Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day by Leanne Brown
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (July 14, 2015)
A perfect and irresistible idea: A cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes created for everyone on a tight budget—and a cookbook with a strong charitable component: With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, a second copy will be given to a person or family in need.
While studying food policy as a master’s candidate at NYU, Leanne Brown asked a simple yet critical question: How well can a person eat on the $4 a day given by SNAP, the U.S. government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program informally known as food stamps? The answer is surprisingly well: Broiled Tilapia with Lime, Spicy Pulled Pork, Green Chile and Cheddar Quesadillas, Vegetable Jambalaya, Beet and Chickpea Salad—even desserts like Coconut Chocolate Cookies and Peach Coffee Cake. In addition to creating nutritious recipes that maximize every ingredient and use economical cooking methods, Ms. Brown gives tips on shopping; on creating pantry basics; on mastering certain staples—pizza dough, flour tortillas—and saucy extras that make everything taste better, like spice oil and tzatziki; and how to make fundamentally smart, healthful food choices.
Good and Cheap. Two of my favorite things when it comes to food. So when I saw the title of this book I placed a hold for it at my libray. Luckily they had a few copies so I didn’t have to wait to get it.
The books contents are an Introduction, Breakfast, Soup & Salad, Snacks, Sides & Small BItes, Dinner, Big Batch, Pantry, and Drinks & Desserts, Index, About the Author and Acknowledgments. There are also Conversion Tables for Oven Temperatures, Approximate Equivalents, Liquid Conversions and Weight Conversions.
There are bright photos to go with the recipe, and each recipes has a tab at the top of the photo that tells you how much the recipe costs per serving and the total cost.
I like this cookbook, it has many recipes I’d like to try. Some of them have a few ingredients, but most of them more than a few. The good thing is the ingredients can be found at a decent price, hence the “Cheap”.
Want a copy of this book? You can download a free PDF copy here
I downloaded it to my computer and then sent it to my Kindle so now I have it both places, which is very handy!
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