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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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Curry-in-a-hurry Chicken Salad

  • January 10, 2019
Light, bright, luscious and aromatic. Leftover chicken tossed in a vegan dressing with an amazingly rich, creamy feel. The tastiest, throw-it-together-from-leftovers meal of the month. A very delicious meal with a very low glycemic load.
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Kale: Out of the oven, into the fry pan

  • January 9, 2019
Kale Chips. So quick and easy there's no recipe. So tasty they're addictive. So cheap you can afford to eat them until you just can't eat any more. Near zero calories. They look really cool: dark green with ruffled golden brown edges. They're what kale always wanted to be.
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Rainforest Diet, Part 1

  • January 8, 2019
Costa Rica ranks #1 on the Happy Planet Index. Think they eat well there? I'd guess they're Happy about their diet because their food tastes so good. Sure it's healthy, but it's really fun to eat. Here's a Happy Day in the Life.
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Whole-Grain Citrus Salad for Winter

  • January 5, 2019
I wanted a light but substantial lunch. A juicy, bright fresh salad. But it's January in New York. No tomato. No peach. Finally, I tossed this together: somewhere between a tropical tabbouleh and a fruit ceviche. It's delicious.
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Greek Gratin: Spinach, Feta, White Beans

  • January 3, 2019
Winter's answer to the Greek salad. Smoking hot, right out of the oven. Spinach. Feta cheese. White beans, no olives. Brown on top, bubbling throughout. A very green and rich-but-not-heavy gratin casserole. You'll be amazed you made it yourself. Easily.
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