I’ve been hearing a lot lately about clean eating and preparing staple foods from scratch. It tends to come up a lot in frugal living books because when you make more of your family’s foods yourself, you tend to eat better and spend less on groceries.
But many cookbooks focus on recipes for meals, not staples, and most recipes contain at least white flour and processed ingredients.
So when I heard about a new cookbook, Homemade Snacks & Staples, I was anxious to try it! I admit I’ve been doing a lot of cooking for convenience rather for health and cost lately, so I figured this would be good “staple” among my cookbooks to help me “clean up” my cooking.
Homemade Snacks & Staples is a 284-page cookbook written by a Wisconsin food blogger, Kimberly Aime, who emphasizes “whole foods, clean eating and local ingredients.” She also adapts recipes for food allergies because of her own dairy intolerance and her husband’s sensitivity to gluten. Her blog is called “Badger Girl Learns to Cook” and is at learntocookbadgergirl.com. [Read more…]