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!
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!
What makes eggs better? Pesto. What makes beans better? Pesto. What makes salad better? Pesto. What makes my life better? Pesto (and my beautiful, loving girlfriend, of course!). I think you're starting to see the theme here. Pesto makes everything better. And what makes better, even better? A jar of almond cashew pesto that only costs $6 and can be made in 10 minutes.
A delicious salad is often the start of a great meal and sometimes they are so good that they turn into the entire meal itself! Thankfully, all you need $2 and 10 minutes to toss one together, homemade dressing and all! Time to toss that pre-prepared salad and get thinking about your next creation!
I'm all for some great restaurant crispy Brussels sprouts but for $8-10 dollars an appetizer plate, it's just not financially sustainable. There's got to be a way to get these delicious vegetables on the plate every night without breaking the bank. Good thing you can pick some up at the grocery store for $2 and in 30 minutes you can recreate that restaurant experience in your own kitchen!