Ham and Cheese Salad

Ham and Cheese Salad | Good Cheap Eats

Ham and Gruyere cheese add rich flavor to this hearty salad that evokes tastes of France. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and tastes great! Did you catch the Fish Packets recipe that I shared earlier this week on Life as MOM? They were the main course for a meal that we […]

Carrot Juice Plus

Carrot Juice Plus Kale Beets and Pear

Making homemade juice is cheaper and healthier than purchasing the expensive bottled blends. And juicing is a super easy process, too. Fresh juices that you buy in itty-bitty bottles at the store are pretty pricey, about three or four dollars each. A trip to the juice bar runs about the same. But, you can make […]

Green Salad with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Almonds

green salad with sundried tomatoes and pepper jack

A salad made on the spot can be tasty, using whatever you’ve got in the fridge. This unlikely combination of sun-dried tomatoes, shredded carrot, sliced cucumbers, sliced almonds, and black olives surely proved itself. Despite my bigger grocery budget this week (in comparison to the next two weeks’ Pantry Challenge budget), it has felt like […]

The Go To Salad

go to salad

Make this easy, go-to salad that is packed with flavor as well as healthy vegetables, beans, and greens. I’m a salad girl. Ever since I was counting birthday candles in single digits, I’ve been a lover of the greens. My roommate in college always shook her head at my fascination with salads at meal times. […]

Kale and Mushroom Pizza

Kale Pizza with Mushrooms

This meatless pizza is super tasty and nutritious with kale and mushrooms. Friday is our family’s pizza night. We’re now up to a DOUBLE BATCH of dough. And I only have one teenager so far! I see a lot more salads in our future. The crowd typically chooses pepperoni, olive, and cheese, or a combination […]

Popeye Burgers with Spinach


Here’s a hamburger that Popeye would be proud of: a beef patty chock full of greens.  My eight-year old son is the resident “picky eater” around here. Almost everyone else will eat almost everything. At least without complaining. He doesn’t keep his opinions secret. And he’s been known to gag on stuff that he convinces […]

Poorman’s Chicken Caesar Salad


Make a Chicken Caesar Salad from scratch without spending a ton on pricey ingredients. OK, Caesar Salad may be very 1994. It might also be very 1924, for that matter. But, I don’t care. It still tastes great. Caesar Salad is actually my kids’ favorite salad. It’s my favorite, too. For months, nay, years, I’ve […]

Sauteed Yu Choy with Mushrooms, Onions and Squash

yu choy

As you know, most of my produce is coming from an organic produce co-op. For about $38 each week, I get a huge delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables. While I don’t have a ton of “choice,” the amounts are generous and have made for some fun meals in the month or so that we’ve […]

Creamed Sorrel and Spinach

Fish and Sorrel Plate

I did not grow up eating greens. And if my son hadn’t gone all “wild edible foliage” on me, I might never have considered cooking green leafy vegetables. But, here we are. Last year we tried chard and mustard greens. This week? Sorrel. There was a large bunch of sorrel in our produce box and […]

Soy Grilled Salmon

Salmon and salad

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