Mondays are so sneaky. They always creep up on me before I'm ready! I don't know how they do that.
This week I'm starting a new feature on Ginger Lemon Girl!
Most Monday's along with my menu I'm going to highlight a cookbook that is on my bookshelf. I'll share why I enjoy the cookbook, give a brief description, and share a recipe within the book. I'll also be using one or more recipes from the cookbook in my menu plan for the week. I will occasionally repeat a cookbook that I am particularly fond of!
I love this cookbook! It is unique in that it was commissioned by the Mennonite Central Committee in Akron, PA. The Church wanted to compile a cookbook which focused on using less of the world's limited food resources.
The book contains countless suggestions on how we can better use the resources we currently have, along with hints on what foods we should buy and how we can buy them economically. Many of the recipes in this book are naturally gluten free (and most of the ones that are not, can be easily converted.) The recipes come from Mennonite church members around the globe! The book gives excellent menu suggestions and explains recipes thoroughly. One of the best features of the cookbook is that it contains recipes from around the world. There are recipes for West African Groundnut Stew, an array of fresh vegetable and meat curries, skillet dishes, soybean and tofu dishes, a whole vegetarian Indian meal, etc....
If you are interested in a cookbook that teaches you how to better use food resources, how to make more nutritious and delicious meals, how to stretch your food dollar, and how to make more vegetarian and/or meat-free meals, The "More-With-Less" Cookbook should be on your shelf!