Nước Chấm (Vietnamese Vegetarian Fish Sauce)
Nước Chấm (Vietnamese Vegetarian Fish Sauce)
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A vegetarian alternative to fish sauce.
Prep Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Nước Chấm (Vietnamese Vegetarian Fish Sauce)
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A vegetarian alternative to fish sauce.
Prep Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Add the boiling water to a bowl and dissolve the sugar then allow the water to cool to room temp.
  2. To the bowl, add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Done, and ready to use.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Add pickled daikon and carrot, chopped. 2. Add crushed peanuts.

Shortcut: Vietnamese Pickled Carrot & Daikon (Đồ Chua).

Inspired by Nước Chấm (Vietnamese Vegetarian Fish Sauce) from Pham Fatale.

Rajma – Kidney Bean Curry (Pressure Cooker)
Rajma - Kidney Bean Curry (Pressure Cooker)
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This is a great main or side dish, I made this on 30 April 2018 was truly surprised, excellent flavor! This originates in Northern India and Nepal. This is a modified recipe and not authentic.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Rajma - Kidney Bean Curry (Pressure Cooker)
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This is a great main or side dish, I made this on 30 April 2018 was truly surprised, excellent flavor! This originates in Northern India and Nepal. This is a modified recipe and not authentic.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Rinse the kidney beans and remove and bad ones and any debris, place in a large bowl and cover with 2 inches of water. Cover the bowl and let that sit for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. After 6 to 8 hours, drain and rinse the beans, just leave in the strainer for now.
  3. In your pressure cooking, without using the lid, heat the oil and butter on medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until fragrant, then add in the ginger, cloves, chili powder, turmeric, cumin, and coriander. Cook for a few minutes then add the tomatoes and cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Add the drained beans and water to just cover the beans then add 1 more cup of water. Stir in the sugar and salt to to taste.
  5. Place the lid on the pot and bring the heat up to high. When the jiggler starts moving and releasing pressure, start timing for 8 minutes and turn the heat down to low or medium low to just maintain the jiggler moving and pressure releasing.
  6. At 8 minutes, turn off the heat and move the pressure cooker to an unused burner and allow a natural release of pressure. When the pressure is released, open the lid.
  7. Serve as a side dish or a main dish over rice.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. For a non-vegetarian, add in sliced sausage at Step 4 (this is what I do). 2. Add a spoon or two of lime juice and mix that in before serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Easy Soft Flatbread (No Yeast)
Easy Soft Flatbread (No Yeast)
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Think wraps filled with whatever you like, or even as naan for Indian curries. The Vegan version is in the Recipes Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 pieces 35 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 pieces 35 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Easy Soft Flatbread (No Yeast)
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Think wraps filled with whatever you like, or even as naan for Indian curries. The Vegan version is in the Recipes Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 pieces 35 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 pieces 35 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: pieces
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan or in the microwave, combine the milk and butter is just melted.
  2. Add the flour to a mixing bowl, add the salt, and pour in the milk and butter mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together in a ball.
  3. Flour your work surface and turn out the dough, knead for a few minutes to make a smooth dough, add a bit of flour if the dough is too sticky. Wrap in plastic film and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  4. Flour the work surface, cut dough into 4 pieces, roll into balls, then roll each one out to about 1/8 inch thick.
  5. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of cooking oil in a non stick pan on medium heat or low for a heavy bottomed pan.
  6. When the pan is hot, place 1 flatbread in and cook for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, it should puff up, just press those down with the spatula. Flip and cook the other side, there should be golden brown spots on both sides.
  7. Remove from the pan and place on a plate and cover with a towel. Repeat the steps cooking the rest, staking each on on the same plate.
  8. Use with fillings of your choice for a lunch or light dinner.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: Brush each flatbread with olive oil or melted butter. Or with melted butter mixed with minced garlic and parsley for a garlic butter version. Higher heat and thinner dough (say cut the dough into 5 or 6 pieces) will result in crispier bread, which is compatible as a naan type of bread.

Vegan Version: Replace the butter with olive oil, replace the milk with almond milk.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Easiest Cookies Ever
Easiest Cookies Ever
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If nothing more, these do in fact sound interesting, and quite healthy. Just three ingredients. and just two if in a pinch.
Servings Prep Time
12 cookies 2 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 cookies 2 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Easiest Cookies Ever
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If nothing more, these do in fact sound interesting, and quite healthy. Just three ingredients. and just two if in a pinch.
Servings Prep Time
12 cookies 2 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 cookies 2 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cookies
Instructions
  1. Peel the banana and place in a bowl, add the oats, and any dried fruit. Using your hands mix everything together.
  2. For oven baking, just drop by spoonfuls to make about 12 cookies, slightly flatten them down, back for about 15-20 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  3. For microwave cooking, shape spoonfuls into flat cookie circles and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, making sure they do not burn.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Healthy Pancake & Smoothie
Healthy Pancake & Smoothie
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Provided by a good friend of mine, this is a single serving that is nutritious and healthy, perfect for after a long bike ride. For more servings, just adjust the serving size and the recipe will adjust for you.
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Healthy Pancake & Smoothie
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Provided by a good friend of mine, this is a single serving that is nutritious and healthy, perfect for after a long bike ride. For more servings, just adjust the serving size and the recipe will adjust for you.
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Pancake
Smoothie
Servings: serving
Instructions
Pancake
  1. Mix together soy flour, baking powder, Chaat Masala, and 1 egg in a small bowl, season to taste with salt and pepper, add water to get the desired pancake mix consistency. Add sliced okra and mix.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan with a slight splash of olive oil to medium heat. Pour in the pancake mixture, after a few minutes, watch for bubbles to appear on the top and check the bottom, when golden brown on the bottom, carefully flip the pancake.
  3. When golden brown on the bottom, place pancake on a plate.
Smoothie
  1. Add to your blender, 1/2 a fresh pineapple, raw honey, and Chia seeds, blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a large glass and serve with the pancake. A mild tomato based hot sauce pairs well with the pancake.
Recipe Notes

Healthy and nutritious. Easily under $1 per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Dave Williams.
Thailand.

Sesame Mint Spread
Sesame Mint Spread
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An inexpensive appetizer with loads of possibilities! This makes just under 1 cup but goes a long ways.
Servings Prep Time
1 cup, just less than 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup, just less than 10 minutes
Sesame Mint Spread
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An inexpensive appetizer with loads of possibilities! This makes just under 1 cup but goes a long ways.
Servings Prep Time
1 cup, just less than 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup, just less than 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cup, just less than
Instructions
  1. Dry blend the sesame seeds in the small jar attachment that comes with most blenders. You'll likely have to tap it a few times during the process. The blending time is a judgement call.
  2. Tear up a bunch of mint leaves and include a few stems and add some olive oil to the blender jar. Blend again. Keep adding olive oil until you get the consistency that you desire.
  3. Add a bit of sea salt and stir. Done.
  4. Spread some of this on a thick slice of tomato and garnish with a cube or sliver of bell pepper. Yellow Bell peppers work nicely with this. Green olives on the side.
Recipe Notes
17 Baht for 100 grams of white sesame seeds, 10 Baht for a respectable size bag of mint, this is more than reasonable.

This would go nicely on a cracker with a slice of tomato and a slice of cheese
. This would also go nicely on pasta too... especially cold pasta.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Dave Williams.
Thailand.
North African Vegetable Stew
North African Vegetable Stew
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Nutritious and health vegetable stew served with rice. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
North African Vegetable Stew
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Nutritious and health vegetable stew served with rice. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large pot and fry onion until soft then add the sugar and fry for about 5 minutes or until the onions start to turn golden brown.
  2. Stir in the garlic and paprika and cook for 30 seconds to release the flavour and aroma.
  3. Add all the vegetables and the water and allow to simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.
  4. Stir in the chickpeas and stew packet and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Before serving, garnish with mint and yogurt. Serve with rice or couscous.
Recipe Notes

Easily $1 or less per meal per person.

Shortcut: Stew Seasoning Mix.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Denise Georgiades.
South Africa.