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Good And Cheap Cookbook Review

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I believe I can never have too many cookbooks. They come in pretty handy when I am meal planning. I love pulling out a few different cookbooks from my growing collection and finding new recipes to try. Sometimes my kids will join in and pick a few dishes they want to try.

I recently checked out a cookbook by Leanne Brown, Good and Cheap: Eat Well On $4 A Day. Food is one of my biggest budget busters so I dove right into this cookbook.

Good and Cheap is full of a lot of useful information. There are tips about what types of  foods you should keep in your pantry. There are suggestions of what spice flavor combinations works well together. This is something I want to experiment more with because I am clueless when it comes to spices.

I can not wait until I go to the next farmer’s market and get some fresh zucchini so I can make some Charred Summer Salad. Doesn’t it look delicious?

charred summer salad

A section of the book I really liked was 12 things on toast. I have always eaten toast plain or with a little jam. It never crossed my mind to try caramelized onions or roasted vegetables on toast!

I was pleasently surprised with Good and Cheap. This cookbook has a variety of recipes that can be made on a budget. The recipes come with clear and crisp pictures and easy to follow instructions. I loved the way Leanne offered creative ways to eat different foods.

This book will be a great addition to any cookbook collection. It would be a great resource for young adults on their own for the first time as well.

Leanne Brown started on this journey by creating a free pdf cookbook for people with very tight budgets, particularly those on SNAP/Food Stamp benefits. The project has grown and a second edition of Good and Cheap: Eat Well For $4 will be available to buy on July 14, 2015 for $13.00

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I was provided with a copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

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