However, it is neither snowing nor 95% humidity. Bay Area weather is a Big Bonus.
Vehicle-less means only buying what I can carry. Keeping that in mind, the game this week was to minimize bought items and use what is readily available in the house--fridge, freezer, pantry and garden. So here’s what cooking this week:
Tofu Steaks. Everything can be found in the fridge. In this house, tofu and garlic are staples.
Items bought: 0
Experiment AND Meatless Tuesday
Green Goddess Grilled Cheese. A new recipe with lots of veggies. Bread and cheese are household staples.
Items bought: 3 (avocado, cheese and pesto)
On the Fly Orzo Salad. Minimal cooking, maximum taste, the perfect combination for a lazy summer day. We already have orzo, and tomatoes, peppers and zucchini (LOTS of zukes!) from the garden.
Items bought: 2 (artichoke hearts and marinated mozzarella)
Grandma’s Chicken Katsu. I miss plate lunches and my Grandma,
so this is a good substitute. By now, Papa Birdie will need some animal protein. We also have every ingredient in the house. Chicken in the freezer, panko in the pantry, eggs in the fridge.
Items bought: 0
Experiment AND Meatless Friday
Watermelon Gazpacho. Watermelon, basil, peppers, cukes. Papa Birdie will probably go on a meat binge this weekend.
Items bought: 2 (watermelon and cukes). In retrospect, a bad idea without a car. Watermelon, heavy.
Total items bought this week: 7, in one walk to the grocery store.
Low carbon footprint (no car and very little meat) and lots of yummy dinners. Have a great week all!