"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".

Wednesday, August 20

FOOD FAIRE: You Win Some You Lose Some......

Afternoon Activity includes sampling at the El Roble Food Tasting Festival.

So the other day we spent a whopping $18 dollars (3 days worth) at Winco market. However, the trip will probably cost us $518 in all ($500 deductible for crunching rental car into pole). More reason to economize! With that, here are some step by step photos of a meal that cost around $3. James learned how to make these Spanish Omlettes (aka: Torilla de Patatas) while on international work camps in France. Here is our variation of the omlette a la hot dog. Still risky even with these cheap ingredients because one wrong move can create more of an inedible bomblette than an omlette.

Store bought bag-o-potatoes seasoned with rosemary, olive oil, and sea salt
roast them in the oven and figure out what to do with them later....
oh yeah, these were cut with an apple corer slicer!

Ingredients from our BIG splurge the night before. Meat ( turkey franks ) Cheese, potatoes, eggs, some garlic and a whole lot of imagination...

Get started by cracking eggs....

Chop some hot dogs and brown them in a pan.

Mix meat (can use any meat for this) and potatoes in a skillet.
skillet should be non stick or use enough oil to prevent sticking.

Stir everything a few times and spread out ingredients

Get ready to do a little dance and make a little flip when it all looks like this...

Place a flat plate over omelet and turn upside down

Then slide back into pan to cook the bottom that was just the top...

Voila! with all the fixin's

Appetizer Turkey Hot Dog Bites on a Stick

No tooth picks, no worries, a few broken dry spaghetti sticks do the trick!

The boys battle it out for the few last drops of hot sauce

Eden is content to have one of her favorite ingredients:


The thoughs of baby Jujube in response to his siblings

"can you all just be civilized please!" "geeeeeee wiz for reals!"

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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