Midweek Munchies: What RIFT
is contributing for the week
We made a pretty substantial Safeway run yesterday afternoon...
Some Oranges for Tegan the guinea pig, and some Cucumbers
for me... I have fallen in love with the hummus cucumber sandwiches that
I make for lunch at work. It won't taste as good as the organic/local
cucumber we got at the Saturday Market last weekend, but I got about
three times as much Safeway cucumber as the organic for the same
price. Unfortunately, I am still a poor person, so I have to worry
about money even tho I'm trying to save the world.
Frozen Green Peas and cut green beans and broccoli
florets. They are always out of fresh broccoli when we shop,
for some reason. eh.
Some Black Olive Hummus and Soy Nut Butter for my
work lunch. I tried to find some dried chickpeas, so that I could
experiment with the crock pot and make my own hummus, but Safeway
didn't have any. At $3 per container of hummus, making my own would
be a huge savings. Will have to check the bulk bins at Market of
My splurge item was a Soy Cheese, Amy Pizza.
Restocking the cupboards with staples that I've used up during my
unemployment. Sugar, Wheat Flour, ever more cheap
pasta. Canola Oil and Olive Oil. Some
Vege Soup Mixes to make my pasta in. And, of course, the
standard Coke and Ramin.
Also got some Organic Whole Wheat Pasta which is insanely
expensive at 1.35$/pound (I can get a 5 pound bag of ordinary pasta
for about 56¢ per pound.) I wanted to try it out, and I really
do need to get more whole grains into my diet. Maybe I could
figure out how to make my own pasta as well. That might be cool.
And finally, some odds and ends. Some medical tape to
protect my hands from paper cuts at work, and some gel insoles
to put in my shoes since I'm standing all day now.
And soap. I have been obsessed with white soap (usually Dove)
for the past year. Before, I used all kinds of liquid soaps in the
shower, and I didn't realize they were kind of messing up my skin.
I am pretty sensitive to chemicals. When we moved, last year, I used
white soap out of simplicity since I was now sharing my shower space
with Significant Other, and I noticed my skin started feeling better.
But I'm now ready to experiment with some animal friendly soap.
I got Clearly Natural Glycerine Soap, which uses vegetable based
glycerine and has a very short list of ingredients. This is good.
Rainforest is my favorite "flavor" but the strawberry tempted me as well,
tho I might have to try the unscented one, because it has no added
(fragrance or colour) chemicals.
This grocery run cost 78$.
The Midweek Munchies
The Chocolate Lady,