Category Archives: Budget Friendly

Veggie Stir Fry Porridge
Veggie Stir Fry Porridge

This is my favorite goto healthy recipe. It’s full of fiber, low in calorie and you can have 1-2 bowls without any guilt. It tastes great hot or cold and can be packed for lunch or picnics. From the original site: Hey There – Do you like Porridge? Most of the times, the answer would […]

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Indian Spiced Eggplant

I love Indian food!  The flavors are always interesting and most times it’s prepared in a healthy way.  In fact, one Indian spice that’s usually included is Turmeric, known for it’s anti-inflammation properties.  The active ingredient in Turmeric is curcumin and scientists are discovering that it is beneficial in the treatment of many different health […]

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Lapsi (Broken wheat porridge with jaggery)

Nutty broken wheat cooked with jaggery (healthier substitute of sugar) makes for a wholesome and healthy breakfast. It keeps you energized all day. Get the Recipe: Lapsi (Broken wheat porridge with jaggery)

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Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake

Blackened chicken breast tossed with creamy alfredo pasta. Baked and topped with a thick layer of parmesan and cheddar cheese. Get the Recipe: Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake

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Sweet Potato Fries with Chili and Cheese

Melted cheese and meaty chili top sweet potato fries, for the best Chili Cheese Fries, whether you are a surfer or a snow boarder. From the original site: My son adores chili-cheese fries, especially when he is on vacation skiing. There’s something about spuds and chili that just hits the spot for lunch or dinner […]

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Pindi Chole – Garbanzo Beans in Indian Spices

During my last few trips to India, one thing that I always eat is “Pindi Chole with Kulcha”. It’s like a perfect goto snack/meal or just a “oh I wanna eat something nice” kinda dish bursting with a slight sour/tart flavor…. From the original site: It’s easy to prepare and is slightly different from the […]

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Mediterranean Delight Falafel

This Falafel recipe is my idea of tasty, comfort food – just load up the tortillas with falafel, grilled veggies and tuck in!!! These versatile chickpea patties can be served just like that with any spicy dip or make a great vegetarian filling for tortillas and pita breads. Falafel is a common dish eaten throughout […]

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Cream of Garlic Soup

Unlike French Onion Soup onions need not to be browned over a low flame for this recipe therefore I consider it a great quick weeknight soup also. Meanwhile you are preparing for the main course the soup is ready and then the whole family can sit around, enjoy soup and share how was the day. […]

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South of the border Mac ‘N Chesse

While I love Mac ‘N Cheese, sometimes it can taste a little bland. This recipe turns boring Mac ‘N Cheese into a zesty dish that the entire family will love. When I have a few friends over, and want to cook something quick, easy, and unique, this recipe is my go to recipe. From the […]

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“D” for Deep Fried Doughnut

Doughnut or Donut, whatever you like to call them, are one of the highly commercialized confectionary item, all across the globe there are retail chains dedicatedly selling only doughnuts, filled with fruit preserves, jellies, cream, custard or glazed with chocolate, butter cream, cream cheese, and like bees kids are always attracted towards these colorful rings […]

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Chipotle Chicken and Noodles Slow Cooker

Good things come to those who wait. This especially holds true when creating this slow cooker Chipotle Chicken and Noodle recipe. Personally, I like to put everything into the cooker when I wake up, so I have a delicious hot dinner waiting for me when I return from a long, hard, cold day of work. […]

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Chicken Cutlet in Indian Spices

This is an easy peasy chicken recipe using very basic and easily available ingredients in most of our kitchens. It can be made using fresh or frozen chicken and the result is a juicy yummm warm cutlet and the addition of crispy fried onions along with fresh coriander/parsley gives it a very distinctive pallatable taste. […]

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Beer Battered Fish with Vinegar Carrots

This dish originated from UK and you would find tons n tons of fish n chips takeaway scattered all over. It taste best in fresh cod fish as it gives a better crispy taste however you can use any other thick white fish as per availability just make sure there are no bones in it. […]

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Ashley’s Meat Pies

These meat pies are ridiculously simple to make, but packed with plenty of flavor. A savory beef filling and a thick, onion gravy are tucked into a crust that’s impossible to mess up. Perfect for on the go lunches or little kids, these meat pies are just delicious! Ingredients: 2 to 2 1/2 lbs of […]

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Yoghurt Chicken

I recommend this recipe for the reasons I recommend any recipe – it’s easy, it tastes good, you don’t need to raid a gourmet store to find the ingredients and mostly (though we don’t think about this enough) because it’s good for you. Ingredients: What you’ll need: 1 kg boneless chicken (there’s no reason for […]

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Chickpea Salad

“People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto It’s the end of November and the middle of party season in Delhi. If you’re regretting all those kaybob rolls and malai […]

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Cast Iron Roasted Cumin Chicken (with roasted cauliflower)

So Niki (who has a lot of recipes here, but you can find her at her own blog, Life in Recipes), has been raving about her oh so easy and tasty discovery of Cast Iron Skillet Chicken.  So, I decided to try it out, and then of course post about it, and steal her thunder, muhahahahah!! […]

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Rosemary, Cheese and Ham Omelet

A recipe for the most important meal of the day. I love eating omelets but I hate when they end up hard and flat. Here is my very own foolproof rendition of a fluffy rosemary, cheese, mushroom and ham omelet recipe. Feel free to replace the stuffing or rosemary with any combination of ingredients you […]

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake

I’m so glad fall is here. Anyone else? Just the thought of pumpkins, leaves changing colors, cooler days, chilly evenings, soups, football on TV, and the smell of cinnamon in the air makes me all giddy. Living here in the Midwest I get the joy of seeing the changing seasons. Fall is my favorite time […]

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Lentil Tacos with Sliced Olives

The beloved taco gets a modern vegan update with lentils instead of beef, lots of spices, and a garnish of sliced ripe olives, of course. Meatless Monday, here we come! From the original site: My family loved this meatless mixture in tacos so much that I began to use it in a lot of other […]

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Pork Cutlets with Mushroom Sauce

The rich, peppery mushroom sauce over the pork cutlets reminds me of those really, really good Blue Plate specials you used to get – only better From the original site: I’ve never been one of those shoppers with a rigid grocery list. Sticking to a list, ticking off every little thing so you stay within […]

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“Not” Kraut – Sauteed Cabbage & Pears

While kraut is always a good stand by for any pork recipe, sometimes something lighter and cabbage-y is just the ticket Ingredients: 2 Cups Shredded Cabbage 4 Strips Low Sodium Bacon – Chopped 2 Medium Pears – Diced 1/2 Cup Onion – Chopped 1/4 Cup Cider Vinegar 1 Cup White Wine 1 Teaspoon Caraway Seeds […]

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The Priest Fainted (Imam Bayildi, a Turkish Dish)

Imam Bayildi ( The Priest Fainted) is one of the most well-known Turkish “Zeytinyagli” Olive Oil Dishes. In the orginal recipe, fried eggplant stuffed with tomato, onion, garlic and parsley, baked in the oven and served cold. My version of Imam Bayildi is lighter and easier than the original one. Ingredients: Ingredients: 4 medium-sized eggplants […]

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Cute chicken salad stuffed tomatoes (and other things stuffed)

Love the attitude at Yammie’s Noshery @yammiesnoshery Quote: Guys, you just have to trust your feelings sometimes. You know, like a jedi. So add as much celery as you want. Cook the chicken any way you desire. Forget the tomato cups and have it on a croissant. Or try using roma tomatoes and just halving […]

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Southwest Omelet Cups

This looks like a great idea from @perrysplate . Customizable omelet cups, perfect for feeding the kiddos! These are also great low carb quick morning meal options as well. From the original site: These omelet cups were a favorite of ours. I’ve made them a few times and found they really energized the tired granola/oatmeal/pancake […]