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I am so happy that I purchased this book. It makes so much sense, uses really basic ingredients to make really nice dishes. It is less a cookbook and more a "way of life" book by making you look at food a bit differently. Well worth it if you would like to start using whole foods more, less prepared foods. It resets your thinking and shows you how simple it can be.
I loved the concept of this cookbook and although it is not a vegetarian cookbook (and I AM a vegetarian) I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did.
Author Leanne Brown has created a collection of simple but for the most part, healthy dinners, snacks, breakfasts...with the goal of being able to eat for $4. a day. Although I think that is a bit optimistic, based on prices for groceries in many places, including here in BC Canada, the reality of being able to stick to a much lower food budget IS possible with these recipes.
A good variety of recipes including: Potato Leek Pizza, Vegetable Quiche Hold the Crust, Vegetable Jambalaya, Corn Soup, Sweet and Savory Pineapple Salad and many more. And yes, there were a number of vegetarian options included too, I appreciated that.
Recipes include not only a list of ingredients but also approximate (based on the author's findings) price per serving, small photos of finished dishes, servings per recipe and easy to follow instructions.
An excellent recipe collection for anyone on a budget, just starting out with their cooking ventures and/or those looking for cheap but good ways to stretch a food budget further (and aren't we all, these days!) ;-)
Geraldine Helen Hartman author of the Groovy Green Kitchen series.
This cookbook was practically made for broke college students. Like the title implies, the recipes are delicious, healthy, and affordable. One of the coolest things about this cookbook is that the author actually provides a rough estimate of how much each recipe costs.
Even if you're not concerned about your grocery budget, this is still a great cookbook to have for its surprisingly easy recipes. When you just don't know what to make, this book is basically guaranteed to have a good recipe you probably wouldn't have thought to make, with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
I highly recommend this for people learning to cook, people on a budget, or people who are just too busy to cook. It makes eating healthy feel appealing and accesible.
Great book. I'm the pastor at a church an bought this book for a few reasons:
1) Because I wanted to save money on my grocery bill. 2) Because I'm a bachelor and through years of cafeteria food at university I've essentially forgotten how to cook or do groceries. So I wanted a book that had a simple guide as to how to set up, run, and stock my kitchen with a lot of good quick recipes. 3) Because I heard Leanne Brown interviewed on the radio, loved what she was doing, and wanted to test the book before recommending it to my church to give out in the community.
This fulfills all the above criteria superbly. I should also note that there is a deal for bulk purchases for organizations like churches, food banks, etc. So you can get a reduced rate if you're handing it out to your community. Anyway, GFC goes through quickly and in just enough details sort of all the facets of keeping your kitchen and cooking for yourself. $4/Day is obviously going to depend on your locale but I feel most of the recipes are pretty affordable. Follow her guidelines and you'll be eating fairly healthily for fairly cheap. Definitely recommend.
Das Kochbuch ist einfach klasse! Die Rezepte schmecken fast alle sehr gut, sind im Handumdrehen gemacht, allesamt günstig zu beschaffen und kommen vor alle ohne irgendwelche fancy Zutaten aus; man bekommt alles beim Discounter um die Ecke. Nette Aktion am Rande: für jedes Buch das man kauft, wird noch eines an bedürftige Menschen gespendet (zumindest lt. Buch-Cover). Sehr zu empfehlen!
Aunque es un libro pensado para aquellas personas que en USA están incluidas en el programa de protección contra la pobreza (ojo, en 2016 eran 45 millones de americanos, que no es poco) es muy útil de manejar y si vives en una zona con fácil aceso a frutas, verduras,...aún mejor. Muchas ideas para hacer cosas en general sanas y muchas de ellas poco elaboradas, por lo que no requiere demasiado tiempo. Por el precio que tiene, muy bueno. En España, por ese precio, imposible de encontrar.
This is a fantastic book. Full of useful and down-to-earth tips friendly to beginners. Makes a wonderful gift for a young adult moving out for the first time, or that one friend who think it's impossible to eat healthy on a budget. I'm still working my way through this book, but every recipe so far has been satisfying and delicious. I have recommended this to so many people.
I've found that I've actually used this cookbook a lot more than some others I've bought. I love the variety and most of the recipes are very simple, which is a great start, afterwards you can start to expand the recipes with more ingredients if you'd like. I also like that most of the recipes are fairly healthy, and I don't have to pay much attention to the prices because I know they're all inexpensive.
This cookbook is great because if you buy one, they donate one to someone in need. We have made several recipes from this book and most are great but some could use a few tweaks! The "Barley and Pea Risotto" is my absolute favourite!