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Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet—All on $5 a Day or Less

If you’ve wanted to eat like it matters but felt you couldn’t afford it, Wildly Affordable Organic is for you. It’s easy to think that “organic” is a code word for “expensive,” but it doesn’t have to be if you do it the Cook for Good way!

Learn the incredible secret of how you can eat well every day—from blueberry pancakes for breakfast to peach cobbler for dessert – averaging less than two dollars a meal. It's a cookbook and more, with ingenious cooking plans, shopping lists, and month-long menus for every season.

Get ready for wild savings! You’ll discover how to:

  • Ease your family into a greener lifestyle with the 20-minute starter plan
  • Go organic on just $5 a day—or go thrifty and spend even less
  • Take advantage of your freezer and freeze your costs
  • Find the best deals at your local farmers’ market or grocery store
  • Cook easy, scrumptious, seasonal dishes from scratch

Packed with tips for streamlining meals, from shopping and cooking to washing dishes, this book shows how sustainable living is within everyone’s reach.

Slow global warming with delicious dinners? Lose weight, save money, and save the polar bears at the same time? When you live the Wildly Affordable Organic way, it is possible! Join the movement to change the way you eat and keep the change.

Sierra Club GreenHome Editors Gift Guide December 2012: "There’s something about a real, tangible, pick-it-up-and-make-it-yours cookbook that lives on. Give a guide to good, green, wholesome food ... with penny-saving ideas from Wildly Affordable Organic." 

A Top-10 Cookbook of 2011: "This is simply fascinating stuff."


Over 30 months in Amazon's top 10 organic cookbooks! That's more than two years! Seen at #2 in organic cookbooks and budget cookbooks!

"A compelling set of instructions for how to shop and cook inexpensively enough to live on food stamps. Well thought out and presented." — Mark Bittman, New York Times.

"This is the book I've been waiting for!" — John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market.

Wildly Affordable Organic cover

Buy at your local bookstore or through Amazon, IndieBound (for your local independent bookseller), or Barnes & Noble. See below for bulk orders.

For signed or personalized copies, order WAO from Quail Ridge Books, my local bookstore. Free shipping on orders over $20!

ISBN: 978-0738214689

"Wildly Affordable Organic is a cookbook of excellent value that continues to have strong sales year after year and is one of our top selling cookbooks in all categories." Sarah Goddin, manager of Quail Ridge Books & Music, June 2014.

"Read the entire thing cover-to-cover in one sitting, very inspiring."
"My husband said: "I'll save money and lose weight—what's not to like?"
"You will even do significantly fewer dishes—what cookbook has ever offered that?"

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WOA made the Long List for the 2012 SIBA Book Awards, given by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance: "Inspiring, meticulously researched and tested, great recipes and improves everyone's health, pocketbook, lifestyle, and is good for the environment!"

Get 50% off and free shipping when you order 20 or more copies! Contact Nissa Bagelman at Perseus Books: nissa.bagelman <at> perseusbooks <dot> com or (617) 252-5251(617) 252-5251 . Book clubs, community groups, and businesses are all welcomed to this discount. Makes a great "green" gift for clients, useful donation to food banks, and gift for friends.

For signed or personalized copies, order WAO from Quail Ridge Books, my local bookstore. There is no extra charge for a signature or inscription. Get free shipping on orders over $20 (one copy of Wildly Affordable Organic for you and one for a friend!). Thanks for supporting a great independent bookstore!

Companion Videos

Get the Wildly Good Cook videos on DVD. Fun, one-hour cooking classes based on the book.

Bonus Material for WAO Readers

To see the bonus material, log on using this combination:

user name: wildlygood
password: fifth word in the introduction to the Chocolate Pudding recipe (p. 212 in the printed edition)