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More-with-Less Cookbook

More-with-Less Cookbook

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by Doris Janzen Longacre

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While including no new recipes, this most recent printing is refreshed with a new introduction and detailed statistics including updated nutritional and pricing information for a new generation.

This is a new edition of Herald Press's all-time best-selling cookbook, helping thousands of families establish a climate of joy and concern for others at mealtime.


While including no new recipes, this most recent printing is refreshed with a new introduction and detailed statistics including updated nutritional and pricing information for a new generation.

This is a new edition of Herald Press's all-time best-selling cookbook, helping thousands of families establish a climate of joy and concern for others at mealtime.

The late author's introductory chapters have been edited and revised for today's cooks. Statistics and nutritional information have been updated to reflect current American and Canadian eating habits, health issues, and diet guidelines. The new U.S. food chart My Plate was slipped in at the last minute and placed alongside Canada's Food Guide.

But the message has changed little from the one that Doris Janzen Longacre promoted in 1976, when the first edition of this cookbook was released. In many ways she was ahead of her time in advocating for people to eat more whole grains and more vegetables and fruits, with less meat, saturated fat, and sugars.

This book is part of the World Community Cookbook series that is published in cooperation with Mennonite Central Committee, a worldwide ministry of relief, development, and peace.

Mennonites are widely recognized as good cooks. But Mennonites are also a people who care about the world's hungry.
—Doris Janzen Longacre

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With a comb binding allowing it to be laid out flat for cooking convenience, Doris Longacre's More-With-Less Cookbook is a showcase of Mennonite recipes for eating better while consuming less of the world's limited food resources. From Whole Wheat Pineapple Muffins, Vietnam Fried Rice, Three-Grain Peanut Bread, and Poor Man's Lobster Thermidor, to German Potato Noodles, Applesauce Crunch, Garden Vegetable Curry, and Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies, More-With-Less Cookbook is a superbly presented collection of outstanding recipes. Along with an organized ingredients list and cooking instructions, each individual recipe notes how many servings to expect. More-With-Less Cookbook will become an instant favorite for the family cook.

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Meet the Author

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.

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More-with-Less: A World Community Cookbook 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my second purchase of this book, my former copy hopelessly tattered and stained from years of use. Practical, every day cooking, adaptable recipies for every day, using "what do I have in the cupboard?" ingredients.
Housemom More than 1 year ago
I worked in a 3rd world country as a housemom to teenage boys and this cookbook was a HUGE help in the kitchen! It uses ingredients that are easy to find and gives plenty of ways to change the basic recipe so that the meals don't get old! This is a staple for kitchens world-wide!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this cookbook. my copy is so old and stained and falling apart, was time to get a new copy. the recipes are very easy to make and most of them are not the "gotta make a trip to the store i'm missing an ingredient", you'll find that you already have the stuff needed to complete the recipe which of course makes it very budget friendly. the casseroles, soups, breads ,desserts are all delicious family (kid & husband pleasers). some of our favorites: Coating Mix for Oven-Fried Chicken (it's better than the boxed stuff and it's great for pork chops too),Basic Baked Beans (these can even go into crockpot with great results),Pizza Rice Casserole,Enchiladas,Meatball Soup. love this cookbook so much that i've given it as gifts.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I grew up eating recipes out of this cookbook, and bought one for myself as soon as I got to college. It's perfect because all of the recipes are delicious, very easy to make, healthy and balanced, and they use ingredients you actually have on-hand (unlike many other 'health' cookbooks). If I could only own one cookbook, this would be it. I'm convinced that any age cook, with any level of experience, can use this book successfully. Simply put: buy this cookbook if you don't have it yet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best cookbook I own. I grew up with it and now give it as a gift to friends when they get married. It's full of delicious, nutritious meals that always turn out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This the best cook book I have ever owned! The kind of food that REAL people eat. I know that when I choose a dish from this book I will most likely have all the ingredents on hand. When so many of my cook books have only one or two recipes that I use, 'More-with-Less' is a cornicopia of great food.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was given this book for my wedding in 1977 by my nutrition teacher. It taught me how to cook on a very limited budget and healthy nutritious cooking. It should be given to every one starting out on their own. If I had to pick one cookbook to take whereever it would be this one
Guest More than 1 year ago
WE've never yet found a dud recipe in this book, and I've used it so much it's fallen apart. It now lives in page protectors in a three ring binder. The recipes are delicious, practical, frugal, but tasty. The entire cookbook is a recipe for living simple but abundantly. A must for all those who want to live with contentment within their means.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My family loves the More-with-Less Cookbook. The recipes are delicious and abundant, all with the mindset of utilizing what is available and living responsibly and joyfully. The chapters on Dried Beans and Preserving are especially helpful as they contain hard-to-find information.