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Library Journal, 4/22/11
Watson demonstrates realistic ways to cook inexpensively yet healthfully without living in the kitchen. Well written and full of useful ideas and tips Verdict: With the twin concerns of health and food costs very much on consumers' minds lately, this is likely to be popular.”
"Try [these recipes], and you’ll see that organics can be an attainable and delicious option for your family.”
Curled Up with a Good Book
Armed with this book and Watson’s tips, strategies, and clear-eyed investigation, anyone with a sincere desire to eat well on a tight budget can easily and quickly transition to just such a healthy lifestyle Wildly Affordable Organic is something of an epiphany, what with the detailed budget and expenses included and the vast array of possibilities. This one should be required reading in high school Life Skills classes and for every household.”
Midwest Book Review, August 2011
This book tells how to eat healthy on three dollars a day and packs in tips for healthy organic food preparation on a budget, from menus and recipes to shopping and food options. Health and culinary collections as well as general and homeowner libraries will relish this approach.”
Prevention, October 2011
The barriers to cooking organichefty price tags, hours over a hot stovevanish, thanks to these quick, delicious meals you can make for less than $5 a day.”
Linda Watson, the founder of CookforGood.com, created her wildly affordable cooking plans after being inspired by a national challenge to eat on a food-stamp budget. She credits her background in project management helping her to not just survive but thrive on just a dollar a meal per person. Her 2013 SNAPcut Challenge used WAO recipes to cook organic and local even on the newly reduced food-stamp budget. Linda has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. She's had a wildly varied career so far, including developing a top-secret expert system, working with Tom Clancy and Douglas Adams on computer games, and riding the dot-com wave with eGarden.com. Today she teaches cooking through classes, books, and videos. Watson lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband.
There are some really good recipes in this book. Unfortunately, the author's idea of good nutrition and mine are vastly different - I don't think eating pasta everyday, even... Read morePublished 26 days ago by equuscycle
Lots of good tips and points for saving money and eating healthy. Plus she gives you recipes that are so good!Published 5 months ago by Jessica Bykowski
The simplicity of the ideas and recipes in this book are great. I had never cooked a pot of beans before reading this book. Or made a loaf of bread. Or pudding. Or homemade pizza. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Zisette
too complicated. nothing really special about it. did not enjoy it. if I hadn't underlined things in the beginning, I would totally resell this book.Published 7 months ago by Joel C.
LOVED IT! Not only does she eloquently support a high-fiber, bean diet-- her menu planning and recipes are inspirational and easy to follow. Hope to see a future cookbook!!!Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book had a lot of good information in it and I believe someone could eat organic using this approach. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dallas
This is fabulous. It meets all my criteria for good food: tasty, healthy, inexpensive, easy to cook. That's four stars. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Marla J Easter
Just finished this fabulous book. Great practical advice on how to eat better for less. She has shopping lists and lots of options for every meal. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Elizabeth Frederick
Some of the changes can be a bit extreme but if you implement the tools and methods laid out here you will save money. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sara D.