Home Cooking

Good and Cheap Cookbook

August 07 2014 - 1:00 PM

Did that headline catch your attention? Those aren’t my eloquent words to describe this cookbook; it’s actually the name of the cookbook. I have to say, after skimming or reading through it, I couldn’t think of a better title.

The cookbook was designed to help people looking to eat on $4 a day. And no, this isn’t a book full of peanut butter and jelly sandwich recipes. You’ll find easy Indian food, simple pizza dough, budget friendly breakfasts and more (much more). Plus – and here’s where I lose you – it’s free for readers, too. This cookbook is available right here, online as a PDF.

I find myself generally critical of recipes, especially those that I find online. Anyone can publish a recipe, so what credibility does this author really have? Brown’s descriptions of ingredients and even cuisines take her up a notch in my book. Or maybe it’s the food photography. It’s really hard to tell…

I really commend Brown for trying to reach out to people who might have previously thought it too expensive to cook at home. While we might not all be able to afford the Green City Farmer’s Market, there’s no doubt in my mind that the right homemade meal can cost far less than packaged foods or even McDonald’s.

Even if you don’t need to save money and are just looking for some interesting recipe ideas, I would definitely take a look at the Good and Cheap Cookbook, salivate over the pictures and screenshot some recipes if you’d like.

Here’s another link to the Good and Cheap cookbook in case you missed it.