Tofu Tortilla Casserole

I’m a huge fan of Amy’s frozen organic entrees. One of my favorites is their Santa Fe Enchilada Bowl. It’s a lovely little individual serving of corn, pinto beans, layered tortillas, jack cheese, tofu, rice and enchilada sauce. It’s absolutely delicious and makes a great lunch. However, at anywhere from $3 to $5 for ten ounces […]

Keeping it Local: Mosley’s Meat Market

We love keeping our money in the local economy. We also love stores that remind us of those our grandparents frequented when we were kids. Sadly, there aren’t too many of these left, so when we happen upon one, we’re thrilled. B’s physical therapist mentioned Mosley’s Meat Market to her during a session late last […]

5 for $20 Challenge: Carbonnade

The first protein we chose to use in the 5 for $20 Challenge was the package of two beef chuck tenderloin steaks. These weighed in at about 13 ounces, so our attempt at this recipe was a bit light on meat. Despite that, the finished product was absolutely amazing. Note that the beer I used […]

5 For $20 Challenge: Introduction

Giant-Eagle, a Pittsburgh-based supermarket chain, recently began an in-store promotion where they offer selected meats and poultry at five packages for $20. Usually their marked price is between $4.75 and $6.00 per package, so this is a pretty good value. As we always love a challenge, we got the idea to see whether we could […]

Lemony Chicken and Orzo

This recipe has everything I love going for it. It’s low fat, super high protein, delicious, and comes together easily in 30 minutes or less. It’s very protein dense if you follow the original recipe, but I’ve been known to keep the chicken ratio where it is (have you seen chicken breasts in the grocery […]