No more store: day four

Day four!!!

As you know by now, I’m seeing how long I can go without going to the grocery store.

Here’s the backstory, and here are today’s meals. Spoiler alert, they’re pretty godawful.

Leftovers from dinner out last night. Some sort of pasta thingie with grilled peaches, balsamic, and eggplant. Um, a bit summery for June for a restaurant that touts its locavore chops, but it was tasty. Mine was made with spaghetti, but the non-vegan version had gnocchi. Not a bad breakfast at all. I had some toast too, but you know what toast looks like.

I nibbled on chocolates at work, then went to a gallery opening where I tore into cashews and pickled carrots and a small glass of wine and a big glass of seltzer, then went back to work. A few hours later I was ravenously hungry, so I threw together this somewhat sad little salad with radishes and a basil dressing and…more (not pictured) baguette.

Holy crap dudes, THAT’S ALL I ATE TODAY! I have some lentil soup sitting here, but I am not sure I can bring myself to go for it. I’m still at work, but might have a bowl of granola when I get home. If I do, you can be sure I’ll tell you all about it. I’m sure you’re absolutely breathless with anticipation.


UPDATE!!! I ate the lentil soup. THANK GOD, It’s DONE.

2 Responses to “No more store: day four”

  1. stephanieortolano

    Love the table, although am a little worried about the inviting chairs that have no cushions!! I definitely admire the not-wanting-to-go-to-the-store and wish that I lived closer so I could invite you over to eat a meal that had more than one course… Are you just getting salad greens at this point from your CSA? I’m much farther upstate, and we had broccoli, kale, chard, baby turnips, and wintered-over leeks in addition to the tons of mixed baby lettuces this week. (Last night’s meal: pressure-cooked polenta with dried porcinis topped with lightly sauteed broccoli with leeks, garlic scapes, sundried tomatoes and roasted red peppers.) Your posts also made me wonder about whether or not you have a pressure cooker – it is a great way to have more complex meals in a fraction of the time, which I know is a precious resource for you these days…

    • lagusta

      Oh yeah, I meant to mention that I just take the cushions in at night in case anyone gets any ideas about taking the chairs home (they’re chained down, but still.).

      No, I’ve got all kinds of stuff–I used the greens and things in the lentil soup and the polenta from this week! Love the CSA!

      I’m not a pressure cookin’ gal…but I know it can be super fast. My induction stove cooks things super fast, but I just never have time to chop veggies these days. Yuck. And I really love chopping veggies. I have high hopes for making some less boring things this week–your dinner last night sounds amazing!


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