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Food Stamp Challenge Day 6: Gallo Pinto – and Gifts!

Food Stamp Challenge Day 6: Gallo Pinto – and Gifts!

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today I was able to make one of my favorite dishes, a holdover from the time I spent in Costa Rica.  The informal national dish of Costa Rica is gallo pinto – spotted rooster – which is a jazzed-up dish of black beans and rice.  There are as many variants in Costa Rica as there […]

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Food Stamp Challenge Day 4: Beet Burgers….Holy Cow

Food Stamp Challenge Day 4: Beet Burgers….Holy Cow

| September 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

At home, because Mr. GH does not eat cows, but still likes that seared burger yumminess, we have experimented frequently with veggie burgers. The ongoing favorite is one made with black beans and toasted walnuts, liberally dosed with cumin, cilantro, onion and garlic. But it definitely got bumped off the pedestal this week. In researching […]

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Food Stamp Challenge Day 3: Work Lunches

Food Stamp Challenge Day 3: Work Lunches

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

We knew that one of our challenges would be to create some sort of lunch to replace Mr. GH’s traditional imitation-coldcuts sandwiches, which are super-expensive per-pound but which throw together quickly in the mornings. We decided on a mix of the following, at least for this first third of the month (all supplemented with fruit […]

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Food Stamp Challenge Day 2: Meaty Monday

Food Stamp Challenge Day 2: Meaty Monday

| September 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

You’ve heard tell of “Meatless Monday,” right, where people go completely meat-free on one day per week?  Well…..in a house where one person is completely meatless (albeit fish-friendly) and the other is extremely picky about the quality of animals she consumes, we end up going delightedly meatless pretty often. So our fliparound of this is […]

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Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge Day 1: First Cooking Day (and first consternation)

Whole Foods Food Stamp Challenge Day 1: First Cooking Day (and first consternation)

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Diving into the Whole Foods Market Food Stamp Challenge with both feet today, along with an array of kitchen weaponry and recipes. Part of what makes this challenge possible is my willingness to do some cooking at home.  So I’m just going to come right out and say it:  If you’re a person who just […]

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Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Potluck-Worthy Fresh Corn Bread with Chilies

Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Potluck-Worthy Fresh Corn Bread with Chilies

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

This is a bit of work, but if you just want to time-splurge on yourself or your friends, this comes out really spectacular. It is very rich and very addictive….it’s a good thing it take so much effort or I’d be tempted to make it all the time. Oh heck, I may anyway. 3 ears […]

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Food Stamp Challenge Recipes:  Apple/Walnut/Oat Breakfast Bars

Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Apple/Walnut/Oat Breakfast Bars

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

We adapted this recipe from Prevention RD’s Meatless Monday section. Here’s the link to this neat recipe and site: https://www.preventionrd.com/2013/03/meatless-monday-giant-whole-wheat-apple-oat-breakfast-cookies/ Whole Wheat Apple-Oat Breakfast Bars 3 cups organic whole wheat flour 3 cups thick-cut oats (not instant oatmeal – eeeeuw) 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1-1/2 teaspoonsbaking soda 1 cup organic walnut […]

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Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Burger/Sandwich Buns

Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Burger/Sandwich Buns

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

We adapted this recipe from one we found on Food.com  (thanks, Engineer in the Kitchen!) and it’s a real keeper. 1 cup water 1 egg 2 cups organic unbleached white flour 1 cup organic whole wheat flour 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup sugar 3 teaspoons yeast Directions: Toss all ingredients […]

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Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Pita Breads

Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Pita Breads

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

We love making these. Not only are they cheap and yummy, there’s something really fun about having a stack of them available in the fridge to stuff with whatever you’re eating for a fast, fantastic lunch or snack (or dinner….or breakfast….)  They’re one of the more involved things we make, but worth it. 1-1/8 cups […]

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Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Hummus

Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Hummus

| September 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

Hummus is pure protein, pure deliciousness, and well worth the steep price tag on the jar of organic tahini in my shopping list. It’s also worth getting or borrowing a food processor (again, one of those things you can find at a thrift store like we did), though you can make this in a blender […]

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