Any quick and cheap recipes?
June 13, 2012 3:51pm CST
Economic crisis is starting to empty my wallet easily and really fast,so I was wondering how you, fellow myLoters, face the same problem?Do you have any food recipes that are cheap and at the same time tasty?I really need to reduce my spending on junk food...
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14 Jun 12
Hello Shank and welcome to myLot. I cook a number of beans in my crockpot or slow cooker. I like to add dumplings to them to. My mother would mash great northern beans and make sandwiches with them I make them also. They are cheap and less than $3.00 for 2pounds. Mixing black beans corn and red or green bell peppers and putting them in tortillas with some cheese is a pretty cheap meal if you start with dry beans. Check out $10.00 meals on the food channel. http://www.foodnetwork.com/search/delegate.do?fnSearchString=%2410+meals&fnSearchType=site
22 Jul 12
Legumes are a good source of proteins and they are very cheap if you do it the right way. I use a pressure cooker to minimize the amount of gas I use. Nowadays, pressure cookers are very safe as they have 3 safety vaults. I buy dry legumes instead of cans. Check prices and you will see the difference. I place the whole amount I bought to soak overnight in lukewarm (not hot) water. I boil them with a small amount of water and a little milk in the pressure cooker for 10 minutes (not more. They are cooked by that time. Meanwhile I fry diced onions, a clove of garlic, salt and pepper if you wish or any spice of your liking. Open the pressure cooker when it`s warm (or cool it under water) nad use only the amount of legumes you want to eat. THe rest can be frozen. With lentils, I like to blend part of it and top it with grated cheese or a cut up hard boiled egg. I like my beans with a sausage on the side or a cube for seasoning. A smoked ham bone can be awesome too. I add broth where I have cooked pork to garbanzos (chicken peas) and also some white rice if I have leftovers.I`m sure all this is a lot cheaper than junk food. And do save all broths you get.
14 Jun 12
I have some recipes that are really cheap and tasty which only cause 100 pesos($2.30) and its good for 3 to 4 person. I usually cook ground pork with potato, carrots,malunggay leaves or spinach and tomato sauce, the taste was good at the samme time very healthy. You need to become more creative in terms of cooking and lots of cheap recipes that you see in the internet. :)