The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Broccoli crunch

This is also very good with sunflower seeds instead of peanuts or almonds. Use 2 cups of sunflower seeds if you decide to try it that way instead. Also it’s important to use Miracle Whip and not regular mayonnaise. There are seasonings in Miracle Whip that give this dish a little “zing”.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 c diced broccoli (about one bunch)
  • 1 c roasted peanuts or almonds
  • 1 c raisins
  • 1/2 c cooked crisp, crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 c diced green onions
  • 1 c Miracle Whip
  • 2 Tbl sugar
  • 2 Tbl vinegar

In a large bowl, mix together broccoli, nuts, raisins, bacon and onions. In a small bowl, mix together Miracle Whip, sugar and vinegar. Combine and lightly toss both mixtures together. Serve immediately. Feeds 4 – 6.

Cost:
broccoli – $1.89
dry roasted peanuts – $2.38
raisins – $1.58
bacon – $2.98
small onions – $1.50/bunch
miracle whip – $2.12
sugar – $2.42
vinegar (small) – $0.92
Total – $7.46

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January 5, 2010 Posted by | --nuts, -bacon, -vegetables, SIDE DISHES | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Easy chicken stir-fry

This is so yummy you’ll want to eat it all yourself!

What you’ll need:

¼ c orange juice
1 ½ Tbl cornstarch
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
¾ c chicken broth
1 ½ Tbl soy sauce
2 ½ tsp vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbl minced fresh ginger OR 1 ½ tsp ground ginger
1 ½ c snow peas OR green beans
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips (about 1 c)
¾ c sliced green onion
1 c frozen broccoli, thawed
1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
2 c cooked white rice

Combine the orange juice and cornstarch in a shallow glass bowl. Add the chicken strips and stir to coat them well with the marinade. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Drain and discard remaining juice. In a small bowl, mix together the broth and soy sauce. Set aside. In a wok or skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger and cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add the chicken and cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add the vegetables and cook and stir an additional 5 minutes. Stir in broth/soy sauce and heat through. Remove from heat. Place about ¼ cup of rice on separate plates. Top with chicken mixture and serve hot. Feeds 4 – 5.

Cost:
orange juice – $2.99/gallon
cornstarch – $1.29
chicken breast – $5.00/4 pack
bouillon cubes – $1.89/jar of 20
soy sauce $1.89
garlic cloves – $1.12
green beans – $1.09
bell pepper – $0.90
small onions – $1.50/bunch
fresh carrots – $1.19
frozen broccoli – $1.89
rice – $2.12
Total – $14.28

July 26, 2009 Posted by | -chicken, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pasta salad

I love pasta salad. I could eat it as the main course.

What you’ll need:

1 (8oz) pkg seashell pasta
½ c finely chopped cauliflower
½ c finely chopped broccoli
½ c diced red bell pepper
1 c cottage cheese
Salt & pepper to taste

Boil pasta in salted water for 8 – 10 minutes or until pasta is cooked to desired tenderness. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool. Combine cooled pasta with remaining ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Feeds 4.

Cost:
seashell pasta – $1.89
cauliflower – $2.25
broccoli – $1.89
bell pepper – $0.90
cottage cheese – $2.12
Total – $8.68

December 26, 2008 Posted by | -pasta, -vegetables, SIDE DISHES | , , , , | Leave a comment

Broccoli salad

This is an excellent cold salad with a nutty flavor.

What you’ll need:

2 heads broccoli or about 3 c broccoli florets
1 red onion
½ pound bacon, cooked, cooled and crumbled
¾ c raisins
¾ c sliced almonds
½ c sunflower seeds
1 c mayonnaise
½ c sugar
2 Tbl white wine vinegar

Chop broccoli and onion up finely and put in a large bowl. Add bacon, raisins, nuts and sunflower seeds and stir well. In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Pour over broccoli mixture and mix until coated. Let chill about 1 hour. Stir before serving. Makes 9 servings.

Cost:
broccoli – $1.89
onion – $1.12
bacon – $2.29/ 1 pound package
raisins – $1.12/box
almonds- $2.00
sunflower seeds – $1.00/bag
mayonnaise – $2.50
vinegar – $1.19
Total – $7.64

December 24, 2008 Posted by | -bacon, -party ideas, -vegetables, SIDE DISHES | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment