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11 Homemade Backpacking Meals

Are you sick of spending money out the wazoo for pre-packaged backpacking meals? Those things are $8-10 a pop, which means my recent 3 day trip with 3 people would have cost ~$180 for food alone!! That’s just crazy. So I decided to start making my own homemade backpacking meals. These easy to prepare homemade …

Clean Out the Fridge Soup

We moved again. This time to Pristina, Kosovo! This makes four moves in four years, which means I’ve gotten pretty good at cleaning out the freezer/pantry of items that we can’t bring with us when it comes time to move. The last three weeks before our move, I pretty much ate this soup non-stop. I …

Moong Dal (Mung Lentils-an Indian Dish)

Hey friends! I hope the New Year is treating you all well! I know a lot of people out there are trying to save some cash after the holidays and are looking for ways to eat healthy on a budget. Welcome to Moong Dal. The cost breakdown for this recipe is only $1.10 per serving! …

Sautéed Squid (Calamari) with Vegetables-inspired by Slovenian Cuisine

I’ve been back stateside for a year now, and I truly miss Slovenia and all the traveling we got to do while living there. So it’s no surprise that I couldn’t wait to get cooking when I saw this month’s Recipe Redux theme. A Vacation-Inspired Recipe – Start unpacking your favorite vacation memories. Think about …

Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole

Hey friends! How is summer treating everyone? I hope you’re enjoying days full of sunshine, hiking, biking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, and more! Real Food Real Deals Need a cheap quick recipe so you can spend your days out it the sun? Annemarie’s your gal. The inspiration for this Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole came from the …

7 Ingredient Chicken and Rice with Mushroom Gravy

As I am writing this post, this is the conversation that ensued: Hubby: “Oh I see, so you used my rice?” Me: Looks up with a smirk. Hubby: “So you’re gonna take all the credit, and I created the linchpin of this recipe?” He’s super proud of his rice. I just made this simple 7 Ingredient …

Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad

So tasty. So easy. Not so fancy. Here I bring you a healthy chicken pasta salad made with buckwheat soba noodles! What’s awesome about this recipe? eat it warm or cold, we like it both ways noodles, chicken, and veggies can be made ahead of time to make assembly a breeze! buckwheat noodles instead of regular …

Clean Out The Fridge Pot Pie (Recipe ReDux)

Hey friends! After a fun-filled once in a lifetime experience living in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the hubby and I are back in The States and have finally been reunited with our furry little guys. Life is starting to get back to normal as we get back into the daily grind of things. Moving overseas is quite …

Zesty Baked Chicken {Recipe ReDux}

No time to make a healthy dinner? Do you have 30 minutes? You can make this cheap, no-fuss, zesty baked chicken in no time at all! August Recipe ReDux challenge: Back to the Dinner Table After the hustle and bustle of the holiday/vacation season, August is the time many families get ‘back to routine.’ Show …

Vegetable Stuffed Bell Peppers {Recipe ReDux}

Hey friends!! It’s that time of year again…late summertime when so many gardens are overflowing! I don’t have a garden this year, but when I’ve had gardens before I always have too much zucchini and peppers to know what to do with. Here’s a fun idea-make these vegetable stuffed bell peppers with that garden, farmer’s market, or …