Oct 24: Tomato & Alfredo Naan ‘Pizza’; Sous Vide Duck Breast with Stir Fried Bok Choy and Yakisoba Noodles

Lunch

We used the remaining Naan and Alfredo Sauce with some semi-dried Tomatoes.

  • The Alfredo Sauce was $1.69 or 85c per serve
  • The slightly dried Tomato add 37c per serve
  • The Naan were $3.99 for four, or $1.00 each.

We concluded that this was nowhere near as good as the Mushroom version of a couple of days ago, but still pretty tasty for $2.22 per serve.

Dinner

Tonight was a return to our sous vide Duck Breast, and subsequently seared to get a nice finish and render the fat out to use to cook the Bok Choy.

  • The Duck was $13.91 or $6.96 per serve
  • The noodles are $3.19 for the pack, or $1.60 per serve
  • The Bok Choy was $2.00 and we used about half or 50c per serve.

As always a very tasty meal for $9.06 per serve.

Oct 23: Shredded Beef & Smokey Cheddar in a Hot Panini Roll; Thai-Style Cod à la Nage

Lunch

We took the remaining Shredded Beef and reheated it before stuffing it in a Hot Panini Roll with some Smokey Cheddar and Carolina BBQ Sauce.

  • The Panini Roll is 63c
  • The Shredded Beef is $1.73 per serve
  • Smokey Cheddar was $2.69 for 10 slices, or 27c per serve
  • Add 10c for Carolina BBQ Sauce.

A very tasty sandwich for $2.73 per serve.

Dinner

We returned to Thai-Style Cod à la Nage with Edamame. for tonight’s Fishy Friday.

  • The cod fillets were six for $12.99 or $2.17 per serve
  • Coconut milk was $1.89 or 95c per serve
  • Limes were 68c or 34c per serve
  • A Onion works out at 21c per serve
  • Add 55c per serve for fish sauce, garlic, chili, ginger and seasoning.

The poaching broth was very flavorsome and the Cod cooked perfectly for $4,52 per serve.

Oct 22: Mushroom Naan Pizza; Rib Eye Steak with Root Vegetable Fries and Blue Cheese Salad

Lunch

For something different we took two Naan, slathered with Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce and topped with Spinach & Roasted Mushrooms.

  • The Mushrooms were $1.78 or 89c per serve
  • The Alfredo Sauce was $1.69 or 85c per serve
  • The Spinach adds 30c per serve
  • The Naan were $3.99 for four, or $1.00 each.
Naan Mushrrom Pizza

With the Mushroom pre-roasted this came together very quickly and was very flavorsome for $3.04 per serve.

Dinner

Tonight’s Rib Eye was seared in our high tech Wok on the induction cooktop, which is the most energy efficient way of preparing the steak, and still gives a great sear to it.

  • The Rib Eye from our Keller Crafted meat box is around $8.40 per serve
  • Root Vegetable Fries were $2.99 and we used half, or 75c per serve
  • Salad Greens add 60c per serve
  • The Organic Cherry Tomatoes were $2.79 and we used ⅓ or 46c per serve
  • Add 30c for Balsamic Vinegar.

A great Steak and a well balanced meal for $10.51 per serve.

Oct 21: Gnocchi Bolognese with Salad; Shredded Beef Bowl with Avocado, Brown Rice, Chili Beans and Corn

Lunch

The Foodies had lunch with a friend who provided some very tasty Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce. The Foodies would never have thought to pair Gnocchi, but it worked very well.

Dinner

We still had a couple of serves of the Shredded Beef, so we created a Beef Bown on Brown Rice, with Avocado and a Chili Bean and Corn mix.

  • The Beef was $3.46 per serve
  • Avocados are 49c or 25c per serve
  • Brown Rice adds 33c per serve
  • Chili Beans were 49c per serve
  • Frozen Corn adds 40c per serve
  • Add 20c for the Roasted Tomato Salsa.

A great use for the Shredded Beef and a very tasty combination for $5.13 per serve.

Oct 20: Bento Box; Mussels in Goan Coconut Sauce with Garlic Naan

Lunch

The Foodies decided to try Maru Sushi Bar that is probably our second closest restaurant. We picked Bento Boxes with Miso Soup. The portions were generous and the flavor excellent for $13.14 per serve. We’ll definitely be back.

Dinner

Mussels are always a favorite, and in a Goan Coconut Sauce with Naan, they make a great meal.

  • The Goan Simmer Sauce was $5.49 or $2.75 per serve
  • The Mussels were $2.49 or $1.25 per serve
  • The Naan $3.49 or $1.75 per serve.

It’s interesting that the Simmer Sauce and Naan were each more than the protein! Still a very tasty meal for $5.75 per serve.

Oct 19: Ham, Cheese & Kumato; Soba Soup with Bok Choy and Poached Egg

Lunch

A slightly cooler day made some toasted sandwiches ideal, so we did the classic Ham, Swiss & Kumato combination.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 74c per serve
  • Swiss is 34c per serve
  • Black Forest Ham is $3.29 per pack, or 66c per serve
  • Five Kumato were $3.49 and we used one each, or 70c per serve
  • Add 40c for Garlic Spread.

A good toasted sandwich (one each) for $2.84 per serve.

Dinner

Being Meatless Monday we opted for a simple Soba Soup with Bok Choy and a Poached Egg.

  • The Bok Choy was $2.00 and used about half or 50c per serve
  • Broth was $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
  • An egg is 51c per serve
  • Soba Noodles are $3.29 and we used about ⅓ or 55c per serve
  • Add 30c per serve for other ingredients.

A simple, but quite tasty meal for $2.86 per serve.

Oct 18: Giant Baked Beans & Fried Eggs on Homemade Sourdough; Shredded Beef Tostadas with Refried Black Beans, Avocado, Kumato, Butter Lettuce and Salsa

Lunch

Once again we had some homemade Sourdough from a neighbor.

  • The Giant Baked Beans are $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
  • Eggs are $1.02 per serve
  • The Sourdough was free.

A great lunch for $2.02 per serve.

Dinner

After slow braising the Mexican style Beef Shoulder, we shredded it. For the Tostadas we spread Refried Black Beans on a Tostada, added the Shredded Beef, Kumato, Butter Lettuce and Salsa! The Beef will give us at least six serves.

  • The beef was $20.78 but we’ll get at least six serves, or $3.46 per serve
  • Tostados were $1.39 for 21, or 13c per serve
  • Baby Bell Peppers are 16c each or 32c per serve
  • Refried Beans add 25c per serve
  • Kumatos add 70c per serve
  • Add 30c for Butter Lettuce
  • Add 30c for Salsa.

The Shredded Beef was great, but the Tostada construction was somewhat fragile. Still, very tasty for $5.46 per serve.

Oct 17: Asparagus & Onion Frittata; Rack of Lamb with Raspberry, Feta Salad

Lunch

In order to use the remaining Asparagus we did a Frittata.

  • The Asparagus was $2.69 and we shared half, or 68c per serve
  • Add 10c for Onion
  • Add $1.02 for two Eggs.

A pretty tasty Frittata for $1.80 per serve.

Dinner

We sous vide the remains half of the eight bone Rack of Lamb on special at Aldi, and then seared the Lamb Fat.

  • The eight bone Rack of Lamb was $20.53 or $5.13 per serve
  • Raspberries were $1.50 and we used ½ of the punnet, or 37c per serve
  • The Mixed Greens were $1.49 and we used half, or 38c each
  • Mint was from our garden
  • The French (Valbreso) Feta was $10.99 but we used 1/6 or 92c per serve
  • Add 15c for Dressing ingredients.

We opted to sous vide at 134ºF, which gave us enough texture to feel cooked, while still being nearly rare. A great meal for $6.95 per serve.

Oct 16: Sweet & Spicy Tuna, Kumato & Butter Lettuce on Brioche Bagel; Poke Bowl with Black Rice, Avocado, Cucumber & Pickled Ginger

Lunch

We experimented a little by putting a Sweet & Spicy Tuna Pack on a Brioche Bagel with Kumato & Butter Lettuce.

  • The Brioche Bagel is 58c
  • The Sweet & Spicy Tuna is 99c
  • Five Kumato were $3.49 and we used one, or 35c per serve
  • Add 30c for Butter Lettuce
  • Add 40c for Garlic Spread.

Doing the sandwich on a Bagel was quite successful for $2.62 per serve.

Dinner

Our first attempt at a Poke Bowl was quite successful, so we repeated it with Avocado, Cucumber and Pickled Ginger.

  • 12 oz Tuna was $5.19, or $2.60 per serve
  • Avocados were 30c per serve
  • Black Rice adds 22c per serve
  • Cucumber adds 40c per serve
  • Add 30c for Pickled Ginger
  • Add 50c for Dressing ingredients.

Thanks to the excellent deal on Ahi Tuna at Aldi, this is both luxurious, and inexpensive at $4.32 per serve.

Oct 15: Kumato & Smoked Cheddar, Sweet & Spicy Tuna with Avocado & Sprouts; Lamb/Chapli Kebabas

Lunch

A pair of quite simple sandwiches: Kumato & Smoked Cheddar on one; Sweet & Spicy Tuna with Avocado & Sprouts on the other.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 74c per serve
  • The Sweet & Spicy Tuna is 99c or 50c per serve
  • Sprouts add 30c per serve
  • Smokey Cheddar was $2.69 for 10 slices, or 27c per serve
  • Five Kumato were $3.49 and we used one, or 35c per serve.

While the Tuna was a different brand, it’s a direct taste replacement for the discontinued version! Two good shared sandwiches for $2.16 per serve.

Dinner

Tonight was a “take out, eat at home” Thursday so we ordered and collected from Skewers Halaal. We had planned on both having Lamb Kebabs, which have been great in the past, served with a very, very tasty (and generous serve) of rice. With only one serve of Lamb available, we ordered a Chapli Kebab for the alternative and shared proteins.

We ultimate preferred the Chapli and will definitely order it again. We actually ordered two entrees for $14.22 per serve with tax.