Sep 8: Loose Meat Burger; Salmon and Asparagus in a Mustard Cream Sauce


We decided to move the lettuce cup to a Kaiser roll and make a loose meat ‘burger’ with tomato, pickled beetroot and cheese. It turned out surprisingly well, with a lot of flavor from the ground beef.

  • The Kaiser roll is 50c each
  • The beef was $9.91 but we less than half of a half, or $1.24 per serve
  • A shared tomato is 30c
  • Lettuce is 20c per serve
  • The baby peeled beets were $1.99, or 35c per serve
  • 12 slices of yoghurt cheese are $4.79 or 40c per serve.

Lunch today was a really tasty burger for $2.99 per serve.


Sockeye salmon on a bed of asparagus cooked in a mustard cream sauce  “en papillote” (or in a paper parcel). This is a tasty meal but takes longer than expected to cook because of the foil barrier. We served on

  • Generous sockeye salmon fillets were $8.63 or $4.31 per serve
  • Asparagus spears were $3.99 or $2.00 per serve
  • Cream was $2.49 for a pint, or 42c per serve
  • Mustard adds 40c per serve
  • Steamed lentils are $2.99 for the pouch at Trader Joe’s and we used half, or 75c per serve.

Although slow to cook, this is a great way to prepare salmon for $7.88 per serve.


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