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Simple Lentil Salad with Seasonal Vegetables

Plus 101 Diet & Weight Loss Lessons from My Dog
Here's the salad that brought out my "Inner Puppy" all summer long and now again, into the fall. It's a concept recipe, starting with meaty lentils and whatever vegetables are on hand or appeal, topped, if you like, with a soft-centered egg.


Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal & Flexible. Budget Friendly. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Great for Meatless Monday. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Naturally Gluten Free.

How to Save Money on Groceries - Part Two

Who's ready to reduce household food costs? Here's how: Cook Your Own Food. If cooking more sounds like time and work, well, yes, it does take more time and work but less than you might think. That's because once you get organized, once you get the hang of it, once you cook more, the easier it is to create a self-sustaining system that means cooking only one or two things a day. The goal? To save money, of course. The benefits? Eating better too. Read on ...

If you're new here, you may want to start at the beginning of this series, see How to Save Money on Groceries: The Introduction.
Or perhaps you missed last week's kickoff, Part One: Frugal Eating Starts in Our Heads. Otherwise, let's dig in again, shall we?

Oaxaca Tlayuda (Mexican Flat Tacos)

So "Flat Taco" is much easier to pronounce than "Oaxaca Tlayuda" but give [wa-HA-ka tlay-OO-da] a try, it's got a rhythm to it! And open-faced Tlayuda are super easy to make! All summer, I've been topping one crispy corn tortilla after another, each one different, each one decidedly delicious. Tlayuda are an excellent way to use up leftovers, the quick Black Bean Spread itself is not to be missed. Taco Tuesday, anyone? Enjoy!


Real Food, Fresh & Fast. Easily Veg(etari)an. Hearty & Filling. Low Cal. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Gluten Free. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Quick Supper.

How to Save Money on Groceries

Like a crock of good sauerkraut or a jar of homemade sourdough starter, thoughts about how to save money on food bubble away in the back of my brain. With food prices up, with unemployment up, with more mouths at home to feed, many of us are tightening our belts, some for the first time.


Money-Saving Tips & Ideas. Detailed & Thoughtful. Hard-Hitting & Direct. Creative & Practical.

Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

Nothin' like a good chicken salad sandwich from a deli or sandwich shop. So why then don't we make chicken salad sandwihes at home more often? I've been working on this recipe for a couple of years and finally nailed it. The first trick is texture, a two-step process with a food processor. After that, it's stir in some simple pantry ingredients to create a moist, super-flavorful chicken salad that holds together in sandwiches. It's handy to have on hand for quick lunches and sandwiches, especially over a busy week or weekend and when expecting a houseful.


Real Food, Fresh & Fast. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Great for Gifts. Handy with Houseguests. Low Carb. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.