But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 1 Peter 2:9,10 (KJV)
I believe that when "love" is the primary ingredient in the foods we prepare and serve, not only are hungry bellies filled but souls are also nourished. Love, not a hefty grocery budget, ministers to your family, friends and even strangers. These family favorites are light on the pocketbook and are easily adaptable to personal tastes or ingredients on hand. Remember the most important ingredient in any recipe is the unlisted ingredient of "LOVE".