A food buying group a bit north of here let me join them in ordering from United Natural Foods. Their products probably aren’t any less expensive than the grocery stores but I mostly ordered things I can’t get here. And, I love buying in bulk.
We’ve been using McCann’s Irish Oats but decided to try Bob’s and see if we can tell any difference. We love steel cut oats and I don’t think there’s anywhere we can buy them locally. There were four bags of oats.
The big bag in the middle front is tabouli salad mix. I love that stuff and we’re having some for dinner tonight. There were three bags and you only use 1 cup of the mix. I think we can have tabouli salad for quite a while!
I got six loaves of Sprouted Rye Seed Bread. I’ve made sprouted seed bread a few times and we like it a lot.
Also, got a dozen Lemongrass Basil frozen dinners. That’s one of our favorite Thai dishes so I hope it’s good.
And, Pine Nut Couscous. I can get regular couscous here but don’t usually find the Pine Nut variation.
Eggplant Parmesan Bites should be good for a little snack every now and then and in the big bag – five pounds of quinoa. Certainly can’t get that unless I go to Whole Foods. Chad loves Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Grapes & Almonds so we’ll have that this weekend. He’ll be thrilled that we have quinoa in the house!
We won’t be going hungry for a while but we also aren’t making much progress with cleaning out the freezer.
I love buying in bulk. We use to belong to a food buying co-op when the kids were all at home…takes alot to feed growing teenagers! Also, wanted to tell you I finished the Bear in the Farmhouse quilt top today…daughter V has already lair claim to it & my friend Teri wants it too! Thanks for sharing your talent…..
I think if I lived near to you and was your friend (and got invited for dinner), I might be able to expand my taste for different foods. I wasn’t familiar with most of what you just mentioned here. LOL
I love Bob’s Red Mill products! 🙂 I have bought a lot from their website and been very pleased with the quality. Now I find most of their products at one of the grocery stores here, even quinoa and bulgur. 🙂 Still can’t buy plain sunflower seeds in any stores here though so I buy that from Bob’s website. As always it’s a pleasure to read your blog. I don’t comment often but I read it everyday.
Well Judy you did it again! I thought I knew much about foods, but most of what you bought today I have never tasted. Some of what you mentioned today I have never heard the name before tonight nor would I have any idea how to cook the product.
This really makes me feel like I have lived a sheltered life, but I really have not. I am educated (with a Home Economics degree). I was raised in NW Indiana where there is a great ethnic diversion. My own background is half Croation. I have visited and ate in many large US cities and have tried many foods my friends and family just turn their nose up to at the time.
So I am looking forward to seeing the salad this weekend and learning more about Quinoa. That Sprouted Rye seed bread sounds wonderful. Now to check out your link to the Salad.
All very good, HEALTHY food! It is so sad that the junk food is so much cheaper than healthy food – child nutrition in poor areas is one of my favorite topics, because many people just don’t even know how to fix healthy food! I am teaching someone how to make bread this week and then I lent some Taste of Home magazines to another person who had never seen the magazine before. You are doing a great job teaching the rest of us all your healthy food tips! My son loves couscous, but we certainly can’t buy it in our local store – they are too busy stocking the shelves with chips, white rice, soda and frozen dinners, agh! For a quick dinner I will sometimes simmer italian stewed tomatoes, sliced zucchini/summer squash and a can of chickpeas and serve over couscous with shredded cheese. Cheers! Evelyn