Jack O’Lantern Clementines

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Here’s a cool last-minute Halloween treat that’s healthy, fun to make, sweet and soooo cute: Jack O’Lantern Clementines!

Just grab a bag of clementines (I picked up a 3 lb. bag for about $5) and some black permanent markers. Scrub the clementines with a little soap and a vegetable brush to get the . . . → read on: Jack O’Lantern Clementines

Chinese Take-Out Peanuts – $.16/serving

Chinese Take-Out Peanuts

Most Saturdays, my mom and I have lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. And I love it. Once a week, we sit down, get waited on, eat semi-exotic stuff under iridescent chandeliers and I almost throw nutritional caution to the wind. I say almost because I ravage their broccoli, green bean and . . . → read on: Chinese Take-Out Peanuts – $.16/serving

Super Thin Tortilla Crust Pizza – $1.38/4 slice serving

Super Thin Tortilla Crust Pizza - $1.38/serving

Take a tortilla, bake it, add pizza toppings, bake some more and wham! Your very own ultra thin crust pizza.This the coolest pizza MacGyver ever!

When I first read about this concept on Serious Eats last week, I about lost my mind. However, I do admit I’m a . . . → read on: Super Thin Tortilla Crust Pizza – $1.38/4 slice serving

Vegan Pumpkin Paneer – $2.26/serving

Vegan Pumpkin Paneer - $2.26/serving

Do you love Indian food? Like, love it in a deep, meaningful, toe-curling way? Me too. So this recipe is for us! This is my take on palak paneer, darling of Indian buffets and restaurants, made with tofu paneer and a super healthy, cost effective _and_ seasonally appropriate pumpkin curry sauce! But . . . → read on: Vegan Pumpkin Paneer – $2.26/serving

How to Squeeze Tofu

How to Squeeze Tofu

Ok, tofu. It’s an excellently cheap, healthy, high-quality vegan protein source, but what can you to make it delicious? One of my favorite things to do is squeeze it – as in squeeze the excess water out. Squeezing firms it up and pretty much eliminates that smooshy, waterlogged quality; then when you bake it or . . . → read on: How to Squeeze Tofu

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Wontons – $.27/wonton

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Wontons

How’s this for a fusion recipe? Rich, creamy pumpkin spice cheesecake wrapped up in a cute, crisp little wonton package! How fun would these be at any gathering between now and Thanksgiving? Pretty fun, methinks. And they’re under 70 calories and $.30 a piece so I’m going to have two. Three. Stop counting my won . . . → read on: Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Wontons – $.27/wonton

Veggie Wontons with Sweet and Sour Sauce – $.25/serving

Veggie Wontons with Sweet and Sour Sauce

It’s been a rough day. The kind of rough day that only Chinese food will make better. You order some, pay too much for it, enjoy the 20 minutes it takes to scarf it and spend the rest of the night feeling bloaty and nasty because the Chinese was loaded with fat, sodium . . . → read on: Veggie Wontons with Sweet and Sour Sauce – $.25/serving

How to Fold Triangle Wontons

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Want to stuff some wontons, cute, quick and super easy? Fold them into triangles! They’re simple but fun and cool, ideal when you want to make a large batch and great for dipping. Here’s how:

1. Have your stuff laid out within easy reach. You’ll need a clean work surface, wonton wrappers, some . . . → read on: How to Fold Triangle Wontons

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Mousse – $.98/serving

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Mousse

Thick, smooth, creamy pumpkin spice mousse blended with dark chocolate – it’s an autumn celebration for grown-up taste buds.

And while we’re being grown up, I’ll mention that it’s vegan, gluten and refined sugar free, full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrition goodies and costs about a buck a serving to . . . → read on: Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Mousse – $.98/serving

How to Fold Square Wontons

how to fold square wontons

Wonton wrappers can make any filling into an instant party, and one of my favorite folds is this pretty square shape. It looks fancy but it’s quite easy, and after the first try or two you’ll have it down.

1. Start by laying out your stuff in easy reach. You’ll need wrappers, filling, . . . → read on: How to Fold Square Wontons