Category Archives: vegetarian

Pumpkin Corn Stew

Corn and pumpkin Stew   Recipe comes from The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American– I really like his cookbooks. The HG says she found several of them at Goodwill recently, but wasn’t in the mood to spend two dollars on cookbooks, not even hardbacks. Ouch. This feeds six 3 ears of corn or a ten ounce […]

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Risotto with Tomatoes and Baby Limas

Risotto with tomatoes and baby limas steam baby lima beans (frozen) for five minutesSet aside. In a saucepan bring 7 cups of broth to simmer, keep at bare simmer in heavy 4 quart casserole, heat oil and butter over meduium heat, add 2 minced shallots and 2 minced garlic cloves, saute for 2 or 3 […]

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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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Garbanzo Bean Salad

This is another I copied from another source, but it was years ago and I no longer recall where. SALAD WITH CHICK-PEAS Serves: 6 or more This appealing mix of steamed vegetables and chickpeas is adapted from a classic southwestern recipe. 2 small yellow summer squashes 2 cups fresh string beans, cut into l-inch pieces […]

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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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TVP patties

As I’ve posted elsewhere, TVP is not a real food and we no longer buy it, although I have cooked it when I have been given some. It can help a grocery budget in the short term. TVP patties Brown 2 cup TVP granules in a pan along with 1 /2 t. each oregano, marjoram,and […]

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TVP Stuffed Onions

 Caveat: TVP isn’t a ‘real’ food and I no longer buy it.  But if you are desperately needing to save money or if somebody has given you a bag of the stuff, I have plenty of ways to use it. Baked Stuffed Vidalia Onions (or stuff any vegetable, or use as sandwich spread) 4 Onions1 […]

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Tvp ‘meat’ balls

usual caveat: TVP is not a real food and we no longer buy it. however, you might want to use it short term to cut back on the food budget or you may find it useful for emergency food storage. NeatballsSaute in skillet (If you are not vegetarian, using leftover grease from meats will give […]

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Penne with Broccoli, Red Pepper, and Garlic

Penne with Broccoli, Red Pepper, and Garlic 1/4 cup olive oil8 cloves garlic, minced1/2 t. hot red pper flakes or to taste2 red bell peppers, seeded, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch dice1 cup finely chopped parsley1 cube broth powder dissolved in 1 c. hot water2 T salt3 heads broccoli, trimmed, florets cut into bite-sized […]

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Honey-Mustard Carrot Salad

This is also good as a sandwich filling. Slice the tips and top off a pound of carrots.  Peel them or scrub very well with a metal scrubby (not the kind with soap).Grate the carrots. Combine:2 tablespoons vinegar (I like raw apple cider, but you can use any kind. The sort you use will vary […]

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