I am slowly running out of produce and I ate half of my last apple...so sad.
For breakfast yesterday I chowed down on my leftovers from date night:
Can you believe that was half of what I was served at the restaurant? It takes up the whole plate!
Inside were yummy veggies:
Mushrooms (!!!), green and yellow zukes, grilled peppers and onions, and tomato, along with a minimal amount of cheese.
This meal was budgeted under "entertainment" ;)
For lunch I wanted veggies!
This was a thinly sliced sweet potato that I baked on a coconut-oiled baking sheet at 425* for 15 minutes, then flipped and baked for 5 more minutes. They were also seasoned with garam masala.
I served these with a small pile of ketchup and a slightly larger pile of PB, both doused with Texas Pete.
While I chowed down on these, I steamed up some veggies:
and ate them on the same plate:
This was the last of my broc, plus a few chunks of sweet potato that wouldn't fit on the baking sheet.
The leftover traces of PB were surprisingly good with the broccoli!
1 sweet potato: .52
rest of broccoli: .70
Spices and dips were already in my kitchen!
Here is a wise spending tip for spices: shop for stuff like cumin, garam masala, turmeric, chili powder, etc at an Asian market or Indian grocery store- it's much cheaper there for a larger quantity! All you'll need are jars of your own to store them in as they often come in plastic bags. Also- raw nuts are much cheaper here as well! I bought half a pound of raw cashews for just $3 at the Indian grocery store in Lubbock. Same for coconut oil; the Parachute brand that I buy is just $1.99 for about 6.5 ounces.
Finally, for dinner I opened up my tofu and used half of it to make Tofu "Egg" Salad from the Post Punk Kitchen.
First, I pressed my tofu:
That would be tofu layered between 2 tupperwares, with Raine's can of Spagghetios on top along with a strange tarot card board game that I have never played but that has moved with me from my parent's house to my dorm to 5 additional apartments and homes... I knew it would come in handy someday!
This method really worked- check out all of the tofu juice I was able to expel this way...
After this was pressed, I cut it in half and tossed 1 half in the freezer for later use. I used the remaining half to make the "egg" salad! I halved the PPK recipe and served it up on toast with half an apple on the side:
This was half of the portion I made.
This was really great! It was definitely missing a little something (dill? green onion?) I didn't have either so I ate it like this.
1/2 block tofu: .99
2 slices of wheat bread: .18
1/2 apple: .30
Again, spices/condiments were already in my cabinet/fridge
Another successful and yummy day! I am running Very Low on the rest of my groceries, so Day 7 Should be interesting...
If you missed the other days of the Challenge, here they are:
What interesting meals have you come up with when you're low on groceries? Stay tuned for what I'll be doing with my limited supply!