More-with-less Cookbook

Doris Janzen Longacre

Need to liven up your lentils, do something radical with rice, or find a substitute for your usual chocolate fix? 'More-with-Less' has the answers. A great cookbook for those whose supermarket leaves much to be desired and where there's not a restaurant or takeaway in sight!

The mission field can be a challenge at the best of times. If you come home after a hard day and are faced yet again with a bowl of rice or a pot of beans, it can get you down. It's important to take care of your physical needs and your taste buds! Mission field food doesn't need to be boring. With a bit of creativity, even the most culinarily challenged can whip up a feast to lift the spirit and energise one's bones!

'More-with-less' offers an array of simple, easy to follow recipes. There's no need for weighing scales, a handy cup is all you need. No fancy ingredients and helpful suggestions, if you need to substitute ingredients you can't get hold of. Recipes for basic breads, ideas of how to cook beans, tasty soups, vibrant veggies, delicious desserts, using up your left over's and much more.

I wouldn't be without my 'More-with-Less' - my kids love the Quick Chocolate Pudding, my husband is a convert to curried lentils and I'm a big fan of Edna Ruth Byler's Potato Dough Baked Goods! However it's not just a cook book - weaved throughout, it has snippets that challenge our responsibility as Christians towards food and what we consume. Altogether 'More-with-Less' really does give you something to chew on, in more ways than one.

Reviewed by Claudia Smith

Claudia Smith served as a mission partner in Uganda for 3 years and is a member of BACP. She has been involved in co-ordinating the counselling service at the local teacher training college; teaching guidance, counselling and running Peer Counselling training. She has also been involved with HIV/Aids counselling at a local mission hospital. She is married with two young children.