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Parsnip: Soup of the Week

  • January 29, 2019
It warms and soothes. It's smooth and refined, but it's substantial, not weenie. It's delicious in a way that's simple and complex at the same time. It's sweet. It's earthy. Smooth and creamy with zero cream or milk. You gotta make this.
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Rainforest Snacks: Patacones Lite

  • January 24, 2019
About 10 cents for a very flavorful and satisfying bite-size snack. With lots of Vitamins A and C from your fresh, homemade plantain chips topped with sour cream and pineapple or chorizo. Could be the Super Bowl snack of choice here in Costa Rica.
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Winter Vegetable Risotto

  • January 23, 2019
Luscious, creamy rice with two wonderful seasonal vegetables. Parsnips and kale. Roasting in the oven while you're stirring on the stovetop. Sweet roasted parsnips and smoky flash-roasted kale. Elegant and hearty.
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Onion Panade: Soup & Sandwich-In-One

  • January 22, 2019
Put this on your Top Ten list of winter dinners. Warms your mouth, your stomach and your heart. Luscious, hearty and satisfying. Thoroughly pleasing to eat. Slowly. Less than $1 per serving.
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Banana Curry Fish. My Rainforest Fave.

  • January 19, 2019
Less than 50 cents per serving for the spectacularly delicious banana curry. Intensely flavorful and the butter makes it feel luxurious in your mouth. The lime is bright. The mustard adds a little heat. What a mouthful. And that's before you get to the fish.
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The good, the bad and the ramen

  • January 17, 2019
Ingredient cost for a week's worth of pungent and deeply delicious Asian sauce base: about $3. Make it in 5 minutes. Use it for the next five days with noodle soup, stir fry, fish, meat and egg dishes. A vegetable-filled ramen for $2/person. A week's worth of superior dinners for $15/person.
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This cheap never looked this good.

  • January 16, 2019
Polenta-Portobello Pizza. For a beautiful dish, this has to be the easiest, quickest, cheapest thing going. Delicious, too. Whole grain corn and a big, meaty mushroom. Required skills: stirring, slicing. Not much of either.
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Rainforest Diet, Part 2. A Math Lesson.

  • January 15, 2019
Eat delicious stuff that's heavy on fruits, vegetables and whole grains, bigger on fish than meat and very low in processed industrial foods - and have plenty of room for great snacks and desserts! Click for a few really healthy, tasty Costa Rican-inspired treats.
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Banana Cream Pizza Pie

  • January 12, 2019
A deliriously delicious dessert for four or brunch for two - for less than $2. Sweet with zero added sugar. If you've been resisting home-making pizza - or banana cream pies - I hope this one'll push you over the edge.
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