Apr 2: Avocado on Toast with Fried Egg; Soutzoukakia with Rice Pilaf


Avocado on toast is almost a cliche. With Trader Joe’s Chilli Lime seasoning, and a fried egg on top we know why its so popular: it’s very good.

  • Sprouted rye bread is 17c per slice, or 34c per serve
  • A pastured egg is 45c or 90c per serve
  • An avocado was 99c or 50c per serve.

Lunch today was tasty and cost $1.74 per serve.


The Soutzoukakia was such a success last time we had it, that we had to do it again. Instead of just adding canned crushed tomatoes, we used one can of fire roasted crushed tomato, and a can of Trader Joe’s Grecian Style Eggplant,Tomato and Onion. This is an excellent addition and it really elevated this dish. We cannot recommend it highly enough.

Tonight we served three.

  • Dry aged 85/15 ground beef $8.69 or $2.90 per serve
  • An egg is 45c or 15c per serve
  • 8 oz Panko breadcrumbs are $2.99 and we used half, or 25c per serve
  • Shaved Parmesan blend cost $2.99 but we used about 1/8  for this salad, or 13c per serve
  • 1/4 cup and a tablespoon of red wine – halved – is 34c per serve
  • Canned crushed tomatoes were $1.25 for the can, or 63c per serve
  • The eggplant, tomato and onion is $2.69 or 90c per serve
  • Onions, shallot and garlic adds 25c per serve
  • Parsley was $1.49 for the bunch, but we only used 1/4 or 13c per serve
  • Fresh mint came from our garden
  • Tomato paste comes in a 90c can, but we used 1/8 or 5c per serve
  • Add 30c for the spices
  • Rice adds 50c per serve.

Dinner tonight was excellent: even better than last time. The addition of the eggplant mix was a step up. Tonight’s meal cost $6.54 per serve.

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