Posts Tagged: cheap

hummus and yam sandwich

Pro snacking for lazy yet well-intentioned students

I’m studying biology right now (well I was until taking a break to write this blog post) and snacking on a delicious hummus and yam sandwich. Truth is I have a better diet when I’m sharing meals with others. When

hummus and yam sandwich

Pro snacking for lazy yet well-intentioned students

I’m studying biology right now (well I was until taking a break to write this blog post) and snacking on a delicious hummus and yam sandwich. Truth is I have a better diet when I’m sharing meals with others. When

Ruby Salad with Feta and Spicy Pepitas
/ Erin

Ruby Salad with Feta and Spicy Pepitas

This salad lured me in visually.  I have recently joined the ranks of pinterest users.  I know that I am late to the party.    No one will ever accuse me of being an early adopter of technology or social media.  Anyway,

Ruby Salad with Feta and Spicy Pepitas
/ Erin

Ruby Salad with Feta and Spicy Pepitas

This salad lured me in visually.  I have recently joined the ranks of pinterest users.  I know that I am late to the party.    No one will ever accuse me of being an early adopter of technology or social media.  Anyway,

Vegan Saag  Paneer http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/saag-paneer-vegan/
/ Erin

Saag “Paneer” (vegan)

My husband’s maternal grandparents raised their family in India.  Chris’ grandfather ran an international boarding school in his capacity as a United Methodist Minister.  Chris’ mother and all of his aunts and uncles grew up playing in the foothills of

Vegan Saag  Paneer http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/saag-paneer-vegan/
/ Erin

Saag “Paneer” (vegan)

My husband’s maternal grandparents raised their family in India.  Chris’ grandfather ran an international boarding school in his capacity as a United Methodist Minister.  Chris’ mother and all of his aunts and uncles grew up playing in the foothills of

Ven Pongal http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/rice-and-moong-dal-pudding-with-black-pepper-cumin-and-ginger-ven-pongal/
/ Erin

Rice and Moong Dal Pudding with Black Pepper, Cumin and Ginger (Ven Pongal)

This is one of the most comforting, simple and healthful foods I have ever eaten.  The rice and split moong beans are cooked until they are very soft and pudding like in consistency.  The flavour comes from ghee flavoured with

Ven Pongal http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/rice-and-moong-dal-pudding-with-black-pepper-cumin-and-ginger-ven-pongal/
/ Erin

Rice and Moong Dal Pudding with Black Pepper, Cumin and Ginger (Ven Pongal)

This is one of the most comforting, simple and healthful foods I have ever eaten.  The rice and split moong beans are cooked until they are very soft and pudding like in consistency.  The flavour comes from ghee flavoured with

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/ Erin

Bethany’s Mom’s Fresh Homemade Rice Noodles/ My Mom’s Healthy Ramen

I pride myself on figuring out how to make all of the foods I like to eat at home.  That said, I maintain a short list of items that I have deemed too difficult to produce at home, and these

IMG_2952
/ Erin

Bethany’s Mom’s Fresh Homemade Rice Noodles/ My Mom’s Healthy Ramen

I pride myself on figuring out how to make all of the foods I like to eat at home.  That said, I maintain a short list of items that I have deemed too difficult to produce at home, and these

IMG_4373
/ Erin

Eastern Tennessee Harvest- Succotash

When I was in the fourth grade, I found a recipe for succotash in the recipe section of the local newspaper.  It caught my fancy, and my mother agreed to help me make it.  Succotash is corn and lima bean stew

IMG_4373
/ Erin

Eastern Tennessee Harvest- Succotash

When I was in the fourth grade, I found a recipe for succotash in the recipe section of the local newspaper.  It caught my fancy, and my mother agreed to help me make it.  Succotash is corn and lima bean stew

ToyTheaterW
/ Erin

Feeding the Masses of Miniature Spectacle Makers!

Lately, I have been very focused on helping with the 10th International Toy Theater Festival.  This festival inspired me to begin making my own puppet shows in the 90s, and it is still my favourite festival in the wide world. 

ToyTheaterW
/ Erin

Feeding the Masses of Miniature Spectacle Makers!

Lately, I have been very focused on helping with the 10th International Toy Theater Festival.  This festival inspired me to begin making my own puppet shows in the 90s, and it is still my favourite festival in the wide world. 

Bengal Red Lentil Dal
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/bengal-red-lentil-dal-to-defeat-seasonal-allergies/
/ Erin

Bengal Red Lentil Dal (to defeat seasonal allergies)

It’s spring time!  It’s BBQ time!  It’s allergy time!  Today we will be addressing the third and least glamourous aspect of the current season.  I will not go into the horrific details of my seasonal allergies.  Those of you who

Bengal Red Lentil Dal
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/bengal-red-lentil-dal-to-defeat-seasonal-allergies/
/ Erin

Bengal Red Lentil Dal (to defeat seasonal allergies)

It’s spring time!  It’s BBQ time!  It’s allergy time!  Today we will be addressing the third and least glamourous aspect of the current season.  I will not go into the horrific details of my seasonal allergies.  Those of you who

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Laying Hens and Herbal Teas

I am working at a farm this summer and fall! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for going on 10 years now, ever since I travelled down the west coast on a bike tour meeting farmers and other

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Laying Hens and Herbal Teas

I am working at a farm this summer and fall! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for going on 10 years now, ever since I travelled down the west coast on a bike tour meeting farmers and other

Four Weird and Delicious Pestos
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/four-weird-and-delicious-pestos/
/ Erin

Four Weird and Delicious Pestos

I know this is weird, but I don’t make basil pesto.  I make pesto for three reasons. 1.  I have some sad bunch of green something that I did not use in a timely fashion, but cannot stand to throw

Four Weird and Delicious Pestos
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/four-weird-and-delicious-pestos/
/ Erin

Four Weird and Delicious Pestos

I know this is weird, but I don’t make basil pesto.  I make pesto for three reasons. 1.  I have some sad bunch of green something that I did not use in a timely fashion, but cannot stand to throw