Well Fed, Flat Broke

Well Fed, Flat Broke

Recipes for Modest Budgets and Messy Kitchens

Book - 2015
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A down-to-earth cookbook that proves you don't need a lot of money to create nutritious, beautiful meals at home.

In this winsome cookbook, blogger Emily Wight offers fantastic recipes, ideas, and advice on how to prepare imaginative, nutritious, and delectable meals without breaking the bank. Perfect for students, families, and anyone on a budget, Well-Fed, Flat Broke proves that while you may occasionally be flat broke, you can always be well fed.

This collection of 120 recipes ranges from the simple (perfect scrambled eggs, rice and lentils) to the sublime (Orecchiette with White Beans and Sausage, Mustard-fried Chicken). Chapters are organized by ingredient so that you can easily build a meal from what you have on hand. Well Fed, Flat Broke has flavours to please every palette including Thai, Dutch, Indonesian, and Latin American-inspired recipes such as Kimchi Pancakes, Salvadoran Roast Chicken, and Pantry Kedgeree, reflecting a diverse array of affordable ingredients and products in grocery stores, markets, and delis.

Emily is a working mother and wife who lives with a picky toddler in one of Canada's most expensive cities. She offers readers real-talk about food, strategic shopping tips, sound advice for picky eaters, and suggestions on how to build a well-stocked, yet inexpensive pantry. Cooking every night can be challenging for busy families who are short on time and lean in budget; Emily includes plenty of one-pot dishes to keep everyone healthy, full, and happy.

With friendly charm and practical advice, Well Fed, Flat Broke will have you eating like a millionaire without having to spend like one.

Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781551525792
Branch Call Number: 641.552 WIGHT
Characteristics: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm


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minerva Dec 15, 2015

This is a cookbook for hipsters and other people who don't really know how to cook. Instead, check out the classic More with Less Cookbook by Janzen, or anything by James Barber

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Oct 11, 2016

This book is great for families, and or people who are not college students. No matter how 'simple' the recipes were I found the amount of ingredients needed for things to be excessive, I have a student budget and can't afford to buy +10 different spices and only use them once or twice. I also don't have the space for everything.

Sep 08, 2016

I love this cookbook! I have tried many of the recipes and they have all been great. Bright flavours with simple, frugal ingredients that you have around the house. Its not complicated stuff, but it gave me some great ideas to liven up weekly meals! There are a couple (Nasi Goreng especially) that are now staples in my house.

Jan 21, 2016

I adore this book and have had a lot of fun cooking my way through it this month. Never has frugality been this much fun or delicious. And by the way, I am no cooking newbie.

minerva Dec 15, 2015

This is a cookbook for hipsters and other people who don't really know how to cook. Instead, check out the classic More with Less Cookbook by Janzen, or anything by James Barber

Jul 30, 2015

The Dutch meatballs are amazing. Worth it for those alone.

WVMLlibrarianTara Apr 30, 2015

I love Emily Wight's philosophy on cooking for a family - pragmatic, frugal and delicious! Emily is a local Vancouver author and blogger.

teenbrarian Apr 29, 2015

Super fun, plus super easy recipes.

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