Changes – but not in the menu

I’m starting a new job in 2 weeks. The last time I had anything to do with the Corp world was in…let’s just say, a long time ago. The opportunity kind of stumbled upon me and next thing I know I was signing the offer letter. I feel fortunate, excited, nervous and kind of lost on a emotional trip that it’s just not worth it to describe because after all this blog is about “dealicious cooking”.

I’ll continue preparing home meals according to whatever is on sale. Because I’ll no longer be afforded the luxury of traveling from one market to the next in order to maximize our food shopping savings, I’ll have to be extra good about picking the market with the best deals.

If the whole working-cooking-mom succeeds I’ll consider investing in a freezer. Meanwhile, I’m going to use the space I have in our small freezer wisely. Beans, meatballs and stews are on my list of foods that freeze well and can be stocked in small quantities.

The real challenge will be to ignore the MEGA Whole Foods I have right by my work and just try to take reasonable advantage of it.

Wish me luck!

Here is what we’ve been eating lately:

Spanish Tortilla with zucchini (Potato, onion, zucchini frittata)

Frango Ensopado (Chicken thighs cooked in the a mushroom-onion-bell pepper broth)

NY Steak, pear walnut balsamic salad and roasted purple potatoes

Because we love curry

Eggplant Potato Curry with Brown Rice and Turmeric Indian Celery Seeds Marinated Chicken Breast. Last night’s dinner.

For the Curry you’ll need:

1 diced potato, 1 diced eggplant, 1 onion, 1 jar of Seeds of Change Jalfrezi sauce (find $1.00 off coupon at

Sauté the sliced onion in 1 tbsp of canola oil. Add potato and eggplant. Sauté for 5 minutes and add sauce with 1/2 cup of water. Let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

For the Chicken Marinate:

Juice of 1 Lime, 1tbsp Turmeric, 1 tbsp Celery seeds, 1 tsp granulated onion, salt (1 1/2 tsp per chicken breast approximately), 1 hour marinating. Pan fry or grill it.

If you interested to try this simmer sauce, get a $1.00 coupon at or look for the Mambo Sprouts coupon book at Sprouts or Whole Foods. I’ve tried 3 different simmer sauces from Seeds of Change and they’re delicious (and organic).

No, I don’t get paid to blog about any products and even if I did I would never rave about something I don’t like. Poor quality or nutritional value is not included on this blog recipes, pics or links (except for Twinkies which I plan to try for the first time one of these days and definitely blog about!)