frugal food

Thursday, April 14, 2011




refried bean, pepper& onion fajitas with guacamole & greek yogurt on whole wheat tortillas

2 delicious dinners from 1 recipe - serves 2

fajitas 1st night

4 whole wheat tortillas
1 each red, green, yellow pepper sliced
1 spanish or vidalia onion sliced
1 large avocado
juice of 1/2 lemon
low or 0% fat greek yogurt
2-3 garlic cloves minced
1 recipe homemade refried beans (or use 2 cans refried beans from the grocery store)
large handful of fresh cilantro (leaves & stems) rough chopped
2 green onions chopped
canola oil

In a wok or large frying pan add a few tsp of canola oil, heat pan to med-high add garlic, peppers and onions and stir fry on fairly high heat until vegetables begin to caramelize remove from heat add cilantro and chopped green onion.

Combine avocado with 1 clove of garlic and juice of lemon, mash well leaving some chunks

Brush small frying pan with canola oil, heat slightly toast whole wheat tortillas on each side.

Spread 1/2 cup of bean mixture on toasted tortilla, top with pepper & onion mixture, guacamole and a big blob of Greek yogurt (which tastes better than sour cream). Yummy !!

enchiladas - 2nd night

4 whole wheat tortillas
1 cup (or to taste) of grated extra old cheddar, Monterrey jack or pepper jack cheese
1 jar of red or green salsa
leftover refried beans
leftover pepper & onion mixture

Preheat oven to 350. Oil an 8x8 square casserole. Add a few spoonfuls of salsa and spread around bottom of dish. Place 1/4 of leftover beans and pepper mixture down the centre of each tortilla, sprinkle with a few tbsp cheddar cheese. Roll up tightly and place seam side down in the casserole. Repeat with the remaining 3 tortillas. Spread salsa over everything, top with remaining cheese, bake uncovered for 30 mins or until cheese begins to brown and everything is bubbly. We always have enchiladas with creamy coleslaw.

sweet creamy coleslaw

4 cups grated cabbage (or 2 bags coleslaw mix)
1/2 grated onion
1/2 grated small green pepper
1/4 cup low fat may
stevia (sweeten to taste) or sugar 1tsp or so
red wine vinegar

Mix well and let sit for at least 30 mins before serving.

In Canada Presidents Choice has both a delicious red & a green salsa. Also the new pc greek yogurt is amazing !!!

10 comments:

  1. That looks incredible! But here the Greek yogurt would put it into the category of luxury food. I just started seeing it in stores and I'm astonished at the price.

    Otherwise, this makes me hungry, and I'm up in the middle of the night my time reading you!!!

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  2. Don't you find stevia to have a bad aftertaste? I tried it instead of Splenda, and the whole big bag is just sitting on my shelf.

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  3. Hi Amy, I guess actually Greek yogurt is expensive here as well. 3.99 for the squat tub. It seems incredibly good value though as it is delicious, super thick + 18gms of protein in 3/4 of a cup. Since we're semi vegetarians we like to add protein to our meals where we can. I buy all my beans & legumes dried in bulk & only buy avocados, red & yellow peppers (expensive here in Canada) when they're on sale, we'll grow a lot of things this summer including a big patch of cilantro ... I really love to shop with the flyers.

    Frugal girl cooks - loves a bargain !

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  4. Hi J.I use the liquid, gloopy eye dropper bottled version and it does have an aftertaste but I'm used to it and I'd rather use it than sugar.

    this is the brand I use
    http://well.ca/products/now-foods-stevia-extract_19774.html

    xoxoxo to the Alaska cats including you !
    Susan & les Gang

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  5. Aaaaahhhhhh - see I missed the protein connection there. Makes sense. That price is comparable to what I'd pay here. Hm. Perhaps I could rethink it a time or two... reconsidering it as a protein source. Excellent info.

    And I'm still hungry.

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  6. We are suddenly starving
    Benny & Lily

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  7. Hey Sue;

    Looks delish! Have you ever tried making your own yoghurt? It's dead simple, and if you want the thicker (Balkan, or Greek) version, just strain it w. some cheesecloth to remove some of the liquid. Easy-peasy!

    Cheers - n

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  8. I love No-Fat Greek yoghurt . On a low cholesterol diet , I'm happy to have found something I like AND can eat !
    Your wraps sound delicious and very healthy . A winning combination .

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  9. Frugal and vegetarian. Not to mention pretty. But sad face - not one drop of maple....not even in the sweet coleslaw. You make the Maple Leaves cry.

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  10. You and Shamy do food photos better than anyone I know!

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