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I’ve been reading the blog Poor Girl Eats Well quite a bit lately, and the author reminded me to think outside the box when grocery shopping. I’m pretty good about saving money at the grocery store, and I’m always looking for a better deal. But what really inspired me to go to Grand Asia Market in Cary was the outrageous price of coconut milk at my usual supermarkets. Kroger, Food Lion, and Harris Teeter sell coconut milk for $2.50 a can. The cheapest I’ve seen it at Kroger was $1.69, on sale. So I dragged my dad to Grand Asia today and he pushed the cart while I shopped. Thanks for being a good sport, dad! There were a few different brands of coconut milk, and I found one for 99 cents a can. Plus, you wouldn’t believe how varied their selection of tofu, wheat gluten and soy products is. I got all this food for under $20:
- Mung Bean sprouts
- Red pepper
- Baby bok choy
- Black rice noodles
- 6 cans coconut milk
- Frozen soy beans
- Soy “chicken” cutlets
I just came across an organic produce delivery service called Backyard Produce. They deliver fresh produce to triangle residents every Wednesday. You can choose a small, medium, or large “basket” of food, and a lot of the items are grown in North Carolina. It looks like a fantastic program. They have a Groupon today that is $18 for $36 worth of organic produce. I’m not sure if I should sign up, just because I’m not sure that I normally spend that much on fruit and veggies weekly. Maybe if I was buying for more than one eater, I would be more inclined to do this. Also, I can be very “spur of the moment” when deciding on what to cook, and what if I’ve ordered too much kale and no tomatoes or something? I would have to make another trip to the store. Has anyone ever tried a service like this? I would love to hear feedback on this group or a similar one you have tried.
For any veggies in the Raleigh area who might want to try some new fine dining, Capital Club 16 is currently having “Veggie Week.” That means that in addition to their regular menu, they are adding daily vegetarian and vegan specials. I love this idea, I just hope it generates enough interest that they will make some permanent veg additions to the menu. One week out of 52 is not enough!
I’ve never been to Capital Club 16, but Friday night’s vegan special – Vegetable Chili over Stone ground grits cakes topped with house guacamole – is calling my name. Anyone want to go?
Capital Club 16 is located in downtown Raleigh at 16 West Martin Street.