Posts Tagged 'dinner'

What’s for Dinner?

I’ve noticed a lot of cheap and tasty broccoli at our local farmer’s market lately and since we’re trying to eat healthy food on a budget, I’ve been trying to figure out new and tasty ways to cook it.

Martha has one easy idea that we’ve come to love — roasting broccoli with garlic and lemon slices.

I have tried this a few times recently (so far, sans cauliflower), tossing the roasted veggie with pasta, a bit of Parmesan cheese, and some rinsed white canned beans for a quick and nutritious dinner.

Definitely don’t skip the lemon slices — they make the dish!


What’s for Dinner?

Check out this inverted frittata recipe from Mark Bittman of the New York Times food section; I’ve made it three or four times since it was published. It’s a tasty way to use up leftover veggie and cheese scraps in a healthy meal that’s vegetarian but still delivers on the protein. And so economical — only two or three eggs required!

Tonight’s version: creamer potatoes, red pepper, caramelized onions, spinach, a little cheddar cheese and a bit of curry powder and cumin. It was pretty good, but using the fresh herbs suggested in the recipe makes a big difference. Continue reading ‘What’s for Dinner?’