Author of "The $5 Dinner Mom One-Dish Dinner Cookbook", Erin Chase joined us to show how family dinners can be prepared with just five bucks!
This cookbook is filled with more than 150 one-dish recipes that don't cost an arm and a leg, are easy to prepare and even easier to clean up after. Here are just a few mouthwatering examples straight from Erin's kitchen.
(With her new book, Erin Chase shows America that it's not only possible to eat right, eat well and stay on a budget.
Recipies from today's segment are listed below:
Lentil Curry with Chickpeas, Carrots and Spinach
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ($.05)
1 small red onion, chopped ($.40)
4 garlic cloves, crushed ($.10)
1 ½ cup green lentils ($.75)
1 cup white rice ($.20)
3 carrots, peeled and diced ($.30)
1 can (15 ounces) crushed tomatoes ($.20)
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas ($.68)
3 Tablespoons curry powder ($.30)
8 ounces fresh spinach leaves ($1)
Salt and pepper to taste
Crushed red pepper, optional ($.05)