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 Cheap is already proving itself. The author launched a Kickstarter campaign to self-publish and fund the buy one/give one model. Hundreds of thousands of viewers watched her video and donated $145,000, and national media are paying attention. Even high-profile chefs and food writers have taken note—like Mark Bittman, who retweeted the link to the campaign; Francis Lam, who called it “Terrific!”; and Michael Pollan, who cited it as a “cool kickstarter.” In the same way that TOMS turned inexpensive, stylish shoes into a larger do-good movement, Good and Cheap is poised to become a cookbook that every food lover with a conscience will embrace.
By showing that kitchen skill, and not budget, is the key to great food, Good and Cheap will help you eat well--really well--on the strictest of budgets. Created for people who have to watch every dollar--but particularly those living on the U.S. food stamp allotment of $4.00 a day--Good and Cheap is a cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes backed by ideas that will make everyone who uses it a better cook. From Spicy Pulled Pork to Barley Risotto with Peas, and from Chorizo and White Bean Rag� to Vegetable Jambalaya, the more than 100 recipes maximize every ingredient and teach economical cooking methods. There are recipes for breakfasts, soups and salads, lunches, snacks, big batch meals--and even desserts, like crispy, gooey Caramelized Bananas. Plus there are tips on shopping smartly and the minimal equipment needed to cook successfully. And when you buy one, we give one! With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, the publisher will donate a free copy to a person or family in need. Donated books will be distributed through food charities, nonprofits, and other organizations. You can feel proud that your purchase of this book supports the people who need it most, giving them the tools to make healthy and delicious food. An IACP Cookbook Awards Winner.
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
Author: Ellen Jaffe Jones
Publisher: Book Publishing Company (TN)
Release Date: 2011
Not only can a plant-based diet be good for health, it can also be easy on the pocketbook. At a time when many people are looking for a way to cut costs, Vegan on $4 a Day will show readers how to forgo expensive processed foods and get the most flavor out of delicious, high-quality basic ingredients. Author Ellen Jaffe Jones has combined passion, money savvy, journalistic expertise, and culinary chops into a consumer's guide for an economically viable dietary lifestyle. She has scoured the shelves of popular supermarkets and big-box stores and calculated exactly how much it costs to eat healthfully and deliciously. Readers will learn how to adapt their favorite recipes, cook with beans and grains, and use bulk buying to get big savings. Includes nearly 100 nutritious, delicious and low cost recipes and a week's worth of menu-planning ideas that show how the recipes can be combined to get a cost of $4 a day.
The creators of Desperation Dinners! explain how to save time and money in the kitchen with 275 delicious recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, economical, healthy, and family friendly, and include helpful tips on stocking the pantry, shopping, menu planning, creating one's own convenience items, food substitutions, and cooking techniques. Simultaneous.
In over 200 recipes, Jessica Fisher shows budget-conscious cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank.Good Cheap Eats serves up 70 three-course dinners—main course, side, and dessert—all for less than ten dollars for a family of four. Chapters include "Something Meatier," on traditional meat-centered dinners, "Stretching It," which shows how to flavor and accent meat so that you are using less than usual but still getting lots of flavor, and "Company Dinners," which proves that you can entertain well on the cheap. The hard-won wisdom, creative problem-solving techniques, and culinary imagination she brings to the task have been chronicled lovingly in her widely read blog Good Cheap Eats. Now, with the publication of the bookGood Cheap Eats, she shows budget-challenged, or simply penny-pinching, home cooks how they can save loads of money on food and still eat smashingly well.
Author: Charles Mattocks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-04-13
From a rising television food personality, delicious meals that won't bust the budget Appearing weekly on syndicated television talk shows, Charles Mattocks has made his reputation as “The Poor Chef”–a cook who can create tasty, healthy meals that cost only $3.50 per person or less. Now Mattocks presents more than 120 of his best money-saving dishes. Inspired by cuisines from around the globe, his recipes have only two things in common–they're incredibly cheap and they're incredibly delicious. For just a few bucks, thrifty home cooks can serve up dishes like Caribbean Lime Chicken with Grilled Pineapple, Fruity Lamb Curry, Asian-style Nutty Noodles, and Pizza Frittata. With 74 engaging photographs, a whole chapter of vegetarian dishes, and icons to help readers spot the most affordable recipes at a glance, Eat Cheap but Eat Well is sure to find a welcome audience amid today's tough economic times. Charles Mattocks (Tampa, FL) appears weekly as TV's “The Poor Chef” on Daytime, which is syndicated in the Southeast, and The Daily Buzz, which is syndicated nationally. He also has his own radio program on Blog Talk Radio, and his signature spice blend is sold in selected stores in the Southeast.
Author: Good Food Guides
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2016-08-18
We're all trying to eat more healthily these days, but popular recipes often include hard-to-find and expensive ingredients. Good Food Eat Well: Cheap and Healthy is a comprehensive collection of fresh, healthy and reasonably priced recipes for every day of the week. It includes 150 balanced recipes based on store-cupboard ingredients, from delicious smoothies and soups to hearty main meals and tasty but better-for-you treats. All the recipes are short and simple with easy-to-follow steps, and all are accompanied by a full-colour photograph of the finished dish.
Through her wildly popular television shows, her five bestselling cookbooks, her line of kitchenware, and her frequent media appearances, Nigella Lawson has emerged as one of the food world's most seductive personalities. How to Eat is the book that started it all--Nigella's signature, all-purposed cookbook, brimming with easygoing mealtime strategies and 350 mouthwatering recipes, from a truly sublime Tarragon French Roast Chicken to a totally decadent Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Cake. Here is Nigella's total (and totally irresistible) approach to food--the book that lays bare her secrets for finding pleasure in the simple things that we cook and eat every day.
Author: Media Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-04-01
300 quick, easy, and cheap recipes! College life is busy. While the dining hall or takeout can be convenient, these shortcuts can take a toll on your maxed-out bank account, not to mention your waistline. The Quick and Easy College Cookbook will help you create delicious and healthy recipes in a flash! With low-cost ingredients that still have high nutritional value, you're sure to love cooking up these recipes. The best part? No experience or fully equipped kitchen required! You'll find 300 recipes that range from hearty breakfasts to healthy study-session snacks to fuel an all-nighter. Even first-time cooks will succeed, with the help of a glossary of cooking terms and checklists of essential kitchen equipment and pantry staples. With hundreds of student favorites, like Huevos Rancheros, Korean Spicy Pork Tacos, and Peanut Butter Cups, this cookbook is required reading for any student who likes healthy home cooking.
Author: Nicole Cormier
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-03-18
300+ meat-free dishes for $5 or less! Tired of your dining hall's sorry excuse for a vegetarian meal? Can't afford to spend all your money on mediocre takeout? Well, now you can enjoy hundreds of delicious, meat-free dishes that will not only satisfy your cravings but your wallet, too! The $5 a Meal College Vegetarian Cookbook makes it easy to create satisfying vegetarian dishes you'll actually want to eat. Featuring simple instructions and more than 300 tasty recipes, this book provides you with a variety of meat-free meals that will keep you full throughout the day. Best of all, each dish will only cost you no more than $5, so you'll never have to worry about breaking the bank when you create soon-to-be favorites, such as: Potato poblano breakfast burritos Avocado and shiitake pot stickers Hearty mexican taco salad Quinoa and hummus sandwich wrap Easy eggplant parmigiana Chocolate mocha ice cream Whether you need an energy-boosting breakfast, a cram-session snack, or a date-night entree, you will get the most out of your meals--and budget--with The $5 a Meal College Vegetarian Cookbook.
From the powerhouse blogger behind Detoxinista.com, here are 100 quick, affordable, and delicious whole-food recipes that make it easy for you and your family to follow a healthy lifestyle. In No Excuses Detox, Megan Gilmore presents a collection of satisfying, family-friendly recipes developed with speed, convenience, and optimum digestion in mind. Because enjoying what you eat on a daily basis is crucial to maintaining health goals, these recipes for comfort food favorites--from Freezer Oat Waffles, Butternut Mac n’ Cheese, Quinoa Pizza, Loaded Nacho Dip, and Avocado Caesar Salad to Frosty Chocolate Shakes, No-Bake Brownie Bites, and Carrot Cake Cupcakes—taste just as good as their traditional counterparts, but are healthier versions packed with nutrients. Megan Gilmore sharply identifies many of the reasons people fail to stick to a healthy diet—too busy, budget conscious, cooking for picky eaters, concerns about taste or fullness, and more—addressing them head on and offering simple solutions. This beautifully packaged and artfully photographed book gives readers no excuse to not eat well year-round.
Author: Linda Watson
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Release Date: 2011-05-31
Buy Green. Eat Green. Save Green. If you've wanted to eat like it matters but felt you couldn't afford it, Wildly Affordable Organic is for you. It's easy to think that "organic" is a code word for "expensive," but it doesn't have to be. With these ingenious cooking plans and healthy, satisfying recipes, Linda Watson reveals the incredible secret of how you can eat well every day--from blueberry pancakes for breakfast to peach pie for dessert--averaging less than two dollars a meal. Get ready for wild savings! You'll discover how to: Ease your family into a greener lifestyle with the 20-minute starter plan Go organic on just 5 a day--or go thrifty and spend even less Take advantage of your freezer and freeze your costs Find the best deals at your local farmers' market or grocery store Cook easy, scrumptious, seasonal dishes from scratch Packed with tips for streamlining meals, from shopping and cooking to washing dishes, this book shows how sustainable living is within everyone's reach. Slow global warming with delicious dinners? Lose weight, save money, and save the polar bears at the same time? When you live the Wildly Affordable Organic way, it is possible! Join the movement to change the way you eat--and keep the change.
Author: Sherri Brooks Vinton
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Release Date: 2016-05-24
Don't toss those leftovers or pitch your beet greens! Eat it up! Sherri Brooks Vinton helps you make the most out of the food you bring home. These 150 delicious recipes mine the treasure in your kitchen—the fronds from your carrots, leaves from your cauliflower, bones from Sunday's roast, even the last lick of jam in the jar are put to good, tasty use.