FFTW: A Sunday Ritual

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!

— Claire


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