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« on: September 19, 2010, 04:04:48 PM »
Sunday food

Brunch
2 eggs fried in beef fat
redcurrants
tin sardines
fresh fig
6 macadamia nuts

Snack
some raw coconut
brazil nut

Dinner
Rabbit stew with rabbit, carrot, celery, mushrooms, parsnips, shallots, garlic
apricot

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 04:20:02 PM »
Sunday shopping

meats and fish
1/2 rabbit - 3
organic diced beef - 3
3 tins sardines - 1
peppered smoked mackerel - 1.80
salmon fillets - 4.50
mussels - 0.80
king prawns - 2

eggs
6 medium organic free range eggs - 1.80

fruits and nuts
redcurrants
blueberries
raspberries
nectarines
pears
2 limes
2 coconuts
toasted chopped hazlenuts
organic partially dried apricots
2 avocados

veg
carrots
celery
shallots
parsnip
broccoli
cauliflower
beetroot
wild rocket
lambs lettuce
mushrooms
chestnut mushrooms
courgettes

spices and oils etc
walnut oil
lemon grass fresh
lemon grass dried
chinese 5 spice
green chillies
1 can coconut cream


Total cost roughly 45

Dinner meal plan
mon - rabbit stew
tue - beef rendang
wed - out?
thur - prawn and mussel laksa
fri - beef rendang
sat - prawn and mussel laka

Further shopping -
kaffir lime leaves
laksa leaves if possible, corriander and mint of not
thai fish sauce/paste
« Last Edit: September 19, 2010, 04:36:39 PM by celticcavegirl »


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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 04:26:05 PM »
 :o I am amazed, there would be no way I could of bought all that here in Mid Missouri for $68.00.   Yet the bulk of the list is raised within 100 miles.  Hmm. :-\

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010, 04:36:55 PM »
Food's expensive here, too. I couldn't get that for $75. Then again I pay $350 rent so it evens out.

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2010, 04:43:34 PM »
:o I am amazed, there would be no way I could of bought all that here in Mid Missouri for $68.00.   Yet the bulk of the list is raised within 100 miles.  Hmm. :-\

curious.  I wonder if it's the veg or the meat that costs more in the US?  I'm trying to think back to when I lived in Pittsburgh for a while but the only thing I remember is that stuff generally cost less, but that was back in 2004 when the dollar was very low against the pound.  45 would have got you $80+
I put the meat costs on for reference.

That shop would have cost way more if I were not so careful what I buy.  I shop at Tesco, which is the cheapest supermarket in the UK, and a lot of things that I wanted seemed to be on offer this week!  Sardines and mussel meat are very cheap - also, as small fish, sardines have less mercury!  The prawns and salmon were the 'value' versions.


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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2010, 04:47:24 PM »
Food's expensive here, too. I couldn't get that for $75. Then again I pay $350 rent so it evens out.

More than.  I pay 550/$860 p/m rent for 1/3 of a small 3 bedroom flat!  The joys of city living

The price of food is only going up, unfortunately.  I remember being distraught as a student when the price of pasta doubled in 4 years - hahahaa!!!

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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2010, 07:34:22 PM »

curious.  I wonder if it's the veg or the meat that costs more in the US?  I'm trying to think back to when I lived in Pittsburgh for a while but the only thing I remember is that stuff generally cost less, but that was back in 2004 when the dollar was very low against the pound.  45 would have got you $80+
I put the meat costs on for reference.

That shop would have cost way more if I were not so careful what I buy.  I shop at Tesco, which is the cheapest supermarket in the UK, and a lot of things that I wanted seemed to be on offer this week!  Sardines and mussel meat are very cheap - also, as small fish, sardines have less mercury!  The prawns and salmon were the 'value' versions.

I don't know, the meats and fish would of been around $44.00.  The eggs
would of been $3.99 for a dozen, fruits and nuts would of run you $30.00.  The veggies
would of run you about $20.00 and the spices and oils would be about another $20.00.
For a total of $117.99.  That to is with careful shopping, with todays prices. (I had to go into town and pick up a couple of items after reading this post.)  The cheapest place here in town is Wal-Mart and they would not have many of the items, so a menu change would of been required.  :D

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2010, 07:40:06 PM »

More than.  I pay 550/$860 p/m rent for 1/3 of a small 3 bedroom flat!  The joys of city living

The price of food is only going up, unfortunately.  I remember being distraught as a student when the price of pasta doubled in 4 years - hahahaa!!!

Ouch!  Well maybe it is even after all.  I live out in the middle of no where and pay $450.00, which includes trash only, on a two bedroom, one bath house with a huge back yard for my cattle dog.

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2010, 03:41:13 PM »
Monday food

breakfast
redcurrants
blackberries
coconut milk
sprinkle of toasted coconut
egg fried in walnut oil

snack
hazlenut x2
almond x2
brazil nut
macadamia nut

lunch
smoked peppered mackerel
salad - beetroot, carrot, rocket, lambs lettuce, mushroom
semi-dried apricot
prune

dinner
beef rendang (beef, coconut milk, toasted coconut, various spices inc onion, lime, ginger, garlic, lemongrass)
mixed veg (broccoli, cauliflower, carrot)

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2010, 01:10:07 PM »
tuesday food

breakfast
redcurrants with coconut cream
2 king prawns
1 boiled egg

snack
75% nut snack bar.  CHEAT!  I feel bad about eating this.  It had rice flour and sugar syrup in it.  But there are no more in the office

lunch
salad with - beetroot, carrot, lambs lettuce, rocket, avocado, mushroom
3 prawns
salmon

dinner
rabbit stew

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2010, 02:34:11 PM »
wednesday shop
lemon grass
coconut milk
pine nuts
pecan nuts
black berries
spice paste

wednesday food

breakfast
boiled egg
blueberries, blackberries, raspberries with coconut milk
a prawn
bite avocado

snack
pecan, brazil nut, 2 macadamia, walnut, 2 hazelnuts, 2 almonds

lunch
2 peppered smoked mackerel fillets
salad as previous

dinner
nectarine
prawn
1 courgette, 2 mushrooms, some pine nuts, all fried in walnut oil
topped with 1 chopped soft boiled egg


I think I overate today.  I wasn't really hungry at dinner but ate anyway, because I was worried I would be hungry when I went to bed at 12.  Perhaps need to cut down to 1 fish fillet at lunch.  Part of the problem is being forced to have lunch at 3.

Naturally, I think I would have a brunch and an early dinner a day, instead of the normal 3

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2010, 01:38:34 PM »
thursday food

breakfast (8pm)
boiled egg
raspberries, blackberries, blueberries with coconut milk
stick celery

snack (12.30pm)
boiled egg

lunch (3pm)
small piece grilled salmon (mmmm)
3 prawns
salad w avocado, pine nuts, 1 small beetroot, 1 small carrot, 1 mushroom, rocket, lambs lettuce
2 almonds, 2 hazlenuts

dinner (8.30pm)
Prawn and mussel laksa (homemade containing - king prawns, mussels, coconut oil, coconut milk, courgette, broccoli, mushrooms, ginger, garlic, shallots, lemon grass, tumeric, shrimp paste, fish stock cube, lime, drop honey.  This is so yum, I think I will post the recipe)
nectarine
pear with homemade hazlenut butter


I made a smaller lunch today which worked better, and took a boiled egg as a snack instead of having nuts, as I worry I'm eating too many nuts!  Again though, I was not particularly hungry at dinner.

I may start having scrambled eggs with salmon for breakfast occasionally.  But when I've bought berries they need eating lest they go off!

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2010, 05:08:15 PM »
thursday drinks
1/2 bottle rose wine


So, I don't feel great about this, and I hate to think what all those carbs and alcohol are going to do to my waist measurement but...one of my best friends had something very major to celebrate!

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2010, 12:35:57 PM »
friday food

breakfast (8pm)
boiled egg
raspberries, blackberries, blueberries with coconut milk
jasmine tea

snack (12.30pm)
boiled egg
some mixed nuts
mint tea

lunch (3pm)
chicken leg
salad w avocado, pine nuts, 1 small beetroot, 1 small carrot, 1 mushroom, rocket, lambs lettuce
mint tea
water

dinner (8.30pm)
Prawn and mussel laksa
3 dried apricots
1 prune
1 very ripe banana fried in walnut oil with nutmeg, vanilla, teasp honey, drop rum, toasted hazlenuts


The fried banana was mmmmmmmm but I really need to not have such high-sugar fruits in the house.  It was my flatmates and was stinking out the kitchen with banana smell.  So I ate it.

Sweet things are really like an addiction for me.  If I have some then I just want some more.  So the wine last night ended up in banana eating today.

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Re: celticcavegirl's paleo in the city
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2010, 03:32:01 PM »
Mmmmm, I love fried bananas! Fried plantains are equally delicious ;) Plus, Florida is very big in Cuban food, fried plantains being a favorite dish.