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Food is good! My food philosophy: If I'm going through the trouble of looking at a recipe, it should make something that is inexpensive, mostly healthy, tastes good, doesn't require perfect measurements or timing, and makes a good amount of food without too much effort or cleanup. These are recipes that I've tried and have worked out well.
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Beef Barbacoa: A fast way to turn cheap, tough stew meat into something that tastes close to Chipotle using an instant pot.
Blueberry bread: Blueberry muffins are great, but the little cups are just extra hassle. Nobody wants to eat a part of a muffin, and the best part is the soft, fluffy, blueberry filled part in the middle, not the brown toasted greasy part on the outside. So make a loaf with a big middle and just cut off a big slab or a tiny slice until it's gone. Or toss one in a gallon bag and gnaw on it all day.
Chicken tortilla soup: Great for the fall and winter, the slow cooker takes all of the work out of seperating meat from bone, and it smells great. So many recipes use chicken breast, but the dark meat has a lot more flavor, the texture is the same once it's in a soup, and it's cheaper because everybody's fighting over the flavorless boneless meat. Fantastic with corn chips and a hoodie.
Chickpea tacos : These are the cheapest, fastest, and easiest tacos I've found so far, and chickpeas (garbanzos) are loaded with healthy stuff.
(vegetarian) Chili: Probably one of the best ways to cook vegetables. Great with cornbread or corn chips.
Easy, no-knead white bread: We make this a few times per week in two silicone bread pans, and it's so much easier than other breads.
Jambalaya : A great way to make a lot of food quickly. Balanced mix of rice, chicken, vegetables, and spices that works great for quick lunches. I often just double everything in the recipe to get a huge amount of food done at once.
Red lentils: Lentils have a lot of protein and these go well with rice as a meal, crackers as a snack, or as a side dish.