Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet--All on $5 a Day or Less
by Linda Watson
Buy Green. Eat Green. Save Green.
If you’ve wanted to eat like it matters but felt you couldn’t afford it, Wildly Affordable Organic is for you. It’s easy to think that “organic” is a code word for “expensive,” but it doesn’t have to be. With these ingenious cooking plans and healthy, satisfying recipes, Linda Watson reveals the incredible secret of how you can eat well every day—from blueberry pancakes for breakfast to peach pie for dessert—averaging less than two dollars a meal.
Get ready for wild savings! You’ll discover how to:
• Ease your family into a greener lifestyle with the 20-minute starter plan
• Go organic on just $5 a day—or go thrifty and spend even less
• Take advantage of your freezer and freeze your costs
• Find the best deals at your local farmers’ market or grocery store
• Cook easy, scrumptious, seasonal dishes from scratch
Packed with tips for streamlining meals, from shopping and cooking to washing dishes, this book shows how sustainable living is within everyone’s reach. Slow global warming with delicious dinners? Lose weight, save money, and save the polar bears at the same time? When you live the Wildly Affordable Organic way, it is possible! Join the movement to change the way you eat—and keep the change.
Not only can you learn to cook like you care - about the environment and your budget, but this is a lesson in helping you afford to eat sensibly and responsibly. Linda Watson will teach you how to save money, eat better, healthier and get the most out of buying local high-quality foods. She eats little meat and so that category of food will not be here.
She explains how she accomplished this feat, which started out as an exercise in eating well on a food stamp budget. Her shopping experiences and getting used to living on such a tight financial plan are all detailed. There are charts and sample menus and shopping lists. About a 100 recipes are included.
Incorporated in the book are; planning strategies, using your freezer, shopping strategies, cooking, dining, cleaning, use, reuse, recycling, organizing your kitchen and equipment, a starter plan-20 minutes a day, seasonal menus, shopping lists and cooking plans, basics, breakfasts, beans, breads, eggs and potatoes, pasta and sauces, pizza, tips for making something from nothing such as broth and roasted pumpkin seeds, vegetables and side dishes, desserts, some resources. Recipes by oven temperatures, vegan recipes and an index.
There are so many sensible ideas here regarding cooking and preparation. The cooking plans are marvelous. Costs are really analyzed both pertaining to `green-ecological' and then thrifty. The shopping lists are done well...this is all you will need to become a sensible, responsible cook. It's a grand reference, addition to a cookbook collection and a wonderful gift to give.
wogan "the book reader" (amazon.com)