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Oct 19, 2010 05:41 PM

More with less cookbook - Doris Janzen Longacre

Hi Chowhounders

I'm in two minds about this cookbook.

More with less cookbook - Doris Janzen Longacre

The reviews are on the whole, pretty positive. Some of them are rave reviews! Some of them are from people who have bought replacement copies after their first copies fell apart from constant use!

I'm all for simplicity in recipes and love learning how to make things from scratch, but I'm also quite adventurous and love to try out new and exciting recipes.

It's also about being frugal, and kind to the earth - things that are pretty important to me.

Yet, I am wondering whether I will find this recipe book useful, or whether it will be too basic and boring.

Do any fellow foodies familiar with this cookbook have any opinions about it?

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    Now, truly, some of the recipes are particularly unappetizing examples of 70s hippie vegetarian weirdness... the stuff with dried soybeans and cottage cheese come to mind. But it's worth getting for the incredibly diverse selection of family-style international recipes (the recipes are submitted by Mennonite missionaries around the world), the breads, both quick breads and yeast breads, the meal and serving ideas (for entertaining with joy and frugality), and the breakfast recipes. Plenty of other great recipes, just read with an eye cocked to the humor of a recipe involving both soybeans and ketchup.

    Overall, I HIGHLY recommend it. :)

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    1. re: LauraGrace

      Thanks for the feedback LauraGrace! :)