• Meatless Mondays

    It’s Meatless Monday-Sweet Potato and Black Bean Risotto (Plus Arancini)

    There’s nothing I like better than cooking once and eating twice. It’s saves time and money and I think this week’s Meatless Monday double feature fits the bill. The first dish is a risotto and using leftovers you turn it into a tasty treat that’s great as a meal when combined with a salad, or even an appetizer for the upcoming holiday season. I used canned chipotle peppers. They’re hot so a little goes a long way and leftovers I keep in a container in the freezer and use when needed. For the Risotto 1 cup Arborio rice 4 cups vegetable stock 1 medium size sweet potato cut into small…

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    November Savings with Georgine

    November and December are two great months to be a Budget Smart Girl and Georgine fills us in on all the details- Halloween is over, Thanksgiving coming soon, and now the BIG holiday rush is upon us. Here are some products to look for that will save you money this month. First of all, if you are inclined to build your Halloween decor for next year, all the stores will have slashed the prices on any leftovers. Remember, costumes can be used for plays and other functions in addition to Trick or Treat. That goes for candy and treats too. While they can’t be saved until next year, you can…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-A New Cookbook and A Meatloaf

    If you’ve ever watched The Jazzy Vegetarian cooking show on PBS you’ll already know about Laura Theodore. She has a new cookbook and has kindly shared a recipe for this Meatless Monday. I’ve tried this one and it’s delicious. Savory Seitan Loaf with Tomato-Mushroom Gravy Makes 6 servings | Nut free This savory loaf makes use of seitan, also known as “wheat meat,” to give it a hearty flair. Sides of Twice-Baked Potatoes (Page 7) and Broccoli with Sweet Tamari-Onion Sauce (recipe in full cookbook) round out this family favorite. ¾ cup minced onion 1 cup minced celery ¼ cup filtered or spring water, plus more as needed ½ teaspoon…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Beet, Orange and Walnut Salad

    Salads aren’t just for summer. Right now there are lots of items in the produce department that make a hearty fall supper. This one started with a few remaining items I had from the CSA boxes…beets and salad mix. Put it together with some other things found in the pantry and you’ve got this week’s Meatless Monday which is a snap to put together. 2 cups cubed and cooked beets 1 orange, peeled and cut into bite size pieces ½ cup toasted, chopped walnuts ½ cup crumbled blue cheese ¼ cup sweetened dried cranberries 4 cups salad mix, lettuce, salad, whatever you like 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic…

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