Fifty Weeks of Green cookbookFunny beach read with loads of summer recipes. Spoof of "Fifty Shades" sizzles in a delectably PG way.

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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.

Fall at the farmers' market!

Greens of all sorts, from lettuce to collards, are back in full force. Buy pumpkins and winter squash for decorating now and eating later. (See my pumpkin taste trials here.)  Mushrooms, radishes, and sweet potatoes are plentiful. Depending on the weather, you may still find fresh bell peppers. Enjoy apples and pears too.

Farmers' market produce from November: greens, mushrooms, daikon radish, and sweet potatoes

Seasonal recipes

Here are some of my favorite early fall recipes. If you'd like to invest in good meals for the cold months, see how to freeze bell peppers. You'll find more, including recipes for peach cobbler and pasta sauce, in my books Wildly Affordable Organic (vegetarian) and Fifty Weeks of Green (vegan). 

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.

Year-round organic, real-food recipes

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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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