Aug 23: Tomato & Chicken Breast Sandwich; Shredded Beef with Cauliflower Gnocchi in Blue Cheese Sauce


We had an heirloom tomato remaining, but sadly – as is the way with real food – it was already deteriorating four days after purchase and we only got one sandwich from it. We paired the chicken breast with moon touched tomatoes. Both had roast garlic spread instead of mayo and we feel the garlic and lemon overtone elevated the sandwich.

  • The chicken is $6.99 and we shared a breast, or 88c per serve
  • The heirloom tomato was $1.33 and we used about ⅓ or 22c per serve
  • The moon touched tomatoes add 12c per serve
  • Sprouted Rye bread is 32c per serve
  • Add 30c for garlic spread.

It was hard to tell the difference in flavor between the fresh heirloom tomato and the enhanced flavor from partially drying tomatoes via the ‘moon touched’ method. Certainly the latter is more available and longer lasting. Two good sandwiches for $1.84 per serve.


We used another serve each of the shredded beef and served with cauliflower gnocchi in a blue cheese sauce.

  • The beef is $3.79 per serve
  • The gnocchi was $2.69 or $1.35 per serve
  • Blue cheese crumbles were $3.49 and we used half or 87c per serve
  • Heavy cream is $3.29 per pint, but we used only ¼ or 42c per serve
  • Organic frozen peas were $1.99 per pack or 50c per serve
  • Add 30c for other ingredients.

The juices off the beef were perfect with the gnocchi, creating a sauce that was more than either the beef or the blue cheese. A good meal for $7.23 per serve.

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