Saturday, May 30, 2009

Frugal Foods tips and recipe May 30

When you spy those rectangular packets of mung beans or alfalfa or the like marked down to 50 cents (or thereabouts) grab them even if you're not planning a salad. These work great in soups, stews and stir fries so don't narrow your options.
Broccoli stalks are often overlooked but have just as much flavour and nutrients as the tops. Thoroughly peel the sides and chop finely to add to soups, stews, casseroles, stir fries, etc.

Cheap and Tasty Devilled 'Nanas.
  • Light your oven.
  • Grab some bananas, peel and slice in half length-ways.
  • Drizzle lemon juice over the pieces, set aside.
  • Grab some bacon rashers, remove the rind (and any fat) smear a mixture of mustard and curry powder over one side of the bacon.
  • Wrap the bacon around the 'nana pieces with the mustard/curry mix against the banana.
  • Hold together with a toothpick, then bung into an oven for 15-20 mins or till crispy.
  • Serve with a bowl of sour cream or Greek yoghurt for dipping.

6 comments:

Marita said...

Yummo. The banana's sound great.

Hubby was stunned to find a bag of banana's in the freezer today. He didn't realise that I'd been buying big bags of them whenever they were reduced to clear. They freeze well and make a great addition to cakes and muffins. Also banana smoothies and ice cream :D

River said...

I love broccoli stems. Eat them all the time. Peel and slice, then steam along with the heads.
Devilled Nanas eh? According to my mum, her mum, my Nana, was a devil. Heh.

Brian Hughes said...

"When you spy those rectangular packets of mung beans or alfalfa or the like marked down to 50 cents (or thereabouts) grab them even if you're not planning a salad."

Now you're are extracting the Michael. I wouldn't make a grab for them even if they were paying me to do so.

Jayne said...

Can't say that I've ever considered freezing them before, Marita, what a fab tip, Thanks! :)

LOL River!
And they say there was no curry in the older generations...ha!

"...and in tonight's report our intrepid journalist will track down the antiquarian chap who's been transcribing The Life Of A Mung Bean for his entree..." :P

writer chick said...

Good tips, Jayne. Those nanas sound yummy.
Annie

Jayne said...

Thanks, Annie, feel free to borrow any you like :)

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