• Budget Smart Cook

    Quick and Easy Supper-Mediterranean Cod

    Here’s a quick supper that uses cod (or any similar fish), along with peppers, onions, some herbs and olives for a good for you but budget friendly meal. In a large skillet, over medium high heat, add about two tablespoons of oil and then add one onion, sliced thinly and one green pepper that’s been thinly sliced.   Sprinkle in some salt and pepper and sauté until the onion and pepper is slightly softened.   Add a 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes.   Stir in one teaspoon each of dried oregano and basil. Add one pound of cod to the mixture, cover and let simmer for about ten minutes…

  • Meatless Mondays

    It’s Meatless Monday-‘Steak’ and Onion Tacos with Coriander and Lime Sour Cream

    One important thing I’ve learned from using vegetables as the star of a meal is they need lots of slow cooking to enhance their flavor. And while I’ll tell you this dish is quick to put together, if you’re willing to spend an extra ten or fifteen minutes cooking the onions and mushrooms, the payoff is a tasty treat. Once again Portobello mushrooms take the place of steak in these tacos, slow cooked until they’re golden. The topping is sour cream with coriander and lime which I think adds a touch of sharpness to the sweet taste of the caramelized onions, and a little coolness to calm the heat of…

  • Meatless Mondays

    It’s Meatless Monday-Sausage and Mushroom Pie with Carmelized Onion Gravy

    I have to admit I have a weakness for some of the fake meat products. Not all of them, but a few are always stored in my freezer. On top of that list are the Veggie Sausage Links from Morningstar Farm. They taste as close to the real thing as you can get and are often on sale which is when I stock up. Over the holidays I’d bought some puff pastry that was on sale and thought about what I could make with these two items. After looking through my supplies I found a box of mushrooms and some onions. So I came up with this recipe. It’s really…