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Bananas with Blueberry Sauce

Serves: 5 servings; Yields: 1-1/4 cups Costs: Approximately $1.05 per serving; $5.25 for the complete recipe, provided the blueberries are in season. Blueberry Sauce: 1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with 1 cup cold water 1 cup blueberries, washed and picked over 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon light butter spreadables made with canola oil or olive oil 5 small bananas, sliced […]

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Chef’s Salad

Serve with purchased chicken wings, such as honey garlic chicken, or crispy breaded chicken. Serves: 4 side-dish servings Approximate costs: $2.90 per serving; 11.75 to feed 4 people Cooking and preparation time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 4 large eggs 4 cups leafy green lettuce, chopped 2/3 cup radishes (about 5 or 6), julienne, ends discarded 1/2 cup carrots, (about 7 or […]

Ethnicity > Canadian 0

East Coast Canadian Strawberry Preserves

Strawberries never tasted so good. Serve for breakfast with a muffin and a glass of milk, or with whole grain toasts and tea. Yields: 6 small servings Costs: Approximately $1.00; provided the strawberries are in season. Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 1 lb/16 ounces fresh strawberries, stems removed, diced 1/4 to 1/2 cup splenda or granulated sugar, as preferred Skim milk […]

Ethnicity > Canadian 0

East Coast Canadian Raspberry Preserves

Serve at breakfast time with toasts and tea. Yields: 700 liters/ 6 servings/ 3-1/2 cups cooked Costs: Each serving costs $1.10; the price of raspberries, even if frozen, can be less expensive during the summer months. Ingredients: 1 cup water 6 cups/600 grams frozen raspberries 1/2 cup Splenda or other sugar substitute 4 cups skimmed milk, divided Sugar substitute or […]

Ethnicity > Mexican 0

Mexican Beef and Quinoa Burritos

Mexican food cooked at home is quite different then recipes with Anglo and Northern Mexican influences, which are called “Tex-Mex”. The recipes are different mostly due to the fact that most homes in Mexico do not have ovens. Some of the recipes prepared in Mexican homes include soup, barbecues, tacos (small tortillas folded in half, with various fillings), tamales (filled […]

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Broccoli Rice and Cheddar Cheese Soup

Yields: 5 servings,, 1-1/2 cups per serving Approximate costs: $2.15 per serving; $10.75 to feed 5 people Ingredients: 1 cup brown rice, (measured dry) 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 stalks celery, (about 2/3 cup), diced Canola oil as needed 1 small yellow onion, (about 2/3 cup), diced 1-1/2 cups sodium-reduced chicken stock 1-1/2 cups water 3 cups fresh or frozen broccoli […]

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Banana Pecan Muffins

  Yields: 12 medium sized muffins Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper muffin cups. Ingredients 1 cup all purpose white flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 2/3 cup whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons wheat germ 2 tablespoons flax seed 1 omega-3 […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Tex-Mex Corn Nachos

  Serves: 5 servings Costs: Approximately $1.75 per serving Tomato dressing: 5.5 fl ounces/156 mL tomato paste 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin The freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime, or 2 teaspoons bottled lime juice Salad: 1 medium-sized green pepper (about 1 cup), diced 1/3 cup green onions, thinly sliced 1/3 cup sliced green […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Cajun Daube Sandwich

Serves: 1 Approximate costs: $4.25 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise 1 teaspoon yellow mustard 2 slices thickly-sliced whole wheat bread 2 or 3 slices thinly-sliced lean roast beef 2 to 3 slices of sweet dill pickles 1 small tomato, sliced 2 or 3 leafy green lettuce leaves Directions: Stir the mayonnaise and mustard together. Spread over both slices of bread. […]

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Apple Honey Mustard Turkey Sandwich

Serves: 1 Costs: Approximately $4.50 per serving Ingredients: 2 slices whole grain or multi-grain bread 2 deli slices oven-roasted turkey 1 large apple, core removed, skin intact, sliced into thin, large round slices, ends discarded Lettuce leaves as desired Honey Mustard Spread: 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon yellow mustard Directions: Stir the mayonnaise, mustard, and honey together. […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Serves: 2 Approximate costs: $3.50 per serving Ingredients: 4 frozen chicken strips 1/3 cup tomato, minced 1/3 cup green pepper, minced 2 tablespoons red onion, minced 2 6” whole grain tortillas 2 heaping tablespoons 5%-fat (low-fat) sour cream 2 eggs Directions: Cook the chicken strips according to its package directions in a conventional oven. Meanwhile, chop up the tomatoes, green […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Tex-Mex Chicken Nachos

Serves 4 1 large green pepper, (about 2 cups), medium-dice Canola oil as needed 1 small yellow onion (about 2/3 cup), diced 2 teaspoons pickled jalapenos, minced 1 lb./450 g lean ground chicken 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt Pinch of freshly ground black pepper 1-1/2 cups/12 ounces tomato sauce 1 cup canned red kidney beans, drained 2/3 […]

Ethnicity > Mexican 0

Tex-Mex Chilli Bean Burritos

Servings: 5-10”inch tacos Costs: 3.50 per serving, not including the costs of the spices; $17.50 for the entire meal 1 large green pepper (about 1-1/2 cups), medium-diced 3 to 4 tablespoons canola oil 1 small yellow onion, (about 3/4 cup), diced .450 kg/1 pound extra-lean ground chicken 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt Pinch of black pepper 1 […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Italian Pizza Pomodoro

The word ‘pomodoro’ is Italian for ‘tomato’. The pizza as we know it, originated in Naples, Italy in the 18th and 19th century. Before the 18th century it started out with a flatbread crust, topped with cheese, garlic and basil. As early as 1830 pizza was sold in Italian restaurants. Italian immigrants brought pizza to the U.S. in the late […]

Ethnicity > Greek 0

Greek Pizza with Pepperoni and Sauteed Vegetables

Greek pizza is served in Italian-style restaurants in Greece by Greek restaurant owners. These restaurants usually sell other Greek recipes such as Greek salad and gyros. The crust of a Greek pizza is chewy, with a mixture of mozzarella and cheddar, and lots of oregano. The toppings used don’t have to be Greek, and can be varied. Serves: 2 side […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Italian Spicy Cold Cut Subs

  This spicy Italian Sandwich was brought to restaurants in America by immigrants coming from Italy, during the 20th century. An Italian immigrant began selling this traditional Italian sandwich in 1910, in his New Jersey restaurant, called “Dominic Conti’s Grocery Store” . The term submarine was named for it’s shape and appearance of a submarine prior to the United States […]

Ethnicity > Canadian 0

Canadian Christmas Rum Balls

Rum balls are popular at Christmas time in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Austria. They can be made for children without the rum, and/or made with a marshmallow in the center. Yields: 25, 1-inch balls 312 gram/10? ounce box of Mr. Christie’s vanilla flavoured crumbs or wafers, (2 cups ground) 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/3 cup icing sugar 2 tablespoons […]

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Mexican Pasta Casserole

Serves: 4 complete meals Approximate costs: $4.25 per serving; $17.00 to feed a family of 4 Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups bow-tie pasta, or corkscrew or penne pasta, (measured dry) 1 medium-sized green pepper, (about 2 cups), sliced into strips Canola oil as needed 1-1/2 teaspoons pickled jalapeno, with seeds, minced 1 small yellow onion, (about 2/3 cup), diced 450 g/1 lb […]