Do you guys ever get in a recipe rut? I tend to fall back on the same handful of recipes over and over, or I get really into a certain food (I’m looking at you, cabbage) and suddenly all of our meals seem the same. I try to change things up at least once a week or so, adding in a new recipe we’ve never had before. Today, I’m sharing some great recipes I discovered on Pinterest and made for dinner, and can personally attest to their yumminess! I’ll add that for the most part, these meals were fairly inexpensive!
Thai Peanut Curry
Every couple of weeks, my friend Michelle and I have a tradition where we meet for Thai food, followed by a trip to the bookstore. In an effort to be budget friendly (and watch our carb intake!) Michelle and I decided to have a night in and make our own Thai food. We made this delicious Thai Peanut Curry from Urban Bliss Life, and it was SO good. We paired it with cauliflower rice and Thom Yum soup for a healthy, low carb dinner! It might have been my imagination, but it was even more yummy the next day! I sautéed some Pasta Zero noodles and it really satisfied my ramen craving!
Split Pea Soup
Over the winter, I’ve tried to use up a lot of things I had hanging around in the pantry. I had a bag of split peas that I’d purchased with some intention of using a while back, but never got around to it. I’d never made split pea soup before but I didn’t really know what else I’d use split peas for, so I went for it! Along with some homemade bone broth, ham, carrots and a few seasonings, this recipe from The Cozy Cook was so hearty and filling. I served it with a French baguette I got on manager’s special for $1 and even my sister liked it (even though she made me promise not to tell anyone she ate it; sorry sis)!
One Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Lentil Pasta
This is a super easy, throw-it-in-the-pot-and-be-done kind of meal from Tedi Sarah and did not disappoint! You could also use this meal as an opportunity to use up any leftover produce. Red pepper, mushroom, zucchini, broccoli, or kale would all pair well with this dish. You could also add some sausage, chicken or ground beef if you’d like. I used homemade bone broth which added extra flavor, and sprinkled with fresh grated parmesan cheese!
One Pan Ground Beef and Cabbage Skillet
This one pan dish from Smile Sandwich was so easy to make, and made for great leftovers! You could sub in any type of ground meat or sausage, and add other veggies if you wanted. This would be yummy served over rice or potatoes too. I used more seasoning than called for in the recipe, including onion and garlic powder, oregano, thyme, and a little red pepper flakes.
What are some of your favorite recipes? What’s something new you’ve tried lately? I’d love to hear from you!