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.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Friday, July 01, 2011

July 1 Food Shopping

I am going to try something new with the blog.  I know I've been very absent lately..  I don't have any excuses. I'm just not really feeling it... so I'm going to do something a little different.

I get a lot of emails... and one of the most asked question is what do I buy and how do I use it?  Earlier on, I asked if you guys wanted me to post my shopping list, but received very little response.. so I stopped doing it.

I'm going to try it again.  Basically, I will update when I shop, or at least 3 times a week.  Lately, I've been riding my bike to the grocery store every other day or so.  I budget $100/month for food.  On the first of the month, I get $100 in cash out of the bank in $5 increments.
Today's purchases at Market Basket in Portsmouth were:
  • 1 lb dry black beans .99
  • 1 bunch cilantro 1.29
  • Iceberg lettuce .49
  • Garlic .38
  • Total= 3.15 
The iceberg lettuce was from the reduced produce bin.  Friday mornings are a great time to come in because they receive a HUGE order for the weekend and need to move all of the produce out to re-stock.

I will pressure cook the whole pound of beans with spices and cilantro and use that to make: