Tracey Allen has just launched a book titled Sustainable Table – Take Back Your Plate that focuses on revisiting what is on the dinner plate based on ten guiding principles.
Online PR News – 16-August-2012 – York, PE – Tracey Allen has just launched a book titled Sustainable Table – Take Back Your Plate that focuses on revisiting what is on the dinner plate based on ten guiding principles. The concept behind the book/Kindle is to call people to action to take back their plate and control of what they eat.
Allen says, “This book was written to give a starting point for people and if offers ways to simplify and save on your grocery bill while being mindful of the environment and what we are putting on our plates.”
Chapters in the book include; Feed a family for less than $50 a week, Super Slim me, Food Free for all, Real cost of food, No Waste Strategy, Eating in Season, Variety is the Spice of Life, I Just Came for Milk, and many more.
Pointing to how society has moved so far away from creating our own food Allen says, “Do you really have no time? Is it really faster to buy processed foods than to make it? Or are you buying into the created perception from marketers that you have no time and it will take too long to make that meal.”
Included in the book are recipes to create made from scratch meals, sauces, and snacks with adaptations for gluten-free and lactose-free options for those that have food sensitivities. The book’s website has a blog that includes recipes and other tidbits not in the book.
One recipe from the book is a great tasting, easy to make snack for children or adults and is suitable for almost all allergies except nuts.
1 ½ cups walnuts (or other nuts)
¾ cup raisins
1 Tbsp honey or syrup
1 ½ Tbsp cocoa
Pinch of salt
Optional – coconut flakes for rolling
1. Place the walnuts in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
2. Add the raisins and pulse to mix thoroughly.
3. Add the remaining ingredients.
4. Remove from processor and form into balls – roll in coconut if desired. Freeze or eat right away…no cooking involved.
Tracey Allen has been home cooking for over 27 years and gardening for over 15 years, while writing articles on a various topics as a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. Also in print and kindle (.99c) is Building a Passive Solar House and an upcoming book titled, The Sustainable Business – 5 R’s to Boost Your Profit$. Allen is working toward creating a sustainable food supply for her and her family in Prince Edward Island, Canada while living in a passive solar home. For more information visit www.simplifyandsave.ca