Today was tough- Not because I was tempted to buy food to eat today, but because it was the last day of the November sales at the Co-op. I REALLY wanted to "stock up". Except I'm already stocked up.
For example- The tea I tried to justify buying yesterday is a really good deal. But I have about 10 varieties of tea already in my cupboard, including 3 that I just bought this month. Kinda ridiculous.
Here are some photos to illustrate my point (Not pictured: canning pantry, tea/spice shelf and freezer):
Fridge...With Hannah trying to get into the crisper
It's kind of a mess. I hope that by the end of this challenge I'll have a much more organized pantry and fridge!
Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast- Water, satsuma orange, almonds
Lunch- Leftover risotto, pickled beets, 2 Peppermint Jo-Jo's
Snack- Water, Rye crackers, cashew cheese
Dinner- Crockpot brown rice and split peas with tomato chutney and soy yogurt raita
Tonight's dinner was totally easy. I just threw some brown rice, split peas and water into the crockpot to soak last night and then turned it on high when I left for yoga this morning. Then after work I found it all cooked (okay, really a bit overcooked) and added tons of cumin, coriander, mustard seeds, garlic, fennel, turmeric, garam masala and salt in hot oil. That's it! It was really yummy- especially with tomato chutney and yogurt. We all agreed that nearly anything would be delicious with those condiments, though!
I'm certainly eating pretty good...We'll see how I'm doing in a week. I'm not sure how long my pantry challenge should last, but I think it should be at least 7 days. I did 13 last time, so maybe that should be my goal...But I don't want to commit to that! I'm thinking about taking my checkcard out of my wallet as a reminder to myself, though.