Sunday, February 21, 2010
So I decided to see what Aldi could offer to vegans. I was pleasantly surprised. Here is what I picked up this past Sunday:
2 cans tomato paste @ .39 each
big can pinto beans @.999
regular can kidney beans @ .59
can corn @.55
2 cans stewed tomatoes @.55
24 oz jar medium salsa @1.49
chili powder @ 1.09
frozen hashbrown patties @ 2.99
Apple Crunchies cereal @ 1.49
Choco peanut butter cereal @1.89
2 lbs red grapes @ 1.58
peanut butter filled pretzels @.99
adzuki bean and brown rice chipes @.99
With tax I spent $16.81.
I supplemented this with some produce and tortillas from our local gocery store. My total for the week is $27! What a bargain!
I filled each wrapper with cucumber, carrot, the rice, and avocado. Clearly, this was my first attempt at homemade sushi. It tasted great, though.
Valentine's Day provided me with a wonderful opportunity to make my first raw dessert!!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Last weekend I made a Bisquick coffee cake, replacing the egg with banana. This was a much better use for our 5 lbs of Bisquick than our attempt to make pancakes with the mix.
It's turning into a weekly tradition to have our friend Natalie over for brunch on the weekend. This time I made a variation of Egg McVegans. Even though we didn't have any vegan cheese, this recipe was still great. I used tempeh bacon instead of the vegan sausage it calls for.
One night for dinner I made the super easy Crockpot BBQ Tofu. I served it with mac n cheeze with veggies and a biscuit. A nice vegan take on a traditional family dinner!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The curry was a little milder than I would have liked, but overall this was great. Next time I would replace the beefless strips with tofu to introduce some more texture into the dish.My mom gave me some fresh ginger while I was over on Sunday, and I decided to make Ginger Muffins from The Joy of Vegan Baking. These came out awesome- really refreshing and a great way to start off the morning!
Have a good rest of the week!