For years, people around the globe have relied on polenta for quick, easy and affordable nourishment. However, several notable celebrity chefs have recently taken polenta to a whole new level, so this corn-based dish can now be found on the menus of some of the hippest (and most expensive) restaurants. By combining spinach, milk, Parmesan cheese and butter with polenta or coarse cornmeal, you can create a meatless dish that inspires awe in your guests without taking a bite out of your budget. Try this recipe for Polenta Florentine to add a protein-packed punch to your list of frugal gourmet recipes. This dish is the perfect morning meal, but it can also be served at lunch or dinner when you want to give your family a special meat-free treat.