Sunday, July 03, 2011

July 3 Food Shopping

So today's haul:
  • Huge bunch parsley .89
  • Old Fashioned Oats .99
  • 1 lb dry black eyed peas .99
  • 28 oz can tomatoes .99
Total: $3.86

I will be making a batch of my Summer Black Eyed Pea Spread and some New Years Black Eyed Peas.

I cleaned out the fridge today and made a batch of this delicious Carrot Raisin Salad.
  • 3 large carrots, shredded
  • handful or raisins
  • chopped scallions 
  • parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • Very low-fat sesame ginger dressing mixed with chipotle 
I shredded the carrots, toasted the cumin seeds and sunflower seeds and mixed everything together. A touch of lemon pepper finished it nicely.



7 comments:

  1. Considering the fact that I just spent $59 something on a bag of vegan food, you are my new crowned hero.
    ~Mary

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  2. Keep it coming! I've recently discovered you and I am reading all of your old posts... I am newly vegan (meat once a week or less) b/c of health issues (ibs-c)not b/c of principles (sorry - we run a very small family farm! LOL)... but I once adored cooking and loved being good at it... I've been thrown for a loop lately and discovering your blog has made me excited to be in the kitchen again! You are amazing...


    I need to watch my sugar, too, so banana soft-serve is pretty hairy for me... I found your tofu/soymilk "ice cream idea" - do you have proportion suggestions? I'm willing to wing it, but this all costs money! :-)

    Keep it coming! You're needed!

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  3. I am so making the carrot raisin salad tonight! I find inspiration every time I visit your blog.

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  4. Yum....carrot salad looks wonderful. Full of Life Flatbread company that has a restaurant open only on the weekends has a delish carrot salad that's topped off with seaweed with a flaxseed dressing.

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  5. It is so hard to eat healthy on a budget...can't wait to read some of your ideas!!!

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  6. I have to try your version of carrot salad, it sounds wonderful and of course the picture is beautiful.

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  7. Melody, publishing your shopping lists and prices is very, very helpful to people like me.

    I am on a very restricted budget, and seeing what you can make on pennies a day is very heartening and inspiring. It's not all bland pasta and bread, which I've been guilty of.

    Please keep going!

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