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Roasted Eggplant with a Miso Glaze

Roasted Eggplant with a Miso Glaze Recipe

This roasted miso glazed eggplant recipe is one of my favorite ways to cook eggplant. Miso Glazed Eggplant comes out rich and savory with umami flavors and it’s also vegan and vegetarian!

Recipe:
– 1 Eggplant (1/2 inch slices)
– 2 tbsp of Miso Paste
– 2 tbsp of Rice Vinegar (I’ve even used apple cider, or sake combined with mirin. The idea is to add an acidic flavor)
– 1 tbsp of Sugar (Or sugar substitute: maple syrup, honey, mirin)
– 1 tsp of Soy Sauce
– Chopped Green Onions for garnish

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Here’s how to make an easy but delicious sweet potato hash, a vegetarian breakfast recipe, that will cost you less than $3 a serving. I use the term sweet potatoes and yams interchangeably here.

Recipe:
– 3 tbsp of Olive Oil
– 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes/Yams (6 Cups Chopped into 1/2 to 1 inch size)
– 1 Cup of Onions (Chopped)
– 1 tbsp of Salt
– 1 tbsp of Cumin
– 1 tbsp of Paprika
– 1 Cup of Mushrooms or other chopped vegetables
– 3 Cups of Chopped Greens (Swiss Chard, Kale or Spinach)
– 4 Eggs
– 1 Avocado (Optional)
– Green onion for Garnish (Optional)
– Ground Pepper/chili flakes to taste (Optional)

Frozen Vegetable Pesto Pasta

Frozen Vegetable Pesto Pasta that’s super quick and easy

Cooking with frozen vegetables has been a new theme for the channel, and I’ve had a lot of people who don’t normally cook, tell me they’ve been making the dishes and love them. This is a very simple pesto pasta with a frozen vegetable stir fry medley, that saves you time, money, and tastes delicious.

Recipe:
400 Grams of Frozen Vegetable Stir Fry Medley
300 Grams of Dry Pasta Noodles
2 Cloves of Garlic (Minced)
5 tbsp of Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt and Pepper (To Taste)
3-4 tbsp of Pesto Sauce (I use the Costco brand)
1 Egg
Lemon for Garnish

Frozen Vegetable Thai Curry

Frozen Vegetable Thai Curry without chopping anything!

This frozen vegetable Thai Curry is going to amaze you because I didn’t need to chop a single ingredient and it was delicious. I used a frozen vegetable stir fry medley from Costco and it was perfect but you could also add some flavor enhancers like onion, garlic, or ginger and some other fresh vegetables like sweet potatoes, tomato, or eggplant. This is a vegan and vegetarian recipe if you don’t add the fish sauce, and use salt instead.

Frozen Vegetable Thai Curry
– 2 tbsp of coconut oil
– 2 tbsp of Thai Curry paste (Red or Green)
– 500 Grams of Frozen Vegetable Stir Fry Medley
– 1 can of coconut milk (400 ml)
– 1 tsp Fish sauce or salt to taste (Fish sauce is not vegan)

Red Lentil Dahl | Coconut Curry

Red Lentil Dahl | Coconut Curry (High Protein Vegan Recipe)

This Red Lentil Dhal coconut curry is a great high protein, and high calorie plantbased vegan & vegetarian recipe, that is also cheap and delicious. It’s especially healthy & nutritious served with some Quinoa. I even like to eat it with a big salad, or fry in some veggies like kale and tomatoes.

Recipe
– 2 tbsp of Vegetable Oil
– 1 Medium onions (Chopped)
– 1 tbsp of Ginger
– 3 Cloves of Garlic
– 1 tsp of Cumin
– 1 tsp of Chili powder
– 1 tsp of Paprika
– 1 tsp of Tumeric
– 1 can of coconut milk (about 400 ml)
– 1 tbsp of Salt

Kimchi Fried Quinoa

Kimchi Fried Quinoa | (Kimchi Fried “Rice”)

Recipe: (Serves 4)
3 Cups of Cooked Quinoa
1 Cup of Kimchi (Chopped)
2 tbsp of Kimchi Juice
2 tbsp of Vegetable Oil
1 Medium Onion (Chopped)
3 Bok Choy Bulbs (Quartered)
1-2 tbsp of Sesame Oil
1 tbsp Ginger (Optional)
1-2 tbsp of Gochujang (Optional, but adds a ton of flavour)
4 Fried Eggs (Optional)

Gourmet Ramen from Instant Noodles

DIY Gourmet Ramen from Instant Noodles

Instant Noodles is a cheap college staple, but it isn’t all that healthy. On this episode, we cover how to cook instant ramen into a gourmet Ramen noodles recipe.

** Recipe (2 Large Servings) **
2 Ramen Packages
2 Eggs
3 Bok Choy bulbs (halved or quartered)
2 Cups of mushrooms (Sliced)
1 Medium Onion (Chopped)
1 tbsp of Miso Paste [Optional]
1/2 Cup of green Onion (Chopped) [Optional]
1/2 Cup of Silken Tofu (Chopped) [Optional]
1/2 Cup of Enoki Mushrooms [Optional]
1/4 Cup Of Jalapenos (Chopped) [Optional]
Bonito Seasoning to Taste [Optional]
Fish Sauce to Taste [Optional]

Ultimate Vegetarian Fajitas

The Ultimate Vegetarian Fajitas Recipe

Watch how to make the best vegetarian Fajitas recipe you’ll ever have. These tasty Fajitas are a healthy tex mex recipe with lot’s of nutrients, and it’s very easy to make!

Recipe: 4 Servings / 8 Tortillas $1.50 per
– 3 Medium Bell peppers sliced, about 6 cups
– 2 Cups of Onions – sliced
– 2 tbsp of vegetable oil – coconut, olive oil, grape seed
– 3 Cloves of Garlic – minced
– 400 ml of drained kidney beans
– 1 tbsp of cumin
– 1 tbsp of chili powder
– 1 tbsp of garlic powder
– 1 tbsp of salt
– 2 cups of mushrooms – sliced
– 4 -8 Tortillas
– 1 Cup frozen corn

Optional Garnish
– Avocado/guacamole – Chopped
– Salsa
– Cilantro – chopped
– Lime wedges

Spaghetti: Camping Edition

How to Make an Amazing Spaghetti (Camping Edition)

Here’s how to the best spaghetti you’ve ever had and it’s healthy! It’s an awesome recipe to make at home for dinner or even while camping! Here’s how.

Recipe (6 Servings)
– 500 Grams of ground beef
– 2 Cups of Onion (Chopped)
– 3 Cloves of Garlic (Minced)
– 2 Cups of Zucchini (Chopped)
– 2 Cups of Carrot (Chopped)
– 2 Cups of Mushrooms (Chopped)
– 1 Jar (686 ml) of Tomato Sauce
– 500 grams of spaghetti
– Salt to Taste
– 1 egg (optional)

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork – X Servings

On this episode of Bachelor on a Budget, we make Pulled Pork in the slow cooker using a Pork shoulder, also known as a Boston Butt. It’s super easy to prepare, and is one of the cheapest cuts of meat. You’re going to love this recipe.

Recipe:
2 tbsp of Salt
1 tsp of Cinnamon
1 tbsp of Cumin
1 tbsp of Onion powder
2 tbsp of Sugar
2 tbsp of Paprika
4 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
4-6 lb Pork Shoulder or Butt
1 Medium Onion (Chopped)
2 Cups of Chicken Stock (Beef, beer, or pineapple juice will work too)
Couple Dashes of Liquid Smoke
1 1/2 – 2 cups of BBQ Sauce

5 Minute Frozen Vegetable Stir Fry

5 Minute Frozen Vegetable Stir Fry – X Servings

On this episode of Bachelor on a Budget, we make a Frozen vegetable Stir Fry. Frozen Vegetables can have more nutrition than much of the fresh produce you buy at the store, as it is flash frozen. Frozen vegetables require virtually no prep, and can be quite a bit cheaper if buying in bulk. In this recipe, we skip defrosting the frozen veggies first to avoid sogginess.
Recipe:
500 Grams of Frozen Vegetables
2 tbsp of Oyster Sauce
1 Teaspoon of Soy Sauce
2 Cloves of garlic (minced)
1 tbsp ginger (minced)
1 tbsp Coconut oil (Or vegetable oil)
Sliced Green Onions (Optional garnish)

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust – 2 Servings

Here’s how to make Cauliflower Crust Pizza. This recipe has been tested from various recipes, and dissecting comments to try alternative methods. The conclusions have come to this recipe for the best Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe. This low carb pizza crust will get you excited about eating healthier pizza. Gotta love healthy cauliflower recipes, and it’s also Paleo!
Recipe:
1 medium sized head cauliflower, Stalk removed
1/3 Cup Soft Goat Cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 egg (beaten)

Coconut Curry Seafood Laksa

Coconut Curry Seafood Laksa – X Servings

Here’s how to make a ridiculously tasty seafood coconut curry Laksa. This Malaysian soup is one of my favourites and combines a premade Laksa paste with fresh ingredients.
Recipe:
2 tsbp of vegetable oil
1 Litre of Water and/or Chicken Stock
200 Grams of Laksa Paste or Malaysian Instant Curry Paste
2 Eggs
10 Fish Balls (Any Variety)
1 Cup of Chinese Eggplant (1/2 eggplant chopped)
100 grams of Tofu Puffs
1 Can (400 ml of Coconut Milk)
1 Cup of Spinach (Thick chinese type preffered)
250 grams of Prawns
1 tsp of Sugar (To Taste)
Fish sauce (to taste)
400 g of Laksa/ Rice Noodles or 1/2 Eggs Noodles.
Bean sprouts for garnish
Cilantro/Green Onions for garnish.

Quinoa and Beansprout Stir Fry (Thai Peanut Sauce)

Quinoa and Beansprout Stir Fry (Thai Peanut Sauce) – X Servings

This Quinoa and Beansprout Stir fry in a Thai Peanut sauce is a deliciously saucy, yet healthy recipe. Check out the recipe below.
Recipe:
2 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil
1 Large Chopped Onion
1 Tbsp of Chili Paste (Thai Red or Green)
1 Tbsp of Garlic (Minced)
1 Tbsp of Ginger
2 Cups of Bell Peppers (Sliced)
2 Tbsp of Soy Sauce (Light or Sweet)
2 Tbsp of Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp of Honey
2 Cups of Cooked Quinoa
3 Cups of Bean Sprouts
Fish Sauce to Taste
Juice of 1/2 Lime
Green Onions and Peanuts to garnish

Ultimate Vegetarian Quesadilla

Ultimate Vegetarian Quesadilla – 4 Servings

Watch how to make the best vegetarian Quesadilla recipe. This cheesy Quesadilla is a healthy well balanced meal with lot’s of nutrients and protein and it’s easy to make!
Recipe:
3 Tablespoons of Butter
1/2 Cup of Onion (Sliced)
2 Cloves of Garlic (Chopped)
1 16 oz can of Beans [kidney, cannellini, or black] (Drained and mashed)
1/2 Cup of Spinach
1/2 Cup of Mushrooms
1 1/2 Cups of Cheese (Shredded)
1 Cup of Frozen Corn
Salt to Taste
1/2 Cup of Salsa
4 Tortilla Shells

Quinoa Stir Fry

Quinoa Stir Fry – X Servings

On this episode of Bachelor on a Budget, I create an Asian Quinoa Stir Fry similar to how you would cook a great fried rice, but using Quinoa instead.
Recipe:
1 Cup of Quinoa
1 3/4 Cup of Broth, Stock, or Water
2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil (Canola, Avocado, Sesame)
2 Eggs (Scrambled)
1 Cup of Carrots (Finely Chopped)
1 Cup of Broccoli (Finely Chopped)
1 Cup of Onion (Finely Chopped)
1 Cup of Frozen Peas
1 Tablespoon of Ginger (Finely Chopped)
1 Tablespoon of Garlic (Finely Chopped)
1 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce
3 Tablespoons of Oyster Sauce
2 Green onions (Chopped)

Cheesy Potatoes Romanoff

Cheesy Potatoes Romanoff – 6 Servings

Hey guys, on this episode of Bachelor on a Budget, I make a healthier version of Potatoes Romanoff browned with cheese. The main difference with this one is using yogurt instead of sour cream and with slightly less cheese. A great dish to serve on thanksgiving.
Recipe:
5 lbs of Russet Potatoes
2 Shallots (Chopped)
2 1/2 Cups of Greek or Balkan Yoghurt
1 Cup of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 Teaspoon of Paprika
1 Teaspoon of garlic powder
2 Tablespoons of Salt (Add to Taste)

Jack O Lantern Stuffed Bell Peppers

Jack O Lantern Stuffed Bell Peppers – 6 Servings

Hey guys, on this episode of Bachelor on a Budget, I make Jack O Lantern stuffed peppers for Halloween. These are fun and delicious, each pepper is a healthy serving. They’re great for leftovers, or for serving guests.
Recipe ($9 – 1.50/Serving)
-500 Grams of Ground Beef
-1 Medium Onion (Chopped)
-2 Cloves of Garlic (Chopped)
-1 Tablespoon Paprika
-1 teaspoon of Cumin
-1 Tablespoon Chili Spice
-Salt and Pepper to Taste
-½ cup of Mushrooms
-16 Oz chopped or crushed tomatoes
-1 Cup of Water
-1 Cup of Long Grain rice
-1 tablespoon of Worcestershire
-5 Bell Peppers (Cored)

Oven Cooked Ribs

Oven Cooked Ribs – X Servings

On this episode of Bachelor on a Budget I show you how to cook ribs in the oven. This Oven Baked Ribs recipe is amazingly tasty and the best I’ve made. They’re slow cooked to perfection and taste as if they’ve been smoked or slow cooked on the BBQ.
You can see in the end that very little bone is sticking out which means little protein loss, and more flavourful ribs.
Recipe:
Two Large Racks of Ribs
1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Pepper
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
A few drops of liquid smoke (Less is More)
2 Cups of BBQ Sauce

Persian Beef and Eggplant Stew (Khoresht Bademjan)

Persian Beef and Eggplant Stew (Khoresht Bademjan) – 4-6 Servings

I made Khoresht E Bademjan, a delicious Persian beef and eggplant stew recipe.

Ingredients: ($3 Per Serving)
4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
2 Cups of Onions (Sliced)
1 Large Eggplant (Sliced and Sweated)
1 Tablespoon of Tumeric Powder
500 Grams of Stewing Beef, Chuck, or Rump Roast (1 Inch Cubes)
1 Cup of Bell Peppers – [Optional](Sliced)
3 Cloves of Garlic (Chopped)
2 Tablespoons of Tomato Paste
2-3 Cups of Hot Water
1 Lemon (Squeezed)
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties – X Servings

Here’s how to make Tuna Patties. They’re delicious, nutritious, and very cheap. These patties worked out to be about $.35 each. You can use leftover mashed potatoes or make them specifically for this. I’m using canned Tuna here as it’s a cheap and tasty source of protein.

Ingredients:
4 Cups of Mashed Potatoes
2 Cans of Tuna
1/2 Cup of Celery (Minced)
1/2 Cup of Carrots (Minced)
1/2 Cup of Onion (Minced)
1 Clove of Garlic
1 Egg
Salt and Pepper to Taste
3 Tablespoons Grapeseed or Olive Oil

Moqueca- Brazilian Fish Stew

Moqueca- Brazilian Fish Stew – 6 Servings

Here’s how to make Moqueca, a delicious Brazilian fish stew recipe, made with coconut milk. You can also use additional seafood in this dish such as prawns, but you’ll want to throw it in a few minutes after the fish.

Moqueca – Brazilian Fish Stew Recipe ($1.80 Per Serving)
1-2 Limes
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 Large Onion (Sliced)
2 Bell Peppers Peppers (Sliced)
3 Cloves Garlic (Minced)
2 Chilies (Minced)
500 Grams of Fish (Red Snapper or other firm fish)
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
2 Cups of Crushed Tomatoes
1 400 ml can of Coconut Milk
1 Tablespoon Palm Oil
1 Bunch Cilantro (Chopped)
1/2 cup Greens Onions
Salt + Pepper to taste

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry – X Servings

Here’s how to make a healthy chicken and vegetable stir fry, with tons of fresh vegetables including broccoli, carrots, celery, and red pepper fried with oyster sauce.
Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons Oil
2 Chicken Breasts (Chopped)
1 Large Onion (Chopped)
3 Cloves of Garlic (Minced)
1 Tablespoons of Ginger (Minced)
1 Cup Carrots (Sliced)
1 Cup Broccoli (Chopped)
1 Cup Celery (Sliced)
1 Bell Pepper (Sliced)
3 Tablespoon Green Onion (Chopped for Garnish)
2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
3 Tablespoons Oyster Sauce
1 Tablespoon Sweet Chili Sauce

Creamy Pesto Chicken and Vegetable Pasta

Creamy Pesto Chicken and Vegetable Pasta – 6 Servings

I love making this creamy tomato pesto pasta with Chicken and vegetables. What a mouthful. Pun intended. It’s on the healthier side of pasta, it’s quick, and it’s sooooo tasty. Makes about 6 large portions. It’s all about the leftovers.
Ingredients.
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 Large Onion
2 Cloves of Garlic.
4 Boneless/Skinless Chicken Thighs (Variable)
400 ml of Coconut Milk (Atleast 70% coconut preferred)
4 Tablespoons of Tomato Paste
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1 Teaspoon Basil
1 Teaspoon Chicken Stock (Variable)
2 Tablespoons Pesto (I buy Costo Pesto – Besto!)
150 mg of Pasta of Raw Pasta
5 Mushrooms (Variable)
2 cups of Spinach (Variable)
1 Avocado (Variable)
1 Egg
Salt to Taste
Pepper to Taste

Healthy Butter Chicken

Healthy Butter Chicken – 6 Servings

A healthier version of Butter Chicken. One of my favorite dishes to make. Simple to prepare and make, easy to cleanup, tasty and affordable. I always have these ingredients in stock.

Healthy Butter Chicken Recipe: ($2 – $4 per serving)
1 Large Onion
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
500 Grams Chicken Thighs – boneless skinless, chopped
3 Cloves of Garlic – Minced
2 Tablespoons of Butter
3 Tomatoes – Chopped
2 Medium Sized Bell Peppers – Chopped
4 Table Spoons of Tomato Paste
1 Table Spoon of Salt – To Taste
1 Teaspoon of Cumin
1 1/2 Table Spoon Paprika
400 ml Coconut Milk
2 Cups of Spinach
Other Additions you can include
30 Grams of Ginger
Cilantro Garnish
1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
Chill Peppers to Taste
1 Table Spoon Sugar to help caramelize onions