Dumpling and noodle soup – 90¢


Monday was our first chilly and overcast day, and all I wanted was some pho from our local Vietnamese restaurant. Unfortunately they were closed, but fortunately the international store (conveniently located next door!) was open and had all of the ingredients I needed to make my own.

I’m not sure if it’s technically pho, but it sure does remind me of one of my favorite comfort foods.

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Summer pizza with roasted garlic, baby greens and tomato – 99¢

cheapvegetarian.com This summer pizza perfectly combines light and indulging with goat and parmesean cheeses; sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes, homemade roasted garlic; and zesty baby greens. And, once the roasted garlic is made (or purchased) prep time to eat time will take about 10 minutes. Continue reading

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Cheapvegetarian.com is now on Instagram as @cheapvegetarian! Follow for recipe ideas and inspiration, like this “nice cream”: an ultra-thick smoothie with frozen bananas. I don’t know what it is about frozen bananas, but it makes the texture shockingly similar to ice cream — but with no added sugar, fat, or dairy.


Roasted golden beets

Golden beets are all the deliciousness of regular beets, minus the earthy flavor and staining.


  • 1 golden beet, peeled and thinly sliced (keep slice thickness as consistent as possible) with top removed
  • ~3 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepepr


  1. Whisk olive oil, parsley, and garlic. Coat beets in mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Evenly layer beets on a parchment paper cookie sheet and cook at 400 for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  3. Place on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Broccoli and quinoa patties with roasted garlic aioli

I love a good black bean burger, but nothing is quite like a quinoa burger. They are slightly crispy on the outside, and the perfect texture on the inside.

This was so good. The aioli has a quarter cup of mayo, but if you eat it all in one sitting, I will not judge you.

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Sesame kale – $.53

It’s the end of May so it’s back to lots of kale recipes! I just ate an entire bushel of the stuff!

This is one of my favorite kale recipes and it’s so easy to make.

Serves two


  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2-3 (or more) large cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 loose cups of kale
  • 1 tbs water
  • few dashes of hot sesame oil (or regular toasted sesame oil with a dash of hot sauce or sriracha sauce)


  1. At medium low heat in a medium saucepan, sauté garlic and tamari with olive oil until brown.
  2. Add kale and water, quickly toss so the kale is coated in oil and water, and cover with lid. Steam for 4 minutes or until wilted.
  3. Add hot sesame oil, toss to combine, and serve.