"He who knows what sweets and virtues are
in the ground, the waters, the plants, the
heavens, and how to come at these
enchantments, is the rich and royal man."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What the World Eats in a Week:

A Dollar A Day! $1/person/day

A Dollar A Day!  $1/person/day
We were blown away by all the Coke and other multi-national labels in the hungry planet video clip above that seemed to permeate the tables and kitchens all over the world! It would appear us Earthlings can't live without our sugar water (or make that high fructose corn syrup water). Our backdrop is the only Pepsi you'll see in this month's photos. Aleli has nicknamed this old half of a tin sign, " Food Shortage".

Tuesday, August 12

And the sun poured in like butterscotch......

The sun DID pour in like butterscotch and stuck to all our senses. Or is it stuckdeded? Whatever. It was a beautiful morning and breakfast was leftover butternut squash (still fantastic a day later) and rice with some brown sugar, a dash of cinnamon and a modest splash of milk. Although we ate every meal, we had some technical difficulties in photographing each. With all the money we're saving on food, you'd think we could splurge on some back up batteries. Even the rechargeables are exhausted!

An audible "eeuw" from James at the idea of this meal.... a total mmmmmm from Baby upon actually chowin' it down. Can't please all the people all the time.

Lunch was nothing but leftovers, leftovers, leftovers. It was time to catch up an all the gosh forsaken leftovers! They were actually edible though and we looked forward to a freshly made pasta dinner with extra basil for our basil lovin' kids. Kettle corn is the new black. We popped up another batch for the whole family this time. Definitely a new favorite. Meals today cost in total about $2.15. Maybe we can catch up sooner than later, budget wise.

The real shocker in all of this is that WE have waste. We are actually generating waste. There is food left over....... enough to spoil. There is weird science in the back of our fridge. In these "recessionary" times with all this talk of world food shortages and us playing with this dollar a day set up...... there is waste. Somewhere someone in this world is watching their child go very hungry...... and here we are throwing out what could have gone into a human belly. Somehow, we've got to find solutions for all this. Businesses must thrive AND individuals must eat. How do we get there.... as a world family? How can everyone make a buck AND cover the basics? Many questions occurred to us on leftovers day. We already knew there is abundance. But this is ridiculous. This experiment/ experience gets more textured by the day.

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A food for thought video. A must see for all! Enjoy!

And now a word on organics. "Grocery Store Wars"

Food, Glorious Food!

A Dollar a Day is all it takes: Plumpy' Nut...... a life saver.....please watch and think