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Category: My Recipes

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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 olives, […]

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 cup […]

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

Serves: 3, 2 slices each Approximate costs per serving: $2.00 per slice; Approximately $12.00 per complete meal 3 to 4 roma or plum tomatoes, sliced into thin rounds, ends discarded 7.5 ounces/200 grams/2 cups part-skim mozzarella, shredded 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 5 ounces/130 grams pizza sauce 1 thin, whole-wheat pizza crust 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1 tablespoon freshly […]

Ethnicity > Greek 0

Greek Pizza with Pepperoni and Sauteed Vegetables

Serves: 2 side dish servings Approximate costs: $3.50 per serving, $7.00 per complete meal 1/2 green pepper, sliced into long thin strips Canola oil as needed 2 to 4 large white button mushrooms (about 1 cup), sliced thinly 1 medium-sized tomato, sliced into thin circles, ends discarded 1 piece flat bread 2 heaping tablespoons pizza sauce 2/3 cup shredded part-skim […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Italian Spicy Cold Cut Subs

Serves: 2, 6-inch subs Approximate costs: $4.00 per serving 12-inch multigrain baguette, sliced into two sections Light mayonnaise Yellow mustard 12 slices sub meat, such as pepperoni, salami, and ham 4 large slices of tomato (from 1 large tomato) 1/4 of a small red onion, sliced into ringlets Leafy green or iceberg lettuce, roll the lettuce leaves into the shape […]

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 […]

Holiday Baking 0

European Coconut Macaroons

Food writer: Carolyn Cashen 2 dozen cookies 1 cup all purpose whole wheat flour 1 cup quick cooking oats 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup soft margarine 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar substitute (splenda) 1 large egg, beaten 1 tsp artificial vanilla 1-1/3 cups sweetened flaked coconut Preheat the oven […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Food writer: Carolyn Cashen Makes: 2-1/2 dozen cookies; Serving size: 1 cookie Approximate costs: Cooking utensils needed: Baking sheets lined with parchment, and an electric egg beater 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar substitute 1/2 cup margarine […]

Beef & Pork 0

Skillet Beef-a-Roni

Serves: 4 complete meals; 1-1/2 cups per serving Costs: Approximately $3.50 per serving; $14.00 to feed a family of 4 Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups elbow macaroni (measured dry) 1 stalk celery (about 1/3 cup), diced 1 small zucchini, ends discarded (about 3/4 cup), medium-diced, (optional) Canola oil as needed 1 medium-sized yellow onion, (about 3/4 cup), diced 3 cloves garlic, (about […]

Beverages & Ices 0

Homemade Ginger Ale

Food writer: Tera Cashen, my daughter 1 piece of fresh ginger, about 3 inches in length 2 cups water The zest of 1/2 lemon, and the juice 1/3 cup honey Sparkling carbonated water or club soda Grate ginger and lemon. Add to saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Canadian Farmer’s Breakfast

Serves: 4 complete meals Approximate costs: $3.50 per serving Ingredients: 8 slices Canadian peameal bacon 398 ml/14 ounce can of brown beans in tomato sauce 8 large eggs Canola oil as needed Tossed Salad: 1 medium-sized tomato, sliced into cubes 1/2 cucumber, peeled, and sliced into cubes 2 cups iceberg or leafy green lettuce, chopped Fat-free French or Thousand Island […]