Budget Friendly Meals | Down to Earth Organic and Natural

Budget Friendly Meals

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Marinated Broccoli

This incredibly flavorful marinade works for sturdy vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. Make a double batch and marinate extras for great leftovers!

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Jasmine Tea Rice

Using jasmine tea instead of plain water to cook rice yields a beautifully fragrant yet simple side dish.

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Edamame Soup

This wholesome soup is a delicious way to enjoy young green soybeans, also known as edamame. This recipe is adapted from one of our favorite food blogs, 101 Cookbooks.

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Creamy Miso & Adzuki Bean Soup

This warming soup brings together the healing benefits of Adzuki beans and squash, which are relaxing for the body and supports the kidneys.

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Raw Cacao Fudge Truffles

Chewy and moist, this treat will delight chocolate lovers of all ages!

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Toasted Quinoa & Carrot Salad

Wholesome quinoa and bright carrots make a perfect salad for all your meals and potluck parties.

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Lemon Rice Soup

This is also known as Greek Easter Soup, but the light flavor and creamy texture is perfect for anytime of year. This is adapted from the vegan blog Choosing Raw.

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Warm Rosemary Dressing

Serve with your favorite salads or even drizzled on top of falafels!

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Basic Quinoa

Quinoa is a high-energy grain that, because it is easy to digest, is an ideal endurance and fitness food. It is drying and warming, strengthening to the kidneys, the heart, and the whole body. Quinoa is a complete protein and is high in lysine, an amino acid that is scarce in the vegetable kingdom. Quinoa is also a rich and balanced source of calcium, iron, phosphorous, and B and E vitamins. Because of its versatility, quinoa can be substituted freely for rice, millet, or couscous in any recipe.

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Lomi Tomato

This is a vegetarian version of "lomi salmon," a standard Hawaiian lu'au food. People are surprised at how good this is, but they shouldn't be: these days there isn't much salmon in lomi salmon, and people like it anyway... so give this healthful, tasty version a try!