Miscellaneous, side dish, Side Dishes

$0.25 and 15 Minute Stovetop Grilled Corn

This title must be a typo. Grilled corn in an apartment kitchen? Yep. Sweet, delicious corn that brings the smell of summer right into your own kitchen. And no, you don't need a grill. All you need is a stove and you're good to go! Next time you see corn on sale at the grocery store, text your friends, make some $4 Apartment Ribs, $0.90 and 40 Minute Cauliflower Faux-Potato Salad and some $0.25 and 15 Minute Grilled Corn!

Desserts, Healthy Desserts

$1.50 and 10 Minute Mug Cake

Today's the day to have some cake. Why? You deserve it. You're awesome. How do I know that? You're reading this post! Also, this "cake" is gluten-free and is only sweetened with fruit (with options for vegan and whole wheat substitutes in the Tips Section!). Kinda hard to call it cake based on the ingredients, but it sure tastes like one! With the knowledge that you're only $1.50 and 10 minutes away, every day is a day for cake.

Desserts, Healthy Desserts

$0.75 and 50 Minute Chocolate Cake

A world without chocolate cake is not a world I want to live in. However, it's no secret that a couple slices of chocolate cake aren't the definition of healthy eating. Thankfully there's a healthy way to work in chocolate cake to celebrate special occasions or a successful Tuesday! Especially when this chocolate cake is refined sugar free, gluten-free, and contains no processed ingredients while only taking about 50 minutes to create (cooling time included)! Party on!

Breakfast/Brunch, Uncategorized

$1.25 and 3 Minute Overnight Oats

For too long I lived my life under the false impression that oats are bad for you. I associated oats with carbs and carbs with unhealthy. Then I compared this belief to my eating values - unprocessed ingredients with minimal, all-natural sweetener - and saw that it was completely unfounded. Organic rolled oats were not something to be avoided, but to be enjoyed in moderation like all good food! This quick, healthy, affordable, and delicious recipe along with my $0.50 and 5 Minute Oat Breakfast Cake recipe is a product of this change of heart and have transformed breakfast in the Cafe4111 kitchen.

Breakfast/Brunch, coffee, drinks

$0.10 and 5 Minute Cold Brew

Want to know what really grinds my gears? Cold brew coffee prices. It seriously gets me worked up. How can a jug of cold brew cost $10+ at the grocery store, when you can make it yourself in less than 5 minutes of touch time with pre-ground coffee and water? $9+ worth of marketing cost and $0.50 worth of ingredients?? I just don't get it. To understand my confusion/frustration for yourself, try out my cold brew recipe 1 time, demystify cold brew and never buy that overpriced jug again!

Breakfast/Brunch, Meal Prep, Snacks, Uncategorized

$0.50 and 5 Minute Oat Breakfast Cake

If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm a huge fan of starting off my day with a delicious breakfast! Thankfully breakfast does not need to be time consuming or expensive! It's time to insert this $0.50 and 5 Minute Oat Breakfast Cake into your morning routine and make sure that no matter how much time you have in the morning, you always have time for breakfast!

Desserts, Healthy Desserts, Snacks, Uncategorized

$0.25 and 20 Minute Peanut Butter Cups

New Recipe on the blog today! $0.25 and 20 Minute Peanut Butter Cups! Peanut butter cups were my favorite candy growing up. Every Halloween, they were that candy that I would set aside for last because I knew they would be the best! As I've embraced unprocessed foods, I figured that I had eaten my last peanut butter cup. But that was not a world I could live in. Turns out by combining a few of my favorite recipes ($2 and 5 Minute Almond/Peanut Butter and the chocolate topping from $5 and 30 Minute Cardamom Raisin Squares!) they can quickly be created in your own kitchen for a fraction of the cost of those store-bought peanut butter cups I grew up craving! And better yet, they only have 4 ingredients! This healthy dessert is truly worth your time - your inner child will thank you!

Breakfast/Brunch, Main Course

$2 and 7 Minute Creamy Scrambled Eggs

Great days start with great breakfasts! And what makes breakfasts great? Simple, affordable, healthy recipes that provide you a feeling of nourishment and accomplishment before you get to work! This is why many of my great days start with this $2 and 7 Minute Creamy Scrambled Eggs recipe. So simple. So affordable. So healthy. Check. Check. Check. Get a headstart on your next great day by giving this recipe a try!

Main Course, Seafood, Uncategorized

$5 and 15 Minute Scallops

Scallops should not be a treat you only enjoy at a fancy restaurant for $20+ per plate. They're a treat to be enjoyed in your own kitchen whenever the opportunity arises. And by opportunity, I mean a sale at the fish counter of your local grocery store. It's time to stop associating "scallops" with "difficult to cook" and start associating them with "an incredible 15-minute option for dinner this weekend!"