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Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day


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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. 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. see more...

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Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day
Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day
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Krista T.
Krista T.
W Lafayette, IN
184 reviews
This is one of the best cookbooks I’ve seen in a while! Good and Cheap is meant for those who need to stick to a budget but want to eat healthily and deliciously. It leans toward helping families that receive SNAP benefits (food stamps) and strongly believes that you can feed every person for, on average, 4 dollars a day and feed them well. I think everyone would benefit from this cookbook!

Good and Cheap teaches what food basics to buy, how to buy them (fresh, frozen, dried, ect.), how to store them and how to stretch them and how to make them last. The book is chalk full of tips on how to save such as buying in bulk and in season among many others. Basically how to get the most bang for your buck and the best out of your food. It also talks about kitchen equipment essentials that every kitchen should have.

It is broken down into categories: Breakfast, Soup and salad, snacks sides and small meals, Dinner, Big batches, Drinks and desserts, and Pantry staples. The recipes are really easy to follow. They show you how much each meal costs as well as how much it costs per serving. The cool think about this cook book is that it gives the basic run down on a meal, for example- oatmeal, then shows you four or five different ways to fancy it up to give you variety. Many of the recipes show two ways they can be done. I love the 12 things on toast section, as well as the section with ideas on how to trick out hot dogs. Another part of the book that I really like is the section on how to utilize leftovers which is something I have struggled with in the past. I hate waste so this is very useful.

The book itself is very visually pleasing. The photography, set up and choice of fonts is beautiful and easily read. This book has a way of inspiring beyond the recipes listed and I believe that’s the point because they list them as “ideas”. It’s like the author is saying “Here is an idea, please run with it!”

I received this copy of Good and Cheap from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Sarah  W.
Sarah W.
Rutland, VT
20 reviews
This book as great and yummy recipes. It is great for everyone and the recipes are healthy. It holds recipes from all over the world.
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