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yeah, now i will finally have enough salad for a few days! Wish I could find the same size but made of glass.

This salad has: Romain, Dandelion, Kale, Celery, Tomato, Radish, Zucchini rope noodles, Cucumber and Avocado!!!

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Comment by Eric on November 8, 2010 at 10:18am
Olive, thanks for the great comment. I will surely keep that in mind when i go to make my next salad. If i can get down to 15-20 bucks a day that would be great! Right now I am not even close but after watching a few (10 or so) more of Michael A's vids i found out about http://www.doortodoororganics.com/ and that should help a bunch. Investing in health and voting with what we purchase is very important. Just finding the best places to purchase these items has been the greatest challenge of all for me.
Comment by Olive Fruitvegan on November 8, 2010 at 7:33am
i would also leave out the courgette and the radishes. such items are too costly for me in a daily salad. i would use 1-2 heads of the cheapest organic lettuce, some 8 oz of spinach, and a celery head, oh and maybe a lot of cucumber, since i can get them cheap. leaving out the tomatoes does not work for me yet, since without it tastes too bland (i am working on that though).
most of the time i am doing bananas and dates during the day, so that saves money. plus a huge (blended) salad in the evenings (maybe 3-4 evenings per week). i think i calculated once that i am spending between 15 and 20 dollars a day, which is ok for me. investing in health, and voting with my money, you know...
Comment by kat green on November 8, 2010 at 5:47am
Comment by Eric on November 7, 2010 at 4:12pm
I figure, without buying the 2 tomatoes - $5 and using a full bunch/stalk of celery - $4, i could get the price down to $16 or so. I plan to crunch the ingredients through the cron0meter tomorrow.

If you are eating the entire thing at night, how much do you spend on your large regular salads?

I am a beginner taking my baby steps to 811... I have enjoyed the journey so far. Thanks for the replies and feedback.
Comment by Eric on November 7, 2010 at 1:44pm
ok everybody. The dimensions of the new box is 12.5inches x 13 inches and it is 5 inches tall (on the inside). This salad cost me around $25. All organic bought from Whole Paycheck/Foods Market.

I had put one full stalk of Romaine (1.26lbs), a full bunch of kale, a full batch of dandelion (it was around 17 stalks), two large tomatoes (they cost the most), a full bunch of celery, 14 medium radishes, 1 large zucchini, 1 large cucumber and 1 avocado.

For the dandelion... i cut off the thick part of the stalk like i do the kale. I think it doesn't bother be because it is mixed with the rest.

I was planning on eating 1/3 of it a night. If I could get the ingredients cheaper I would eat a half box a night (especially as I begin to workout more once I get through all the next video editing project). In fact I would love to have 3 of these boxes in my refrigerator. I say Michael "the fruitarian" Arnstein uses a huge floor waxing container to make his salads. Nice! I wonder if he still uses this.

Comment by fruit loves me on November 7, 2010 at 10:37am
Wow, I'm impressed you can eat dandelion raw. I still find it too bitter. Is there not very much in it?

I could definitely eat that much salad - lots of chewing though! Oh and it's probably just for aesthetic reasons since I already had nice bowls, but I make a huge salad and eat it in a small bowl with 2nd, 3rd and 4th helpings.
Comment by Olive Fruitvegan on November 7, 2010 at 10:19am
hmm, looks verry jammi.

i found the same size bowl, not made from glass, but made from wood, which is nice too.

and - i think i could eat that in one sitting :) i started blending my salads into green soups lately, so i can get sooo much more greens in (1.5 to 2 liters of this creamy soup sometimes). i know it is not perfect, and it would better to munch down the greens even without chopping them (to prevent oxidization), but i think it is great while i am still only a few months into lfrv.
Comment by Madelyn on November 7, 2010 at 10:05am
I could eat half of that in an hour sitting :)


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