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Old 07-19-2018, 02:03 PM
 
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He is getting those gainz, bru! Getting all thick..
Can you shut up? yes, I am getting all thick? what is your effing problem?
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:09 PM
 
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I never mentioned Whole Foods. I usually don't shop there. Sometimes, they have very good deals and items on sale.
What exactly do you buy for $800 a month since you don't do Whole Foods? I can only think of a few other places with similar prices... Citarella, Fairway which I occasionally do, or West Side market. Gristedes simply isn't worth it. This weekend I'm doing a huge list. I saw some truffle cream in WF that I want for some of my dishes. Pricey but oh so good...

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Can you shut up? yes, I am getting all thick? what is your effing problem?
LOL! Don't mind him... He likes to flirt.

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Oh Gosh! the freaking $800 was an rough estimate. It doesn't mean that I pay $800 on grocery. It might include occasional trips to Starbucks, vitamins and supplements that I need, sometimes I would like to go to the framer markets to buy some fresh fruit, it also could include entertainment in general. Of course, this can be adjusted because I don't do much during the week. In general, I usually leave room in my budget for unexpected purchases but I end up not using up all the money.
Ahhh I see... So you lumped everything together. I think it's wise to break that stuff out. I have a separate budget for things like entertainment. I haven't been doing as much takeout so I've been including that in my $800 food budget, since that usually also includes cleaning items and such too. Bounty or whatever.
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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I do... It's not hard to do either. I'm guessing you don't buy organic. For example, I like Bilinski's organic chicken sausage because they are skinless. In Whole Foods, they are $8.99 for 5 links. I haven't seen them anywhere cheaper. I also like to get things like organic fruit which can be expensive especially local items, so another $10 in fruit (let's say organic blueberries and some organic honey crisp apples). Then organic cereal and organic milk - $7.50 for that. Pastries and snacks... Another $10.00. Then frozen organic veggies and fresh veggies... $20.00 for that. Organic pastas and organic rices and other staples like polenta... Another $10 - 15 for that. Then sparkling water... I'll get three of those flavored at $1.99 each...

That's already almost $80.00. After that I'll pick up Method or Ecover dish detergent, Ecover fabric softener and other household items... Another $10 - 15 for that. $95.00 right there. Of course the list can change, but if you want quality things like great seafood, you will pay for it, and it's definitely worth it. I'm also leaving out things that I splurge on like organic french fries, olive oil and other condiments that you would get. I don't see it as expensive either. I load up on veggies. I usually buy several bags of the 365 organic brand of things like corn, green peas, and fresh veggies... Organic maitake mushrooms, basil, cherry tomatoes. That stuff is fantasic in season and I make my own meals with it. I also cook with things like pesto which can be pricey. I use a lot of it for pasta or other veggies dishes that I make.
$8.99 for 5 links? Smh

At those rates my grocery bill would be double, $1200

That's more than my monthly maintenance

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Old 07-19-2018, 03:28 PM
 
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$8.99 for 5 links? Smh

At those rates my grocery bill would be double, $1200

That's more than my monthly maintenance

Chill
SeventhFloor: where do you go for grocery shopping? How do you manage to save on groceries? Do you buy a lot of canned food?
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:37 PM
 
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$8.99 for 5 links? Smh

At those rates my grocery bill would be double, $1200

That's more than my monthly maintenance

Chill
Yeah I had one with lunch. I made organic polenta this morning. Put some corn in it, a smear of pesto seasoned it with salt and pepper beforehand, a small bit butter, and browned up a link in a little EVOO (I cut them up into small pieces) and that was lunch. Very reasonably priced, filling, healthy and delicious.

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SeventhFloor: where do you go for grocery shopping? How do you manage to save on groceries? Do you buy a lot of canned food?
I'm curious too. Where do you shop at for such deals?
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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SeventhFloor: where do you go for grocery shopping? How do you manage to save on groceries? Do you buy a lot of canned food?
I don't buy much canned food, the trick is we shop in 4-5 different places and catch sales

We shop at about 4 different supermarkets in our area and Costco
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:48 PM
 
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Yeah I had one with lunch. I made organic polenta this morning. Put some corn in it, a smear of pesto seasoned it with salt and pepper beforehand, a small bit butter, and browned up a link in a little EVOO (I cut them up into small pieces) and that was lunch. Very reasonably priced, filling, healthy and delicious.

I'm curious too. Where do you shop at for such deals?
Polenta? I had to Google that. Looks interesting and easy to make, I'll try it out and report back
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:48 PM
 
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I don't buy much canned food, the trick is we shop in 4-5 different places and catch sales

We shop at about 4 different supermarkets in our area and Costco
Ah huh... My girlfriend does Costco. I want a pack of those Coleman organic meatballs. You get a lot of them for a cheap price. She hates them, but they're great. Meatball sandwich...
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:49 PM
 
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Ah huh... My girlfriend does Costco. I want a pack of those Coleman organic meatballs. You get a lot of them for a cheap price. She hates them, but they're great. Meatball sandwich...
We shop at BJs once in a while too, but not that much, as it is kinda far from us
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:54 PM
 
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We shop at BJs once in a while too, but not that much, as it is kinda far from us
The thing is I don't want to do any of those places where I have to pay a yearly membership fee. I may go to Shop Rite and Target in Queens to look for those meatballs. lol I haven't had them in over year. Target has some good deals too, especially on cereal.
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