New cookbook has recipes for people without a stove or full kitchen

The Tenderloin Cooking School cookbook is a budget-friendly, healthy cooking resource by and for people without kitchens.

Have you ever tried to make an omelet in a coffee cup?

That's just one of the unique recipes featured in a new cookbook that was handed out Wednesday at San Francisco's Civic Center Farmers Market.

The Tenderloin Cooking School cookbook book features recipes from Tenderloin residents who live at single-room occupancy hotels.

Often times, these residents don't have access to a stove, so they cook their meals using small electric appliances in very tight spaces.

"Slow cooker recipes. Rice cooker recipes. Microwave recipes. No cook recipes. Basically, recipes that an individual can do even if they don't have their own kitchen or a full kitchen setup," explained Ellen Garcia with Leah's Pantry, a nonprofit that provides nutrition and culinary programs to underserved communities.

The cookbook includes recipes for meatloaf, stews, salads and even pancakes that can be made using only a rice cooker.

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