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Chicken and Quinoa Waldorf Salad with Creamy Maple Vinaigrette

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 25, 2010

Perhaps it’s the half marathon training and the fact that my body is just CRAVING calories! Not only am I still full-time nursing, I’ve decided to train for the San Antonio Rock n Roll Half Marathon…I think I’m burning close to 3,000 calories per day. Hence *maybe* the fourth serving of this delicious quinoa salad.

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Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 11, 2010

(Please pardon the iPhone photo. Dead camera battery.) I went out yesterday morning to survey the garden…and to make sure it survived our weekend away. I was pleasantly surprised to find lots of red grape-roma tomatoes, and a meal’s worth of green beans!  I picked some basil, parsley and oregano and then got to work. […]

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Red Quinoa with Avocado, Black Beans and Corn

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 9, 2010

For a while now, I’ve been toying with the idea of putting myself on a Gluten Free diet. No real reason really. Just want to see if I feel any different when eliminating gluten. And here is a recipe that will be on the menu when (if ever) I decide to make that leap. Red […]

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Cranberry Chicken and Rice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 20, 2010

So this meal was pretty good.  Came out a little on the bitter side, so I just sprinkled a little sugar over the cranberries on everyone’s plate and we were all happy! So…you could add a little extra sweetener in before you bake it, or you could do as I did. It really was tasty…after […]

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Lemon Pepper Chicken with Chili French Fries

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 19, 2010

Part Freezer-Part Pantry Meal I froze the chicken breasts in the marinade. I froze the broccoli when on sale. And I used up some potatoes from the pantry to make the fries. And who says seafood seasoning had to be used on seafood!!! Ingredients 3 large chicken breasts ($2.47) Bought when on sale for $1.77/lb! […]

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Honey Ginger Salmon – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 18, 2010

Several times in 2009, I found fresh Atlantic salmon on sale for $2.99/lb…regularly $7.99/lb!  This great deal never appeared on the front page of the store circular…but was hidden on the inside pages! I asked for a pound. Brought it home. Cut it into 4 4 oz. portions. Added the marinade. And froze. Saturday night, […]

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Creamy Potato Miso Soup – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 9, 2009

Tonight’s Recipe comes from Alisa of One Frugal Foodie! She shares a Vegan/Vegetarian (optional), Dairy-Free, Soy-Free (use a chickpea miso), Gluten-Free, Peanut-Free recipe tonight! Alisa blogs at One Frugal Foodie with a focus on using whole foods to create inexpensive, healthy recipes. She is also the founder of Go Dairy Free , the website, and author […]

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Peanut Butter Rollups and Pumpkin Applesauce

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 23, 2009

Sharing two of our favorite lunch and snack items today! If you’ve got little people around, check these out!

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Pork Chops with Peach Salsa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 13, 2009

Dinner from the Grill…Pork Chops, Peach Salsa and a Zucchini and Tomato Medley!

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Slow Cooker Black Beans and Rice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 8, 2009

Can never go wrong with rice and beans!!! They are cheap, delicious and nutritious!!!

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