06 March 2006

Midweek Munchies (3-8-06)

Midweek Munchies: What LESLIE is contributing for the week

soymilk (2 pack)
pb (fresh sqeezed by me)
almond butter (same as above)
cones (for ice cream, organic)
cheese for Ray (a soft weird waxy kind)
Cliff Bar (for Ray)
brown rice syrup (I always have at least 2 back-ups)
canola oil (this lasts sooo long. I just needed more for those un-olive-y dishes, usually just for coating)
2 raspberry spritzer cans (we were thirsty)
1 jalepeno and 1 habenero pepper
raisins (used for treats, mostly)
bananas (I don't know why I buy 4-5 bananas every week. I should only get 2-3)
lemons (always have on hand at least 5. I vow to never buy "lemon juice" again)
tofu, silken (2 packs)
coffee (2 kinds)
sunflower seeds
Rustic Sourdough bread (just a small loaf)
wheat flour (I'm running out from the pancakes not baking!)
yukon gold potatoes (forgot to get a little guy of plain milk to make mashed potatoes, mmm)
kale (especially for that lentil dish)
rice puffs (organic)
edamame (shelled)
mineral water (again, for Ray)
frozen blueberries and strawberries (always on stock)
phillo pies (see Chocolate Phylo Pie post, these are pre-baked for my sake)

This is a hefty shopping list. A lot of this stuff is to keep in the freezer, pantry and the perishables get eaten up as soon as possible. We like to keep "options" around the house and many of these are staples around here anyway.

I will also mention that 25% of these groceries are from one store and 75% is from another.

Links to other Midweek Munchies

Click here for the Midweek Munchies code
Click here for Harmonia’s blog


me said...

Hi, I have a question for you...I live in a city and don't have a car. So I skip making a lot of great recipes because I can only carry home a couple bags of groceries from the store. Do you have any ideas for a tiny midweek munchies list of the most important food items?


Julie said...

Which two stores did you go to?

btw, I finally posted a pic of the Pad Thai!

ningostar said...

hey leslie... i have a very random question for you. i live in tucson, but will be up in phx next week for spring break. i have heard that the co-op in tempe has moved. is that true?? and if it is, do know where it is now? by the way, your blog is getting better and better. i've started making my own treats and i love them!! thank you so much.

EatPeacePlease said...

Hi Julie... I went to the Sunflower Market and Whole Foods. The Sunflower Market has great coffee.

Hi NingoStar... the co-op's still on University and Ash. They are moving to the Southeast corner of Mill and Southern Ave in July so you won't have a problem next week. Funny you are coming up here because I may go to Tucson next week for a few short days. I like the co-op there but it's a lot smaller. Have you tried the new vegan/veg restaurants in Tucson that I keep hearing are opening? I found the info at azvegan.com. Thanks for your wonderful comments!

Hi Me... It depends on which items are most important to you. The first thing I just thought about is do you carry a bag or a backpack? That could help with the load and possibly allow more. Or have you ever thought about wheeling a wagon or something?! I would love to have a wagon to go to the store with. Anyway, I am big on the nuts and seeds thing, as well as having at least a pack of pitas if not a loaf of bread, for sure nuts and seeds, and maybe some smaller fruits. I am having trouble thinking of things especially because I don't know what you keep as "staples" around the house, or prefer. I would always go light, never buy beverages, try to only buy cans or heavy items if you have a ride or public transportation (or a wagon!). If you can buy bulk, that's better also that way you can get as little as you need. I hope this helps a little, but in the meantime you should give me some ideas so I can help you too.

me said...

Thanks for your ideas. A backpack might work! I was thinking of some good simple recipes that would last a few days and wouldn't require many grocery items. For example, beans and rice with cilantro and yogurt...I like nuts because they are so substantial and give a lot of energy.

EatPeacePlease said...

Me (again), I agree about the substantial energy with nuts and seeds. I understand what you mean now. That is a good idea with grains and legumes. Buy them dry for two good reasons, 1, they'll be lighter in the bag than if canned and 2, they are better for you than canned but unfortunately take way longer to cook, unless you pre-made a bunch one day to last the week. I would suggest buying maybe 3 kinds of grains and some lentils or something and just switch off seasonings and cooking methods so you don't get bored and you can still use all of your food without buying a lot of different items.

KaiVegan said...

Hi, Leslie.
Awesome and wholesome list here, again!
I'm with you on the "lemon juice". If I didn't squeeze it, then it's not good for food!
Do you eat the edamame by itself? My 2 yr old loves snacking on those.
I responded to your comment on my blog, but it never posted... weird. I'll try again later.

Cate said...

That's quite the shopping list!

EatPeacePlease said...

Hi Sweetnicks, this week Ray and I stocked up. Many of these items are just quantity:1 and the bulk items, such as the nuts/seeds, there aren't that many, maybe just a handful or two. It is a lot of different stuff, we did fill 3 bags, not our usual 2, and many of it is for the freezer and pantry.

By the way, I used to have a Bernese Mountain Dog, your photo made me miss him. My mom gave him away when I was 10 (15 years ago) because he ate everything! And I mean, everything. I hope yours behaves, because he's super-cute and weighs more than me! I am going to have a big Mastiff one day soon.

Thanks for visiting!

EatPeacePlease said...

Hi KaiVegan, yes, I like edamame plain, steamed or boiled, with sea salt, without it, with a sauce (such as soy) and I love it mixed in stir-fry's. I am going to try edamame hummus sometime soon. I buy them usually already shelled because you get more beans per weight/price that way. They're a great snack or tasty and colorful with a meal.

ningostar said...

hi leslie... how funny that you will be in tucson. i actually love it here... so much more than i ever expected. anyway- some good restaurants. casbah tea house on 4th ave is great. they also make their own chai tea, which is just heaven. there is also a coffe shop on 4th ave called the epic cafe that has some wonderful vegan treats. (you have to try the vegan seed cookie- hmmm! so good!) my favorite place is a restaurant called govinda's. it is usually set up buffet style. in addition to all their other food, they have a large organic salad bar with really good dressings. oh- and a new restaurant just opened called lovin'spoonfulls. it's good... a bit pricey for the amount of food you get... but it is good. hope that helps. please let me know if you have more questions. thanks again for all your great food ideas.

EatPeacePlease said...

Thanks for the ideas NingoStar. I've been to the Casbah tea house. I love the decor there. I have some photos of Ray and I eating at the mini tables there. I'll try to check out some of the newer places. Thanks for your imput.