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green curry quinoa bowls

What’s for dinner? We’re trying to keep you up to date with our food post $5 project.

Adapted from our current library book, Cook 1.0.

Simple dinner, and we successfully subbed quinoa for jasmine rice. We are trying so hard to be healthy. This was quite delicious. A little on the fatty side for how we’re trying to eat, but I’ll get to tweaking it.


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day twenty-four

(Click here for an explanation of the project.)

Here’s what we ate for $2.94 yesterday, January 25, 2011.


whole wheat peanut butter waffle $0.18
2 tablespoons “maple syrup” $0.15
banana $0.25


pinto bean & cheese burrito $0.52
Fuji apple $0.38


1 cup cooked quinoa $0.36
tempeh curry $0.66


1 ounce piece leek & morel cheese $0.44

total $2.94

That was a pretty tasty curry. I think next time we’ll play with it to make it creamier and spicier. It turned out to be really affordable with our cheap bulk tempeh. Here’s the cost minus the herbs & spices (including cilantro which only I eat due to the others having the Cilantro Tastes Like Soap Gene). It was only 66 cents a serving even though almost all the ingredients were organic this time.


1 1/2 pounds small organic potatoes $1.50
1 tablespoon unsalted butter $0.08
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil $0.26
1 medium organic yellow onion, peeled and chopped $0.62
1 cup canned organic diced tomatoes $1.50
splash of organic half & half $0.07
8 ounces tempeh, cut into 3/4-inch pieces $1.89

TOTAL $5.92
9 servings
66 cents per serving


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