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A book review of Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day by Leanne Brown

A book review of Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day by Leanne Brown

Stars: ****

Workman Publishing (2015)
208 pages

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Summary: 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 Ragù 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

Good and Cheap

This is a fun book that shares quick and easy recipes that more importantly, are CHEAP. They are still delicious though so don’t worry! I saved quite a few to make in the next little while. Most importantly, each of the recipes has a photo. I really dislike it when cookbooks don’t have photos for every recipe.

You’ll find Breakfast, Soup/Salad, Snacks/Sides/Small Bites, Dinner, Big Batch, Pantry and Drinks/Desserts. I really loved the simple but yummy ideas for food to eat on toasty bread. I love bread but I’ve never used them in this way. It’s so simple and fairly healthy. The recipes are from different parts of the world and use different spices and flavours. I love that even those with less money can enjoy world flavours.

I can’t wait to try making my own pickles (without all the expensive equipment), try rainbow rice, dumplings, Filipino Adobo, and Spinach and Chickpeas on Toast.

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