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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.
This is fabulous. It meets all my criteria for good food: tasty, healthy, inexpensive, easy to cook. That's four stars. Read morePublished 22 hours 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 9 days 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 11 days ago by Sara D.
We are already an organic household, but keeping to budget is always the goal.
We knew some of Linda's tips and tricks, and learned a few new ones. Read more
QLoved this book! Found out about it when it was referenced by FoodBabe's new book on healthy eating.
Great personal study of how to eat great while minding your resources. Read more
We've been having a great time picking out recipes and following the meal plans. My other half has lost over 25 pounds in a month by switching to a better, organic diet and not... Read morePublished 2 months ago by polopanther
The product was warped and I was forced to buy a new one to have a last minute Christmas gift. Warped cover and warped pages. Didn't open it until today to wrap for the holiday. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joseph