Eat Vegan on $4 A Day

Eat Vegan on $4 A Day

A Game Plan for the Budget-conscious Cook

Book - 2011
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Not only can a plant-based diet be good for health, it can also be easy on the pocketbook. At a time when many people are looking for a way to cut costs, Vegan on $4 a Day will show readers how to forgo expensive processed foods and get the most flavor out of delicious, high-quality basic ingredients. Author Ellen Jaffe Jones has combined passion, money savvy, journalistic expertise, and culinary chops into a consumer's guide for an economically viable dietary lifestyle. She has scoured the shelves of popular supermarkets and big-box stores and calculated exactly how much it costs to eat healthfully and deliciously. Readers will learn how to adapt their favorite recipes, cook with beans and grains, and use bulk buying to get big savings. Includes nearly 100 nutritious, delicious and low cost recipes and a week's worth of menu-planning ideas that show how the recipes can be combined to get a cost of $4 a day.
Publisher: Summertown, Tenn. : Book Pub. Co., [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781570672576
Branch Call Number: 641.552 JON
Characteristics: xi, 146 pages :,illustrations
Alternative Title: Eat vegan on four dollars a day


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Jan 16, 2019

A great start to vegan recipes that won't thrash your budget.

May 31, 2017

A common refrain I have heard from people for why they haven't yet adopted a vegan diet, is that they are on a budget and they think it would cost too much. It is easy to think that when you compare the price of vegan cheese alternatives to that of real cheese made from taxpayer-subsidized cow's milk. But there is no need to eat "fake" foods as a vegan and of course the healthiest diet is based on the some of the least expensive foods -- beans, vegetables, and whole grains. In Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, Jones, uses her training in the financial sector to show you just how fiscally savvy eating vegan can be. Not only can you lower your costs now -- but probably well into the future, by not having to buy drugs for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol!

Aug 10, 2013

This book is very hit and miss. Some of the recipes looks very tasty which I admit I haven't tried yet BUT the ones I have tried ended up in the garbage. I have been a chef for 20 years and could not fix some of them like the tofu scramble. It was an abomination -_-
I would rather stick to lots of potatoes and rice with salads.

Apr 01, 2012

I just made the Kale soup (with green onions, chopped almonds, diced tomatoes, rice and swapped cannellini beans for garbanzos. Delicious! I used white rice instead of brown, which the recipe calls for, so next time, I will use the brown rice.

The book has no pictures, but is easy to read. The recipes are simple enough for the beginner, and interesting enough for your palate. The steam-fry technique worked well, even with my stainless steel pot (they recommend non-stick).

All the recipes are healthy and really gets you to focus back on the grains and beans. I'm not sure I could do $4/day in Canada, but I know I can bring my food bill down substantially. This is a book I will definitely consider buying.


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