Madras Lentils Indian Dinner

Madras Lentils Recipe Easy Instant Pot Indian Dish

This madras lentils recipe is an affordable Indian dish that is packed with protein and full of flavor. So skip the instant pouches, and make your own easy Instant Pot madras lentils at home. You’ll save some money and LOVE the flavor.

This homemade vegetable stock recipe can save you so much money by using veggie scraps stored in the freezer. From EatingRichly.com

Homemade Vegetable Stock Recipe

This homemade vegetable stock recipe just might blow your mind! (Today’s post is an update from the archives, originally posted in October of 2010.) When you’re on a tight budget, … Read more

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Asian Mushroom Soup Recipe

Last October, Eric and I had the wonderful opportunity to stay at the Grand Velas resort in Puerto Vallarta.  We took hundreds of pictures and hours of video footage and … Read more

Vegetable Barley Soup

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 … Read more

Easy Thanksgiving Dinner for Two

Thanksgiving Cornish Hen

Happy Thanksgiving!  Eric and I will be celebrating with my family, but from ages 18-25 I was single and on my own for Thanksgiving.  Sometimes I’d go to a restaurant with another single friend.  Sometimes I’d be invited to celebrate Thanksgiving with a friend and her husband.  A couple times I cooked a Thanksgiving dinner for a few other single friends.  One thing everyone seemed to agree on was that there’s no point in cooking the HUGE Thanksgiving recipes for just 1-4 people.  It’s too much food, time, and expense.  So I thought I’d share a collection of recent recipes I’ve posted that are perfectly sized for a newlywed (or retired) couple, a few single friends, or cooking for yourself.  They’re also EXTREMELY affordable.  The entire meal you see below is under $5 a serving!

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe for Two

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I’ve mentioned before that stuffing is my families favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal, so I had to have a post devoted to it this year.  This stuffing or dressing recipe makes about 4 servings so it’s perfect for a single serving Thanksgiving dinner with leftovers, or for a couple.  You can stuff it in a bird if you want, but I tend to make it in a casserole dish so I know it’s cooked through and don’t even have to think about food poisoning.  This year I decided to take that one step further and cooked it in individual servings.

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