Category Archives: Food Recipes

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Savvy’s Healthy Vegetable “Fried” Rice

I love the fried rice that comes with Chinese takeout, but I DON’T love the high calorie and sodium count. So I played around with a a few recipes until I came up with Vegetable “Fried” Rice Recipe. (It’s more of sauteé really). It’s great with leftover rice and the ingredients are crazy cheap! I’ve eaten this as a main dish as well as a side dish. This recipe cooks up quickly if you cook the vegetables and the egg ahead of time. Let me know what you think? Continue reading

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Savvy’s Simple Salsa Black Bean Soup

This black bean soup is my go to meal during the winter and perfect for No Buy Month. I usually make it with dry beans that have been soaked overnight, (they’re cheaper) and then boiled until soft. If you want you can use canned beans, but beware of BPAs. If you use less water, it’s more like a stew and can be served over rice. Continue reading

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Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal

During the summer I was all about my Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal, but now that it’s cold. I love waking up in the morning to hot oatmeal. I adapted this recipe from The Fitchen. It makes the whole house smell like hot apple pie! Please note that this recipe is adapted for a slow cooker this size. If you’re making this for more than two people, you should double the recipe. Continue reading


Miracle Noodles and How to Cook Them the Right Way

Miracle Noodles or Shirataki Noodles are the name given to the low-carb, low-fat, low-calorie, translucent noodles made from konnyaku yam and have been extremely popular in Japan and other parts of Asia for years. They are wheat and gluten free and are excellent for people who are on calorie and wheat restrictive diets. You just need to learn how to work with them to make them work for you.

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Simple Savory Vegan Crock Pot Chili Recipe

So the temperature has started to drop here in NY and this vegan crock pot chili recipe is just the thing for cool fall evening dinners. Usually I drag out my big crock pot to start making soups and stews for lunch and dinner during the week. However this year, I purchased one of these. Since its only holds about 1 quart, I can have more than one crock pot meal a week! (It’s also great for keeping food warm). This chili recipe is so easy you’ll make this every week! Continue reading

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Homemade Healthy Ice Cream (It’s Easy Cheap and Clean!)

I had heard it was possible to make cheap homemade healthy ice cream out of bananas without an ice cream maker and I’d also heard that it was easy. But it wasn’t until I was stuck with 2 over ripe bananas that I realized just how RIDICULOUSLY EASY this recipe is. This blew my mind folks. Continue reading

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Vegan Chickpea Salad Recipe

This is a quick and Vegan Chickpea Salad Recipe I adapted from Rachel Ray. It’s a great make ahead dish, (like the night before), so that the peas can marinate well. It makes a great lunch, and if it’s hot where you are you won’t even have to turn the oven on! Continue reading


Savvy’s Sibling Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Recipe

This recipe might seem random, but my brother showed up at my mom’s house with Strawberry Rhubarb Jam a few weeks ago. After I got over the shock of finding out that he could a) cook and b) knew what a rhubarb was, I gave his jam a try. It’s delicious! I’ve put this stuff of everything! Sandwiches, yogurt, ice cream, even in my new favorite Overnight Oatmeal. He finally gave me the recipe. enjoy! Continue reading


8 Vegetarian Dishes to Bring to a BBQ That Won’t Freak Out Your Friends

These are eight delicious and easy vegetarian (and vegan) recipes that will make any summer BBQ host happy. They are also great to bring if you are one of the few vegetarians invited, but you want to be able to comfortably share. Continue reading