Tuesday, June 06, 2006

MwM -- The Produce Explosion!

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Last Friday's shopping was a bit produce-heavy, since I went to the store slightly hungry, and also hadn't had much produce in the house for over a week . . .

BULK
half a pound of TVP

DELI
one vegan carob almond cookie (consumed on the ride home . . . life IS uncertain . . . !)

FROZEN
16 ounces Cascadian Farm organic Spud Puppies

PACKAGED GROCERY
Garden of Eatin' Sesame Blues chips
one Green & Black's organic dark chocolate bar
one 4-pack of Izze Sparkling Blueberry Juice
six Larabars (two cherry pie, one each of ginger snap, chocolate coconut chew, cashew cookie, and cocoa mole)
one can of organic chickpeas
16 ounces of Bionaturae whole-wheat elbow mac
one 4-pack of Seventh Generation TP

PERSONAL CARE
Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner (they've changed their packaging . . . confused me for a moment!)

REFRIGERATED GROCERY
Organic Valley soy milk
four WholeSoy yogurts (peach, lemon, cherry, & mixed berry)

PRODUCE
three organic cucumbers
one head of organic garlic
one bunch of organic parsley
two bunches of organic green onions
two packages of fresh organic mint (one peppermint, one spearmint)
four organic bananas
two organic Gala apples
one organic Fuerte avocado
one organic mango
three organic lemons
one organic Asian pear
one organic Bartlett pear
a quarter pound of organic red bing cherries
a pound and a quarter of organic asparagus
two heads of organic bibb lettuce
just under a half pound of organic cremini mushrooms
one organic red onion
one organic yellow onion
one small organic red bell pepper
one small organic yellow bell pepper
two organic Yukon Gold potatoes
two conventional yams
ten local, conventional vine-ripened tomatoes
one pound bag organic baby carrots
1 pound organic strawberries
a fourth of an organic watermelon
a package of alfalfa sprouts

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10 comments:

Vicki said...

looks like a party of one produce extravaganza! fresh & yummy. what's your plan with the fresh mints?

Catherine said...

TABOULI! (a double batch for a party . . . posted about it yesterday . . . !)

Melody said...

Do you find that fresh mint gets kind of funky after a day in leftover tabouli? I've had some bad experiences myself, so I usually leave out the mint until just before I serve it. The parsley holds up well though.

Regarding your comment, I am a vegetarian personal chef, but I would love to have more vegan clients. I am self-taught, so no formal training here.

I love your Cooking for One cookbook idea!! I'm sure many people will buy it.

Harmonia said...

Good God! That's an impressive list!!! WOWZA! And the first MWM I have seen this week! Kudos to you!

me...I have to go shopping tonight or the only thing I will have on my list is organic cilantro...haha

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

Dang, Girl! Holy produce - good for you. Looks like you'll have some great meals coming up.

How do you like the Seventh Generation TP? I'm so used to my soft Cottonelle and haven't made the switch yet.

-Crystal

Courtney said...

Hey Catherine--
I have to ask--did you shop at the Wedge? I only ask because I have never seen TVP in the bulk section before! Maybe I am really unobservant...I love TVP, though, and would be thrilled if I have just been missing it!

Thanks
Courtney

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

Catherine - one more thing - do you know what happened with KaiVegan's blog? Did it get overtaken by some internet vigilanties? Pool girl!

-Crystal

EatPeacePlease said...

Nice list!

Catherine said...

Holy comments, Batman! Awesome.

Melody, I've never had trouble with leftover tabouli, although all herbs do tend to brown a bit once cut, I've found. I wonder whether the amount of lemon juice I use helps? Thanks for answering my question!

Harmonia, my MwM is so early this week because I won't be home AT ALL tomorrow to post. (And I usually write up my post on the weekend after I go to the store, then save it as a draft to post on Wednesday.)

Crystal, I like the Seventh Generation TP -- I've never been a TP snob, but it doesn't bother me. When you read the package, it's kind of hard to NOT buy it:

"If every household in the US replaced just one 4-pack of 400 sheet virgin fiber bathroom tissue with 100% recycled ones, we could save: 1,450,000 trees, 3.7 million cubic feet of landfill space, equal to over 5,500 full garbage trucks, 523 million gallons of water, a year's supply for over 4,100 families of four, and avoid 89,000 pounds of pollution."

I encourage you to make the switch!

Also, I have no idea what's going on with Kai's blog -- I didn't get "pool girl" when I clicked on her blog. I have her email address and will send her a message! I bet something screwy is happening with Blogger.

Courtney, yep, I found the TVP in the bulk section at the Wedge, hiding amongst the beans in the top row (on the right-hand side of the main bag counter where the jars of smaller bulk items are displayed, just to the left of the membership desk.) I had to look for it for a long time. :)

Leslie, all you can say is, "nice list?" (kidding . . . !!!)

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

*Oops* I meant to say "poor girl", not "pool girl", but I guess my brain-hand coordination was dysfunctional yesterday ;)

-Crystal