Black and Brown Pilaf

This flavorful, savory dish was inspired by some jet-black tiny lentils I got in a quarterly box from Trade As One. I am a fan of lentils, as they are tasty and fabulously nutritious. I also happened to have some wild rice and brown rice on hand, and one last pinch of fragrant saffron.  This…

Salmon, Rice and Snap peas – One Pot Meal

Here’s a tasty, fast and nutritious one pot meal using all fresh ingredients.  I think this one may even be faster that take out, and with some substitutions can be made entirely with ingredients in your pantry or freezer. The basic concept is that you’re steaming salmon and snap peas on top of the rice,…

Beans and Rice

Look no further for a tasty, inexpensive, nutritious, easy-to-make meal than Beans and Rice. So — does this qualify as a recipe?  Sort of.  Think of it as an outline for the ultimate frugal meal – a delicious time-tested combo of creamy pinto beans with nutty brown rice, with a few toppings for flavor and…

Creamy Spicy Chickpeas

This is a fast, tasty, inexpensive, vegan, gluten-free, nutritious, make-ahead main dish that’s straight from the pantry for the most part.  It’s one of those dishes that I almost always have ingredients for.  But I make it mostly because it tastes so good. I happen to have some lovely cilantro that’s gone to seed in…