Hummus

“Hummus is delicious, but have you seen how much it costs? Even on sale it’s kinda pricy!” How many times have you had that kind of conversation, or versions thereof? Let’s look at a different way to sate your hummus addiction! Let’s start with Alton Brown’s recipe. I have made this many times and it […]

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Sweet potato and chickpea curry

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry 2 medium red onions, peeled 1 clove garlic, peeled 1 bird’s eye pepper, Thai chili or other very hot small pepper with its seeds 1 2 ½ to 3 inch piece of ginger, peeled and cut into chunks 3 tbsp vegetable oil ½ tsp hot red pepper flakes ½ tsp […]

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What to do with canned beans?

So, you’ve been following along with me while I have canned a whole load of different beans. Great! Now you have about 16 pint jars of beans! What do you do with them now?!? Well, apart from the amazingly awesome vegan bean burgers, how about hummus! No, this isn’t your tired old blah store bought […]

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Easy canning dried beans

Canning dry beans can seem like a real pain. The rinsing, sorting, soaking overnight, changing the water rigmarole. There’s the “quick cook” method – boil for 2 minutes, soak in the hot boil water for 1 hour, drain, fresh water, bring back to a boil – pfft, what a pain! So here’s the super easy […]

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Deliciously cheap burgers

So, not that you have some canned beans, what are you going to make with them? How about bean burgers? Laughably cheap and really easy? Of course! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups cooked beans (any variety), drained and rinsed 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, pine nuts, or whatever other seed or nut you fancy, chopped to sunflower […]

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Pressure canning – beans

Beans are a powerful ally in living frugally. They have the best “bang for the buck” in terms of nutritional return for money: insoluble and soluble fiber, high in protein, complex carbohydrates, folate, and iron. Once you get a stockpile of dried and canned beans in your pantry you are opening up new vistas of […]

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Red beans and rice

So you have taken care of your leftovers in a frugal manner and are looking for a dish which can soak them up and turn into something really tasty as well as being laughably cheap? Red beans and rice! A Creole favourite, it uses simple basic ingredients which you should already have in your pantry […]

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