Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Eating..Cooking...Money..Etc

Lately I've been cooking more. The key in not getting into a rut is trying new recipes. My new thing is to pick two recipes for the week and purchase my ingredients that week. I will cook twice that week which is usually a serving of five or more (am single). The left overs I freeze until next time. The recipe for tonight was my version of jambalaya. Next up later this week is soup. Not a particular type of soup, but whatever ingredients is in the kitchen type of soup. As long as it is well seasoned there is no problem.

I do not like to cook at all. My new method makes it easier on me, and I actually look forward to trying new recipes. Whole Foods Market has great recipes on their website. Those are the ones I've been using as well as a mix from about.com food section.

In my quest to eat healthier (organic, more whole grains, raw, blah blah blah) grocery shopping is a bit more expensive. However, because I am eating out less when it comes to lunch, my overall food bill is pretty much the same.

4 comments:

Sistah Ant said...

Since I'm at home more (because of not working) I'm cooking more. I'm actually enjoying it, and I don't really miss junk food.

Money Funk said...

Okay, click on my webpage. On the top is 'eating healthy on a budget'. Should help! ;) (no, its not a paid advertisement. i have it cuz I believe in promoting healthy eating)

Me, I decided to try 3 new recipes this week! I spent 2 hours yesterday prepping and cooking everything. Makin' it easy breasy! lol! Love jambalaya... what time should i come over???

And if you are eating raw: try he Banana who Thought He was Coffee. Its really yummy in the morning.

Jerry said...

Good for you on the whole foods/organic quest. I wholeheartedly believe it is insurance for your health. We try our best to do this and it makes a big difference for us. It leads to very few doctors visits. Good luck on finding good recipes. I use epicurious.com a lot. Delicious and you can substitute more nutritious foods if you want.
Jerry
www.leads4insurance.com

LJ Innes said...

I found you totally by mistake ... just wanted to see what i'd get if i typed in 'tired of being broke' and there you were. being single in this economy stinks! whether you're working or not! my challenge is how i keep working at a job that keeps requiring more from me and hasn't given me a raise in two years! i've lost "friends" over this because i can't financially keep up with people's social agendas! some friends! but really who can blame them, i'm even sick of hearing myself say "sorry i can't go, i don't have the funds". if you live in the tri-state area and you have no one to split the rent with, you're screwed. I'm usually upbeat and funny, lately i'm just tired and moody - pretty much "i'm done." can't even find a part time job to supplement my non-raises. Meanwhile the big wigs have taken bonuses every year. Ya think they could spare a grand or two out of their six figure bonus just to keep us happy? sorry, just had to vent to someone who might understand, because i don't think people who aren't single understand this at all.