Lentils

Favorite Meat-Free Meals

In my post yesterday, 5 Ways to Afford Real Food on a Meager Budget, I talked about how we ate less meat but still had high quality meals. In this post I share a few of our favorite meat-free meals. Creamed Onions with Thyme and Sage This is a dish that we love and I …

Super Flexible Stuffed Burritos

While we were on our family vacation this summer we ate out at Chipotle’s.  We each had a huge stuffed burrito and while dining Joe said we should eat more burritos. I was surprised by that since we often have some sort of burrito, taco or tostado as part of our Stretchy Bean dishes. My …

Thrifty Food Plan Experience: Almost the End

$172 per week, two weeks, family of 5, real food. That is the current experience as part of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan. The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount to …

Lentils: Menu Week of March 6

  Week 10 of my 13 Week Rotating Menu Plan. This week features Lentils as our Stretchy Bean. I do my lentils a bit different than most of the other Stretchy Beans. After soaking the lentils instead of cooking them, I let them begin to sprout (click here for sprouting directions). That night I use …

Stretch Your Budget with Stretchy Beans

  I know that I have mentioned Stretchy Beans quite a bit lately as part of my 13 Week Menu Plan. It occurred to me that every time I mention them, it is part of another post or a page. I was thinking today that Stretchy Beans being incredibly popular and useful at my house …