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!
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!
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!"
Rice - the definition of a food I thought I should have known how to cook but didn't. So I never made it. Because I was too afraid of being embarrassed by potentially screwing up a food that I thought everybody knows how to make. First of all, so not true - I'd argue most people struggle with rice. And this negative thought process used to apply almost everything in the kitchen which led to a lot of rotisserie chicken and microwaveable bag of rice meals. Sound familiar? For me, that was the go-to meal Year 1 out of college. It's time add rice to the growing list of your kitchen capabilities and trade up to $1.25 Crockpot Turmeric Shredded Chicken and $0.25 and 30 Minute Rice or Quinoa! Also, yes I know that rice and quinoa aren't the same things - but lucky for you they can be cooked the exact same way! Two delicious, versatile recipes in one post! Lucky you!
Curry used to be one of those foods that intimidated me because I had no idea what it was! Let me break it down for you. It's sautéed vegetables with coconut milk, cumin, turmeric, and coriander. Seriously that's it. Even curry paste is optional to create your favorite curry but feel free to add it if you like spicy food! Once you have the base, you can mix in anything you want - like chickpeas and eggplant to create my favorite curry: $2.25 and 45 Minute Eggplant Curry. Your perfect curry is less than $3 and an hour away!
It's true that not many things in life are free, but eating a diet full of delicious vegetables does give you access to free vegetable stock. Oh and I forget to mention, it will be hands down the most incredible vegetable stock you've ever tasted in your life. Why? Because not only it is made from your favorite vegetables, it's served with the good feeling of knowing you did something to combat food waste today.
The purpose of this post is to free you from the belief that you need some expensive course or pre-packaged meal kit to learn how to cook! I'll get right to it - for delicious roasted vegetables, all you need is some fresh vegetables, an oven and a little oil and salt. And 30 minutes. That's it. You heard it here first - there is no one right, perfect way to roast vegetables. Because every vegetable is different. Everyone has different taste buds and people prefer different textures. Which is why cooking is awesome - it's not about getting it right. It's all about what works for you and the ingredients you have. What's important is that with this template you start with some fresh root vegetables from the grocery store and 30 minutes later you have an undeniably healthy dinner or side dish!
Did you know making your own almond butter is as simple as buying almonds and owning a food processor? Seriously that's it. No additional palm oils or preservatives required. Plus when you make a cup of your own for $2 in only 5 minutes, you can really make it your own. For me, that's Honey Espresso or Chai flavored almond butter. Sound delicious? Trust me it is!
Looking for a meal that leaves you feeling powerful, refreshed and ready to take on anything? Then this recipe is for you. This recipe is an awesome combination of two recipes on my blog - $0.15 Overnight Crockpot Black Beans and $2 and 40 Minute Vegetable Soup. Both incredibly delicious on their own and combined they create something magical! With the cost savings and health benefits, you've got nothing to lose and a delicious meal prep go-to recipe to gain!
Did you know that you're only $2.50 away from a seasonal dish that will bring you an incredible amount of joy? Well, you are! This recipe utilizes the entire acorn squash - all the way down to roasting the seeds! - and tops it all off with sautéd vegetables. Furthermore, you'll be left with no dishes in the sink and a sense of accomplishment that can only come from making something yourself!