Wildly Affordable Organic

By Linda Watson
(Da Capo Lifelong Books, Paperback, 9780738214689, 272pp.)

Publication Date: May 2011

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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 planGo organic on just $5 a day--or go thrifty and spend even lessTake advantage of your freezer and freeze your costsFind the best deals at your local farmers' market or grocery storeCook 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.

About the Author
Linda Watson is a food evangelist: convinced we can make the world a better place by voting with our forks. She started the Cook for Good project after becoming obsessed with the National Food Stamp Challenge: living on a dollar a meal per person for a week. Her three-week experiment became a lifestyle, the website CookforGood.com, the book Wildly Affordable Organic and the Wildly Good Cook videos. Her story took a romantic turn recently when she wrote the comic romance Fifty Weeks of Green: Romance & Recipes. She blogs for Mother Earth News, teaching cooking classes and gives talks on thrift, sustainability, and creating your dream life.

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  1. In the first chapter, Linda describes her first shopping trip on a dollar-a-meal budget. What made it difficult? What would you have done differently? How has the way you shop and cook changed with your financial circumstances?

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