Tuesday 10am: Grocery Shopping…10 mins…only needed a couple things I didn’t already have…
- 2 Large Sweet Potatoes $2.85
- Large Can of Crushed Tomatoes $1.19
- 2 Cans of Low fat Unsweetened Coconut Milk $3.58
- Cilantro $.34
- Basmati Rice $5.29 (and will last me all week for sure)
Ingredients I already had…
- 1 Tbsp. Fresh Grated Ginger
- 3 Cloves Crushed Garlic
- 1 Tbsp. Cumin
- 1 Tbsp. Garam Masala
- 1 tsp. Turmeric
- 1 tsp. Coriander
- 1⁄2 tsp. Cardamom
- 1⁄2 Tbsp. Chili powder
- A few Cloves
- A few Fennel Seeds
- Salt to taste
Spices are pretty expensive up front, but last a long time. Even the Cardamom that was like $12 only comes to pennies each serving. So I would guess for this meal all the spices would total $2-$4.
Tuesday 11am: Prep time 10 minutes
Combine the ginger, garlic, tomatoes, coconut milk, spices, and cubed Sweet Potatoes in your Crock Pot.
Cook on high for 3 hours and then low for 3 hours. Or high for 4 or low for 8 or whatever combo works with your schedule.
Tuesday 5pm: Made Basmati Rice…took 20 minutes total
Let it cool a bit and sprinkled cilantro leaves on top.
My Taste Test…8 out of 10. I thought it was DELISH! And very spicy which I love. I didn’t really measure my spices out, I just tossed them in so not sure which of the spices actually made it spicy but it’s perfect for me.
Hubby’s Taste Test…8 out of 10…WHAT??? I may be a good wife yet!! He said if it was creamier it would be a 10. The recipe I adapted mine from had yogurt and corn starch in it to thicken and cream it up. I live in a small town and there wasn’t vegan yogurt at our store and for some reason corn starch scared me, so I just omitted them both. I will try it again next time with the vegan yogurt for my hubby! YAY!
Total Prep Time: 40 minutes
We each had 2 giant bowls of it for each meal and it fed us a total of 6 meals (3 each) so we paid $2.71/meal
Like I have said before, we eat twice as much as a normal person so you guys could probably get it done for about $1.35/meal.