Frugal Recipes from The Frugal Foodie Blog

Welcome to The Frugal Foodie Blog. Beware, Man-in-Kitchen. Some of the greatest chefs are men – so are many whose culinary talents are limited to boiling water. I am a member of neither group. I focus on frugal healthy delicious meals that can easily be prepared in less than twenty minutes with only a few ingredients and a minimum of fuss. Those recipes that take more time and effort – like Beef Stew and Eggplant Parmesan – are sized to provide delicious leftovers for a week – or feed a crowd.

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Stir Fry Flank Steak

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One of my fondest childhood memories is of my father stir frying small slices of flank steak with fresh tomatoes and a hint of fresh ginger. The tricks for great stir-fried flank steak are to slice the steak into thin … Continue reading

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Flank Steak Zucchini Grill

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Flank steak is my very favorite cut of beef. One of my fondest childhood memories is of my father stir frying small slices of flank steak with fresh tomatoes and a hint of fresh ginger. Back then, flank steak was … Continue reading

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Curried Pumpkin Soup

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What is autumn without pumpkins, and what healthier way to greet the cooling weather than with a steaming bowl of curried pumpkin soup. You can also use butternut squash in place of the pumpkin for a more subtle treat. One … Continue reading

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Soft Fried Rice

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Soft fried rice is an easy and tasty way to use up a wide variety of leftovers. Other than the rice and the egg, all the ingredients are optional. Almost anything you find in your refrigerator is a good candidate … Continue reading

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Beef Stew Recipe – Crock Pot

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Beef stew is perhaps THE traditional comfort food – a dish we may remember fondly from the simpler times of our childhoods – perhaps a warm delight we enjoyed at Grandmother’s house. Yesterday’s beef stew was often prepared from a … Continue reading

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Eggplant Recipes

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Eggplant is a greatly under-appreciated resource – low in calories, high in nutrients, and delicious when prepared with care. In addition to the common large egg-shaped deep purple eggplant, there are white eggplants, and an especially tasty but somewhat more … Continue reading

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What is a Dutch Oven? Why Use One?

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A modern Dutch Oven for use in the kitchen is a round or oval enameled cast iron pot that can be used both for stove-top cooking and in the oven at medium temperatures – typically up to 350 degrees F. … Continue reading

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