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The Flat Broke Cookbook
By Daisy Luther
Are you going through a tough time financially? One place you may have to cut back is your food budget. The Flat Broke Cookbook is about shopping for food with limited funds and still feeding your family tasty and nutritious meals. It assumes you have a bit of money to spend, but not a lot. At the same time, you might be living off the supplies in your pantry or freezer for similar reasons.
These recipes are not for folks counting grams of carbohydrates or for people who will eat nothing but organic food straight from the farmer’s market. (Although, you can opt for organic versions of all the food mentioned if you’re not in a bind financially.) Tough times call for tough measures.
These recipes are simple, filling scratch-cooking to keep you nourished when times are tough. There are also instructions for the scratch cooking of some foods you may not regularly use. Don’t worry if you don’t usually cook from scratch – this book will walk you through everything, step-by-step and you won’t be asked to make a Julia-Child-style-souffle that you caramelize with a blowtorch. You won’t need any fancy equipment or outrageous ingredients for these simple, inexpensive, and tasty recipes.
The recipes are extremely flexible, so there aren’t a lot of details about servings or prep time. You can make them completely from scratch or you can use convenience items you have on hand. Included are tips for stretching your recipes to feed the number of people you have around the table.
Frugal food can be delicious!