Sunday, January 4, 2009

Healthy Schmelthy

Ha! I went out and grocery shopped this afternoon. I mean REALLY went grocery shopping. Today was the first time in WEEKS that I have been able to go into the grocery store and not gag at least 2 or 3 times.

Shooter and I went to this fabulous market near out house called the Super H Mart. It's really an Asian market but it also carries a good amount of American and Spanish products as well. they also have a HUGE HUGE HUGE produce section and it's amazingly well priced too.

I had in mind that I wanted to make a couple of "dips" that would make good snacks for me to take to work this week. Plus I had some meals in mind for the week too.

I picked up four bunches of cilantro, two red onions, 6 serrano peppers and eight limes - going into a black bean and corn salsa (I'll post some pics and the recipe this week) and also a pineapple and mango salsa. Also for the pineapple and mango salsa I picked up a pineapple and two mangoes.

I also got a couple of 8oz containers of baby spinach that I wanted to put with some canned cannelini beans for a dip I'd seen Giada De Laurentiis make on Saturday. I have already made it and let me tell you, it is AMAZING!!!! I'll post some pictures and the recipe this week.

I also wanted to make a really fresh chicken stir fry so I poked around and found some fresh snow peas, bean sprouts, a red and a yellow bell pepper, and cremini mushrooms. I have some carrotts here at the house that I'll throw in with that as well.

I also got a couple of heads of leaf lettuce for side salads and lunches this week. I got a couple of quarts of strawberries that smell amazing...haven't tried them yet so we'll see. They'll likely go on a salad this week. They also had the most luscious, huge, crisp seedless green grapes and we picked up a couple of bags of bag is almost gone. ha!

I mention all these items because we walked out paying less than $40 for all that produce. Now that I am finally starting to get some energy back I am looking forward to doing more cooking and posting that for you guys!

Later lovelies!


bekah said...

can I come over for dinner? Cause...I didnt grocery shop this week! haha

Dreams of a Country Girl said...

i miss you.....we want pics! pics! pics! puh leez

luv ya

Vanessa said...

$40 for all that produce? I need to shop with you!

for a different kind of girl said...

I would pay you forty bucks to come to my house and make all that delicious sounding food for me this week!

whitney said...!!!

You know, I got your text a couple days ago (you still owe me a phone call btw), and I began thinking "that nerd! she's hasn't written in forever and NOW tells me THIS?!" ... hehe, man I'm dumb. And sorry for mentally smacking you ;-) Love ya though, and wasn't really mad, just shocked :)

So............. CALL ME BACK!

the cubicle's backporch said...

I am so sick of going to W@lmart. I wish we had some place I could go with fresh veggies and the like!! AND to only have spent $40 on all that food?! I'm jealous!