The Joy of Plenty: The best food on the planet diet


DO YOU DREAM of eating a diet consisting solely of organic and humanely raised food, but think you can’t afford it? Isabel Montclaire wants to start a revolution. She envisions a world where everyone can buy organic food for about the same cost as store-bought, conventionally grown food, so the wealthy won’t be the only ones who can afford to eat well. With The Joy of Plenty, she intends to drastically change the way you buy, store, and prepare your food. Stop the endless meandering through grocery store aisles packed with processed and pesticide-laden ingredients. Instead, form direct relationships with food suppliers in order to reduce your food costs, stock your pantry with the best food on the planet, and experience radiant health.

By taking you out of the grocery store and out to the farm or wholesaler instead, Isabel shows you how to buy clean, organic foods for reasonable prices. The Joy of Plenty includes advice on: upgrading your pantry to a nutritional powerhouse of whole foods while staying within your current budget, locating wholesale and farm-direct food sources, keeping food fresh, and using the best ingredients on the planet to reduce time spent on meal preparation. With small changes to your routine, you can be part of a movement that’s changing how the world eats.


“I’ve been concerned about the rising cost of food for quite a while but didn’t
know what to do about it. Now with the Plenty Method, I have a clear plan for
eating well without breaking the bank.”    —Michelle Ripple

“My wife lost her job last year and we had to drastically cut expenses. The ideas
presented in the Joy of Plenty were a lifesaver. We went from spending about $700 to $425 a month without changing our diet.”  —Elliott Davenport

“I recently accumulated a backup food supply to give me a sense of security and
safety in these tumultuous times. The suggestions in the Joy of Plenty showed me
how to buy extra food and stay within my current budget. I had tried to put extra
food away for years but couldn’t afford it. I can’t believe how peaceful I feel now
with that back-of-mind worry gone.”
—Elizabeth Gatsby

“Healthy food is frightfully expensive and I want to feed my children well. The Joy
of Plenty helped me transform my pantry into a nutritional powerhouse stocked
with superfoods and I was able to do this without spending more money.”
—Stacey Maddox

“I have wanted to eat more organically grown food so I don’t have to worry about
the toxic pesticides and growth hormones I may be eating. Now my diet consists of
mostly organic food and my quality of life is so much better, thanks to the Plenty
Method.” —Tanner Flynn

“For years I have wondered what I can do to contribute to planetary health. The
Joy of Plenty informed me that my food buying decisions have enormous impact.
Her vision of the Food Hive network gives me hope that we can join together to
create health for our planet.”
—Carter Brooks

“For a long time I have wanted to eat better food than I could afford so I could
explore the world of gourmet food. The Joy of Plenty taught me how to buy the
best food on the planet without spending a ton of money. Now I feel as if I am a
five star chef in a farm-to-table restaurant”
—Isabel Montero

“I live in a small rural community and sometimes good food is difficult to get. The
Joy of Plenty showed me how to form a small food buying group with family,
friends, and neighbors to access a wide range of food I had no idea existed.”
—Channing Quinn

“In this world of two-dimensional social media, I have sorely missed having face-
to-face conversations. The Joy of Plenty creates opportunities to connect in real
time, in the real world. I am astounded how this has improved my sense of
connection and community. Her idea of the Food Hive network is positively
brilliant.” —Jesse Remy

“Before the Plenty Method, my kitchen was a wreck and all the clutter ruined my
appetite. Isabel told me it doesn’t need to be this way! I followed her tips and
reorganized my entire kitchen and pantry. Her “Pantry Method” of cooking helps
me put delicious food on the table almost instantly.” —Rae Vegas

“The suggestions recommended in the Joy of Plenty have positively changed my
approach to food’s production, storage, preparation, and consumption. The full spectrum of eating food has been elevated as a part of my life. Better for me, better
for my community, better for our planet”
.—Mike Rodgers

“Inspiring and timely, the Joy of Plenty showed me I don’t have to be a prisoner of
prepackaged convenience food any longer. Beautiful and plentiful food is available
for my family by tapping into the simple method of food pooling and storage
presented by Miss Montclaire. I couldn’t be more optimistic about the future of
good quality food for everyone!”
—Karen Karlsen

“For a long time, I have been deeply disturbed about the corporate control of our
food supply and have felt nothing I can do will matter. Isabel’s suggestion that we
can rise up together in the SWARM – Supporters of Worldwide Agricultural
Reform Movement ‒ just by increasing our organic food purchases by 10 percent
was so uplifting. She is a true visionary.”
—Celeste Tudor