10 day update, Grocery Project



So far, our tally shows a $4.71 per person per day cash money spent since Sept 1 on groceries. Certainly, someone must be thinking, “my god, what kind of garbage must they be eating for so little money?” So I put together the menus for the last ten days. All items are homemade (from scratch) or close-to-single-item in the container (example: cream, butter, brown sugar, oats) or noted by proper noun capitalization. Further, items marked with ♦ are not part of the $4.71 total.

Not everything is “certified organic,” but much of it is. We grow our food organically, so our tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, chard (green of green smothies) is all organic, plus many of our herbs. I can’t seem to grow cilantro, so we buy that and we try to get it organic if we can, but we can’t always. We buy our coffee from a local roaster who purchases fair trade / organic beans. Sure, we could get coffee at $9/lb, but we could also get stomachaches and shitty karma. We do what we can, where we can, when we can. And that is all anyone can ask of us.

Mon, Sept 1

Breakfast: Nutty Nuggets w/banana & milk, coffee with cream (no sugar)
Lunch: vegetable phô soup
Linner: watermelon
Dinner: vegetable phô soup

Tues, Sept 2

Breakfast: almond milk green smoothie, coffee with cream
Lunch: enormous green salad with a crap ton of vegetables, balsamic dressing
Linner: Nutty Nuggets w/almond milk & banana
Dinner: hummus on Wasa sourdough crispbreads, watermelon, trail mix,  2 hard-boiled eggs (yes, a little random, but if I remember correctly, it was too hot to cook)

Weds, Sept 3

Breakfast: vegetable hash (garden grown fingerlings, onion, peppers with eggs), coffee with cream
Lunch: almond milk green smoothie
Linner: entire grapefruit and 1/4c trail mix
Dinner vegetable phô soup
Later dinner (we must have been hungry!) Nutty Nuggets w/banana and almond milk

Thurs, Sept 4

Breakfast: 2 egg omelette stuffed with fresh spinach, red onions & feta, topped with garden tomatoes & sliced avocado, coffee with cream
Lunch: enormous green salad with various need-to-use-today vegetables and balsamic dressing.
Dinner: hummus on Wasa sourdough crispbreads, watermelon, 1 hard-boiled egg, Nutty Nuggets with almond milk & banana

Fri, Sept 5

Breakfast: ♦ Dee’s Diner! 3 pancakes, 2 eggs, home fries and coffee with cream & sugar.
Lunch: a banana
Dinner: almond milk green smoothie and amazing egg & avocado salad on Wasa crackers

Sat, Sept 6

Breakfast: almond milk green smoothie, coffee with cream
Lunch: 2 hard boiled eggs, trail mix
Dinner: nime chow (Vietnamese salad rolls) with peanut sauce
Late Dinner: Nutty Nuggets with banana & almond milk; 1/2c kefir*

Sun, Sept 7

Breakfast: almond milk green smoothie, fresh pineapple chunks, 1 hard boiled egg, coffee with cream
Lunch: Thug Kitchen’s sriracha cauliflower with celery sticks
Dinner: nime chow w/peanut sauce, pineapple chunks, pomegranate arils

Mon, Sept 8

Breakfast: 2 egg omelette with onions, tomatoes and pickled jalapenos, coffee with cream
Lunch: apple, trail mix, leftover sriracha cauliflower with peanut sauce
Dinner: roasted fingerlings and carrots with onion, garlic and peppers, almond milk green smoothie, pomegranate arils

Tues, Sept 9

Breakfast: oatmeal with cranberries, brown sugar, cream and butter; coffee with cream
Lunch: unbelievably beautiful salad with need-to-use veg + pomegranate arils and balsamic dressing
Linner: apple & trail mix
Dinner: 2 black bean and quinoa burritos with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickled jalapenos, hot sauce, sour cream, olives and avocado.

Weds, Sept 10

Breakfast: almond milk green smoothie, coffee with cream
Lunch:beautiful salad with need-to-use veg + pomegranate arils and balsamic dressing, apple, trail mix
Linner: ♦ iced coffee (coffee date with lovey!) with cream and sugar
Dinner: “breakfast” burrito with leftovers from the night before (sub egg for black bean)


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