Day 15: $160 Challenge

 

Yesterday was pretty uneventful. I had been craving v-con’s cheesy sauce, so had to split groceries with hubs again. Besides, we needed margarine.

 

Day 15:

Starting Cash:     $110.79

Spent:     $5.78

Ending Cash:     $105.01

 

Purchases:

Smart Balance Light Buttery Spread with Flax @$2.99, 2 packages firm tofu @$3.59, 1 jar minced garlic @$2.49, 1 bag baby spinach @$2.50.

all divided by 2.

 

Breakfast:

  • PB Banana Smoothie

Lunch:

  • Leftover Split Pea Soup

Dinner:

  • Tofu Florentine

We have a ton of nutritional yeast, so this recipe was actually very cheap and easy to make. I’m not going to write it out since it is from a cookbook, but you can easily find it in a Google search if you’re so inclined.

As you can see, we used raw spinach. I will def be sticking to cooked spinach for this dish in the future.

We still have half a loaf of Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted flax bread, so that’s what we used. I love Ezekiel, but really would have preferred an english muffin, or home fries.

 

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look at that liquid gold.

Day 14: $160 Challenge

 

Halfway through on slightly less than $50! There will be Halloween this year!

 

Day 14:

Starting Cash:     $110.79

Spent:     $0

Ending Cash:     $110.79

 

Breakfast:

  • Banana
  • Espresso
  • Coupla cookies

Lunch:

  • Leftover Split Pea Soup

Dinner:

  • Vermicelli with Peanut Sauce
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Pretend there’s something green in there to make it pretty.

 

It is kind of fun to be creative and use whatever is already in the house… and this recipe is high class, yo.

 

Vermicelli with Peanut Sauce

ingredients

1/2 c peanut butter

1/4 c soy sauce

1/4 c water

2 Tbs rice vinegar

2 Tbs lemon juice

3 Tbs chopped onion

1 Tbs ground ginger

2 Tbs brown sugar

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

2 big handfuls dry vermicelli

1 lg carrot

1 med onion

4 oz chopped mushroom

directions

Blend together the first 9 ingredients (peanut butter through crushed red pepper). Set aside.

Bring a pot of water to a boil, then turn off the heat. Add vermicelli and stir for 5 minutes or so, then strain and set aside.

Heat a pan to high heat. Dry fry the veg for 3-5 minutes until they are hot and have sear marks.

Toss all ingredients together and serve.

Super-delish.