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Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe (Vegan!)

It’s raining again.  That’s typical for spring in the Pacific Northwest.  We really have two seasons, rainy and summer.  I’m so anxious for my vegetables to grow and it’s tough to be patient.  I’m surviving off of frozen and canned vegetables, (with the occasional tiny…

Turkey Barley Soup Recipe

Turkey Barley Soup Recipe

This is one of the cheapest soups you can make!  Using the leftover turkey carcass from your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner to make turkey stock, and filling the soup with torn up turkey scraps makes this very affordable.  Add in some really low cost ingredients…

Beef Asian Lettuce Cups

Beef Asian Lettuce Cups

I had some ground beef to use up the other day, but wanted a light lunch that wouldn’t make us feel stuffed.  I decided to make lettuce cups, a treat my friend’s mother used to make for us when I’d come over.  My friend’s mom…

Simple Seafood Chowder and I’m off to Mexico!!!

Simple Seafood Chowder and I’m off to Mexico!!!

This time of year in Washington, I want hearty warm meals like soup, stew, and chowder.  Some of my stew recipes simmer for hours to reduce and thicken, so I make a huge batch that I can freeze for a quick meal later.  But sometimes…

Kapakahi Jamabalaya (It’s all mixed up)

The last time we were in Sam’s Club they had a 12 pack of organic andouille sausage for only $6.  I got really excited since I’ve recently discovered that organic pork doesn’t make me sick, and it was so cheap and could feed us for…