Category Archives: Frugal Living

Talking Tofurky

No, I didn’t misspell the word. Tofurky is a vegan product, a substitute for turkey, made from plant based protein, primarily soy protein. I’ve used the ground “meat” products for a while and they are really good. Today I’m going … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Frugal Living, Healing, Heart | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Most Wonderful Pork Roast

Well. If I do say so myself, the pork roast I made a few days ago was quite remarkable. It was a boneless pork shoulder, which I confess I had not ever cooked before, and, given that we were having … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Food, Friendship, Frugal Living, Helen's Bitchin' Kitchen, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bulgur with Lentils

Sometimes when Monday rolls around, I think that maybe I can skip “Meatless Monday” or that I’ll make something using only a tiny amount of meat and then I feel guilty about that (because, after all, I did pledge to … Continue reading

Posted in Bridging Cultures, Food, Frugal Living | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

falafel

What an amazing dish. I frequently order falafel when eating at a Middle Eastern restaurant but for some reason had never made them at home. Boy, is that going to change. These may move into the rotation. I went on … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Frugal Living, Helen's Bitchin' Kitchen, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Oktoberfest, Helen Style

Yes, who knew the little gem in Georgia? I stumbled upon this quite by accident, when I saw something about cabins and hiking at the Unicoi State Park in Northern, Ga. We like to go on weekend hiking trips with … Continue reading

Posted in Bridging Cultures, Food, Frugal Living | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leftover Salmon Barefoot Contessa Style

All I can say is Yum. Yum. Yum. There are foods I really don’t like to eat as leftovers and salmon is one of them. But at $15.00 per pound for top quality wild salmon, I am not going to … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Frugal Living, Helen's Bitchin' Kitchen | Leave a comment

Vegetarian Quesadillas

It’s been a while since I made quesadillas and had a hankering for them today. For some reason, I especially love vegetarian ones, made with vegetarian refried beans, corn, and cheese. I was in a hurry today and also tired, … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Frugal Living, Helen's Bitchin' Kitchen | Leave a comment

what sounds good to eat

I started reading a book on tacos yesterday…more on the book in another post…seems like a find…but in the background section there was a description of all the sorts of different things used to fill tacos in historical times, like … Continue reading

Posted in Bridging Cultures, Food, Frugal Living | Leave a comment

Russian Kale Soup

We’ve really gotten into meatless Mondays. It’s really become almost vegan Monday and Tuesday since there’s usually enough leftover from Monday’s dinner to take care of us on Tuesday. Of course, after this past weekend with family in for the … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Frugal Living, Helen's Bitchin' Kitchen | Leave a comment

Cooking at Home

Some people call me “cheap”…although I prefer “frugal”. I was thinking about something recently and decided to figure out approximately how much money one could save by making decent coffee at home versus buying it everyday at a fancy coffee … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal Living | Leave a comment