Cajun Potato Salad

$5.36 recipe / $0.89 serving
Cajun Potato Salad - Budgetbytes.com

So I made this awesome Blackened Tilapia a while back, but didn't use all the seasoning. The leftover seasoning had been sitting on my counter in a little Ziploc container staring at me ever since. I was afraid to put it in my pantry for fear that I'd forget about it and it would just be forgotten forever. Well, the strategy worked! I ... [Read More]

Unstuffed Bell Peppers

$8.29 recipe / $1.38 serving
Unstuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed bell peppers are awesome, but I always find them slightly awkward or difficult to eat. Can't I just throw the ingredients in a bowl and eat it with a fork?! (I feel the same way about hard shell tacos, BTW). So anyway, that's what I did! I used the same formula as my Chorizo Sweet Potato Skillet to cook up this awesome ... [Read More]

Spicy Hoisin Noodle Salad

$5.46 recipe / $1.37 serving
Spicy Hoisin Noodle Salad

After all that heavy (but insanely delicious) Pan Pizza, I desperately needed something light and fresh. I crafted this cold, Spicy Hoisin Noodle Salad with just a few items from the produce department, some leftover whole wheat spaghetti, and a simple sauce made with hoisin and sriracha. Hoisin is kind of like a Chinese BBQ sauce. ... [Read More]

No Knead Pan Pizza

$2.92 recipe / $0.97 serving
No Knead Pan Pizza

I'm pretty much a pizza addict. I want it all the time. Thin pizza, thick pizza, frozen pizza, artisan pizza, I want it all. I love exploring the pizza frontier, which is why I decided to test out this No Knead Pan Pizza technique. I've seen the technique quite a few places around the web, but this post from Serious Eats has a really ... [Read More]

Spinach Tomato Quesadillas

$5.14 recipe / $1.29 serving
Spinach Tomato Quesadillas

Sometimes I get food overload and all I want to eat is something really, really simple... like bread and cheese. My favorite form of "bread and cheese" is a quesadilla. I was all set to happily melt some cheese in a tortilla for lunch today when I decided that I might as well add some spinach (gotta get those greens!). And then it snow ... [Read More]

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

$4.81 recipe / $0.79 serving
Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

I love black bean soup like I love chili. It's great on its own, but it's also fun to get creative with toppings and turn it into a bowl full of fun (okay, maybe I get too excited about food). This awesomely flavorful and easy version of black bean soup practically makes itself in the slow cooker, which is awesome on hot summer days like ... [Read More]

Crunchy Kale and Chicken Salad

$6.19 recipe / $1.55 serving
Crunchy Kale and Chicken Salad

If you think a salad can't fill you up, think again. This awesomely crunchy and flavorful salad has chicken, almonds, and lots of fiberlicious kale and celery to keep your belly full. And flavor? Oh don't worry, I haven't forgotten about flavor. A tangy, sweet, and creamy honey mustard dressing drenches the salad in tongue-tickling ... [Read More]

Pesto Ricotta Pasta Salad

$5.57 recipe / $0.93 serving
Pesto Ricotta Pasta Salad

The other day I was really craving a cold pasta salad and while I love my Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad, it required too much chopping for the amount of time that I had available. So, I pulled inspiration from one of my favorite recipes, Roasted Vegetable French Bread Pizzas and made a simple sauce by combining ricotta cheese and pesto, ... [Read More]

A Beginner’s Guide to Oats

Beginner's Guide to Oats

I eat a LOT of oats. They're cheap, filling, nutritious, and can be prepared a variety of ways. What's not to love? Sure, a lot of people have not-so-fond memories of gluey, tasteless oats that were fed to them as a child, but I'm here to tell you that not all oats are created equal! Depending on what type of oats you buy and how you ... [Read More]

Sopa de Fideo

$4.11 recipe / $0.69 serving
Sopa de Fideo

Hola friends! Late last night I flew back home from my vacation in Mexico and I couldn't wait to get into the kitchen today. One of my wonderful readers suggested Sopa de Fideo to me a couple weeks ago and I thought this would be an appropriate time to give it a try (kind of like a final celebration of all the wonderful things I saw and ... [Read More]

Orange Balsamic Cilantro Salad

$4.15 recipe / $1.04 serving
Orange Balsamic Cilantro Salad

The other day at lunch, my coworker said, "Beth, you have to try this salad. It's my favorite salad." I tried a little bite and I have to say I was really impressed! The salad she had made was from Padma Lakshmi's book, Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day. It was a rather intoxicating mix of fresh cilantro, tangy ... [Read More]

Spicy Tuna Guacamole Bowls

$7.45 recipe / $1.86 serving
Spicy Tuna Guacamole Bowl

Continuing on the "light, fresh & cold" summer meal train, I made these AWESOME Spicy Tuna Guacamole Bowls last week. I love "bowl" meals because there is so much flavor, texture, and color in every bite, plus they're highly customizable. This particular bowl combines the super fresh flavors of cucumber and cilantro with rich ... [Read More]