Shopping low carb – at least the way that I do it, can be a pain in the ass. The reasons for this are:
- The conventional supermarket has the most variety and the best prices generally, but the specific items I’m looking for are either unavailable or at a higher price
- The specialty markets (ie: Whole Foods) have more of the items I am looking for and the prices are comparable or better than they would be at the conventional supermarket – the problems is that the rest of their stuff is immorally overpriced
- The ‘value specialty markets’ (ie: Trader Joe’s) provide an eclectic selection that ranges from treasures to junk
- Some things are only available mail order – or only economical mail order
What this means is that I have become used to buying food at 5 different stores.
A pain in the ass – see what I mean?
Let’s take a tour.
Continue reading “Shopping Low Carb: Whole Foods, Supermarket, Trader Joe’s, and Amazon Subscribe and Save”
Another weekend and another installment of ‘Let’s Make Something Out of What Didn’t Get Used From Last Week’s Shopping Trip‘.
The star of this particular fridge-cleaning was 3 bunches of kale bought in expectation of a use of the juicer to dispense with some aged fruit. The kale was supposed to be used in conjunction with the aged fruit, but the juicing never occurred the fruit just became more aged, and the kale began moving into its dotage.
That’s a lot of kale – and I just made my wonderful kale and sausage soup which I ate with a lot of Greek yogurt and enjoyed every mouthful. I wasn’t in the mood for more right at this point, and I had a pound of grass-fed beef to use up. So I rifled through the refrigerator and pantry and decided to make a chili of sorts, using Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning mix to spice it up, which I find works well to, um, enhance the strong flavor of kale.
Of course, that strong bitter flavor of kale is what makes it good for you. The world is twisted that way. Continue reading “Recipe: Low Carb Kale Chili (That Looks Like a Bowl of Lawn Clippings)”
I get up early, and have ample time before work to putz around. Not having anything good to eat for my lunch, I thought I’d cook something up with the ground beef I defrosted in the fridge. The stuff is expensive, so I tend to want to use it in a dish that uses it as an ingredient rather than just make burgers out of it, so I rummaged around the kitchen and came up with the following ingredients: