This is interesting!
My wife and I have a similar system of meal planning + improvising from staples. However we have a much shorter cycle (more like 3-5 days) because we live in a small apartment in New York City and don’t have space to store lots of groceries.
It’s kind of fun to see how very basic activities are changed by where you live.
– deadtreenoshelter 2021-03-15 00:02 UTC
Hah, in our case the pandemic made all the difference. I used to go shop for food practically every day. Our fridge was mostly empty. But now we order food in big batches. The apartment is small but the fridge is big. 😅
– Alex 2021-03-15 06:34 UTC
about olive oil, you wrote:
...don’t use it for frying things, it would be a waste, and possibly dangerous to your health; use hot pressed and filtered olive oil for frying – or butter)
I thought so too until I met my girlfriend who grew up in Crete. She said they use olive oil for frying everything, even french fries. Still, the cretan cuisine has a reputation of being one of the healthiest of the Mediterranean.
There are studies that show that the natural antioxidants in non-filtered, native olive oil keep it longer from disintegrating than filtered oils.
Adam Ragusea has made an interesting video about the subject inluding references to the studies:
– bnrl 2021-03-29 21:10 UTC