Cheap Eats!

I live oh so very close to a farmer’s market called Farmer’s Market but I never seem to do much shopping there. I have been finding it difficult to eat enough food on a raw diet without breaking the bank so I decided to give it a try after hearing Plant Based on a Budget put out their $25/week grocery list and meal plan and talk about shopping at cheaper stores and buying bulk.

So here is what I walked away with for $9.99. I know if I got all the same things at Trader Joe’s or another market I would have spent double.

2 mangos (2/$1!)

2 bunches of cilantro ( 0.33/each)

2 bunches of kale ($1)

a bag of carrots ($0.45)

2 oranges

3 zucchini

a bag of sesame seeds (almost $3 so that was my most expensive item)

a carton of cherry tomatoes

a bag of green beans


Getting in Your Veggies

I love Pesto! So when I’m low on meal ideas I make pesto and through in whatever veggies I can get my hands on and make pizza or pasta


Pesto: Measuring is not my thing so these are estimates…taste and adjust!… I probably should have a food blog huh?

3/4 c walnuts  Blend them alone 1st then add

1 c chopped basil

1/2 t salt.

2 cloves garlic

1 T miso paste (if you don’t have this it’s ok)

You can add 1/2 an avocado, I forgot to add mine after I took the picture.Oops!

a few splashes of veggie broth (so you can use a little less oil)

a little extra virgin olive oil

Bled it up and throw it in your cooked veggies and add some pasta of your choosing!

I added sweet potatoes, a yellow onion, verts (which are like green beans), kale, and some left over corn I had and some jarred artichokes.

The pesto isn’t as vibrantly green this time and I think that has to do with the brown miso I threw in but it’s till delicious!



Growin’ food…hopefully


zucchini then…


zucchini now.


nevada lettuce


I have no idea how to take care of a plant let alone a plant for eating so let’s all cross our fingers and hope these grow into something edible.

ImageHarry likes carrots and lettuce

ImageChubs likes carrots but hates lettuce