Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I'm an Asian Sensation

Cupboards full. Fridge full. Fruit bowl full. Wahoo! Whole Foods may be my favorite place on earth.  A trip every week to week an half is enough for us to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner from home nearly every day (we probably get takeout or go out to eat about once a week).  You don't have to be a millionaire to shop at Whole Foods either.  Sure, if you splurge on all the delicious treats scattered throughout the store you will leave with a large dent in your wallet.  The key is to go in with a clear list and the mindset to get only a one or two treats that aren't on the list (today I got tofu spring rolls which were definitely not on the list).  We spend an average of $100 a week on groceries, between two people I think that's pretty good! I just had the crazy idea to break down the math of this.  Based off of two people, 3 meals a day, for 7 days, our meals are about $2.40 each!

On to dinner and those tofu spring rolls!

I made Veggie Fried Rice, Red Chard in garlic soy sauce with sesame seeds, and the tofu spring rolls from Whole Foods (heated in the toaster over).  I almost never use my actual oven, I use the stove top and toaster oven because I am too impatient to wait for the big oven to preheat. 

It was delish! Man-friend declared, "Best fried rice yet!" I'm pretty sure he said that last time too...either he's just tooting my horn or I'm honing my Asian cooking skill quite well!

This big bunch of red chard reduced wayyyyyy down to just those small servings on each plate.  Crazy how much greens shrink when you cook them. Off to wrap presents, drink some gingerbread tea and relax! Have a good night!

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