Sep 07 2014

Product Review: Cooking With Beans + Giveaway

Hey, it’s a double post kind of day. I needed to get this review out to you so that I could announce the corresponding giveaway! Also, I want to put my money where my mouth is when I talk about meal planning and budgets.

Part of having a healthy budget is having a really strict grocery amount. Overspending on food is REALLY easy and wasting food is also an issue many of us face. Then there’s the challenge of eating healthy.

There are two reasons I accepted this product review opportunity. I’m a big fan of the Dave Ramsey style of eating frugally with the concept of “beans & rice.” Now on his radio show, Dave has fully admitted that you don’t HAVE to take “beans & rice” literally. It’s just a concept of eating substantially for cheap. But it’s still a great idea. You can have a quick meal for 4 people for less than 75 cents total. But this eating style can get old if the only thing in your pantry is a 10lb bag of rice and 27 more cans of pork & beans that you got 2 for $1 at Walmart two weeks ago.

goya-pinto-beansThis is why I love this new, short cookbook, published by Rhiana Jones, the blogger over at A Frugal Life, Cooking With Beans. It was interesting doing the virtual flip through of this e-book, because I realized many of these items are things people likely keep in their pantry anyway. Not to mention, when I score a good deal on beans, I stock up. There are 6 or so of the huge 1.5lb cans of black beans sitting in my garage next to another 5 cans of pinto beans.


So when you’re sick of those pork & beans & rice dinners (c’mon, we all know there’s no pork in them anyway,) try something more like this. This cookbook has tons a great recipes and ideas, for instance, the meal on the right below is actually a burrito, sans tortilla, because I’m cheap. On the rights is the leftovers, mixed with more beans and mashed, topped with sour cream.


This cookbook is very versatile and has really easy to follow instructions. There are over 20 great recipes and even directions for how to prep dry beans, which are typically the least expensive option!

You can get this awesome cookbook by using the easy to enter giveaway below for your free kindle copy, or if you don’t want to wait, go over to Amazon to buy it for just $0.99 today! (Click image for referral link.)

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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