A new year, and as always, a couple resolutions. My main resolution is to take care of my debt. I figure if I really focus on it I can have it done by June. As part of that goal I've decided to limit my spending of groceries to $25 a week (plus we will still be getting our bi-weekly CSA basket). This will be a challenge for me, but I am determined. And let's be honest - my pantry right now is ridiculously well stocked, so this is not really going to put me out for quite a while. Nevertheless, psyologically it will be a test for me. In addition to our CSA and our garden that should just cover our fresh and frozen produce (we go through A LOT of produce). I will try to do a weekly round up of what that $25 gets us (... less and less these days with food prices on the rise...).
As a bonus, it does not leave much money for junk, so hopefully along with my renewed committment to regular exercise I will lose a few pounds.
Hope you all have a happy and healthy New Year!
A bit about tempeh. It is a fermented soy bean patty which is a whole food. When I say fermented, don't think pickles, think cheese. That is the best way I can think to explain it, even though the flavor is really not much like cheese at all. It has a unique, fairly strong flavor that can be a bit of an acquired taste. Because it is a fermented product the protein is easier for us to digest. The black and gray bits are a normal and safe part of the product. Unlike many fermented foods, tempeh really should be cooked.