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Living Lean & Green; How to Cook Green and Healthy For $10 or Less - Chicken and Pasta Dinner

Posted Nov 08 2010 6:03am

Want to make a difference for the world? Feed the hungry - both your family - and the hungry in your community. Grow your own organic, chemical-free vegetables and encourage your neighbors to do so too. Need more space to grow veggies? Perhaps you could use your front lawn; mixing perennials and vegetables together to create a modern Victory Garden . says, that "according to one out of six Americans experiences food insecurity today, there is a more than an adequate supply of food potentially available. However, according to the US Department of Agriculture , we throw away a pound of food per person per day in this country, or well over 100 billion pounds of food per year. Some estimate this to be more than enough to totally eliminate hunger in America."

In the above photo you see how easy it is to physically install a garden plant. Growing food for your family's menu saves money and donating your extra harvest to your local food pantry is a smart thing to do for your community. Today's video recipe includes home grown onions and herbs. Click through to the video below and enjoy!

Moroccan Chicken and Pasta Salad Dinner

2 full chicken breasts
1 1/3 Tbs oil, olive
1 1/1 tsp cumin seed
1 1/1 tsp smashed fresh ginger root
1 1/1 tsp paprika
2 1/1 tsp garlic, fresh, Raw

Lemon and Olive Oil Pasta

2 Tbs olive oil
1/4 cup juice, lemon
1 tsp garlic, fresh, smashed
2 tsp dill
2 tsp parsley
2 Tbs chopped red onion
2 1/1 tsp red wine vinegar
2 Cups cooked pasta

1. Marinate first six ingredients together for two to six hours.

2. Place drained chicken on grill (or stove top), cook until done. Discard marinade.

3. Mix Lemon and Olive Oil Pasta ingredients together, adding pasta last - plate and serve.

Servings: 4 -- cost is under $10

To learn more about rain water cisterns and rain exchange systems for your garden and lawn, please go to the sponsor for the "Living Lean & Green; How To Cook Healthy For $10 or Less" video series, Aquascape Inc., at They have an amazing website filled with ideas to help you live more sustainably by collecting and utilizing rain water, particularly to water a garden.

The "Living Lean and Green; How To Cook Healthy For $10 or Less"video series features Chef Ryan Hutmacher, The Centered Chef of Centered Chef Food Studios ( , cooking with me (Shawna Coronado - in my front lawn vegetable garden. Together, we are creating meals which cost a family of four $10 or less to prepare and features organic vegetables I have grown myself. 

-- Burpee Home Gardens supplied the vegetables grown in the garden this season. I  write many instructional stories and videos with their incredible vegetable products and donate a large portion of the vegetables to the local food pantry when harvested.

-- Aquascape, Inc. sponsored the videos and supplied the rain water cistern for easier watering of the vegetable garden. , The Green Blog - , or The Garden Blog -

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