Eat Vegan on $4 A Day

Eat Vegan on $4 A Day

A Game Plan for the Budget-conscious Cook

eBook - 2011
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Eating well doesn't have to break the bank! Not only can a plant-based diet be good for your health, it can also be easy on your pocketbook. Learn to become an informed, savvy consumer, while adapting your favorite recipes and using bulk buying to reap big savings.
Publisher: Summertown, Tenn. : Book Pub. Co., c2011
ISBN: 9781570679803
1570679800
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill
Alternative Title: Eat vegan on four dollars a day

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ScienceMommy
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!

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FaylinaMeir
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.

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HereHere
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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Mar 30, 2012

It's time for an extreme makeover of the American shopping cart.

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