Allow me to introduce to you the first edition of Slice & Dice
What is Slice & Dice? I am an adult, a grown-up, someone who has stuff like “renew Costco membership” on their to-do list and who becomes infuriated to come home at night and find a car parked in her carport. I have tax forms to fill out, recyclables to sort, and general business to tend to…which also means I have to learn how to properly budget and thus not eat out as frequently as I would like to.
Therefore, every Monday (so long as I have the time), I intend to do a Slice & Dice post, a photographic exhibit of what I have been up to in the kitchen and a way to impress my mother with my skills and my father on my money-saving abilities.
So, let’s go:
Dave’s Killer Bread Powerseed with Lebanese Garlic sauce, parsley, black pepper
Dip made from Greek yoghurt, chopped mint & parsley, TJs chili sauce, garlic, cumin, black pepper, sea salt
Mini Caprese with chopped roma tomatoes, organic basil, grana padano, balsamic, olive oil, and sea salt
Headed to Barbur World Foods and Trader Joe’s for a grocery stock up- the TJ’s load included these pre-sliced sweet potatoes at the BWF run was for more parsley, mini aubergines, Mexican zucchinis, and some raw chicken skewers
On a baking sheet; sliced the veggies with some olive oil, chili flakes, and black pepper and baked at 400 degrees for something like 20 minutes;
In the meantime: Marinated the chicken with tomato paste/olive oil/cumin/black pepper/allspice/cinnamon/paprika then sauteed it on the stove
Assembling, not cooking:
Trader Joe’s frozen Channa Masala (SO good), aubergine hummus, Middle Eastern whole wheat flatbread; Raita salad made from Fage, chopped cucumber/tomato/cilantro/red onion, garam masala, cumin, sea salt, chili sauce, garlic
Thursday night Dinner:
Parsley patties: Extra lean ground turkey mixed with diced onions, chopped parsley, smidge of ketchup, 1 whole egg, black pepper, sea salt, chili flakes, garlic; then pressed into patties and fried stovetop
Saturday Supper: Masala turkey patties
$6.99 PAID (real value: $28.24) worth of groceries from Whole Foods
Caveat: With a Living Social $20 off coupon, an Oikos 75 cents off coupon, and a Chobani 50 cent off coupon
Extra large zucchini, very lean flank steak (with a welfare rating of 4), shiitake mushrooms, olive bar goodies, 2 packs organic raspberries, Oikos Chocolate frozen yogurt, 1 KG Chobani, Kalona vanilla 5% milkfat creamtop yoghurt (anyone tried this before?)
(Cheating): A dinner out with Naz at Arabian Nights (which doesn’t really count as eating out since we only live there most of last year)
…for lunch on Monday:
Delicious. I can eat Arabic food every day (and I practically do)
How do you save money on groceries?
What have you cooked this week?
Do you tend to pay in cash/debit/credit most of the time? I always pay cash for material purchases (clothing/purses/shoes) but less so with food