This has been an interesting thread, seeing the pricing etc of those who live in different countries to me. I couldn't really say how much we spend on food, cos we shop at a few places and buy in bulk, so one trip to the butcher can cost a bit more than another (like the time I went to buy half a lamb and ended up with half a cow). But it costs what it costs, we can afford it. After spending a huge amount on healing allergies and intolerances and then backing that up with many dentist visits and tonsillectomies (to try and get them as healthy as possible), spending money on good food is only supporting all t hat money previously spent.
I did get lucky and got 6 tubs of ghee for $1 each, rather than the just under $5, cos they were near date. Just chucked them in the freezer, and that's about 6 months worth. Our chooks go through a bag ($14) of food about once every 6 weeks, so eggs are fairly cheap. The garden produces quite a bit of fruit and I'm hopefuly the veges will start to grow seeing as it seems the rain may have actually stopped (it's rained for 2.5 yrs here now. We did have about a month of occasional showers, but lost of sunshine. Then first week of the school holidays, it rained Sat - Fri).