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.
"I think everyone should eat great food every day. Eating well means learning to cook. It means banishing the mindset that preparing daily meals is a huge chore or takes tremendous skill." -- Author's website.
In over 200 recipes, Jessica offers a delicious alternative to fast food, takeout pizza, or over-processed foods from the supermarket with nourishing, from-scratch meals that don’t break the bank or take hours to cook. Those recipes are organized into 70 multi-course dinners—main dishes, sides, and add-ons such as soup, bread, or dessert—including: Simple Bean Tostadas, Chunky Tomato Salsa, Lemon Pie with Honey-Ginger Ice Cream Chicken Kabobs with Mint-Yogurt Sauce, Curried Couscous, Greek Spinach Salad Asian Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles, Ginger-Orange Crisp Beef Potpie with Flaky Cheddar Crust, Winter Greens and Citrus Salad Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Rice, Buttery Dill Carrots, Banana-Walnut Mini Muffins Each dinner feeds a family of four for ten dollars—a little more for larger families, a little less for smaller ones and singles. The menus are just suggestions, and readers can mix-and-match any of the tasty 200-plus recipes as they like. In more than 100 tips scattered through the book, Jessica distills her hard-won wisdom into a wealth of ideas for how to be a penny-wise shopper, how to find good cuts of meat that are cheap, how to reduce waste and maximize leftovers, and more. Never before has living so affordably meant living so 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.
In over 200 recipes, Jessica Fisher shows time-pressed cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank. Good Cheap Eats serves up 65 two-course dinners, consisting of a main dish and a substantial side, salad, or soup, all of which take 30 minutes or less to prepare. And as a mother of six and a busy parent, she shows home cooks how to get dinner on the table quickly and inexpensively without relying on heavily processed shortcuts or artificial ingredients. Great for time-pressed couples, families with picky eaters, or singles that need a quick solution to dinner tonight, Jessica's two-course pairings are artfully conceived and perfectly complementary.
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.
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.
The debut cookbook from the Saveur blog award-winning Internet expert on making eating cheap dependably delicious As a college grad during the recent great recession, Beth Moncel found herself, like so many others, broke. Unwilling to sacrifice eating healthy and well—and armed with a degree in nutritional science—Beth began tracking her costs with obsessive precision, and soon cut her grocery bill in half. Eager to share her tips and recipes, she launched her blog, Budget Bytes. Soon the blog received millions of readers clamoring for more. Beth's eagerly awaited cookbook proves cutting back on cost does not mean cutting back on taste. Budget Bytes has more than 100 simple, healthy, and delicious recipes, including Greek Steak Tacos, Coconut Chicken Curry, Chorizo Sweet Potato Enchilada, and Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Mayonnaise, to name a few. It also contains expert principles for saving in the kitchen—including how to combine inexpensive ingredients with expensive to ensure that you can still have that steak you’re craving, and information to help anyone get acquainted with his or her kitchen and get maximum use out of the freezer. Whether you’re urban or rural, vegan or paleo, Budget Bytes is guaranteed to delight both the palate and the pocketbook. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A down-to-earth cookbook that proves you don't need a lot of money to create nutritious, beautiful meals at home. In this winsome cookbook, blogger Emily Wight offers fantastic recipes, ideas, and advice on how to prepare imaginative, nutritious, and delectable meals without breaking the bank. Perfect for students, families, and anyone on a budget. Well-Fed, Flat Broke proves that while you may occasionally be flat broke, you can always be well fed. This collection of 120 recipes ranges from the simple (perfect scrambled eggs, rice and lentils) to the sublime (Orecchiette with White Beans and Sausage, Mustard-fried Chicken). Chapters are organized by ingredient so that you can easily build a meal from what you have on hand. Well Fed, Flat Broke has flavours to please every palette including Thai, Dutch, Indonesian, and Latin American-inspired recipes such as Kimchi Pancakes, Salvadoran Roast Chicken, and Pantry Kedgeree, reflecting a diverse array of affordable ingredients and products in grocery stores, markets, and delis. Emily is a working mother and wife who lives with a picky toddler in one of Canada's most expensive cities. She offers readers real-talk about food, strategic shopping tips, sound advice for picky eaters, and suggestions on how to build a well-stocked, yet inexpensive pantry. Cooking every night can be challenging for busy families who are short on time and lean in budget; Emily includes plenty of one-pot dishes to keep everyone healthy, full, and happy. With friendly charm and practical advice, Well Fed, Flat Broke will have you eating like a millionaire without having to spend like one. Emily Wight is a writer and home cook who's been blogging about food for the past six years.
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: Jessica Jones
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Reset Your Body with Plant-Powered Eating With this one-of-a-kind guide to plant-based eating, it only takes 28 days to gain a healthier you. Written by Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez, both registered dietitians/ nutritionists, each and every recipe in this cookbook is both delicious and nutritious. All of the 100 recipes have a healthy balance of carbohydrates, fat and protein and are typically between 300 and 500 calories per meal. This book is perfect for those who want to become more comfortable with preparing vegetarian meals that are not only good for you but taste great too. The beauty of this book is that you can decide how you want to plan your meals for the week, using the recipes and meal plan templates provided. These incredible recipes will leave you feeling nourished and energized, with minimal stress. You won’t need an endless amount of ingredients that will break the bank: the motto here is simple, delicious, nutritious and fun! With this cookbook, you will feel healthier while enjoying satisfying plant-powered recipes like Southwest Scramble with Baked Sweet Potato Fries for breakfast and Mushroom Black Bean Enchiladas for lunch. End your day with Butternut Squash Black Bean Burgers for dinner and if you like to munch between meals, there are tasty snacks like Garlic-Roasted Chickpeas, Spicy Dark Chocolate–Covered Almonds or Zucchini Pizza Bites. Let’s make this your healthiest year yet!
A former steak-lover himself, Chef Tal struggled for years on a vegan diet that left him filled with cravings for meat and dairy. Frustrated by the limited options available and unwilling to sacrifice the delicious flavors he associated with eating meat, he decided to create vegan meals that could hold their own at the center of the plate. Chef Tal found that by applying traditional French culinary techniques to meatless cuisine, he was able to create delicious meals full of rich flavor and healthy fat—meals that any food-lover, even devoted meat-eaters, would find completely satisfying. Seventy groundbreaking recipes later, Chef Tal is ready to share his magic. The Conscious Cook features vegan versions of tried-and-true dishes such as Oysters Rockefeller, Caesar Salad, Corn Chowder, and Paella, as well as adventurous new cuisine like Lemongrass Consommé with Pea Shoot and Mushroom Dumplings and Peppercorn-Encrusted Portobello Fillets. A full-color photo accompanies each of the recipes. Also included are engaging stories from influential people in the vegan world; a peek into Chef Tal's pantry and kitchen; a guide to eating seasonally; and a selection of dinner party menus. Above all, The Conscious Cook shows readers that avoiding the health risks and ethical dilemmas of eating meat and dairy does not mean sacrificing taste or satisfaction. The starters, soups, sandwiches, entrées, and desserts here offer culinary adventure that will truly revolutionize the way the world experiences meatless food.
If the pizza-delivery guy is in your apartment more often than your roommate, The Healthy College Cookbook is exactly what you need. With more than 300 recipes created by college students to show novice cooks how to make delicious, nutritious meals that are inexpensive and easy, there’s no excuse not to cook for yourself. Whether you’re a meat lover, vegetarian, or vegan, you’ll find simple and adaptable recipes for quick breakfasts, portable snacks, fresh lunches, and satisfying dinners. Fuel your studies with some home cooking.