basic bok choy

$2.65 recipe / $0.44 serving
Bok Choy

I got really excited when I was at the produce market the other day because bok choy was only $0.79 per pound. I guess I get excited whenever ANY produce is under $1/lb. but I already had an Asian inspired main dish planned so this was perfect. There are a lot of things you can do with a basic sauteed (or stir fried) bok choy but I kept ... [Read More]

sriracha chicken strips

$4.55 recipe / $1.14 serving
Sriracha Chicken Strips

I saw this recipe for Sriracha Chicken Strips one day while stumbling around on the internet and, being the Sriracha lover that I am, I immediately bookmarked it for later use. Jenny's Idea for marinading chicken in Sriracha is absolute genius. The vinegar in the Sriracha and the little bit added to the marinade tenderizes the chicken as ... [Read More]

tuna pasta salad with peas

$3.82 recipe / $0.64 serving
Tuna Pasta Salad with Peas

The weather has been getting warmer and the days have been absolutely gorgeous. We've been doing a lot of grilling and cooking out lately which puts me in the mood for cold pasta salads and other potluck classics. I'm sure this recipe has been around for a gazillion years and rightly so. It's delicious, well rounded (starch, protein, ... [Read More]

blueberry & banana "yoatgurt"

$0.64 per bowl
Blueberry Banana Yoatgurt

I ran across the concept of "yoatgurt" (yogurt and oatmeal) the other day on Bran Apetit and was immediately intrigued. I love oats and I love yogurt so substituting the cold milk that I usually pour over my oats with cold yogurt seemed quite natural and delicious. It appears that fans of yoatgurt usually opt for greek yogurt but I really ... [Read More]

bbq chicken pizzas

$8.13 recipe / $1.36 serving
BBQ Chicken Pizza

This may be the quickest, most delicious BBQ chicken pizza that you'll ever make. I know it was for me. I don't usually buy pre-baked pizza crusts (it's pretty expensive compared to homemade) but I've got places to go and people to see this weekend so I took a HUGE short cut and bought the ready-made crusts. Don't worry, if you like to ... [Read More]

cincinnati chili

$10.61 recipe / $1.33 serving
Cincinnati Chili

Cincinnati Chili is one of those dishes that sparks great debates, great HEATED debates over what is authentic and what is not. I'm not from Cincinnati so I'm not going to claim that this recipe is authentic. All I know is that it's not regular chili because it has chocolate and cinnamon in it and it's served over pasta... but it's not ... [Read More]

asparagus breakfast wraps

$4.71 recipe / $0.79 each
Asparagus Breakfast Wrap

IT'S ASPARAGUS SEASON! I'm not even joking when I say that I wait ALL year long for asparagus season to come around. I love their flavor and texture but because they cost around $4/lb. most of the year, I only get to indulge when they're in season. This week, to my delight, I bought a bunch of asparagus for $1.50/lb.! YES! My favorite ... [Read More]

stewed okra & tomatoes

$2.88 recipe / $0.48 serving
Stewed Okra

Okra is a strange, pod-like vegetable that is commonly eaten in the Southern United States, Africa and other tropical regions. When I was deciding what vegetable to make to go with my Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bowls, stewed okra seemed like a nice fit. If you've never eaten okra before, it can seem a little weird at first. It has an almost ... [Read More]

jamaican jerk chicken bowls

$8.93 recipe / $2.23 serving
Jerk Chicken Bowls

If you've never had (or heard of) jerk seasoning, it is a sweet and spicy mix of flavors unique to the caribbean. I had to balance cost and convenience this weekend so I ended up using a bottled marinade. If you'd like to try your hand at making it from scratch, here is a great recipe. I was a little disappointed in the selection of ... [Read More]

lemon coconut bars

$2.38 recipe / $0.16 serving
Lemon Coconut Bars

I saw this recipe that Gonna Want Seconds had posted to Tastespotting recently and I knew that I needed to make them soon. My mom used to make lemon bars for us growing up and they have been one of my favorites ever since. The addition of coconut is just like icing on top of the already-there-icing on the cake! I never made lemon bars ... [Read More]

guacamole salad

$4.81 recipe / $0.80 serving
Guacamole Salad

DING! DING! DING! We have a WINNER! (that means I really really like this recipe) Avocados have a wonderfully unique flavor and texture and are for that reason one of my favorite fruits (it has a pit so it's a fruit, right?). I also love guacamole but with avocados selling for more than a dollar a piece for most of the year, it doesn't ... [Read More]

chili cheese cornbread

$2.76 recipe / $0.18 serving
Chili Cheese Cornbread

A couple of weeks ago I challenged myself to make some corn muffins from scratch that were as good as or better than what I get from the Jiffy Cornbread Mix but unfortunately I did not succeed. I will keep trying but until then, I will use the tried and true Jiffy Mix! Anyway, on their site they have all sorts of great recipe variations ... [Read More]