FFTW is a term that Malaka and I use occasionally in texts. It means “food for the week” and it’s something we make almost every Sunday. Lately, I’ve been trying to do it on a shoestring budget — which can be hard if you’re conscientious about getting enough produce in your diet.
This past Sunday I got one of those HUGE tubs of greens for $6.50 and got at least 7+ meals out of it. I also got mini carrots, which I parboiled for a softer texture. I boiled a bag of lentils and mixed that up with green peas and corn. That, plus red onion, was my salad. I mixed it up with different dressings, nuts and cheeses throughout the week. At one point, I put that stuff on a tortilla with a half of an avocado.
With the other avocado half, I made this dressing:
- Half an avocado
- Juice of a lemon
- Big bunch of basil
- Clove of garlic
- TBSP mustard
- Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes
- Extra vinegar, whatever you have around
- Some oil, though you don’t need much
- Water for consistency
Blend it all up and that’s that!
Do you have any recommendations for cooking in bulk for the week? We’d love to hear!