Day 3

Day 3

Aug 03

We still have quite a few items in our fridge that we weren't been able to use up before our three months started. This makes me feel like we haven't changed much, though I know the effects will kick in more in a week or so. Laura thinks we should use up the items in the fridge that are not "safe," but I have a hard time looking at the mayonnaise and butter and NOT thinking about what soulless factory produced it. Today, I had my first ham sandwich with Applegate's Black Forest Ham. It tastes a lot fresher and meatier than Boar's Head.

The Vegetable Dishes I Can’t Live Without

The Vegetable Dishes I Can’t Live Without

Aug 03

Since I have never been a vegetarian, and I don't know all that many, I have never heard of Mollie Katzen. Until now. And let me tell you, she's been popping up in many of the books I am reading and her cookbook from the library is here on the coffee table.

Target and BJ’s

Target and BJ’s

Jul 31

I visited my local Super Target and BJ’s Wholesale club this week and priced out the few meat and dairy products that they have. They are both added and priced out in the Price List.

The Kind Diet

The Kind Diet

Jul 29

My mother who has been very supportive and curious about our food experiment, got me a book from the library the other day. She checked out 'The Kind Diet' by Alicia Silverstone (yes Miss Clueless, Batgirl herself). Mom read it before she handed it off to me and said that the title made her think it would be for us, but once she read it she realized "She's (Alicia) telling everyone to be one of those vegan people and she's kinda a nut".

Risotto alle Fragole

Risotto alle Fragole

Jul 25

Tonight we got together with John’s sister and her two friends from Italy, Fabio and Adrian. Adrian is an amazing cook and tonight he made Strawberry Risotto (Yes, I know, weird but delicious!) and the best part it easily fits within our diet (and the lack of meat makes it cheaper!) So here it is for serving about 6 people for a good portion: Risotto Alle Fragole Adiran...

Relative Costs

Relative Costs

Jul 25

Here's my initial report on relative costs. Compared to their non-organic counterparts, the two most expensive products we've found are eggs and butter. On the other hand, organic and natural milk tends to cost only about 25-50% more than the other stuff.

Price List

Price List

Jul 25

I thought I would let you guys know I bought my first $3 eggs this morning. It was a lot more expensive then I am used too but they are sure to be delicious! I also finished the price list I have been taking about. I want to still go to Target, Fresh Market and Chamberlain’s before this list will be finished but here’s what I have for now. I stuck to the non-sale prices of items and I...

Whole Foods

Whole Foods

Jul 24

In my quest of finding the best prices and seeing what stores offer what, I visited Whole Foods Market after work this week. As I expected, their selection was greater then my local Publix, and surprisingly their prices weren’t as bad as I thought. The brands of milk that both Publix and Whole Foods offer, the price was barely different. Where I was expecting a $.50 or more price increase...

The One Dish Vegetarian

The One Dish Vegetarian

Jul 22

My first book to be read cover to cover from the library was "The One-Dish Vegetarian" by Maria Robbins. I know now from shopping around that instead of eating meat about 6 nights a week, we're only going to be able to afford it about twice a week. Overall, this cookbook was a good one, but some of the dishes would be too light to be eaten as a dinner meal and others would still need a roll and a salad on the side to round it would for a full meal.

Publix

Publix

Jul 19

I love shopping at my local Publix, shopping there is truly a pleasure. Plus, It helps that I can see it from my front door, and I like to walk to 5 minutes up to shop. So I headed up there to check out how they fare as far as foods that fit within our guidelines. Unfortunately there were a lot of things lacking from their shelves that would help a responsible eater like myself. No block or...