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  • Sumati Krishnan says:

    I’m watching your google talk and it occurred to me …. I learnt to cook, AFTER I had my kids, so a whole other type of exigent situation, if not financial. So I would suggest that you gear your cookbooks towards dishes that are 1) repeatable – kids DO NOT need endless variety, something that foodies can’t really wrap their heads around. 2) nutritional quality in terms of daily requirements – NOT food plate, but just enough veggies, fruit, herbs etc.

  • Kaki Shields says:

    I recently introduced your cookbook to the Teresa McCormack Center in Medford, OR, and we will be ordering some soon, and creating a cooking classes around the book for our clients! Thank you. I am also aware that a major demographic for us is single older women–and a few men–and several have expressed to me desire to learn to cook better for one. There are certainly cookbooks out there, and of course you can cut recipes in half or thirds, but it might be another cookbook for you to consider. Thanks for what you’ve done here! Kaki

    • Donavan says:

      We are new to the book and have also learned the portion sizes are great for two (or one!) the few smaller portion leftovers here and there are nice too.

      What Katy has done sounds like a kind thing to do- and kudos to you for that. A MAJOR Kudos to the author for providing an EASY to read, follow, and enjoy work that is actually functional- rather than something that takes up space on the shelf.

  • Angela says:

    I love your recipes so much. It’s all my favorites (Mexican street corn FTW!).

    Unfortunately for me in the last year or so I’ve discovered that my high-carb vegetarian (though very healthy!) eating habits were causing me to gain weight. This way of eating was not a problem in my twenties and most of my thirties at all but now that I’ve hit my early forties…the scale just goes up and up, no matter how much I exercise. Even though I’m vegetarian, even though I eat “healthy.” It sucks. My BMI is 25, but I’ve had to cut waaaaaay back on the carbs and work really, *really* hard to keep it there (and if you don’t eat meat that’s a real challenge!). So anyway this is a long way of saying if you had some vegetarian recipes that were higher in fat/protein and lower in carb people like me would be forever grateful! I’m not a cook, and I have no talent for “just being creative.” I’ve been eating the same stuff over and over for a long time just to keep the weight stable and it’s getting really hard 🙁

    I have been following some of this guy’s recipes to stop the weight gain…they are ok and it definitely works…though it’s not as quick and cheap as I’ve been used to for the last 20 years:

  • Elaine Bailey says:

    I received a free copy of your book at a Feed My People conference in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I’m so impressed that the recipe’s are written for those people that have never cooked before. My husband is meeting with our local school principal this afternoon to talk about offering a class to seniors, using your book to easily show them how to provide for themselves. How many kids graduate without this basic knowledge?
    Thank you.

    • Leanne Brown says:

      How awesome! Wishing your husband all the best! What a wonderful idea. It’s such an honor that the book is able to touch so many and inspire wonderful initiatives like this.

  • Patricia says:

    I am so glad I read the ‘comment’ section before writing. I volunteer in a food pantry that has the opportunity to get ‘leftovers’ from the local Farmers Market. Which is wonderful. The sad thing is, many of our clients say they don’t know what the veggie is, or how to cook it, or it doesn’t look palatable to them. When I saw your ‘Good and Cheap’ freebie download I knew that is what we need. I see two close by organizations that have received the books. My question is: may I make copies of my download for the director of LifeSource to put on the ‘produce table?’

    • Leanne Brown says:

      Hi Patricia, you definitely may! Right now we’re in transition with a new donation partner so the process for getting physical copies donated is in flux. Hopefully we’ll have it sorted out again soon! But you are welcome to copy in the meantime 🙂

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