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Rainbow Rice

close up of rice with with green yellow and red vegetable mixed into it.

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!

Here are three quick ways to make plain rice into beautiful, delicious rainbow rice. An early reader, Charles, said he loves rice with vegetables, but these treatments work for grains other than rice as well—everything from quinoa to barley to farro. Vegetables are a great way to liven up the usual rice and beans.

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Brussels Sprouts Hash and Eggs

cast iron pan with brussels sprouts hash and eggs

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 brussels sprouts hash and eggs is a great light lunch or side dish. The brussels sprouts get salty and tangy from the olive and lemon, then crispy and caramelized on the bottom. Mix in the little bit of fat from the egg yolk, and wow is this delicious. I make this often at food demonstrations and workshops and it is always a hit!

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Roasted Vegetables Primer

an expanse of roasted vegetables including potatoes, swee potatoes, peppers and squash

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!

When the weather turns cool, I only want to eat warm, flavorful food—in comes roasted vegetables season. Roasting is easy, it warms up the kitchen, and it makes the house smell like the holidays. If you’re uncertain how to prepare a new vegetable, you usually can’t go wrong with roasting— most things end up sweeter, with nice crunchy bits. If you roast a bunch of vegetables at the beginning of the week, you can eat them throughout the week in various ways: with eggs at breakfast, folded into an omelette, as a side dish, in a taco or sandwich, on toast, or with any grain.

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Buttery Ginger Carrots

roasted sliced carrots with ginger and butter piled in a white bowl with a light green and white cloth underneath

My partner, Dan has told me on many separate occasions how good these carrots that they serve at work are. (Yes, Dan is given lunch at work, his life is great). They are basically just carrots, soaked in butter and ginger. But Dan eats them every chance he can get.

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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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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 over 1,000,000 times. I have more cookbooks!

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