I’m actually surprised that this is all I spent on this week’s worth of groceries. It’s very simple this week and yet I did end up shopping at three different stores to find all that I needed. I had to go to the health food store for nutritional yeast, Safeway (I loath this store) for most of my produce since they carry a largest variety and then Overwaitea for the few staples like butter, tofu, tamari, tahini…
I hate that the only non artificial flavoured/coloured thing that Safeway carries that I buy is Safflower Oil. This was actually really hard for me to find in Nanaimo so I’m thrilled I can buy it here at all. Chocolate chips, tortilla chips, butter, tamari, tahini… and a few other items all seem to have ingredient lists including artificial or chemical additives, gmo, or the store doesn’t carry them at all. Safeway is also filled with American inventory! This is such a turn off… being that we’re in CANADA!
It kills me that I am buying produce that could easily be from BC but instead it’s all seems to be from the states. I did see potatoes from Eastern Canada the other day… I’m all for Organic food. Love it, want to buy it BUT as local as possible is much more important to me in the long run. There doesn’t seem to be much option though here and I’m buying a lot of organic american food. Hmph.
Little piece of trivia for you, apparently there aren’t free range chickens north of Chilliwack (in southern BC) and regular factory eggs all come from Calgary, Alberta. I didn’t know that little factoid either until I checked every store in Prince Rupert. That’s over 1500 km (936 miles) that run-of-the-mill factory eggs come from! Believe it or not, it’s not a lot of a shorter distance to Chilliwack. There is something really wrong about this.
Anyway, on to my meal plan for the week. This week I’m making:
- Lemon Pasta with Tahini Lemon Sauce and Broccoli
- Roasted Yam and Swiss Chard Enchiladas
- African Bean Soup with Baking Powder Biscuits
- Quinoa and Black Bean Salad with Broccoli
- Shredded Veggie Fritters with a side of Chard
- Shiitake Mushroom Potstickers with Spring Onion, Ginger and Cilantro