Appetizers & Party Food

Vegan Garlic Ginger Wontons-$4.83 recipe/$0.14 a wonton

If you’re looking for the perfect party food for vegan and non-vegan guests alike these creamy wontons totally hit the spot. This recipe makes a whopping 35 wontons and can be served with a variety of sauces- I used teriyaki, but you could also serve them with duck sauce, chili oil, or soy sauce. Folding… Continue reading Vegan Garlic Ginger Wontons-$4.83 recipe/$0.14 a wonton

Appetizers & Party Food · Entrees

Baked Cheesy Potato Broccoli Bites- $7.32 recipe/ $0.21 per patty

Like many of my favorite recipes this was the result of a craving and a wild idea that I had. I was hungry for something small and portable that was savory and creamy, but also chock full of fresh veggies! These are perfect as an entree, I served mine with homemade coleslaw and cucumber yogurt… Continue reading Baked Cheesy Potato Broccoli Bites- $7.32 recipe/ $0.21 per patty

Appetizers & Party Food

BBQ Breaded Portobello Bites- $4.36 recipe/$0.24 per slice

  These are so, so, so, good.   Ingredients 2 portobello mushrooms ($2.99) 1 cup plain breadcrumbs ($0.35) (For the marinade) 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar ($0.20) 3 tbsp. ketchup ($0.30) 2 tbsp. bbq sauce (store bought or your own) ($0.30) 1 tsp. worcestershire sauce ($0.10) 1 tsp. mollases ($0.12) Step by Step 1. Preheat… Continue reading BBQ Breaded Portobello Bites- $4.36 recipe/$0.24 per slice

Appetizers & Party Food

Egyptian Olive Tapenade

Dry oil cured and kalamata olives come together perfectly with Eqyptian duqqa (or dakka), a blend of spices frequently used in Egyptian side dishes, dips, and spreads. Served on good fresh bread with some zacusca (Romanian vegetable spread) , it’s a perfectly elegant international appetizer. I’ll be posting the recipe for homemade zacusca later, but… Continue reading Egyptian Olive Tapenade

Appetizers & Party Food

Creamy Jalapeño Potato Skins- $2.75 recipe/ $0.17 per potato skin

These are great for frugal entertaining at home. They’re the perfect finger food- savory, creamy, and portable- plus they only cost $0.17 each. Ingredients- ($2.75 recipe/$0.17 per potato skin) 8 small Idaho potatoes ($1.11) 2 jalapeños ($0.36) 1 tbsp. butter ($0.15) 1/2 tsp. onion powder ($0.03) 1 tsp. chili powder ($0.05) 1 tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro… Continue reading Creamy Jalapeño Potato Skins- $2.75 recipe/ $0.17 per potato skin

Appetizers & Party Food

Sweet Potato Cakes – $3.50 recipe/ $0.51 per cake

These are quick, cheap, easy, and seriously delicious. The recipe can easily be doubled (or tripled), and they work well as leftovers reheated too! I love sweet potatoes because they are nutritionally efficient and versatile. They’re nutrient dense with large daily percentages of Vitamins A, C, B1, B2,B3, and B6. They’re also a great source… Continue reading Sweet Potato Cakes – $3.50 recipe/ $0.51 per cake