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Week 2 Shopping & Day 8

I did my shopping at Vons this week.  I usually shop at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, so shopping for produce at a supermarket was pretty strange.  Everything was so uniform.  I felt like I had been transported to Stepford.

  • 5 lbs long grain rice  $3.59
  • 1 can black beans $1.00
  • 1 can pinto beans $1.00
  • 7 oz diced yellow onion $1.50
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes $1.00
  • 2 jalapenos $0.24
  • 1 package extra firm tofu $2.49
  • 1 can green peas $0.79
  • 5 lbs potatoes $1.75  (I actually bought a 10 lb bag for $3.50 and split it with my parents.)
  • 1 lb carrots $0.99
  • 1 artichoke $1.50
  • 1 package white mushrooms $2.99
  • 23 oz Motts unsweetened apple sauce $1.79
  • 1 banana $0.25

Total:  $20.88

Day 8 – Saturday, May 8
Morning:  I got up for work at 5am, and I was going to make scrambled tofu, but I only had time for a banana.  I made lunch for today (with leftovers), which took about 30 minutes.

Afternoon:  Black beans and Spanish rice with onion and stewed tomatoes, and two rice cakes.

Evening:  I had an artichoke, and applesauce.  The Stepford artichoke was huge and I could only finish about half of it.  I’ve always hated wasting food, and so far this project has kept me from doing so.  The only thing from last week that didn’t get eaten was half a can of garbanzo beans, which mysteriously disappeared.  I’m thinking someobody probably threw it out, and nobody is willing to fess up.  I suppose the culprit was afraid of facing my vegan fury.


May 8, 2010 at 10:55 pm 3 comments


To prove that I can feed myself tasty, ethical meals for cheaper than a fast food dollar menu.

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