Monday, December 03, 2007

Frugal Cooking

I take a lot of my inspiration from Katie at my favorite blog, Frugal Veggie Mama. I had some leftover stew with pinto beans, corn, some brown rice and diced tomatoes. I read through some of her old posts and came across two I used. One had Ruthies cornbread recipe and one mentioned a sort of cornbread chili pie.

So I took my beans and corn, added in some tomato paste, water, some fresh mushrooms, chili powder and cumin and some onion/garlic powder. Made the cornbread and put it in a pan, making sides to it. Here's how it turned out:

The other day I made sourdough bread from my 1834 Oregon Trail starter. Turned out great, with a good sourdough taste. This morning I made Fronch toast with it, a recipe from Vegan with a Vengance. Very filling. Here's what a slice of the sourdough looked like:

For lunch at work today I have black bean soup with homemade corn chips. Love this soup!



Ruthie said...

Yum-o! :-) I love chili+cornbread but have yet to bake them together.

Amanda said...

That looks delicious! And homemade bread is the best. I just made some multi grain bread this morning, love the way the house smells afterward :)

i've started a new blog event called Thrifty Thursdays if you are interested in blogging along! :)