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Fifty Weeks of Green cookbookFunny romance starts in December. Useful page-turner for the cook or romantic in your life.

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100 recipes, 4 seasonal menus, 20-minute starter plan, tips, more!

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Organic, Sustainable, and Local Cooking for any Budget

We can become happier, healthier, and more secure by cooking and eating real food again. Join the movement to make delicious, seasonal meals from scratch. You'll reduce your grocery bills and probably your medical bills. You'll have the joy of vibrant health and the relief of being able to eat well on even a small budget. You'll make a positive difference for yourself, your family, and for your community and planet.

A plant-based menu is heart-healthy and is wildly affordable, even with organic ingredients. I get the best value for my money by choosing sturdy, in-season vegetables. I shop first at the farmers' market for the freshest produce. Sometimes I splurge on local flowers, bread, or pickles too.

local vegetables and flowers from the farmers market

Spring at the market!

We're finally seeing lettuce again, along with chard and pea tips. Lemons and oranges are in season. Favorite recipes for early spring include:

Don't worry about getting enough protein. Most Americans eat too much every day. Vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds have all the protein you need.

Buying in bulk, eating with the seasons, and cooking ahead are all key skills in the Wildly Affordable Organic kitchen.

Compare store-bought organic apple cider vinegar to homemade vinegar. The main difference is the price.

MyFifty Weeks of Green Romance and Recipes cover Favorite Seasonal Recipes in Fifty Weeks of Green

It's still cool enough to bake. Sometimes I preheat the oven by roasting Sweet Potato Fries or by making a quiche-like socca with kale and onions in a chickpea-flour batter (see the Socca It To Me recipe). Then I make Chocolate Sweet-Potato Breakfast Cake or Potluck-Pride Peach Cobbler using peaches I frozen last summer. My Taster is thrilled! 

Fifty Weeks also has tips for saving money on your food budget, including:

  • How to freeze bell peppers now to use all winter.
  • How to make your own organic apple-cider vinegar from apple peels and cores

Year-Round Organic, Real-Food Recipes

Hot Italian Cocoa Cookies

Why cook the Wildly Affordable Organic way?

Go green for $5 a day or less with mostly organic or sustainably raised ingredients. Or focus on cost to save even more! Either way, you'll probably be spending less than the food-stamp allowance for someone with no other means. We can afford to eat wonderful food that is good for our bodies and for our planet. Vote with your fork for a better world. (Don't forget to vote with your vote, too!)

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