After what I spent on my girlfriend's Christmas present, I'm going to need to know how to eat good and cheap for a long, long while. Leanne Brown took her first steps towards writing Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day when she was studying food policy in grad school. Four dollars is the amount the US food stamps program allows per day to those using it. It's not a lot. At least not to those of us who spend every day on just our morning coffee drink, or twice that on a cold-pressed juice.
But in her research for Good and Cheap Brown found that $4 doesn't have to reduce your options to clearance cans of beans and McPick 2s. You can actually eat surprisingly well on $4 a day, and her cookbook provides the tips and recipes on how to do it.
Good and Cheap also provides access to its content to those without the money to buy it using the buy one / give one model--for every copy of the cookbook purchased, a second copy will be donated to a person or family in need.
Good and Cheap recipes you'll find ready to nourish you for $4 a day include:
- Broiled Tilapia with Lime
- Spicy Pulled Pork
- Green Chile and Cheddar Quesadillas
- Vegetable Jambalaya
- Coconut Chocolate Cookies
- Peach Coffee Cake