That is awesome! wow! Love the local marrow, too. Nothing looks prettier than those from Belgium or Holland, but I was reading a blog the other day about how tomatoes aren't really supposed to look perfect and red. Although they don't taste bland or GMO, I went out on a limb last year and bought some from Jordan at the Spinney's in Oud Metha...3dhs a kilo....and they were more pungent, like Roma. So good! Even the local organic veggies from Mazaraa (spelling?) at Waitrose are quite reasonable compared to imports. There are some things I ate a lot in the US but no longer buy because they are too expensive, so I have shifted my palette a bit.
Buy local produce is number 1. Veg is much much cheaper, meat as well. I buy per kg, and then divide it in batches and freeze. Chicken I buy frozen, I prefer that over fresh that I have to freeze anyway. I like tuna, and I like beans which usually come in tins. I bring my own lunch to work, like my morning eggs, buy milk in cartons as I am alone. Buy ocassional cereal and oats, but I stay away from pasta and rice sauces in jars. Anything processed adds to the bills!
Oh geez...repetitive! lol Same thing day in and day out.
we rarely go out to eat and I cook all my own food. Local veggies, oats, tuna...I am pretty redundant with my food as well.
yes...... i can't fathom how.... including lunches how it can be done.
Sorry for butting in--I calculated 135 dhs a week to feed myself for staple items. With condiments, it comes to about 150! Is it that weird?
Going on from the other thread regarding expenses.... could you post a typical weekly meal planner as i am shocked that you can feed yourself for 150 aed a week -even with only sticking to Union Co-op (my supermarket of choice btw). TIA
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