Project Food Budget: Week 15

This has been an interesting week. 2Chili has been off on a remote island in British Columbia tending to some business. And, pleasure. He sent quite a nice photo to illustrate his very hard life. Too bad his little getaway ended yesterday – I think he was getting quite used to commuting by kayak.


For a few days I was on my own to cook and eat whatever I wanted! I had lots of things he wouldn’t like, such as split pea soup, big bowls of mixed up stuff, and, brownies with zucchini in them.

Oh, and I got my tabouleh!


The budget is kind of a non-event this week. And I don’t really have any commentary! It is a monumental day!

Goal: $75
Actual: $49.94

Trader Joe’sQty.Extended Price ($)
TJ’s Mini Frosted Shredded Wheats1$2.99
TJ’s Frosted Flakes1$1.99
Canned Pineapple Chunks1$1.29
Ultimate Vanilla Wafers1$3.99
Fat Free Organic Milk, 1/2 Gallon1$2.99
Medjool Dates1$3.79
Olive Oil1$3.49
Hothouse Cucumber1$1.79
Organic Brown Rice Rice Cakes1$2.49
White Button Mushrooms1$1.49
Mini Milk Chocolate Bars2$3.49
Mini Dark Chocolate Bars1$1.79
Veg “Ground Beef”1$2.99
Unbleached All Purpose Flour1$2.99
Greek Yogurt, 32 oz1$4.99
Roasted Unsalted Peanuts1$2.29
Organic Green Bell Peppers2$2.79

Menu for the Week:

  • Monday: Big bowl of random (post to come about what makes an awesome bowl of random things)
  • Tuesday: Vegetarian Taco Salad
  • Wednesday: Split Pea Soup and Tabouleh (I should note it is still cold and rainy in the NW, hence my soup craving!)
  • Thursday: Soft Tacos
  • Friday: Beer Base Pizza – I should probably get some beer! Or, not. This recipe works fine without beer too.
  • Saturday: Some sort of pasta dish – I am running a half marathon on Sunday – need to fuel up!
  • Sunday: Probably an out-to-eat night

Budget Buddies:

  • Emily Levenson
  • Maria Marz
  • Veggie Converter
  • Dairy-Free Cooking
  • Motor City Girl In the Steel City
  • Veggie Burgher
  • The Happy Cactus
  • The Vegetarian Salmon
  • Newly Vegan
  • Always Sick and Tired
  • Veggie on the Cheap
  • MeloMeals: Vegan For $3.33 A Day
  • A Guy, A Girl, And a Dinner Plate
  • The Amateur Low Carb Flexitarian
  • The Veggie Life
  • Caroline Cain Holistic Health
  • Going Veggie
  • Under The Apple Tree
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