Soybean Pie

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: February 24, 2013
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 40 minutes

Prior preparation needed
Soak and cook soybeans

I really enjoyed this recipe! The soybeans can be cooked up to a few days ahead of time (or retrieve some you saved in the freezer). Everything else can be put together in 10 minutes, then its 25 minutes in the oven.  The blend of corn, bean, chili and tomato flavouring was superb.  And the pat-in-the-pan cornmeal crust was a cinch even for this pastry-challenged chef.

Soybean Pie

Soybean Pie
1 cup soybeans
3 cups water
1 Tbsp. oil
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup tomato sauce
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

½ cup cornmeal
½ cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. shortening
1 egg
¼ cup water
½ cup grated cheese

Soak soybeans in water overnight.
Bring beans and water to boil, then lower heat and simmer, covered, 3-4 hours.
Drain beans.

Preheat oven to 350oF
Heat oil in skillet.
Sauté onion and garlic about 5 minutes.
Stir in drained soybeans and heat another minute.
Add tomato sauce, chili pepper, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
Let simmer another few minutes while preparing the cornmeal crust.

Combine cornmeal, flour and salt in a medium bowl.
Cut in shortening.
Beat egg with water in a small bowl.
Add to cornmeal mixture.
Press into a 9” pie plate.
Fill crust with soybean mixture.
Top with grated cheese.
Bake about 25 minutes.

Cheese and Rice Soufflé

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: April 17, 2018
Yield: 5 servings
Time needed: 1 hour

Prior preparation needed.
Cook rice (save extra from a previous meal to use here).

I was so pleased that this turned out well. Enjoyed by all.

Cheese and Rice Soufflé

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Coating Mix for Oven-Fried Chicken

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: April 10, 2018
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
Time needed: just a few minutes

Making your own coating mix for oven-fried chicken or fish is a simple money-saver that allows for variations of your own invention as well as control of content.

Oven-Fried Chicken in Coating Mix

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Hearty Lentil Sausage Soup

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: February 12, 2018
Yield: 8 servings
Time needed: about 45 minutes

This soup lives up to its name, thick and hearty, almost more of a stew than a soup. I love the addition of parsnips, a delicious and underrated vegetable.

Hearty Lentil-Sausage Soup

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Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: January 22, 2018
Yield: 6-8 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes

Very quick to make and quite good. When I first made it, I forgot to add the cheese! Fortunately there was plenty left over and I was able to correct the error. I recommend a strong cheddar; the milder cheddar/mozzarella mix I used did not affect the flavour much. Fortunately it was good with or without the cheese.

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

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Dilled Onions

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: January 14, 2018
Yield: 2 cups
Time needed: 10 -15 minutes

I tried out my daughter’s vegetable slicer on this. It made quick work of slicing the onions.
This gives a mild, sweet relish, very nice.

Dilled Onions

Dilled Onions
6 white onions sliced into rings
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. dill seed
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water

Place sliced onion rings in a bowl.
Combine all other ingredients in a small saucepan.
Bring to a rolling boil.
Pour over onion rings.
Let stand until cool.
Store in refrigerator.