Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wildly Affordable Organic

I got to review "Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet All on $5 a Day or Less" by Linda Watson. This is a really awesome book.

 I love that there are seasonal menus with shopping lists included right in the book. They include prices for totally organic products as as well as the thrifty alternative when you need to save money.

 These lists are so thorough that they included everything down to the spices and the % you should have left of each at the end of the month if you use the menu plans.

 There is quite a large portion of the book devoted to simple, delicious recipes that will satisfy your tummy without breaking the bank.

Recipes come in these great categories:

Beans, Beautiful Beans
Eggs and Potatoes
Vegetables and Side Dishes

Many of the recipes are vegan for those who desire a meatless diet.
Lentil Stew with Spring Onion
We tried the Lentil Stew with Spring Onion from page 145. It was super easy to prepare and tasted pretty darn good. This is an extremely filling recipe that will stretch your food dollar quite a ways.

Here is the book's description from the Da Capo Lifelong Books:

  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.

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