"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Monday, June 21, 2010

New Things...

WTF is a lentil? It tastes beany, and a whole bag of them cost under 2 bucks. This not eating bad carbs thing, is really tricky. everything i had instinct to buy at the store, carbs. Produce? Expensive. What else is there? Beans? Legumes? Have you read the labels on those cans?

So, I went old school. I bought bags of various dry beans and lentils. Au natural. I'm going to make my own hummus with some chick peas too in my food processor after I soak them to life.(thanks to the ex asshole manfriend leaving this at my house in his hurry to abandon ship).

Im also finding a new appreciation for saurkraut. You can eat a buttload of that for 15 calories. I cook it in a pan with some sliced turkey and add a peice of provolone and its like a better version of a reuben.

Maybe I really wont miss carbs.

You know what misses them most? My pocketbook. I use to be able to eat for $10 a week at the discount grocery. My last bill for food was $85 bucks. Uh. This fat better get to melting off me real quick!

* Today after eating my breakfast sandwhich prepared with love by me, I thought twice before throwing out the tin foil. I considered re-using it. I'm not sure if this should be filed under becoming my mother or not, but I really didn't like that the thought crossed my mind.


Sister Copinherhair said...

For a second, I thought you were going to say that you thought about eating it! Ha ha! You're not becoming your mother...you're "going green"! :)

It IS very expensive to eat healthy. I can't walk away from the grocery store without spending $100 every week. You eat meat, don't you? If so, just grill a bunch of chicken at the beginning of the week. Also, roasted almonds with little to no salt. Let's see, what else? Spinach. You can make salads or cook it and throw it in things. Have you tried quinoa (keen-wa)? I have a recipe for that, if you're interested.

By the way, I love the new layout.

Allison M. said...

i've heard a lot about these lentils but don't really eat them at all. Maybe I should add them to my diet.

heather said...

i've never tried them. and, i'm a vegetarian who has never tried tofu. i'm a very bad vegetarian. i live off of refried beans. mmmmm. mexican food.

Fizzgig said...

ill have to do more w/spinich. i dont like it plain like in a salad but i prob woul dlike it wilted. what the heck is quiona?

they are pretty tasty. they just taste like beans. and i also accidentally cooked my chick peas until they water boiled out and they are a good snack like that too lol.

eh, im not a fan of tofu, its the texture. it reminds me of whale blubber. not that ive eaten it. i mostly eat beans and fake meat which is beans mostly. but i do hae chicken and turkey sometimes, and every couple months a hamburger, or ill crave meatloaf! i think its the period thing.

Rachel said...

LOL. Yeah, eating is expensive. Especially without a job. It sucks.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i HATE lentils, gross gross gross.

and i like food, like ALL food, but lentils just gross me out.

Fizzgig said...

it is when you cant buy a giant bag of rice and live off it! lol those were the days!

what? no lentils? i havnt met a bean i dont like though. i love all things bean-y

Tammigirl said...

One of my great aunts used to wash her tin foil!

Fizzgig said...

i dont feel so bad now lol!