Cookbook Giveaway

Win a copy of Linda Watson’s “Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy and Save the Planet…all on $5 a Day or Less.”

To enter, comment below about your experience creating healthy, seasonal and affordable meals for you and your family. Please share recipes and tips.

The contest will run until July 29, 2011. The contest is open to all U.S and Canadian residents. A winner will be chosen at random on July 30th and posted at the bottom of this page.

Thank-you Linda Watson and Da Capo Lifelong Books for donating the book to be given away.



10 thoughts on “Cookbook Giveaway

  1. To create healthy and affordable meals for my family I like to shop the Farmer’s market for ingredients.

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  2. Our favorite healthy and affordable meal is a simple vegetable stir fry. You can use nearly any fresh vegetable (or use frozen ones in a pinch- still super healthy, and organic frozen veg is very reasonably priced!) Add a little soy sauce and sesame oil, and a delicious, healthy meal is ready in no time! My favorite part about this meal during this time of the year is that it’s so quick it doesn’t heat up the kitchen- I use our rice cooker to make a batch of rice at breakfast time and then throw that in the fridge for the evening. I slice the veg very thin so it cooks quickly. The whole meal cooks in 5-8 minutes on the stove, tops. The house stays cool. 🙂

  3. Definitely love using fresh local ingredients!
    This may be for newbies more so, but it can’t be underestimated. Great to let fruit/veggies ripen to peak flavor after a purchase. Whether its a salad, salsa, sauce, or sorbet they need gentle treatment and fresh air. A day in a brown paper bag for pitted fruit, a day or two on a counter or not-too-hot window pane for tomatoes. Peppers might need a little aging too. I like to avoid refrigerating fruits and veggies until they are processed in kitchen. The cold affects nutrients, texture, and flavor. So I might have everything in its own brown bag with the name/date I bought them written in permanent marker on the bag. You can actually smell them when they’re ready.
    The aromas give inspiration for what do to with them that day!:)

  4. I have a 3 year old and we love to make pizzas together. We buy the dough from our local co-op and we load it with fresh veggies and locally made fresh mozzarella that we get at the farmers’ market. Yum! I also love to make Linda’s black beans in the slow cooker and we use them in many different meals.

  5. I second Matt in cooking from scratch. I also try to shop local for as much food as I can. When I do have to go to a large grocer, I always try to shop the perimeter of the store–the aisles in the middle are where the boxed, canned, processed “food” lives.

  6. The main way I eat healthy is by cooking from scratch, that way I can be absolutely sure of what is going into my meals. I also tend to make meat a side rather than the main showcase of a meal. For example, I’ll serve maybe two grilled sausages alongside a large salad, grilled corn, and some sauteed peppers. The sausages are good, but they’re not the main focus!

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