Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ya heard?

So, we're moving.... as of a few days ago. But it's not completely past tense because we're still moving "stuff" over to the new site. Our blogs are beyond TIME.

Tiny Green Kitchen

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Monthly Summary: August


Money Spent on Food (for two people)
Before: $400 - $700
January: $175
February: ~ $500
March: ~ $700
April: ~ $500
May: ~ $500
June: ~ $300
July: ~ $500
August: ~ $700

Episodes per month*
Before: 4 - 6
January: 3
February: 6
March: 5
April: 5
May: 12
June: 3
July: 5
August: 10

*Including dizziness, weakness, disorientation, or hallucination that occurs without seizure

Before: 148 lbs
January: 140 lbs
February: 134 lbs
March: 140 lbs
April: 139 lbs
May: 141 lbs
June: 145 lbs
July: 143 lbs
August: 143 lbs

Before: 245 lbs
January: 240 lbs
February: 234 lbs
March: 235 lbs
April: 240 lbs
May: 232 lbs
June: 228 lbs
July: 228 lbs
August: 226 lbs

Large Bins of Trash**
Before: 6 - 8
January: 3
February: 2
March: 2
April: 3
May: 4
June: 1
July: 1
August: 1

**We don't use plastic bags. We compost most of our organic waste.

Recycling Bins
Before: 4 - 6
January: 2
February: 3
March: 2
April: 4
May: 4
June: 3
July: 4
August: 3

Amount of Food Wasted
Before: 8 - 10 items
January: 2 items
February: 3 items
March: 1 item
April: 3 items
May: 3 items
June: 3 items
July: 4 items
August: 2 items

Things we bought this month that we should not have bought:
Vacation food - gelato, monkey bread, ham & cheese hoagies, etc.

Veggies Galore

hemp milk, raw almond butter, chocolate hazelnut butter, 1 banana, apple sauce melted together + rolled oats and chia seeds

pasta: olive oil, garlic, onion, mushrooms, zucchini, tomato, spaghetti, homemade basil walnut pesto

salad: spinach & arugula mix, raisins, raw almond slices, avocado, tangerine

carrots, kale, red potatoes, thyme, rosemary, basil, sage, salt, & pepper


We went to Barberitos and Carraba's for unexpected outing hunger and the latter for mom's birthday dinner. All vegan fare except the cake and ice cream. Le sigh.

In other news, my front bicycle tire has decided to die and Robert pulled up our potato plant because it's dying. A lot of dying. But there's hope! He found this...

I would be annoyed at someone bringing a bunch of dirt into my kitchen for any other reason than fresh produce. Potato soup and vegan shepherd's pie, coming right up.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Need to Make: August Edition

Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, raw, and so on --



Chocolate & Zucchini: Olive Oil and Seed Crackers

Vegetarian on the Cheap: Raw Macaroons


Bankrupt Vegan: Lentil Hummus
The Witchy Kithen: Agua de Sandia (Watermelon Water) with Lavender
Sweet Life: Agua de Sandia

Monday, August 30, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

A bit out of it, but not totally gone

We've continued to do well, in terms of what we eat, but we've still been eating out too much. (Earth Fare for sushi and muffins + Barberitos for fat vegan burritos) Not good for our budget.

Yesterday Robert made us soup and salad for lunch with a little square of dark chocolate with chilies and cherries. It was pretty and he's definitely winning thus far. I haven't made anything since we came home.

Unless you count yogurt and granola.

I haven't been feeling well, but gradually we've seen some improvement. Let's hope today maintains that trend.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Yogurt Slinging

Yesterday we went grocery shopping at Earth Fare to supplement the assortment of pastas and white rice we have already. Or rather, to create the nutrient value of our meals.

1 bunch of kale
1 bunch of carrots
1 bunch of bananas
2 plums
1 grapefruit
1 large bag of red grapes
1 32 oz. container of Nancy's Plain Non-Fat Yogurt
1 6 oz. container of Chobani Pomegranate Non-Fat (Non-Organic) Yogurt
2 cans of black beans
1 can of Amy's vegetarian chili
1 container of (local) Roots red pepper hummus
1 4 fl.oz. bottle of Naturally Fresh Lavender Spray Mist deodorant
1 5 oz. tube of The Natural Dentist Anticavity Peppermint Twist toothpaste
= $38.34

I wish I had not talked Robert into letting me try the Chobani yogurt. It was a waste of money. The pomegranate flavor was what drew me to it, not so much the whole Greek yogurt business. Been there, done that. Still prefer Nancy's if I'm going to go the animal milk yogurt route. Just as much probiotics and flavor for less buck. Plus, those containers are recyclable in my area.

Have you noticed that people who really like yogurt are all uppity about the particular brand or kind that they like, to the extent of arguing about it? Granted, the arguments never turn ugly. I have never shouted, "You just like the Greek yogurt 'cause it costs more, bitch!" at anyone, nor have I pulled anyone's hair for telling me that Nancy's yogurt tastes sour. It would be amusing, though, wouldn't it? And then sad... very sad.

Fantasies about yoga pant wearing, yerba mate sipping women brawling over yogurt aside -- we've bee making good choices. Not perfect, but good.

This... *

.... is certainly better than this...


For lunch I had a slice of tomato and goat cheese pizza with sides of fruit salad and cucumber salad from Earth Fare. Robert got almost the same thing minus tomatoes and goat cheese, plus more greens in his salad. It had a very basic, yummy dressing of olive oil and lemon juice with spices.

Dinner we did separately. I had a bowl of Amy's Cream of Mushroom soup with about 1/2 c frozen peas added and a multigrain bagel for dipping. I suppose it's a weakness, but I have difficulty eating soup without bread or crackers (unless it's more of a stew than a soup). It just doesn't seem filling on it's own! Okay, okay. So, that's not an excuse to load up on bread. Noted.

My upcoming goal is to acquire shoes for running. But now I need to go eat!

* Nancy's Organic Non-Fat Yogurt + (mostly organic) homemade granola, 1 banana, raisins, chia seeds