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The Basic Shelf Cookbook

Welcome to The Basic Shelf Cookbook! This is a very special cookbook because all the recipes can be made from one list of low-cost, nutritious ingredients that make up what we call “the basic shelf”. Most of these ingredients can be kept for a long time in your cupboard without refrigeration.

The Basic Shelf Cookbook was originally developed in the early 1990s by the City of York Health Unit and is designed for anyone living on a budget.

COVID-19 and The Basic Shelf Cookbook

To continue to support everyone affected by COVID-19, CPHA is providing you with free access to 10 low-cost, nutritious recipes from The Basic Shelf Cookbook!

Last modified: March 30, 2020

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