Many apologies – I’ve forgotten to post an update AND I’ve forgotten what I ate last Saturday… I must have been super hungry because I didn’t take any photographs nor did I write it down on the calendar. Such is life.
Sunday: broccoli rabe and black bean quesadillas I know, it sounds like an odd combination but they were SO DELICIOUS! Broccoli rabe raw as a salad is bangin’!
Monday: sweet and sour chickpeas over basmati rice. This too was an additional Pinterest keeper! Super delicious and super easy to whip up on a Monday when you don’t feel like cooking.
Tuesday: Lentil walnut tacos with slaw – I thought I had shared this recipe in the past, but I guess not. I had originally tried it with a subscription of the Purple Carrot and while I didn’t like their slaw, I loved the taco “meat.” This time around, I used a bag slaw mix from TJ’s and made my own dressing using ACV and Lime Vitality essential oil from Young Living. We both loved the way it came out and even used some of the leftover broccoli rabe as a topping for extra kick (and greens).
Wednesday: Lemon asparagus quinoa with pesto: not a Pinterest keeper. I personally didn’t mind the flavor or texture, but the beau said it was like eating slop. Yikes! It was bland and needed salt and with the pesto I thought it was delicious – this may be a meal I try to dehydrate for hiking.
Thursday: my favorite sandwich! There’s this place in Kingston that I love to visit each time we find ourselves down there, Sissy’s Cafe, and I always order the vegan delight. It’s so good and easy to recreate at home: Ezekiel sesame toast, fake bacon (I use marinated tempeh), avocado, tomato, red onion, sauerkraut, veg mayo and sprouts. I had two… I couldn’t help it!
Friday: Cinco de Mayo! I was suppose to be backpacking this weekend and hadn’t planned any meals, but the weather predicted rain all weekend so we canceled. Instead, we grabbed dinner and margaritas at Lakeview on Crystal Lake. I had some chips and salsa and then a serving of the homemade guac with jalapeños and pineapple. Yum!
I admittedly also don’t remember what we drank throughout the week. I’m pretty sure we had two bottles of red wine. Maybe a bottle of white. And Friday we picked up a case of imported beer from Mexico but we still have some of those leftover.
I can however give you a solid update on the month of April. After totaling up all the numbers, we spent a total of $914.49 on groceries, eating out and alcohol. That’s a $508 savings from March! And that was with just two weeks of conscious spending! I can’t wait to see the numbers for May – that’s a lot of savings that can be allocated to, well, savings!