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  • #16
    Only meat I eat is liver once every few weeks and it's like $4 a lb for grass fed
    Make America Great Again

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    • #17
      I eat meat for dinner about 4-5 times a week.

      However, I'm very reliant on kangaroo at the moment because

      1. it's very lean and tasty source of protein
      2. I know automatically that the animal lived as it's supposed to live in nature

      The only roo in the supermarkets is organic. It's about $18-$19/kg. Not CHEAP, but I feel it's money better spent that strugging to find good beef or chicken.

      Otherwise, I get:

      2 dozen eggs
      2 tubs of Greek yoghort
      3L milk
      100-200g smoked salmon
      quinoa bread ($9 a loaf)
      quinoa flakes
      fruit, usually 3 types
      vegetables, depending on what's available but usually include zucchini, capsicum (peppers), onions, garlic, broccoli and cauliflower.
      A few canned or frozen veges for emergencies
      bacon
      cheese (ricotta, cottage, cream)
      honey (but that's more of a monthly thing)

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
        Wow, what kind of things are you able to buy for that little?
        If we didn't eat any lamb I might cut it down a little, but its hard to imagine getting down by much.
        -Eggs.
        -Potatoes.
        -Bananas.
        -Rice
        -Offal.

        Offal <3 Amazing source of protein, and pretty much cheap steak/ground meat.
        Dark chocolate and coffee, running through my veins...

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        • #19
          I spend close to 300 a month, including going out/getting lunch out.

          How many people are you feeding for 800.00?!

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          • #20
            About $250 a week for 3 people, although last week was $350 because I stocked the freezer with meat from a butcher while I was visiting out of state.

            Not sure why I spend so much. I buy organic everything at Whole Foods, oh yeah that's why it's so high.

            But my bill will be better for the next few weeks now that the freezer is stocked. I wish this butcher wasn't so far away. I plan on growing as many of our own vegetables as possible this year. Would love to be food self sufficient eventually.

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            • #21
              Thanks Ayla for this thread. Brave of you to put your numbers out there.

              My budget is $NZ200 pw and has been for five years. It used to feed five, then four, then three, then I went primal, now back up to four people and occasionally five and amazingly I am finding it still stretches.
              Annie Ups the Ante
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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              • #22
                $200/week for all meals for 2.5 people. Plus one out to dinner meal at the microbrewery that runs about $70 on average.

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                • #23
                  We have 4 to feed, 2 are young children.
                  We would love to live on a farm and grow everything incl animals to eat. One day
                  Def want to add in offal and will start doing that into stews etc once it gets colder

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                    We have 4 to feed, 2 are young children.
                    We would love to live on a farm and grow everything incl animals to eat. One day
                    Def want to add in offal and will start doing that into stews etc once it gets colder
                    oh, were your numbers in aus$? whats the conversion rate nowadays, whats that in USD.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                      We have 4 to feed, 2 are young children.
                      We would love to live on a farm and grow everything incl animals to eat. One day
                      Def want to add in offal and will start doing that into stews etc once it gets colder
                      Works better as chilli for nachos or spaghetti squash.
                      Dark chocolate and coffee, running through my veins...

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                      MFP Food Diary:
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                      (Date is New Zealand Time UTC+ 12hours)

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by specsAreGrok View Post
                        oh, were your numbers in aus$? whats the conversion rate nowadays, whats that in USD.
                        Very close to equal at the moment.
                        Google tells me $800 aud is $783 USD.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by AngryKiwi47 View Post
                          Works better as chilli for nachos or spaghetti squash.
                          Nachos?
                          What do you use as chips?
                          We can't get spaghetti squash here, I wish we could.

                          I did just get a slow cooker paleo cookbook, so plan on trying most of the recipes if not all eventually.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                            Nachos?
                            What do you use as chips?
                            We can't get spaghetti squash here, I wish we could.

                            I did just get a slow cooker paleo cookbook, so plan on trying most of the recipes if not all eventually.
                            Oven baked sweet potatoes.

                            Slice 'em thin, leave 'em to bake for about 10-20 mins, serve under a mound of minced organ meat. OM NOMNOM.
                            Dark chocolate and coffee, running through my veins...

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                            MFP Food Diary:
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                            (Date is New Zealand Time UTC+ 12hours)

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                              Yes, it's just me...
                              Derp - you need to find yourself a nice little kiwi girl ..................
                              "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                              ...small steps....

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by AngryKiwi47 View Post
                                Oven baked sweet potatoes.

                                Slice 'em thin, leave 'em to bake for about 10-20 mins, serve under a mound of minced organ meat. OM NOMNOM.
                                ooh yes that is a great idea. I think my family would love that.
                                What do you use in your mince? I have used this Caveman Food: Taco Salad and Homemade Taco Seasoning before and just served it on lettuce, with salsa and guacamole, and they loved it.

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