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!
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!
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 to surprise your taste buds with a delicious and unique flavor combination? Then you have to make this $0.50 and 90 Minute Zucchini Olive Oil Bread. This savory bread is fully capable of standing on its own and gets even better when enjoyed with a glass of tea! As you dig into your second slice keep in mind that this bread only uses 100% whole wheat flour and has absolutely zero added sugar. Time to get excited about that third slice!
Vegetable soup doesn't get enough credit. Too often it's only used as a get-well remedy instead of a dinner spotlight. This $2 and 40 Minute Soup recipe is here to change all that. Time to throw out those over-salted, super-liquidly, probably expired cans in your pantry and trade up to a vegetable soup you'll crave for a main course every day of the week.
Saag Paneer is unquestionably my favorite Indian dish and my only complaint at restaurants is that I spend $12 but never get enough! Well, portion problem solved. In 30 minutes, for $1.75/serving I can make more than I can eat, know all my ingredients, and not have to share with anyone!
Meal prepping is all about finding quick ways to make large quantities of delicious food. Which makes this overnight black bean recipe the epitome of a great meal prep recipe! Just 5 minutes of touch time, some planning ahead (you are meal prepping after all...), and $0.15 worth of ingredients per serving and you'll have created a healthy, versatile dish that pairs with just about any protein or vegetable you can think of!
Want to add another breakfast/brunch plate to your repertoire, but don't want to have to learn any new cooking skills or buy any new tools?? I have got the recipe for you. $4.5 and 30 Minute Sweet Potato Hash. All you need is standard kitchen tools and all natural ingredients to create this colorful, delicious and healthy dish that will keep you full up while keeping your costs down.
Not many people are indifferent about lentils (just like Brussels Sprouts!) - either you love them or you avoid them. This straightforward recipe aims to create more lentil lovers by showing how to make delicious, $0.15 per serving lentils in less than an hour with minimal touch time! All these factors make lentils the perfect dish to have cooking away in the background while you meal prep!