Good And Cheap: Eat Well On $4/Day

Good And Cheap: Eat Well On $4/Day

by Leanne Brown


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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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780606368858
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Leanne Brown wrote Good and Cheap as the capstone for her master’s in food studies from New York University. She and her husband live in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Breakfast 1

Tomato Scrambled Eggs 2

Omelet 3

Egg Sandwiches with Mushroom Hash 5

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars 6

Oatmeal 9

Breakfast Quinoa 11

Banana Pancakes 12

Whole-Wheat Jalapeño Cheddar Scones 15

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins 16

Broiled Grapefruit 18

Soup and Salad 19

Dal 21

Corn Soup 22

French Onion Soup 25

Lightly Curried Butternut Squash Soup 26

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese 28

Sweet or Savory Pineapple Salad 30

Kale Caesar Salad 31

Broiled Eggplant Salad 32

Beet and Chickpea Salad 33

Ever-Popular Potato Salad 34

Spicy Panzanella 37

Cold (and Spicy?) Asian Noodles 38

Taco Salad 39

Charred Summer Salad 40

Wilted Cabbage Salad 43

Broccoli Apple Salad 44

Snacks, Sides, and Small Bites 45

Brussels Sprout Hash and Eggs 46

Mexican Street Corn 47

My Dad's Baked Beans 48

Smoky and Spicy Roasted Cauliflower 51

Crispy Chickpeas and Pumpkin Seeds 52

Spicy Green Beans 53

Popcorn 54

Mashed Beets 57

Mashed Cauliflower 58

Winter Squash Puree 59

Mashed Celery Root 60

Bubble and Squeak 63

Jacket Sweet Potatoes 64

Roasted Potatoes with Chiles 65

Poutine 66

Things on Toast 68

Cornmeal-Crusted Veggies 72

Green Chile and Cheddar Quesadillas 74

Dinner 75

Filipino Chicken Adobo 77

Roast Chicken 78

Peanut Chicken and Broccoli with Coconut Rice 81

Beef Stroganoff 82

Spicy Broiled Tilapia with Lime 85

Creamy Zucchini Fettuccine 86

Pasta with Eggplant and Tomato 89

Tomato and Tuna Spaghetti 90

Cauliflower Cheese 93

Savory Summer Cobbler 94

Barley Risotto with Peas 96

Vegetable Jambalaya 99

Spicy, Crunchy, Creamy Polenta 100

Tofu Hot Pot 102

Deconstructed Cabbage Rolls 104

Roasted Vegetables 106

Chana Masala 109

Black-Eyed Peas and Collards 111

Vegetable Quiche, Hold the Crust 112

Broccoli, Egg, and Cheddar Empanadas 115

Potato and Kale Rolls with Raita 116

Stuff on Hot Dogs 119

Potato Leek Pizzas 120

Broccoli Rabe and Mozzarella Calzones 123

Half-Veggie Burgers 124

Big Batch 126

Best Tomato Sauce 127

Chorizo and White Bean Ragù 128

Dark and Spicy Chili 131

Spicy Pulled Pork 132

Hummus 135

Deviled Eggs 136

Pierogi 138

Dumplings 140

Pantry 142

Peanut Sauce 143

Salsa 145

Tzatziki 146

Raita 147

Flavor 149

Spice Oil 151

Roti 152

Flour Tortillas 155

Pizza Dough 156

Croutons or Breadcrumbs 158

Fresh Pasta 160

Ricotta 163

Rainbow Rice 164

How to Cook Dried Beans 165

Pickle Primer 166

Drinks and Desserts 168

Agua Fresca 169

Smoothies 170

Avocado Milkshake 172

Fast Melon Sorbet 173

Rice Pudding 175

Coconut and Lime Brown Rice Pudding 176

Caramelized Bananas 177

Coconut Chocolate Cookies 179

Peach Coffee Cake 180

Conversion Tables 182

Index 184

About The Author 190

Acknowledgments 190

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