Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
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I love deviled eggs and pasta salad, so this sounds really good! On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
30 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Prep Time
30 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
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I love deviled eggs and pasta salad, so this sounds really good! On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
30 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Prep Time
30 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta in a pot of salted water until tender, drain and run under water to cool it down. Add to a large mixing bowl after it is well drained.
  2. Cut the eggs in half, remove yolks and place in a separate bowl, chop the egg whites and add to the pasta along with the pickles, onion, celery, and olives.
  3. Mash the yolks with a folk and mix in the salt, pepper, mustard, and mayo. Then mix in the paprika.
  4. Mix together the pasta, egg whites, and vegetables. Then add the yolk mixture and mix everything together until well coated.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before serving. Garnish with a light sprinkling of paprika if desired.
  6. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcuts: Fridge Dill Pickles, Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs.

Variant: 1. Top with sliced hard boiled eggs before serving.

Rotsi-topped Fish Pie
Rotsi-topped Fish Pie
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Rotsi (Rösti) is a new term for me, I had to look that up, Swiss in origin meaning shredded par boiled potato. Normally when I see fish pies they are topped with mashed potatoes or just a nice cheese sauce, so this sounds really good for a different topping. I am going to use my individual serving dish or dishes to test this recipe out and will validate the ingredient amounts as well. On my to cook list and soon. Many variants to make this a different dish every time you prepare it.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
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Rotsi (Rösti) is a new term for me, I had to look that up, Swiss in origin meaning shredded par boiled potato. Normally when I see fish pies they are topped with mashed potatoes or just a nice cheese sauce, so this sounds really good for a different topping. I am going to use my individual serving dish or dishes to test this recipe out and will validate the ingredient amounts as well. On my to cook list and soon. Many variants to make this a different dish every time you prepare it.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Wash and scrub the potato, certainly use more smaller potatoes if you do not have one large one. Cut the potato in half. Heat a sauce pan with salted water, when boiling, add the potato pieces and cook for about 5-6 minutes, you want firm, not fully tender potatoes as you are going to shred them. When the potatoes have been cooked, slightly, drain them and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set them aside.
  2. In a sauce pan, add the milk and fish, bring to just a simmer for 5 minutes, this is precooking the fish, and getting some fish juices mixed into the milk. Remove the fish and drain them, retain the milk and set aside.
  3. Heat half of the butter in a sauce pan, then add the leek and saute for about 5 minutes or until soft. Whisk in the flour and continue to whisk for 1 minute, then remove from heat, then slowly add the milk while whisking. Return to heat and whisk until the sauce comes the sauce comes to a boil, reduce to a simmer for 2 minutes, remove from heat and stir in the parsley and mustard, season with pepper as desired. Set this aside.
  4. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F). Get out a small baking dish, I am going to try this with one or two small individual Pyrex dishes.
  5. Flake the fish into chunks and fold into the sauce. Gently fold in the quartered eggs. Pour mixture into the dish or dishes.
  6. Grate the potato pieces then melt the butter in a small sauce pan. Toss the butter with the potatoes, season with salt and pepper as desired. Scatter the potatoes over the dish.
  7. Place the dish in the oven and and bake for 10-20 minutes to get the potatoes golden brown and tender.
  8. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Use a combination of fish, like whitefish and salmon. 2. Add shrimp. 3. Omit the eggs. 4. Add peas to the sauce. 5. Add some shredded cheese to the potatoes or place on top of the potatoes. 6. Replace the leek with diced onion. 7. Go heavy handed with the pepper in the sauce. 8. Add extra mustard to the sauce.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Deviled Egg Salad
Deviled Egg Salad
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Sounds absolutely wonderful, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
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Sounds absolutely wonderful, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place the prepared eggs, spring onion, celery, and bell pepper in a large mixing bowl and toss together.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the mayo, mustard, Tabasco sauce, and the vinegar.
  3. Stir the dressing into the egg and veggies and season with paprika, salt, and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for several hours to chill it fully before serving.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

This recipe for Deviled Egg Salad is from Simply Recipes.

Creamy French Onion Mac & Cheese
Creamy French Onion Mac & Cheese
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This sounds really good and no canned soup needed, which is always a bonus. On my to cook list. If you cannot find Gruyere cheese, just go with a mild Gouda or additional Swiss cheese.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10
Cook Time
80 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10
Cook Time
80 minutes
Creamy French Onion Mac & Cheese
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This sounds really good and no canned soup needed, which is always a bonus. On my to cook list. If you cannot find Gruyere cheese, just go with a mild Gouda or additional Swiss cheese.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10
Cook Time
80 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10
Cook Time
80 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 190 C (375 F). Lightly butter a 8x8 baking dish.
  2. In a large non stick pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter on medium low heat. When melted and hot, add the onion and a pinch of salt as desired. Cook the onion, stirring occasionally until golden brown and reduced in volume, about 30 to 40 minutes. When cooked, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. While the onion is cooking, heat a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until just tender, drain then set aside.
  4. Same pot used for the pasta, add the 4 tablespoons of butter and heat over medium heat. When the butter is melted, add the flour and whisk constantly for 1-2 minutes until golden brown and smooth, then slowly pour in the milk, also whisking constantly until smooth, about 5 minutes. Now slowly pour in the evaporated milk, and you guessed it, whisking constantly until thickened.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and add the cheeses to the pot, reserve 2 tablespoons of Parmesan for later use, whisk until the cheese is melted into the sauce. Whisk in the nutmeg, mustard, and season to taste with salt and pepper as desired.
  6. To the pot, stir in the pasta and the onion and mix to coat well. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle the reserved Parmesan on the top.
  7. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  8. Cool for 3 to 5 minutes, serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get some Swiss and Gouda cheese, Gruyere would be a long shot where I live. I will say Low cost for now.

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

Crab Cakes II
Crab Cakes II
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Sounds, recipe calls for 2 pounds of flaked crab meat, I am going to try this with imitation crab as well and will post my findings using this.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Crab Cakes II
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Sounds, recipe calls for 2 pounds of flaked crab meat, I am going to try this with imitation crab as well and will post my findings using this.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add everything, and time to get your hands dirty, reach in there and mix everything together well.
  2. Form into 4 oz (115 gram) patties. (shape into balls then flatten).
  3. Heat a non stick pan with about 1/2 to 1 inch of cooking oil in it. When hot, flip each patty in flour to coat, and place in the hot pan, cook, flipping once, until golden brown on each side, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

I will have to price imitation and fresh crab for this recipe, for now I will say Fair value.

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

Roasted Cauliflower
Roasted Cauliflower
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This sounds extremely good, the head is baked whole, not in pieces like other recipes. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 20 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 20 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Roasted Cauliflower
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This sounds extremely good, the head is baked whole, not in pieces like other recipes. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 20 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 20 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C (400 F).
  2. Trim the leaves and stem so the cauliflower sits upright when placed stem down. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, leaving the oven on, and remove from the foil and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Whisk together the olive oil, mustard, cheese, parsley, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. If using unseasoned breadcrumbs, add a pinch of salt as well.
  4. Place the cauliflower on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, rub the mixture all over the surface of the cauliflower then sprinkle with the breadcrumbs.
  5. Return to the oven and bake for another 30 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and slice like a pie to serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Breadcrumbs.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Lentil & Potato Stew
Lentil & Potato Stew
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Sounds good, I have not had lentils yet, so I need to change this. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Lentil & Potato Stew
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Sounds good, I have not had lentils yet, so I need to change this. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large pot with the oil, then add the onion cook until softened, the add the potatoes and carrots and cook for 5 minutes to just brown them.
  2. Add the garlic and rosemary until fragrant then the salt, pepper, cayenne, and paprika and stir to combine the flavors for 30 seconds to a minute.
  3. Add the vinegar and water and stir, bring to a boil and add the lentils and reduce to a simmer, simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the potatoes and carrot is tender and the lentils are tender.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the honey, mustard, thyme, and greens. When the greens are wilted and hot, serve.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I can find dried lentils here, for now I will say low cost.

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

Beef Stroganoff (Pressure Cooker)
Beef Stroganoff (Pressure Cooker)
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This is fast and delicious, this is an Americanized version of Stroganoff, very much like a stew really. I made this on 30 Dec 2017 for dinner, very well liked by the family as well. This is for a stove top pressure cooker. Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Beef Stroganoff (Pressure Cooker)
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This is fast and delicious, this is an Americanized version of Stroganoff, very much like a stew really. I made this on 30 Dec 2017 for dinner, very well liked by the family as well. This is for a stove top pressure cooker. Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Season the beef on all sides with salt and pepper to your liking. Heat a splash of olive oil in your pressure cooker on medium heat and add the beef and cook to brown on all sides.
  2. When the beef is mostly browned, add the onion and saute until softened and starting to brown, then add the wine, mustard, and flour. Simmer until reduced a bit, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and carrot.
  3. Place the lid on the cooker (without the weight) and place to the locked position, then add the weight, and turn the heat to high.
  4. When the jiggler (the weight) starts moving, turn heat to low but maintain it hot enough to keep the jiggler moving. This is when you start timing, and for this dish, 18 minutes.
  5. My pressure cooker has a lid lock, meaning the lid cannot be opened when under pressure. The round pin in that circle in the lid is a gravity pin, when there is zero pressure in the pot, the pin is dropped and allows steam to escape while the pressure in increasing.
  6. When pressure builds inside the cooker, it forces the pin up and locks/prevents the lid from being removed, and is an indicator that vessel is pressurized at this point.
  7. At 18 minutes, turn the heat off and move the cooker to an unused burner and allow a natural release of pressure, meaning just let the pot sit and cool, takes about 10 to 15 minutes. If you have a lid lock, that will drop when the pressure is zero inside the pot.
  8. When it is safe to open the pot, remove the lid and stir in the cream cheese. Place the lid back on and lock it in place, return to high heat to bring the pot up to full pressure again, this goes much fast now since the contents are hot. When the jiggler starts to move indication full pressure, reduce the heat to low to maintain high pressure for 4 minutes.
  9. When 4 minutes have passed, turn the heat off and move the cooker to an unused burn and allow a natural release of pressure, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  10. When safe to open, remove the lid and give the stroganoff a stir.
  11. Serve with mashed potatoes, pasta, or rice.
Recipe Notes

The beef will cost about 200 Baht for 750 grams. For 4 servings, this is about $1.47 per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Bacon, Egg & Swiss Salad
Bacon, Egg & Swiss Salad
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This sounds very good, and even has a warm bacon dressing. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Bacon, Egg & Swiss Salad
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This sounds very good, and even has a warm bacon dressing. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
For the Salad
For the Dressing
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the 7 slices of bacon on the parchment, bake until crispy, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and chop into bite size pieces, set aside.
  2. While the first seven slices of bacon are baking, heat a medium size pan on medium heat and fry the 1 piece of bacon to start making the dressing. Cook until crisp, then add the garlic and shallot. cook until the shallot is soft, about 2 minutes or so. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the salt, mustard, vinegar, and olive oil.
  3. On a large platter, or using 4 serving bowls, add the lettuce, then bacon, then eggs.
  4. Return the dressing to low heat just to warm it then drizzle over the salad. Garnish with the chives and some black pepper as desired.
  5. Serve as a lunch or light dinner.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcuts: Perfect Hard Boiled Chicken Eggs, Perfect Hard Boiled Duck Eggs.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad
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Sounds really nice, and low cost overall. On my to prepare list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad
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Sounds really nice, and low cost overall. On my to prepare list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Ingredients
For the Salad
For the Dressing
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. All of the Salad ingredient to a large bowl and toss together. Feel free to use a lettuce of your choice.
  2. In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk together the Dressing ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper. You can use 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder in place of the clove of garlic.
  3. Add the dressing to the salad and toss to coat everything. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.