Coconut Lime Oatmeal

coconut lime oatmeal in a white bowl with a squeezed lime wedge on top

This recipe is from Good and Cheap.

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Good and Cheap is a gorgeous cookbook for people with limited income, particularly on a $4/day food stamps budget. The PDF is free and has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times. I have more cookbooks, too!

This Coconut Lime Oatmeal is one of several variations on basic oatmeal from Good and Cheap. Coconut is such a great addition to oatmeal, and the lime just makes it a little more fresh and interesting. Plus, you know we are always supposed to put the lime in the coconut right? 😉

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Bueno Y Barato is here!

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Guess what?? We did it!! The long awaited Spanish edition of Good and Cheap is finally here and will be available in stores and online starting later this summer, officially August 2nd.

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Ever Popular Potato Salad

close up of potato salad with lots of scallions and bits of black pepper

This recipe is from Good and Cheap.

Good and Cheap cover 2nd edition

Good and Cheap is a gorgeous cookbook for people with limited income, particularly on a $4/day food stamps budget. The PDF is free and has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times. I have more cookbooks, too!

I developed this salad because I’m not a big fan of mayonnaise-based potato salad. This is really the simplest thing: just potatoes in a regular vinaigrette. You can add all kinds of extras to it to make it more festive, but people always rave about the salad as is. The secret is that potatoes actually have really nice flavor— all you have to do is season them properly. Let potatoes be potatoes, no need to hide ’em!

If you have leftover roasted potatoes or other root vegetables, the same idea works great. Just skip the cooking part and go straight to the dressing.

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Agua Fresca Any Which Way

jar of bright pink agua fresca with lemon slices floating in it and a straw

This recipe is from Good and Cheap.

Good and Cheap cover 2nd edition

Good and Cheap is a gorgeous cookbook for people with limited income, particularly on a $4/day food stamps budget. The PDF is free and has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times. I have more cookbooks, too!

Refreshing and hydrating, Agua Fresca means fruity water. These beautiful drinks are great at a party, and they can help you use up any fruit that you won’t be able to eat before it goes off. This is certainly not the master recipe, just a good starting point for your own creativity.

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Leanne Brown

Hi! I'm Leanne Brown, a home cook in Brooklyn by way of Canada. I write cookbooks, like the one below!

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