Not Just Beans is a collection of frugal recipes and tips from the cooking expertise of three generations of Tawra Kellam's family. Using these tips and suggestions, Mrs. Kellam shows how anyone can tighten his or her food budget. In the book, Tawra shares the secrets of how she spends an average of $125 per month feeding her family of four.
This new revised Second Edition of Not Just Beans includes everything in the first edition but also includes healthy substitutions, Tawra's pantry guide, 23 menu ideas (including ideas for picky eaters and quick dinners) and the much requested index of the 420 frugal tips included in the book.
Not Just Beans is designed for the beginner as well as the more experienced cook. It contains over 540 recipes and 420 tips explaining how to eat well while slashing your grocery bill. The recipes are easy to cook with ingredients readily found at your local grocery store. With hard-to- find frugal recipes like buttermilk, enchilada sauce and granola bars, classic favorites like slow cooked roast, hush puppies and apple crisp and old-fashioned comfort foods like watermelon pickles, lemon bars, rice pudding and fried green tomatoes, Not Just Beans has it all.
Not Just Beans teaches the reader how to cook frugally without eating beans alone. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT JUST BEANS IS NOT A VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK.
Some topics covered in the book are:
-Changing the way you think about your food budget without feeling deprived
-Creative uses of leftovers
-Unique recipes to entertain the kids including slime, bubbles, face paint, finger paint, and tub crayons
-Gifts in a jar and suggestions for making frugal gift baskets
-Lots of humor and household tips that make Not Just Beans as entertaining as it is practical