Good And Cheap

Good And Cheap

Eat Well On $4/day

eBook - 2015
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A perfect and irresistible idea: A cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes created for everyone on a tight budget. 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. The idea for Good and CheapGood and Cheap is poised to become a cookbook that every food lover with a conscience will embrace.
Publisher: New York :, Workman Publishing,, [2015]
Edition: Non-profit edition.
ISBN: 9780761184171
Characteristics: 1 online resource.


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Dec 26, 2017

Remember to keep the shopping list in mind. The book leads to more books of relevance.

librarylil Aug 31, 2016

Found much value in this cookbook will take it out again

Aug 24, 2016

Several good selections, but the choices are too meaty.

Feb 25, 2016

The quantity of the recipes were larger than I thought they would be. I tried a couple that I could decrease and they were good. I wish the author showed the recipe for large and small groups.

Dec 09, 2015

Not sure the cost is exactly spot-on in this book as the author tries to cook meals for less than $4/day, BUT the recipes are interesting, particularly for someone new to cooking.

mvkramer Dec 01, 2015

Great cookbook - fast, inexpensive recipes that taste great!


Seven recipes tagged! Great book for adults and teens. Ingredients are everyday items, so not expensive. Was a IACP Cookbook Award Winner! Author recommends free range/organic eggs, which I totally agree with.

Cynthia_N Oct 14, 2015

Great recipes at great prices!!

Sep 15, 2015

While the book delivers on its promise of cheap meals--and is written with a refreshing understanding of the realities of food pricing and helpful tips for buying food in-season, etc.--I mainly appreciated the simplicity of most of the recipes. As someone who is not the world's most adventurous cook, I hate opening up a cookbook to a bunch of delicious-looking recipes that seem way too complicated for me to ever actually prepare; this cookbook, however, features some solid recipes that are pretty simple. For me, that's the main draw of the cookbook, and the reason I found it so helpful.

Sep 14, 2015

What a great cookbook! It meets all my cookbook criteria: simple recipes that I might actually make on a weeknight; made from normal ingredients I won't have to go hunting for in specialty stores; beautiful photos that make the food look appealing. I'm returning the library's copy and buying my own.

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