What’s On The Menu?

What’s on the menu today at your house? We are having: Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Teriyaki Mashed potatoes Roasted broccoli Slow Cooker Whole Grain Bread *The numbers in the recipes below correspond to products purchased from Azure Standard natural foods. Place the item number in the Search box. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken You won’t believe this […]

Sylvia’s Homemade Hamburger Helper

People of my age may not admit it, but most of us grew up eating Hamburger Helper, to be known henceforth simply as “HH.”  In fact, before I could cook from scratch, I made HH weekly as part of my “home cooking” and I thought I was doing great and my hubby loved it! Fast […]

Dehydrating Zoodles and Squashetti

We love our pasta around here, especially if it’s whole-grain and homemade. However, as a diabetic, I prefer a lower carb pasta, but one that must be as comforting, tasty, satisfying and as filling as grain-based pasta. For more than a decade, I’ve been making “noodles” from vegetables, especially zucchini and yellow squash, although other […]

Got zucchini? Make zoodles

For those who love pasta noodles but cannot or choose not to eat grains or limit carbs, zoodles (aka zucchini noodles or ribbons) are a pleasant, versatile pasta-like dish. Zoodles are long strips of zucchini that bear a striking resemblance to pasta noodles, both with the eyes and with the mouth. Zoodles are simple to […]

Simple Delicious Pizza Sauce

This recipe was given to me by my friend Trish Figgers, mom of 9 and frugal homemaker. I added more water and some optional ingredients, but this is our go-to and favorite pizza sauce. Everyone loves it! You can find Trish’s original pizza sauce recipe and several of her other frugal recipes here.     […]

CornDog Casserole

Make a pan of cornbread (recipe following) and pour it into pan. Cut organic all-chicken or all-beef hot dogs in half lengthwise and “bury” in the cornbread batter. Bake as usual. Cut pieces so that each piece has a hot dog in it. Serve with lots of ketchup rather than butter or honey! OPTION: Add […]

Barbecued Lentils

We like this a tad sweeter than the recipe, so taste and adjust seasonings and sweetness to taste. We use this on top of organic all-beef hot dogs in homemade hot dog buns, or mixed into cooked brown rice or barley, or just as a yummy side dish. It’s good warm or cold and great […]

Crustless Broccoli-Onion Veggie Pie

Don’t like spicy? Leave out the jalapenos, garlic and chili powder. Don’t have fresh tomatoes? Leave them off! You can personalize this any way that suits YOUR tastes. Yield: one 9 x 13 pan 12 servings 2 pounds chopped broccoli, frozen 2 medium yellow onions, sliced 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves minced […]

Quinoa Okara Burgers

Quinoa Okara Burgers These are surprisingly tasty and work well eaten as a “burger” on a bun, or just grab one and eat it out of hand! Yield: 12 burgers 1 cup organic quinoa, cooked 1 cup soy – barley okara 2 medium egg whites 2 Tablespoons Asiago, Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated 2 Tablespoons […]

Spinach Pizza Dough

1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, undrained and uncooked 1 T olive oil 1 T honey 1/2 t salt 3 c. whole wheat flour 1 pkg active dry yeast 1/4 c. warm water Dissolve yeast in water, let stand 5 minutes. Combine rest of the ingredients and stir well. Cover and let stand […]