Main Dish

Easy, Frugal Potato Peel Soup

Easy, Frugal Potato Peel Soup

Reading Time: 3 min  As cheapskate cooks, one of our goals is to never ever waste food. Over the years, this meant I saved all the onion skins and celery leaves and simmered them into vegetable broth. I whirred carrots tops together with garlic and nuts and made pesto. […]

Picadillo (Mexican Beef & Potato Stew)

Picadillo (Mexican Beef & Potato Stew)

Reading Time: 2 min  I used to think that making international food was unrealistic on my tight budget. We were struggling to simply put enough food on the table that tasted halfway decent – forget about exotic spices or specialty ingredients. I forgot that Beans & Rice – the […]

Modified Macaroni & Cheese: 4 Ways

Modified Macaroni & Cheese: 4 Ways

Reading Time: 3 min  For some reason, we feel the need to improve upon perfection. Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is basically the perfect comfort food. It has pasta, melted cheese, salt, and it’s ready in less than 20 minutes. But for some reason, people try to ruin it […]

Easy Frittata (Or How to Use All the Vegetables in the Crisper Drawer)

Easy Frittata (Or How to Use All the Vegetables in the Crisper Drawer)

Reading Time: 2 minFrittata is like the green smoothie of baked egg dishes. It tastes good, and it tricks you into eating vegetables you would never normally eat in the morning. On that same note, quiche is like the pink smoothie that’s made with frozen yogurt and strawberry […]

Mostly Meatless Nacho Dip (Vegan Version too!)

Mostly Meatless Nacho Dip (Vegan Version too!)

Reading Time: 3 min  Is there anything more delicious than Americanized taco-food? I won’t call it Mexican food because that seems disrespectful. What we call Mexican food is just variations of America’s 5 favorite taco fillings smothered in cheese. No self-respecting person from Mexico would use taco seasoning or […]