Potatoes are a necessity in my house. Not only are potatoes easy to cook as a main dish, they can also be served as a delicious side. In addition, when cooking Indian food there are multiple ways to cook potatoes, and each dish has a unique and distinct flavour. Coupling potatoes with another vegetable, meat or lentil is another fantastic way to serve this versatile vegetable.
Cooking Tip: Added too much salt to a curry dish? Add peeled and chopped potatoes to the curry and cook. While serving you can either remove the potatoes or keep it – depending on the dish.
California Iceberg Lettuce 99 ¢ per head at Associated Supermarkets. You can purchase the Lettuce at Met Foods for the same price.
Lettuce makes for a wonderful salad. Besides being high on nutritional value, it also helps in weight loss.
Little Known Fact: Lettuce helps with Insomnia. The white fluid in lettuce has a relaxing and sleep inducing properties similar to opium but without the same side effects. Eat it raw or drink lettuce juice to help with insomnia.
Hunt’s Tomatoes Crushed or Tomato Sauce 99 ¢ 28-29 oz can at Associated. Alternately, buy Red Pack Canned Tomatoes (28-29 Oz) for 98 ¢ at Pathmark or Food Basics. Whole Plum, Puree, Chef Cut or Cento Crushed Tomatoes are for 99 ¢ 28 oz can at Met Foods.
I recently came across an article in The Guardian which discusses the benefits of consuming tinned tomatoes. The article discusses how cooking tomatoes increases the food vale of tomatoes as a pigment lycopene in tomatoes is better absorbed by the human body of it has heated either during cooking or processing. Besides that we are all aware of the bone strengthening qualities of tomato as it is a source of Vitamin K!
Super A Tomato Ketchup 89 ¢ Squeeze 24 oz Cont. or easy squeeze 20 oz at Associated. At Pathmark, America’s Choice® Ketchup (20-24 oz.) is for $1.28 with card. If you are looking for a bigger Ketchup bottle then Hunt’s Ketchup 35 Oz Cont. is for $1.99 at Associated. Hunt;s Ketchup 35 Oz can can also be bought at Met Foods for $1.99.
Super A Vegetables 2 for $3, 16 oz. poly bag, select varieties, Cut Beans, Crinkle Carrots, French Beans, Chopped Collards, Mustard or Kale, Peas, Cut Corn, Peas and Carrots or Mixed Vegetables at Associated. At Key Food get 3 bags of 14.4 -16 oz Bird’s Eye Vegetables (Peas, Cut Corn or Mixed) for $5. At Met Foods, buy White Rose Vegetables – Green Beans, Corn, Mixed Peas or Peas and Carrots 99¢ for a 9-10 oz. pkg.
Certified Organic Bananas 99¢ Lb at Associated. Also available at Met Foods for 69¢ Lb. The price offered by Met Food is definitely better. I would recommend you head there for the bananas.
Little Known Fact: Banana’s help protect eyesight. Add a banana to your morning milkshake or slice it over your cereal – a daily dose will keep your eyes sharp.
Deals for 44¢ each at Pathmark!
America’s Choice® Canned Vegetables (14.5-15.25 oz.) for 44¢ each at Pathmark. Assorted Varieties, with card! (Corn, Green Beans or Sweet Peas)
America’s Choice® Elbow Pasta (16 oz.) 44¢ with card at Pathmark!
America’s Choice® Mac & Cheese (5.5-7.25 oz.) 44¢ at Pathmark. Assorted Varieties, with card!
Deals for 88¢ each at Pathmark!
America’s Choice® Frozen Boxed Vegetables (9-12 Oz) 88¢ each at Pathmark.
America’s Choice® Baked Beans (16 oz.) 88¢ at Pathmark. Assorted Varieties, with card!
America’s Choice® Canned Pineapple (20 Oz.) 88¢ at Pathmark. Assorted Varieties, with card
America’s Choice® Bread Crumbs (15 Oz.) 88¢ at Pathmark. Assorted Varieties, with card. At Food Basics, America’s Choice® Bread Crumbs (15 Oz.) is for 98¢. Pathmark has a better deal. That said it is extremely simple to make bread crumbs at home. You can also store them in the freezer for future use. Try this is an extremely simple recipe to make bread crumbs at home.
Deals for 1.48 at Pathmark!
America’s Choice® Steak or Worcestershire Sauce (10 Oz.) 1.48 each at Pathmark, with card. At Food Basics, America’s Choice® Barbecue Sauce (18 oz) is for 98¢, Assorted Varieties.
America’s Choice® Instant Oatmeal (8-15.1 oz) 1.48 at Pathmark. Assorted Varieties, with card! Great for the rushed morning breakfasts on weekdays.
America’s Choice® 100% Apple Juice (64 fl.oz.) 1.48 at Pathmark. Assorted Varieties, Includes Apple Cider, with card!
America’s Choice® Cocktail Sauce (12 Oz.) 1.48 at Pathmark with card
America’s Choice® Chilli Sauce (12 Oz.) 1.48 at Pathmark with card
America’s Choice® Pickle or Relish (16 fl. oz.) 1.48 at Pathmark. Assorted Varieties, with card
America’s Choice® Bucket Olives (7 oz.) 1.48 at Pathmark. Assorted Varieties, with card
Domino Sugar 4 Lb Sugar Bag 1.68 with card at Pathmark! At Key Food you can get a 4lb bag of granulated key Food Sugar for $1.69 with club card (Limit 1 Offer). At Assorted Supermarkets, Jack Frost Sugar $1.79 for 4 Lb. with additional $15.00 purchase or more. Limit 1 deal. Granulated White Rose Sugar is for $1.99 for a 4 Lb bag at Met Foods.
Fresh bunch of Cilantro for 79 ¢ at Key Food.
Little Known Fact: An article in the New York Times states that according to the Oxford Companion to Food, the word “coriander” is said to derive from the Greek word for bedbug, that cilantro aroma “has been compared with the smell of bug-infested bedclothes” and that “Europeans often have difficulty in overcoming their initial aversion to this smell.” There’s an “I Hate Cilantro” Facebook page with hundreds of fans and an I Hate Cilantro blog.
Key Food Large White Eggs 1 Dozen carton is for $1.99 at Key Food.
Coca-Cola 2 Lt 98¢ 67.6 fl. oz. at Food Basics, Assorted Varieties. Limit 6, plus deposit where required.
For those friendly gatherings at home, this is the perfect investment. The 2 Lt bottle will last long, fill many glasses and bring happy laughs– which is exactly what you want.
Pasta is such an effortless meal to put together on busy weeknights. Especially with a variety of pasta sauces available for a reasonable price in supermarkets all it takes is a little bit of tweaking to make the pasta taste homemade. Some tricks that I personally follow when making red sauce pasta is to stir fry onions, garlic and , at times, mushrooms in a bit of olive oil or butter before adding the pasta sauce to give the sauce an extra oomph. I also experiment with adding semi fried sausages to the sauce, and always always add additional seasoning in the end. My house has a high tolerance for chilli’s so there is always a generous helping of red pepper, and besides that garnish with dry basil, sprinkle some cheese or anything you think will enhance the taste.
And, hey I must be doing it right because as I browsed though some articles on the internet these are the very suggestions they had to offer!
Roma Plum Tomatoes, 98¢ lb. at Food Basics. Roma Plum Tomatoes can also be bought at Met Foods for 99¢ lb.
Little Known Fact: Tomatoes help wean-off alcohol in the body. Squeeze out and drink the juices from the tomato to wean-off the alcohol from the body and overcome hangover in a natural way. This is also a great way to detoxify your body from harmful toxins that come from liquor or beverages.
Barilla Lasagne $1.48 9-16 oz at Met Foods.
I tried to make lasagne at home following the, deceptively, simple lasagne noodles recipe. Long story shortit was a complete disaster. The noodles came out hard and unappetizing. I’m still not sure where I went wrong as I was following the recipe as closely as I could. But I’m sure I did go very wrong somewhere as her final product is way more appealing that what I produced. Till the time I can muster enough courage to make homemade lasagne again, it is store bought ready made lasagne for this house.
Goya Canned Vegetables 98¢ each 14.9-15.25 oz at Met Foods Assorted Varieties.
I have resorted to always keeping a stock of canned vegetables in my pantry. They are easy to cook, and can be added to most of the gravies. In addition for the busy weekdays they make for a delightful quick-fix meal. Goya Canned Vegetables are fresh and taste great.
Fresh Lemons 3 for 98¢ A Source of Vitamin C at Food Basics. At Pathmark get 4 lemons for $3, and at Met Foods 4 for $2. A vast difference in the price and Food Basics is definitely offering the best deal.
Large Cucumbers 2 for 88¢ at Food Basics. Excellent price compared to all other stores. Pathmark get 4 /$3, and Key Foods you get 3/$5.
Slice and eat a fresh cucumber for a quick pick me-up. Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins which significantly help in revitalizing the body. Also, since 95% of a cucumber is water, it keeps the body hydrated and eliminated toxins.
Knorr Bouillon 79¢ 3.1- 3.81 oz. pkg. 8 CT. Chicken or Beef Cubes at Met Foods. A necessary ingredient in every kitchen. These can be used in soups and sauces, and for this price I would definitely pick up a box.