Linda

Patient Leader

I'm a food evangelist: convinced we can make the world a better place by voting with our forks. I started the Cook for Good project after becoming obsessed with the national Food Stamp Challenge: living on a dollar a meal per person for a week. My three-week experiment became a lifestyle, the website CookforGood.com, the book Wildly Affordable Organic, and now the Wildly Good Cook videos and teachers' training program. My story took a romantic turn recently when I wrote the spoof Fifty Weeks of Green: Romance & Recipes. I teach cooking classes and give talks on cooking real food, thrift, sustainability, and creating your dream life across the country.

Nominations

Health Activist Hero

Linda Watson is Health Activist Hero! She goes above and beyond to educate the community about how to "Cook for Good" providing simple recipes and meal plans that help drive communities to go local, save money, and eat fantastic, delicious food. She lives a healthy lifestyle and her enthusiasm, gets people to really take a look at how they are eating, and how it impacts their health, and the environment.  — Sherrie

Linda

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