Anyone have any very easy, CHEAP recipe ideas for a potluck? Not salad.
I don't want to spend money to bake something but need something quick I can throw together, I was even thinking chips and salsa? Of course, it will be the only thing I can eat!
baked beans is pretty cheap (navy beans, mustard powder, salt, can't remember what else is in it). Though it has to cook for a while. Prep is quick though.
what about a taboule?
If you're only avoiding soy and egg, there's tons of stuff: macaroni and cheese, pasta salad (with olive oil based dressing), green salad, kidney bean salad, oh wait. I have to stop. I'm drooling since I can't have any of that except the green salad.
You can still bring baked beans or taboule or pasta salad. Tuna macaroni salad with oil-based dressing (unless you want to make your own mayo). Check my blog for other stuff and check off your allergens. There's a lot of easy stuff on there.
Do you have a Trader Joe's nearby? They're tunafish doesn't have soy or milk in it. Also if you look at the regular store and do one that is packed in olive oil, some of those are safe (and if you can't do mayo anyway, a little less "dry"). We also do canned wild salmon (Costco has a good one) that doesn't have additives either (and DH makes salmon salad sandwiches and salmon macaroni salad with it).
Squash soup is filling
veggie tray with dip made from coconut milk yogurt (I've realized recently I should bring this to every family and other potluck thing for a filler, for both me and the kids)
hot curried fruit in the slow cooker is a good dessert to share
bite size pasties (though not quick, would be fun and filling)
cole slaw with a vinegar-sugar dressing
I make my own (I get my dairy/soy free starter online at www.giprohealth.com). The turtle mountain one has something my kids can't have (don't remember what). And I've been making it for a couple of years, and I think the Turtle Mountain stuff just came out recently. I leave it pretty bland so that I can make dips sweet or savory.