Dinner is served🌟
When feeding my family I find the most affordable ways to get it done using items that I already have in the fridge and pantry. One thing that has helped me stay within a budget is choosing options from the local international markets like #patelbrothers and #Lotte. I know that my plate seems to be loaded with lots of carbs but don’t let the #spinachsamosas fool you. They are nice, spicy, baked and not fried.
Tonight’s salad was a mix of baby lettuce and spring greens topped with pickled beets, red bell pepper, red onion, thinly sliced fresh garlic cloves, drizzled with olive oil and fresh black pepper. The pickled beets gives it a sweet and tangy flavor so there’s no need to worry about extra calories from salad dressing.
Now last but not least, my friend Fisun has been telling me about paratha, it is basically layers of cooked dough. My Grandmere and mom would make something similar which is called fried flour bread. (If you’re from the south you’ll know what I mean) I warmed it for a moment in my cast iron skillet and added just a sprinkle of feta cheese.
Nevertheless, here’s what I served to the family for a little over $12.
In times like this I encourage you all to do the best that you can with what you have, be creative, love in the process. We will get through this. #bonappetit #dinner #vegetarian #healthymeals #healthycooking #grateful