Long used by mankind as a faster mode of transport than traveling on foot the bicycle has historically been linked to the history of human beings for centuries. Bicycles were around at the turn of the century and current estimates place the manufacture and sale of more than a billion bicycles in operation worldwide. Of course not everyne who owns a bicycle goes into competition with it and are more likely to engage in simplpe pursuits of exercise and relaxation with them. In many countries they are still the chief mode of transportation in larger metropolitan areas when the streets are too clogged by cars and other vehicles. Compared to their fossil fueled cousins bicycles are good for the environment having zero emissions and offering the user health benefits that come form exercise. And in comparison to the motorcar bicycles are more afforable and take less maintenance to keep them in top shape.
'I started writing this book after I found myself trying to juggle two seemingly opposing things- I wanted to provide good, nutritious food for myself and my family, while also watching my dollars when I went to the supermarket.' More and more people are becoming interested in eating well and understanding where their food comes from. But where to start? Organic, free-range, local, sustainable- the choices can be overwhelming - and seriously expensive. In this revised and updated edition of her 2010 classic, Frugavore, Melbourne-based nutritionist and food journalist Arabella Forge shows that it needn't be so difficult. Nutrient-Dense Food on a Shoestring provides hands-on, practical advice on how to develop a new way of living, proving that frugal eating can also be delicious and fun. Learn how to access quality produce straight from the source, rediscover forgotten cooking techniques and create your own kitchen garden complete with compost heap and chicken coop. Packed with recipes, resources, tips and tricks, Nutrient-Dense Food on a Shoestring is a foolproof guide to living and eating well. Before you know it you'll be enjoying delicious, sustainable meals and feeling healthier, happier - and even a little richer for it.
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