Not really, of course, but I do undertake a large shop at the beginning of each month.
I buy my lentils and beans for the month.
I buy my coffee for the month from my favourite coffee supplier (Brazilian Coffee from Simply Coffee, Rundle St, Kent Town).
I visit my favourite Italian , Bottega Rotolo, and buy cheeses from Europe and rices from Italy, drink their coffee and talk Italian food with the staff.
I take some sprigs of rosemary from the bushes outside. I use them during the month for teas, stocks and cooking.
I pop into the Real Organics shop in Norwood and pick up honey and other things.
The Indian Bazaar in the Central Market for Indian spices and lentils.
Goodies and Grains in the Central Market for other beans and organic flours.
Any of the Asian Shops in the Central Market for tofu and Chinese veggies and dried fungi and dumplings.
The Vietnamese stall in the market for cold rolls.
The shop next door for coffee and a rest.
And any other shop, to find inspiration for the food for the month.
Its a lot of fun. And quite indulgent. All that is left for the month is fruit and veggies.
This month’s shopping trolley
Spices and Flavourings
Glass Mugs – Assam glasses for tea (see above)
Some Chinese tea making ingredients:
Dried Seedless Hawthorn
Fermented Red Rice (because 101 Cookbooks cooked with it recently)
Lentils and Beans
Black Eyed Peas
Olives – Kalamata
Olives – mixed with rosemary and lemon
The best cold rolls in Adelaide – I take them home for lunch
Broad Beans (because Cook Anything Once had some magnificent photos recently – stay tuned for a fabulous broad bean mash)
4 bottles of Mangrove Mountain, my favourite, because it was selling for $1 per bottle
Yum, watch out for some fantastic recipes coming your way this month.
This post was updated on 14th December, 2013
From the Mung Bean Series
- Cauliflower, Mung Bean and Broken Wheat Kitchadi
- Golden Gentle Dal
- Green Mung Dal Soup with Asparagus and Tomatoes
- ISKON Easy Mung Dal
- Kitchadi Patties
- Kitchen Bench Green Mung Dal Soup with Amaranth Greens
- Mung Bean Flour Mini Dosa
- Mung Dal, Jaffna Style
- A Mung Sprouts Sundal
- Mung Wadi (Mangodi). A Recipe for Nuggets of Mung Dal
- Masala Mung Wadi – Golden Lentil Drops in a Tomato Garlic Sauce
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