A friend and regular reader shared a link to the cookbook Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown with me last week. The book was created as part of her Master’s Thesis and is available for free under a Creative Commons licence. According to Brown, the cookbook was designed to be affordable for people using SNAP (formerly food stamps) in the US. However, I’m sure that most of the recipes would be equally affordable for Canadians on a budget. In addition to being affordable, the recipes are nutritious and appealing. Even if you’re not on a tight budget there’s likely something in here you’d like to try: pumpkin oatmeal, broccoli apple salad, or brussels sprouts hash and eggs perhaps.
While I don’t always agree with everything the Environmental Working Group has to say, for the most part their messaging is good. They recently released a guide entitled: Good Food on a Tight Budget. With food costs continuing to rise, and increasing reliance on convenience and fast foods, it’s great to see a guide to help consumers choose affordable and nutritious whole foods. The website is aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. I also like that they include additional links and resources including shopping tips and recipes.