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Charred Summer Salad

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 (ahora en Español!) and has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times. I have more cookbooks, too!

I am so glad that this salad has popcorn on it. Aren’t you? Gina, who sponsored this recipe in Good and Cheap through last summer’s Kickstarter, suggested that I add something crunchy to this salad of grilled zucs and corn. I was like “hello!! Have I forgotten my own rules? Salad must always have something crunchy!” and so I thank you Gina. A little smoky from the grilled vegetables, and chili powder and crunch from the popcorn, this salad is a delicious revelation. Your tummy and your taste buds will be happy. Keep reading

Taco Salad

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 (ahora en Español!) and has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times. I have more cookbooks, too!

In the summertime even avowed salad haters are willing to join the salad munching set. Ugh, seriously, it’s too hot to cook with heat! My apartment is already sauna-like. My fanning arm is growing weak. So this salad is for those who might feel hesitant about salad being a “real” meal. Taco salad is basically a deconstructed bunch of tacos in a bowl with some extra lettuce for kicks. You could call it “lazy tacos” or “summer taco bowl” or “crunch lunch” if it makes you feel better.  Keep reading

Broccoli Apple Salad

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 (ahora en Español!) and has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times. I have more cookbooks, too!

This salad may not seem like much at first, but thinly sliced apples and broccoli are not only delicious together, they have a crunchy, satisfying texture that makes this salad a lot of fun to eat. I had an apple salad at a neighborhood restaurant recently, and it had a little honey in the dressing, which I think would be a great addition here! People are always surprised by how much they like this, so shake off your skepticism and give this a try!

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Leanne Brown

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Good and Cheap cover 2nd edition

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