Canadian Food Bloggers Frugal Recipe Roundup #1

Canadian Food Bloggers Frugal Recipe Roundup #1

Due to the popularity of our frugal recipes we plan on starting a bi-weekly roundup of the top frugal recipes written by Canadian food bloggers. We want to show that regular Canadians can make amazing food that doesn’t need to have gourmet ingredients.

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Frugal Soups

Jenn from Foodess presents Spiced Carrot Ginger Soup, saying “a warming, healthy soup spiced with cumin, ginger and a pinch of cayenne.  Top with a dollop of creamy yogurt and serve with toasted pita bread.”

Barry from Rock Recipes presents Chorizo Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup, saying “Don’t throw out that leftover rotisserie chicken…make soup! This delicious, hearty soup began as about half a leftover rotisserie chicken. I always make stock from all leftover chicken and bones and if I can’t find the time right away, I always freeze it until I have the time to make stock.

The chorizo sausage adds a warm smokey character to the broth which is a nice twist on a traditional chicken noodle soup. Any favorite sausage can be substituted for the chorizo sausage and if you can’t find summer savoury try dry oregano, tarragon or about half the amount of dry sage. ”

Kristen from The Endless Meal presents Curried Pumpkin Soup saying this is an easy, inexpensive and healthy soup to make. Pumpkin, curry and apple are cooked with milk and a little orange juice for 20 minutes, pureed, then topped with sweet maple and ginger caramelized onions.

Fareen from Food Mamma presents

Callie from Trail mix and more presents Sunday’s Minestrone.


Morgan from Life After Bagels presents Roasted Cauliflower Stew describing this recipe as a delicious vegetarian stew recipe with cauliflower and navy beans.


Dallas from Southwestern Ontario Foodie presents  Sausage & Cabbage Casserole saying it is a great way to use up some cabbage other than making coleslaw.

Victor from Random Cuisine presents Lentil Gardener’s Pie.  He explains it inspired from the concept of Shepherd’s pie (or cottage pie), this lentil gardener’s pie is packed of healthy ingredients and a very high source of proteins. This vegetarian version of Shepherd’s pie has lentils and ground soy simmered in broth with herbs and aromatics. The filling is topped with sweet potato mash. This dish can easily convert some meat-eaters to flexitarian or even vegetarians.

Lentil Gardener's Pie

Michelle from Food, Football and a Baby presents Indian Spiced Cauliflower describes her recipe as an easy stir fry with exotic Indian flavours to spice up a weekday supper.

Indian Style Cauliflower Stir Fry


Christina from Oven Adventures  presents Cinnamon Snap Crisp showing us individual apple crisps with a cookie crisp.

apple crisp

Giz from Equal Opportunity Kitchen presents Pear, Apple and Cranberry with Gingersnap Crumble saying it is an easy and versatile dessert that can be made ahead and warmed up before serving.  Offers an explosion of flavour and topped with ice cream, you’ll have people coming back for seconds.

Pear, Apple, Cranberry with Gingersnap Crumble

Kristen from The Endless Meal presents Lemon Poppy Sugar Cookies saying that these poppy shaped lemon sugar cookies are light, buttery and flaky. It’s a great recipe to use with different cookie cutters at all times of the year.

What is everyone’s favorite dish this roundup? Any inspiration?

Steven Zussino

Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog,


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