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Kiwi Cookbook Released with $2.25 Recipes

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Kiwi Cookbook Released with $2.25 Recipes

As part of it's “Live Below the Line” campaign, Leading Aid and Development Agency, TEAR Fund has published a cookbook with cheap easy recipes under $2.25.

The cookbook is designed to show the public that 'living below the line' doesn't have to equal starving, but can include good-tasting food that will go easy on the wallet as well as your conscience.

The campaign, run in conjunction with seven other like-minded organisations, dares New Zealanders to live on $2.25 a day for their food for five days from September 24th – 28th.

The idea behind this is to give New Zealanders a glimpse into the lives of 1.4 billion people currently living in extreme poverty. TEAR Fund also aims to raise money to help young girls caught up in human trafficking and to provide natal care for some of the world's most vulnerable children.

Helen Manson from TEAR Fund, says she is thrilled to have so many people contributing their recipes. “The response to the cookbook has been fantastic. We are so grateful for all the wonderful chefs and everyone that has contributed to the cookbook. We have a wide range of recipes from old favourites like corn fritters, to more exotic dishes like Pap and Shakshouka.”

The cookbook includes recipes from the likes of Grant Allen, a food writer for the Herald on Sunday, to chefs of hip new cafes like Mojo CGR in Newmarket. It provides a range of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options.

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“I have had a lot of people say that the challenge is far too difficult, but the amount of food you can have for $2.25 is really surprising. With the help of the cookbook, you can actually lead a full, balanced, healthy diet, while helping out a great cause, “said Helen Manson.

The recipes all fall under $2.25 a serve, and use basic ingredients people may already have stored away in their pantry.

The cost per serving of all meals in the cookbook were calculated using prices from the Countdown website, and aren't necessarily the cheapest options available. By taking time to look in several supermarkets and local food markets, people can make their $2.25 stretch even further.

The cookbook can be downloaded from the TEAR Fund website-

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