Category Vegetables

Green Lentil Dahl–Cheap Version!

Okay, for dinner on the first day of the Food Stamp (SNAP) 30-Day Challenge included green lentil dahl, a dish I really love. For the challenge, I had to do without some of the things I would usually use on this recipe, budahlt it turned out tasting really good without it–maybe not as good as my real version, but pretty durn good, if I do say so myself.

The cost of making this was relatively cheap, if you have the spices and such already. The cost per serving for me was a little more, because I had to eat the cost of an entire bottle of olive oil for the meal. You could make it cheaper by using vegetable oil or canola oil, but I’m just not that into those oils. Olive oil is better for you and it tastes better too.

So here’s the recipe for the green lentil dahl:

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Creative Ways to Prepare Corn

470_1298214 Corn is a great side dish vegetable that is relatively inexpensive, something even most children will eat, and can make a cheap and easy addition to most any meal. However, plain corn or corn on the cob might get boring, so let’s look at some creative ways to cook and prepare corn for some variety on the dinner plate.

Roasted Corn

The very thought of roasted corn brings to mind county fairs and butter drenched roasted corn wrapped with lots of napkins and dripping butter down your arms. Roasted corn isn’t just for county fairs though, because roasted corn can be made right on the grill at home.

Wrap the corn, husks and all, in aluminum foil and place on the coals or grates of the grill. In a separate pan or deep dish, have melted and salted butter with a dash of garlic waiting. Once corn is cooked, carefully peel back the husks, roll in butter, and then season as desired with any variety of spices the family wants. Some roasted corn favorites include: cayenne pepper, Cajun mixed spices, garlic and herb, lemon or lime pepper or salt, paprika, salt or flavored salts, and chile lime flavors.

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