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Corn Bean Southwestern Salad

Corn bean salad 1 – can (12 oz) corn, drained 1 – can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained 1½ – cups celery, chopped ½ – cup green onion, chopped ¼ – cup cilantro, chopped 1 – can (14oz) Salsa ¼ – cup wine vinegar dressing In a large bowl combine corn, black beans, […]

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Mayo – Free Potato Salad

Cut into quarters and then Par-boil small potatoes, red are really tasty. While still warm, toss in a mixture of olive oil, tarragon, garlic,salt,pepper, and lemon juice (no measurements, just to taste) Share this recipe: Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Pin it on pinterest Tweet about it Print for later Bookmark in Browser […]

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Squash Soup for Home Educators

Make this in the morning and then keep it simmering in the crockpot. I made this for a potluck and then was asked for the recipe, so that’s what some of the references are for. Squash Soup 2 T. butter 1 cup finely chopped onion ( we used a mixture of onion and dried, minced […]

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