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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
    Derp - you need to find yourself a nice little kiwi girl ..................
    Yep cos us kiwis are so damn awesome right?

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    Ayla - I have to be honest - I have no idea how much I spend on food each week - however In my unmeasurable way I reckon that my food bill has severely lessened since going Primal. I do the outside isles at the supermarket, with a very occassional trip instore !!!!!! to get a pkt of chocy bickies or some such for DH. He has cut down on ice cream, sauces and bread - I should actually work it out.....it would be an interesting exersize..........
    .....one day I might !!!!!..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayla2010 View Post
    Yep cos us kiwis are so damn awesome right?
    abso - efffing - lutely
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayla2010 View Post
    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.
    Ha, now I just feel like I'm showing off. :P

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    My mom gives me 390 ($510) a month. So I can spend 13 a day. Holland is expensive so all I eat is eggs, ground beef, left over organs and milk. But it's all grassfed and everything
    well then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadsie View Post
    My mom gives me €390 ($510) a month. So I can spend €13 a day. Holland is expensive so all I eat is eggs, ground beef, left over organs and milk. But it's all grassfed and everything
    actually Gadsie if Holland is anything like Denmark - wow.
    We were there in 2008 and we couldn't believe the prices of food etc.... My DH wanted to buy meat for an evening meal - and we nearly had to mortgage the house to do so !!!!!!
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

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    G you should work it out one day just for fun.
    We only have a budget, cos I am trying to be a good house wife haha Na more so I can see where it goes, as I used to spend a lot of money on nothing really. But now I don't.
    Yes when I go to the supermarket its just the outside, except for tuna and olive oil, and toilet paper. Oh and spices.
    Since school started ive been there for fruit/veg almost every day. But will go back to only the farm, its not that much further down the road.

    Angrykiwi, I can get my butcher to grind up the offal with the minced beef which is helpful. Will check out your recipe later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
    actually Gadsie if Holland is anything like Denmark - wow.
    We were there in 2008 and we couldn't believe the prices of food etc.... My DH wanted to buy meat for an evening meal - and we nearly had to mortgage the house to do so !!!!!!
    Well luckily there is a butcher who freezes in left over pieces of organs which I can get for €4 per pound. And I can get raw milk at a farm for €0,50 per liter. I do have to cycle longer than hour and back for it..
    well then

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    Wow that is a pretty expensive food bill. I spend about $50-60 a week but I could probably go a lot cheaper if I didn't buy imported blueberries, chocolate and manuka honey that costs $15 per 250g.

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    Ayla, you're fortunate to be able to feed your family such good quality food. It's easy to spend $100/person/week here also if you've switched to an uncompromising view of food. Our govt gives the poorest of us $200/month/person and they base it on factory farm/Walmart prices. Considering that since I switched from grocery store meat to GF/pastured meat, my meat prices have more than doubled, I don't think the amount you're spending is that out of line.

    Eg. I often see CAFO t-bone steaks on sale for about $6/lb. I never see GF t-bones for less than $14/lb. Ground beef at Wallyworld is ~$4/lb (pink slime included for free!), but GF ground beef is $8/lb. In a pinch, I'll buy a couple of conventional tomatoes at the corner store for $1.09/lb, but organic tomatoes are on average about $3/lb. The smallest increase I've seen is on half and half - only a 33% increase going from factory to pastured. Butter is about $3/lb factory; pastured is about $5/lb. Store bought sardines in a can might be as low as $1.50 a can, but if you want sustainably fished and bpa-free cans, that goes up to $2.67/can.

    As a note, people who have the space and access to buying half and quarter cows/other animals spend much less for GF meat than I do. Also, food prices can vary somewhat in different locations of the US. Even national chains like Costco (a pretty terrific store) and Whole Foods (a mostly good store) can vary a lot in both type of product, price, and sales depending on their location.

    All of that rambling aside, I don't know what I spend in a month because I often buy in bulk. Not as much as I'd like because I don't have the space, but 20-30 lbs at a time of one meat or fish when I can save money by doing so. Some of it is offset by the fact that I don't eat many $8 po'boys anymore nor do I eat pizza ever (that's $100/month savings right there). But just guessing, I'm pretty sure I spend $75-100/wk on food for myself. And that's a whole lot more than I was spending when I just threw packs of sale meat into my cart at Walmart.
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