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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.
I loved this book and would highly recommend to anyone interested in eating organic on an affordable budget.
If eating on a budget is really your concern, this is the best way to go about making sure that you can actually afford healthy food and still be satisfied.
I think that this book is a great guide for anybody who feels like they need some help in planning out their food and wants to save money while doing so.
Good book, not always applicable to everyone's lifestyle, but it delivers.Published 13 days ago by RE
I was really excited about this book. I think it is designed more for someone who know nothing or very little about organic cooking and eating. Read morePublished 2 months ago by tclvr64
Good information, but hasn't inspired me to follow through on the advice.Published 2 months ago by Sarah Dixon
I truly enjoyed this book. I usually get Kindle version, but for some reason, I got the actual book and I am so glad I did. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J Albert
Very well written and great recipes. Very practical guide to basic healthy food if you have no allergies or restrictions.. Read morePublished 2 months ago by shawn
Great value, but I didn't find the book useful at all. I'd read an excerpted/reformatted article in a magazine that made me think this would be brilliant for helping budget while... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
If you need to cut back on your food budget and want to maintain a healthy diet, this book will help. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sue M Lester