Sunday, July 09, 2006

Weekend Munchies

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Today's shopping . . .
(Why do I always need so much food?)

BAKERY
1 loaf Wedge Bakery multigrain bread

BULK
just under two pounds of organic French green lentils
just under two pounds of organic durum semolina
half a pound of organic unbleached all-purpose flour (for roux-making)
just over a pound of organic rolled oats
a pound of semisweet chocolate chips

FROZEN
Tofutti Cuties Wildberry flavor
Soy Delicious "Cookie Avalanche"
10 ounces organic mixed blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries
10 ounces organic blueberries
10 ounces organic peaches
16 ounces organic filo dough

PACKAGED GROCERY
1 bar "Endangered Species" tiger chocolate (dark w/espresso beans)
1 bar "Green and Black's" dark chocolate
14 ounces artichoke heart quarters
1 jar organic EastWinds peanut butter
15 ounces organic pumpkin puree
2 14.5 ounce cans Muir Glen organic no-salt added diced tomatoes
14 ounces organic lite coconut milk
1 bottle Seventh Generation dish soap

PERSONAL CARE
3 Tom's of Maine lemongrass soap
2 boxes NatraCare organic cotton tampons
1 bar Burt's Bees garden tomato face soap

PRODUCE
2 organic Granny Smith apples
1 organic champagne mango
1 organic "Sprite" melon
2 organic lemons
1 conventional lime
2 organic Danjou pears
2 organic yellow peaches
a teeny piece of organic ginger
a small bunch of organic basil
about six organic, local button mushrooms
2 small organic yams
4 organic red peppers
1 bag local, organic baby spinach
1 package organic dill
1 package organic rosemary

REFRIGERATED GROCERY
8 ounces Tofutti better than cream cheese (it's trans-fat free in my neck of the woods!)
10 ounces Follow Your Heart vegan mozzarella
Organic Valley soymilk
24 ounces plain WholeSoy yogurt

*** Planned "Party of One" Testing With All Of This Good Stuff ***

Peanut Butter Dip
Pumpkin Dip
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Snickerdoodles
Pizza
Bananarama (a smoothie)
Purple People Eater (a smoothie)
Pumpkin Pie (a smoothie)
Green Superhero (a smoothie)
Stick it to Me (a smoothie)
Minted Mac & Peas
Chickpea Pocket Pies
Zucchini Bread

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7 comments:

Freedom said...

Maybe you buy so much food cos you're writing a cookbook :-)
In answer to yesterday's question - I think it is really important to keep the price down. I'm 17 and at uni and the sole reason I own no vegan cookbooks is that I can't afford them. Pictures would be great, of course, but I think one of every recipe is too much. Have you seen Dreena's The Everyday Vegan? There is a section in the middle with about eight photos of a selection of recipes and it is really cool. Personally though I would rather see more dessert pics! I'm not sure on the idea of having 'real' pics (ie spilled soup etc), but I'm a clean freak so that might be me. Hope this helps!

OkraMary said...

Ooo..those smoothies you plan on testing sound purty tasty!

KleoPatra said...

"Cookie Avalanche"!?!?!?

(*must go to stores till i find!*)

Catherine said...

Freedom, thanks for the input! I guess the grocery list extravaganza is due, in large part, to cookbook testing. Although I did blunder a little -- I already had an entire bag of unopened blueberries in the freezer! Sheesh.

Mary, I'm excited for the smoothies -- I get a different one for breakfast every day this week! I need to get the measurements down exactly, in order to include them in the cookbook.

Kleopatra, I haven't tried the cookie avalanche yet, but cookies and cream is one of my all-time favorite ice cream flavors, and this is the first time I've found it! SO excited. I'll let you know how fabulous it is when I taste it!

EatPeacePlease said...

Is the "stick it to me" a carrot smoothie by chance?

Great list. All that produce is great. That ice cream is amazing. If I bought it (this is why I don't anymore), I'd eat the whole pint!!! Now I stick to the quarts and spoon into small bowls.

Urban Vegan said...

How is the Follow your Heart" cheese? (vegan, right?)

Catherine said...

Leslie, the "stick it to me" is a peanut butter, banana, and granola smoothie -- so loaded it sticks with you for a while. And sadly, my co-op doesn't stock the cookies 'n' cream quarts, so I had to settle for the pint. :)

Urban Vegan, I've had the Follow Your Heart mozzarella at a pizza joint near my house, and liked it a lot! I'm excited to try cooking with it -- I'm going to make my first ever vegan pizza later this week. :)