Not so much, I'm now making 10 dinners, 10 nights and not go to the store to restock! a test of resourcefulness for sure. I have a pretty stocked pantry so I've done fairly well so far.
Dinner 1; Spelt and Veggie Pizza
1 cup hot water
2 tbsp organic agave (sweetener)
1 tbsp yeast
1 1/2 cups organic spelt flour
1/2 organic unbleached wheat flour
pinch of organic oregano
pinch of sea salt
Organic Arrabatta sauce (spicy tomato) left over form another meal
handful of organic cherry tomatoes cut in half
1/2 an organic leek sliced up
1/2 an onion diced
4-5 cloves of garlic ( I love garlic! )
1/2 cup of fresh basil ( dried will work as well)
1/2 an organic portabello mushroom
1/2 cup chopped organic spinach
Handful of Daiya cheese to top it off and make it melty goodness!
I feel it's extremely important to use organics as much as you can but there is no compromising on wheat flour, one of the leading GMO crops in Canada. Look for this ingredient in everything you buy, if it's not organic wheat, it most likely is GE which has been found to have health implications.
Feel like you can't afford it? I'm not sure that I spend any more on organics, I hit farmers markets more, look for deals, hit a few different stores through the week for small shops, and DON'T WASTE ANYTHING. I'll try and price out the meals that I make as I think the house is about 95% organic.
Set oven to 375
In a large mixing bowl put the water, the sweetener, and the yeast. I mix the sweetener into the water then lightly sprinkle the yeast on the top of the water to float. in apx 3-5 mins you will have a foamy float, this is the time to add the flour in. I dump it all in at once and mix a few times with a fork until I can start to fold it over with my hand. Leave in the mixing bowl in an oiled ball and cover it with a warm damp cloth ( helps to rise).
Once risen (5-10mins) flatten half the dough onto your baking sheet. I love my cast iron but what ever you like to use you will need to adjust the time for. Thinner sheets will take less time.
I chop up everything while my dough is rising so it's ready to go.
Dress you dough and sprinkle the Diaya, 17-19 mins later..... yummmm!, just watch hot delicious pizza and the roof of you mouth, they fight sometimes!!!
$2.25 flour ( buy small batches in bulk if you don't use a lot)
$2.00 basil ( farmers market has big bags from green houses for super cheap compared to stores)
$2.00 portabello ( I find them on sale once and a while for 2 for $4)
$ .50 spinach ( I usually buy this in those tubs from the grocery store, I use quite a bit)
$ .75 leek (organic leeks are inexpensive and delicious in so many things)
$1.50 arrabatta sauce (left overs and one of the few things that is premade I keep in the house)
$ .75 cherry tomatoes ( throw them on everything a handful at a time)
$ .50 onion,garlic,oregano,salt ect. (staples)
Eat healthy and live well!
Happy New Year!!