Organic Italian Parsley ($1.49 yet rung up as cilantro for 30 cents more...! Only used a little) $0.50
Organic Broccoli (I only used 1/3 of what I bought for $3.21) $1.07
Organic Long Brown Rice (Bulk, bought a pound for $1.79, used most of it) $1.50
Organic French Lentils (Bulk, I used most of what I bought for $2.59) $2.00
Sweet Onions (3 for 1.99/lb) $3.14
Garlic (I used 2 cloves) $0.25
Organic Ground Cumin (.06 lb) $0.76
So when you count up the total of the ingredients before taking into account the proportion used it comes to $14.05, but when you divvy up the servings actually used it comes to $9.22.
Following the recipe on page 437, I got to caramelizing chopped onions in one pot and later doing the same with sliced onions in a pan. In the pot I added the spices and lentils and then later the rice. In the pan I added broccoli to the extra-long-caramelizing onions for an extra dash of nutrition.
The pan-caramelizing and broccoli-softening finished and the rice and lentils were supposed to follow close behind.... BUT... unfortunately I spaced out and added two cups of rice instead of one and so a lot more water and time was needed to finish up the meal...!
Well in the end it came together and was pretty delicious and I'd say a rather healthy meal! Though I think it could have still used more flavoring - gotta work on my spice concoctions...