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FoodWasteFriday

Sorry – another late post! Life is happening over here.   Happy to report, no waste…we’re using up all the leftovers in the fridge into another serving of the same meals or being creative in how we use them up. 😉

How’d you do?

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

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Visiting St Jacob’s Farmer’s Market isn’t an easy feat!  Plenty to look at: produce vendors, craft vendors, baked good vendors, deli/meat/cheese vendors and it goes on and on and literally does.  If you do go – wear good supportive shoes, bring a bottle of water, a hat if its a sunny day and don’t forget to slap on the SPF.  Oh and allow yourself a minimum of 3 hours to get through it all AND grab a bite (or two or three) to eat. 😉

Speaking of which, when it came time to eat lunch, I had a hard time choosing what to eat. After scouring what they consider their international food court, all the food trucks and regular vendors, I decided on a food truck. Yes, a food truck at a farmers market.

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I picked a smoked meat poutine.  Waffle (buffalo?) fries & cheese curds paired with deliciously juicy shaved smoked meat and gravy. I added the mustard 😉  It was very tasty and was only $8 with a drink.    If you plan on eating this solo, its more then enough for one person.  If you plan on sharing, its good enough for two but plan on getting a lil something something to snack on afterwards. I heard that their ‘fritters’ are to die for but never got to try them. Perhaps on the next visit.

Ever been to St Jacob’s Farmer’s Market?

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Wow! Hard to believe that it was only one year ago that I started this blog!  More impressively so, I have kept up with it for the past year.  To me, that’s a big deal.

Looking back over my past posts, I notice there has been a very common theme: food. Growing it, cooking with it from scratch and of course, trying not to waste it and my all time fave – eating it!

Over the year, I have learned that I really do enjoy blogging – though, still learning the in’s and out’s – and having met fellow bloggers along the way (online, not IRL yet).  Thank you for following along and sharing myliladventures 🙂

A few proud mind boggling stats:

This blog has had over 3,750 views – not bad for a newb that was scared to even start blogging

There are 17 loyal subscribed followers PLUS all those that lurk along with a blog reader

The top 3 countries where my readers are from: US, Canada & the UK

This is the most viewed post to date with 102 views

And lastly, this was my most viewed blog entry on one day with a total of 58 views.

My family loves Pizza Hut.  Not only is it costly but unhealthy to boot. What really sealed the deal for me, the post oven ‘garlic spray’.  Not sure if I was supposed to see that last step but when I saw it, I totally called them out on it.  “Uh, its garlic spray” said the man as he continued to spray. Ehrm. 😦  Looked more like spray oil if you asked me – which totally explains the grease that drips down your hand as you’re trying to eat it.  Thus born the necessity of learn how to make homemade pizza.

20130523-155442.jpgPizza toppings: two types of cheese, pepperoni and homemade pizza sauce

20130422-103647.jpgMore toppings: leftover cubed chicken breast, onions & peppers

20130422-103709.jpgWhole wheat crust, partially baked. (yes its store bought dough)

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Now, while I didn’t do a full analysis of what it costs to make a homemade pizza vs store bought – I do have a good idea.  When we buy 2 – large pizza’s it’s about $45 taxes in.  What I made here cost about $7-$10 for a 9×13 pan. While the size isn’t the same, it’d still be less if I made two pizzas.  Also, this is a deluxe pizza with cubed chicken breast and an extra cup of cheese – normally I only use one.    End result = every bit just as yummy as Pizza Hut (in its own way) for much less in terms of calories and cost. The ultimate bonus, both men love it!  To me, that’s a win!

FoodWasteFriday

Ugh! Haste = waste! (Sorry this post is a day late – we’re hosting family for the long weekend)

We’ve been super busy lately and have been ordering take out or eating out as its easier and creating leftovers. Thought we worked through them all til I found some shoved to the back of the fridge as I trying to find room for the new leftovers. Wah-wah!

The victims were: 1 small KFC coleslaw salad, 1/2c leftover KFC gravy & 1 whole wheat Greek style pita. Odd combo but that’s what you get for a busy week right?

How’d you do?

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

While out running dad around getting errands crossed off our list, we decided to pop into this little place for lunch: Chinese Dumpling House.  The food was ideal, prices were great and quality was just a bit above average. Nothing to write home about but still good enough to consider popping back in for another lunch.  You know what quality to expect each visit.  The decor was simple and appeared to be a little outdated. But hey, you’re there for a quick bite to eat, right?  Not a bad little joint if I say so myself 🙂

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Dad ordered beef tendon noodle soup

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I had wonton soup (no noodles)
These were pork wontons vs the traditional shrimp ones

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Pan fried pork dumplings


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FoodWasteFriday

No waste this week 🙂

How’d you do?

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

A friend shared her vegan carrot cake recipe and it sounded so simple yet tasty enough that I really wanted to try my hand at it. Like, literally after reading her recipe.  However, I used what I had on hand therefore making it not vegan.  What I ended up with was something that was super moist and tasty! The hubster has been asking if I had made it again since that one time…I think that’s a clue? 😉

20130422-120702.jpgSee this deliciousness?

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When its all mixed together, it looks like this.

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And once baked it looks like this.

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And once cooled, looks like this 🙂

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Had an opportunity to meet up with a friend that I hadn’t seen in a while. Was great to catch up over a the classic greasy diner breakfast!  French toast, eggs over easy, home fries & a plethora of bacon accompanied by an endless cup of coffee. YUM! Definitely a once in a very blue moon treat 😉 I wish there were more diners in our area.

Don’t you just love diner food?

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No waste this week!  Bought some discount/clearance peppers earlier this week and processed them quickly so they’d last longer.  You know, trimmed off the iffy looking parts (not really many of them to be honest) and sliced into strips and put into the fridge for a quick grab & go type snack OR for cooking. 12 med-large bell peppers for $2? Hello, bargain!! I was afraid I’d only get 3 good peppers outta the bunch but looks like I ended up winning! (and with no waste!)

How’d you do?

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

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