Jun 8: Feta & Tomato on Naan; Shredded Ragu of Beef with Gnocchi


Take a small naan bread, top it with feta and kumato and sprinkle on fresh thyme, then roast until the feta has softened and the tomato dried. One of the tastiest lunches we’ve ever had.

  • The kumatos (black tomato) are $3.49 for six, or 58c per serve
  • The garlic naan is $3.69 for six and we had two each, or $1.23 per serve
  • The feta in brine was $6.50 and 1/2 went into lunch, or $1.63 per serve
  • Add 10c for the thyme.
Naan with feta, tomato and fresh thyme.

Lunch today was more expensive than our usual home prepared lunch at $3.54 per serve, but it was worth it.


If you can have pulled pork, why not pulled beef, which for some reason is called shredded beef despite being prepared much the same way. Paired with some gnocchi it was basically “meat and potatoes!”

The meat sauce – ragu – made four serves.

  • Beef chuck steak cost $6.93 or $1.73 per serve
  • The sweet onion was 46c or 12c per serve
  • Sliced crimini mushroom – a bit more than the recipe called for – cost $2.29 or 58c per serve
  • Organic baby carrots were $1.69 for the pack, of which we used 1/4, or 11c per serve
  • Beef broth is $1.99 for 2 pints, or 13c per serve
  • Crushed canned tomatoes with no added salt were $1.49 or 38c per serve
  • Add 30c for thyme and other seasonings
  • The gnocchi was $1.69 or 85c per serve.

The ragu was intensely rich and satisfying, but didn’t pair well with the gnocchi so we’ll repeat the ragu with mashed potatoes tomorrow night. Still a very tasty meal for $4.20 per serve.

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