Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Wildly Affordable Organic
In our home we try to buy and eat organic foods whenever possible. Sometimes that is easy, like planting our own garden and using all organic matter to grow it etc. A lot of people assume that "organic" is synonymous with "expensive". I was one of those people for a long time. I had to learn how to make organic work for our home. Wildly Affordable Organic by Linda Watson is the perfect book for those wanting to eat organically but scared of the cost. Watson shows readers how to eat organic for $5 a day. This includes food plans and recipe ideas. Watson advises to use your fridge and freezer and stretch your pennies by not throwing extras away. She even has a list of items that do not need to be "organic" and those that should always be organic. Her ideas are easy to follow and fun! Watson advises cooking from scratch and buying locally from farmer's markets (plus your fruit and vegetables are always fresher that way). We took a lot of her advice and put it into practice.
Just tonight we feasted on her Greek Potato Salad (pictured) and we have enough for lunch tomorrow for our whole family. I find myself going back to this book again and again, and you will too. If eating organic seems cost prohibitive, Linda Watson is there to show you that anyone can do it.