When we had our simple living scenario two things made me run to my cookbooks, one was that we had to cook from scratch and the other was that we couldn’t use the internet, so no googling recipes.
While I love cookbooks, I’ve tried to trim them down with all the moving in our lives, but one that I’ve kept (and probably will keep for a long time) is my More with Less Cookbook.
Put together by Mennonites, it’s full of scratch recipes, which are mostly healthy and frugal. Not only is it full of recipes, but it gives meal ideas, discusses healthy eating, and a really cool feature…”Gather Up the Fragments”, which as you can guess gives ideas for using up leftovers. If I were to pick one word to describe this book, I’d call it practical!
It has many international dishes, even some from Paraguay (my parent’s last 2 years in Paraguay were in a Mennonite town).
Just the other day I made the Roman apple cake. I also make the lentil soup recipe (with a few variations), sopa Paraguaya, basic cheese sauce, rice guiso and have plenty of other recipes I want to try! In short, this is one of my favorite cookbooks ever!
Do any of you own this book? What’s your favorite recipe from it?