Category Archives: Food Stamp Challenge

Meal #17: The end is the beginning

Our last meal of the Challenge wound up being the same as Meal #1, pork and cabbage stir-fry. I tried to make it a little tastier this time by adding an entire onion, patiently waiting for it to properly caramelize, … Continue reading

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Meal #16: Potato croquette

Potatoes have been on my mind a lot lately. I keep seeing references to potato dishes which use mashed potatoes as a base, like Japanese-style croquettes and pierogis. In an attempt to get these ideas out of my head, I’m … Continue reading

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How much time do we spend on food?

The Challenge is based around the idea of money – can we come in under a set, monetary budget? But money is only part of the story. Meal production costs not just money, but also time. So during Week 3 … Continue reading

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Grocery Trip #7

On this grocery trip, we spent a total of $40.73 (including $1.32 at the convenience store for milk). We also took a top-up trip in the middle of the week. I lost the receipt, but I checked our credit card: … Continue reading

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Suspending the Challenge for two days

This weekend, we’re going out of town to see a friend who’s visiting the East Coast from California. We plan to eat out a lot for the socialization. And since I’m staying with my dad, I’ll be eating his cooking … Continue reading

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Week 4 Wrap-up: adventures in unsuccessful meals

We didn’t have much success making delicious food this week. We tried to cook with new ingredients, a risky undertaking which just didn’t work out. Fortunately, I can use those unsuccessful meals to blow through our meal backlog. Grocery trips … Continue reading

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Meal #15: Cauliflower-egg bake

A long time ago, someone told me that cauliflower and egg go well together. Now, I love egg even more than I love garlic, but I’m not very creative when it comes to egg dishes. So this time, when I … Continue reading

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