Frugal Recipes - Split pea soup

by Martin
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Dedicated to my mother, a real frugal person.

Dedicated to my mother, a real frugal person.

This recipe can be made as described or made spicy by adding hot peppers. It has an Indian twist to it. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, cook the split peas in a regular pot.


I generally triple the batch and cook the split peas in a pressure cooker. When the recipe is done, I transfer portions into plastic bags for freezing.

Servings 6

1 1/3 cups yellow split peas
1 tbsp. canola oil
1 large (chopped finely) onion (3 smaller onions)
3 pods minced garlic
1 medium (chopped finely) tomato

1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. minced ginger
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. whole coriander
½ tsp. cumin
½ tsp. garam masala
1 tsp. chilli powder
¼ tsp. asafoetida (hing)
1 jalapeño pepper (cut up fine and deseeded)
1/3 cup fresh coriander
1 jalapeño pepper

1 1/3 cup yellow split peas
Soak for 4 hours, wash 4 times, and then boil in a pot until done. When done, pour out most of the water.

In a frying pan fry the chopped onions in 1 tbsp canola oil, plus 3 pods minced garlic and fry till light brown.

Add 1 medium (chopped finely) tomato and fry further for two minutes.

Add the items from list 2 above and bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until thickened:

Transfer the mixture from the frying pan into the pot. Stir well. Cook until thickened. Simmer for an hour or two.

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Carrot Soup - Frugal Recipes

by Nanoosh
(New York, NY)

Ingredients:
Organic carrot 2500 grs
Olive oil 1/3 cup
Organic onion 1000 grs
Organic potato 1250 grs
Cinnamon 2 grs
Ground clove 2grs
Ground coriander 2grs
Pepper 5grs
Salt 30 grs
Water 5 Liter

Directions:
Heat the oil oil in a pot, start cooking the onions, when tender add carrots and potatoes, toss for a minute with onion, add all spices, salt and pepper, toss for another 30 seconds, add the water, bring to a boil and cook on low heat until both potatoes and carrots get tender,blend and correct seasoning if needed

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I;m not a massive fan of the taste of carrots by themselves but i have made this soup and it really tastes great.

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Chili Soup

by Andee
(Los Angeles, CA. )

1 Can of inexpensive chili with beans
1 can of corn, drained
2 snack-size bags of Frito Corn chips
2 beef bouillon cubes crushed in 2 cups of hot water or 2 cups of beef broth

Heat the 2 cups of beef broth to boiling and add the can of chili with beans. Add the corn and stir well. Cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes.

Divide the 2 bags of Fritos into four bowls and spoon the soup over the corn chips and serve. You can dice up and onion and sprinkle that on top along with some shredded cheese or sour cream.

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Creamy veggie/chicken soup

by Rita
(Sask. Canada)

I found all these items in my fridge today....left overs, gotta love em. I'm guessing at quantities....just keep seasoning till it taste good. Mine was quite potatoey so I added more cheese and cream. I was so proud of myself, I cleaned out the fridge and made an amazing meal that cost us nothing at all.

2 cups homemade chicken broth
2 tbsp chicken powder
Sauteed onions
1 cup mashed potatoes
2 cups mixed veggies(i used carrots, broccoli, cauliflower)
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup cream
Water or milk to adjust thickness
1/2 cup old cheddar ,or more to taste
S&P ,seasoning salt?
1 tsp Thyme
Splash of hot sauce

Put mashed potatoes and 3/4 of the veggies in blender.(I like some whole pieces of veg.) Add broth to get things going. Put all in a pot and heat. Add cheese to melt. Season to taste.


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I love making soup too. Its great for using all those little bits and pieces i have left in my fridge at the end of the week. i am a vegetarian and i always seem to have little bits of vegetables left. Great for simple soup and a quick healthy meal.

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Pizza Soup (GOOOOOD Stuff)

1 Jar Pizza Sauce (any kind, cheap is good)
2 cans Chicken Broth
onion
bell pepper
mushrooms
pepperoni
Italian sausage
Velveeta Cheese

precook the pepperoni and sausage, add all ingredients, except cheese and simmer for 30 min, the last 10 minutes add the cheese. Serve ans enjoy.

You may add any ingredients that you like, just imagine what you would eat on a pizza and throw it in.


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Great idea for all those pizza lovers and hopefully a little healthier too, well there's less bread.

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