Simple Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Simple Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Reading Time: 3 min Need a hearty, flavorful, meatless dinner? Lentil Shepherds Pie is simple to make (one hour start to finish!), made with real food, and you can make it vegan or add some meat and use the lentils to stretch it!

Budget Burrito Bowls Recipe

Budget Burrito Bowls Recipe

Reading Time: 6 min Need an easy, budget-friendly, real food dinner? Burrito bowls are an allergy-friendly, plant-based pantry meal that even help you reduce food waste (who doesn’t love taco leftovers?!).

Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice

Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice

Reading Time: 3 min This fast, easy dinner costs around $4 and feeds 4-6 people. It’s flavorful, filling, a little spicy, and you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboards!

Hamburger Vegetable Soup (Instant Pot & Slow Cooker-Friendly)

Hamburger Vegetable Soup (Instant Pot & Slow Cooker-Friendly)

Reading Time: 4 min If you’re a frugal cook, you need a Hamburger Vegetable Soup recipe. Easy to adapt to any eating-style: vegetarian, paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, dairy-free. And it’s loaded with inexpensive but flavorful ingredients. Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Stovetop, and Freezer instructions included! This post may contain affiliate 

Picadillo (Mexican Beef & Potato Stew)

Picadillo (Mexican Beef & Potato Stew)

Reading Time: 3 min An authentic, frugal, hearty, ground beef staple that uses a few ingredients and costs pennies per serving. Picadillo is also gluten-free, dairy-free and Whole30 approved!

Modified Macaroni & Cheese: 4 Ways

Modified Macaroni & Cheese: 4 Ways

Reading Time: 2 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 with 

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 make 

5-Ingredient Homemade Sausage

5-Ingredient Homemade Sausage

Reading Time: 3 min Sausage makes everything taste better – and this easy recipe turns inexpensive ground meat into savory sausage with 5 ingredients you probably already have. Gluten-free and sugar-free too! This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. If sausage isn’t one of your