WR1Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown is the perfect book for the New Year and all those resolutions you may have made – including eating better and saving money. It is one of those things that many of us struggle with: the challenge to eat well but no go over budget as it seems the cheapest foods tend to be the worst for you. But in her wonderful cookbook, Ms. Brown has given us a blueprint for making it all work out.

About Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown: “While studying food policy as a master’s candidate at NYU, Leanne Brown asked a simple yet critical question: How well can a person eat on the $4 a day given by SNAP, the U.S. government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program informally known as food stamps? The answer is surprisingly well: Broiled Tilapia with Lime, Spicy Pulled Pork, Green Chile and Cheddar Quesadillas, Vegetable Jambalaya, Beet and Chickpea Salad—even desserts like Coconut Chocolate Cookies and Peach Coffee Cake. In addition to creating nutritious recipes that maximize every ingredient and use economical cooking methods, Ms. Brown gives tips on shopping; on creating pantry basics; on mastering certain staples—pizza dough, flour tortillas—and saucy extras that make everything taste better, like spice oil and tzatziki; and how to make fundamentally smart, healthful food choices.”

In addition to being filled with delicious, healthful recipes for people on a budget, with every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, a second copy will be given to a person or family in need – which fulfills that other resolution we made this year: to give more back.

Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown is available from Amazon and other fine book retailers.