what $190 worth of food looks like

First off, I would like to start by saying that Tyler and I didn't go to the concert we were suppose to last night. Yesterday, if you hadn't heard, Toronto experienced some major flooding. It had a downpour that happened so fast and obviously couldn't support removing it fast enough.

We originally were going to try and drive around flooded areas, but after putting on the news and AM info channel (while still leaving our town), we decided that we didn't want to risk it. Sure, it would have been so awesome to see the concert, but being stuck in a flood for hours wasn't something worth it.

In the end, I'm glad we opted out of going because the highway we would have needed to take to get to Toronto had been flooded as well (where when we originally contemplating going, it was more in the city).



Instead, we bought a bottle of wine and watched Homeland (which if you haven't started watching yet, START NOW!! It has us SO hooked!), and stayed clear of the rain.

And today, I wanted to give you a food post since I missed this weekend's CSA pickup (my mom picked everything up, but I still haven't made it to her house yet to get our share!), because let's be honest, I love food too much to not talk about it every week. (But you can expect a CSA pickup back again this coming weekend (the cottage threw us off!))

There will be weeks where I feel like I hardly buy anything, yet my bill comes out super expensive. But today, I felt like I did a pretty darn good job for the money we spent. So, here you have it:

What $190 worth of food looks like!

  • 2 garlic heads
  • bag of sundried tomatoes
  • 1 bunch kale
  • big thing of fresh ginger
  • 114g bag of sunflower sprouts
  • 3 zucchini
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 1 bunch of broccoli
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 bunch of Italian parsley
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 250g package of extra-firm tofu
  • 250g bag of sesame seeds
  • 250g bag of chia seeds
  • 500g bag of quinoa
  • 100ml bottle of capers

(everything organic)

  • 277g organic blueberries x 2
  • 283g organic grape tomatoes
  • 4 organic red plums
  • 3 navel oranges
  • 2 bunches of organic bananas
  • 1 Silver Hill Bakery 'The Big 16' loaf of bread
  • bag of BBQ chips
  • Barbara's cinnamon Puffins
  • 450g bag of organic red lentils 
  • 500g bag of organic frozen strawberries
  • fresh mint
  • fresh basil
  • bag of organic pine nuts
  • bag of organic raw sunflower seeds
  • organic short grain brown rice
  • box of quinoa
  • 2 sweet onions
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 limes
  • 6 portobello mushrooms
  • 1 avocado
  • 6 pack of organic unsweetened cinnamon applesauce
  • 500g jar of tahini
  • 500ml jar of organic canola oil
  • 500ml jar of organic cooking olive oil
  • 946ml jar of organic apple cider vinegar
  • 296ml organic tamari
  • 1 tub of organic whipped Earth Balance
  • organic dijon mustard
  • 1 19oz can of organic chickpeas
  • 1.89L unsweetened almond milk
  • 500g organic frozen wild blueberries
  • 946ml organic mango guava juice
  • natural hand soap (that was 50% off)
  • natural moisturizing cream (that was 50% off)

For having to buy a lot of replacement items that wouldn't necessarily be bought each week (nuts, nut butter, oils and condiments), I still feel like I did pretty good for under $200 - considering $10 of that is directed to home care (the soap and lotion). Plus, I had over $4 worth of coupons that I took advantage of!

And now, I'll just break down how I plan to use this stuff for the remainder of the week:

  • Tuesday: falafels with quinoa tabbouleh and a tahini sauce
  • Wednesday: Kindfood dish + caesar salad
  • Thursday: portobello mushrooms + sweet potatoes fries (haven't bought sweet potatoes yet) + leftover salads
  • Friday: lentil tacos
  • Saturday: tofu dish
  • Sunday: wing it!

And then some snacks I plan to make:

  • nut cheese 
  • endurance crackers (from Oh She Glows)
  • salads

We also have leftover produce from last week, like a lot of greens, hummus, bean salad, and I just made up some more raw pad thai. 

I think I'm finally back in a food groove, but this doesn't make that I won't welcome some really appetizing recipes that you guys stumble upon ;).


Any new foods you picked up for the first time this week?!

What is one meal you're tackling this week?