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This is not only a fabulous cookbook that has helped thousands of families establish a climate of joy and concern for others at mealtime, it can help you improve your nutrition and save money, too. It outlines three ways to eat more-with-less and invites us to consider the global implications of our dietary choices. There are sidebars with stories, pictures, prayers and verses, making this truly a distinctively Christian cookbook, solid with great recipes, and wholesome, faithful ideas scattered through-out. We have some friends that have literally worn out several of these, as they are truly that useful---with simple, helpful stuff about complimentary proteins and ways to create meals that respect what is now called "sustainable agriculture." As it says on the back, these recipes are "kind to your wallet, your waistline, and the larger world." Three cheers for the Mennonite Central Committee and their good work bringing global concerns to the table in such a refreshing, pleasant way. 500 recipes!Booknotes Blog, Hearts & Minds Books
Doris Janzen Longacre was associated with Mennonite Central Committee and its worldwide ministries in the name of Christ.
She grew up in Elbing, Kansas, and Tucson, Arizona. She attended Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, received her BA in home economics from Goshen (Ind.) College in 1961, and studied at Goshen Biblical Seminary.
Doris served as dietician of Hesston (Kan.) College (1961-63), as MCC hostess of the Language Study Center in Vietnam (1964-67), and in another MCC assignment in Indonesia (1971-72).
She was congregational chair at Akron (Pa.) Mennonite Church (1973-76), board member for Goshen Biblical Seminary (1976-79), and a frequent speaker and workshop leader at church conferences in Canada and the United States.
Doris lived in Akron, Pennsylvania, and was married to Paul Longacre. Their two daughters are Cara Longacre Hurst and Marta van Zanten.
In 1979, just prior to the completion of her second book Living More with Less Doris passed away at age 39 after a 31-month battle with cancer.
She once said, "I have always liked to cook, particularly experimenting, developing a recipe. I seldom make a recipe twice the same way. I also find satisfaction in cooking and serving foods from other countries."
If you are on an alternate diet this is the book for you. Some of the foods I have to eat are bland to say the least, but this book gives great ideas and uses only basic materials.Published 20 months ago by RJH
Over the course of many moves, I somehow lost this cookbook. I was unable to replace it until they came out with this anniversary edition. Read morePublished 22 months ago by shrly
This cook book is awesome. I literally wore out my last one that is why I had to get another one. That is how good it is too! Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2013 by Amy
This is a great cookbook. I had this book for years and just ordered one for my daughter who is getting married.Published on Feb. 4 2011 by Christie
I first used this book in a friend's kitchen in the late 1980's and was then given it as a gift by another friend. I have been using it ever since. Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2010 by ec
Our family has used the first edition of More With Less for years. Our original edition is smudged and tattered from years of use. We now have a new edition. Read more
It is a gift for my daughter-law. She invited us for supper for Father's Day and bemoaned the fact that her cookbook was falling apart from having been used so much. Read morePublished on July 24 2009 by Agnes Wurfel