So Long, Beans & Rice. Better Budget-Friendly Meals Are Here!

So Long, Beans & Rice. Better Budget-Friendly Meals Are Here!

Emma Christensen
Sep 8, 2014
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The angle: More than 200 family meals for less than $10.

Recipes for right now: Poblano Chile Enchiladas, Versatile Vegetable Tart, Salted Caramel Affogato, Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Rice, "Shake and Bake" Chicken, Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, Mexican Oven Omelet

Who would enjoy this book? Anyone trying to cook and eat well on a tight food budget.

Quick Facts

Who wrote it: Jessica Fisher

Who published it: Harvard Common Press

Number of recipes: Over 200

Other highlights: Advice for budget-friendly meals and eating well on a tight food budget are among the most common requests we get on The Kitchn hotline — I'm so glad to finally have an entire cookbook that I can press into your hands and send along with you to the grocery store! In this cookbook, Jessica Fisher not only tackles budget eating in a practical and straight-forward manner, but she manages to make it look delicious. No sacrifices here!

I particularly love the chapter on "Company Dinners" — balancing the desire to entertain my friends with the need to watch my budget was a constant frustration in my post-college years. Throughout the book, Fisher also chimes in with everyday tips for budget shopping that can be immediately applied to your next shopping trip.

For a preview of Jessica's work, check out the series she did for The Kitchn on freezer meals! You can see them all right here.

Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Good Cheap Eats by Jessica Fisher

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