Monthly Archives: April 2013

#LiveBelowTheLine Breakfast 22 Cents

Please note in costing I calculated use of heel of the bread

– here it is in all its crumbly glory!


#LiveBelowThe Line Day 1 TOTAL $1.49

Before you scoff – please

Any Professional Chef or Professional Eater please contact me,

I would be happy to discuss the price and politics of food anytime.

Know this – I was 5’8″ by the age of 10 eating bologna sandwiches on white bread!

– consumed along with other now decried middle American processed foods.

For my LiveBelowTheLine challenge this week,

I did all my shopping at Save aLot on South Carrollton and Claiborne

in my New Orleans neighborhood, as most of my neighbors on a budget do.

Whole Foods and the various farmer’s markets were out of my price range.

As an experienced chef this task is easier for me than most.

Oh and don’t forget the Weight Watchers factor

– we live for budgeting our food intake!

Breakfast

Eggs, Lg 1 pc       $0.09

Bread, White 1 slice        $0.05

Butter, Swt Crm 1/2 Tblsp.           $0.03

Lunch

Bread, White 2 slices      $0.09

Bologna, Oscar Meyer 2 slices $0.16

Salad Dressing 1 Tblsp.   $0.03

Dinner

Beans, Red Kidney .25cup dry    $0.10

Rice, Long White, Mahatma .25cup dry  $0.10

Snacks

Banana, 1 sm     $0.12

Yogurt Lw Ft 4oz $0.27

Carrots  2oz        $0.09

Celery   1 rib       $0.09

Apples, Red Delicious 1/2 apple $0.22

TOTAL $1.44


Rabbits and Squirrels

Rabbits and squirrels are plentiful in Louisiana, but we don’t eat them much, anymore.

In the 2oth century people have eaten wild animals and plants as part of their diet in rural America.

Western European Upper Paleolithic humans derived more than 80% of their diet from rabbit.

80%!

Rabbit!

Next week I will live on $1.50 a day in support of LiveBelowTheLine.

A tough task, but thankfully not a necessity for me.

There are lots of rabbits and even more squirrels in my mother’s yard in Mandeville, Louisiana.

Anything I can do with a chicken, I can do with a rabbit.

Fried Rabbit, Rabbit Blanquette,  Rabbit Fricassee,  Roasted Rabbit, Rabbit Salad, Rabbit and Dumplings

The squirrel I prefer to combine with the rabbit and make a classic Brunswick Stew with potato, corn, butter beans, tomato, celery, onion, white, red, and black peppers.

I’ve heard Robin is tasty too; they are in my mom’s neighborhood as well.


Hong Kong, Dubai and US! Live #BelowTheLine challenge – $1.50 a day for food and drink for 5 days


Live #BelowTheLine challenge – $1.50 a day for food and drink for 5 days

Live #BelowTheLine challenge – $1.50 a day for food and drink for 5 days

Please sponsor me at http://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/SATStorms


Finals, healthy eating and preparing for Live Below The Line

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Hong Kong, Dubai and US! Live #BelowTheLine challenge – $1.50 a day for food and drink for 5 days

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Thanks to those who sponsored my efforts in support of World Food Program USA thus far!

Most of us are so fortunate.

Alarmingly, 1.4 Billion people worldwide live in extreme poverty.

Live #BelowTheLine challenge – $1.50 a day for food and drink for 5 days

Please sponsor me at http://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/SATStorms

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Tulane University on the Leaderboard for LiveBelowtheLine!

Massive thanks to Jo Ann Davis, Juanita Bonita, Alison Ross, Anne Wallis and all the anonymous donors – mom –

for donating to my Live Below the Line fundraising campaign!

Can you also chip in $100 USD? Every donation goes towards helping end extreme poverty.

Thanks for all the support! I will be a bit hungry next week.

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check it out!

https://www.livebelowtheline.com/us-en-leaderboards


Professional Eater, Semi-Retired

I was a Cook, and a Chef for many years.

I was also a Professional Eater, in many ways I still am.

Should those words be capitalized?

Yes, it was my title, I was good at it, I dedicated time, money, effort and my life to it.

I traveled far and wide, I took educational food vacations, attended conferences, studied wine, dined alone and in groups.

I am not alone, food as sport, food as art, food as an obsession, has been in fashion for years.

These days I am thinking about what I eat and how much I spend on food – not just money, but how much time I dedicate to the pursuit of my next meal.

In August 2012 I started a break from the professional hospitality world, tended to a dying father, returned to study at a University, and volunteered to share my cooking skills within community.

Now, more often, I cook at home in pursuit of balance.

I dine out less frequently.

Beginning Monday April 29 till Friday May 3, I will live on $1.50 a day for food and drink.

This is in support of Live Below The Line and the 1.4 Billion people worldwide who survive on only $1.5o a day – living every day in extreme poverty.

Though I am a Professional Chef, a very skilled cook, and an expert bargain hunter – it will be a difficult challenge.

Please support this cause and think of those less fortunate the next time you buy a $3 coffee or dine out.


Hong Kong, Dubai and US! Live #BelowTheLine challenge – $1.50 a day for food and drink for 5 days

Thanks to those who sponsored my efforts in support of World Food Program USA thus far!

Most of us are so fortunate.

Alarmingly, 1.4 Billion people worldwide live in extreme poverty.

Live #BelowTheLine challenge – $1.50 a day for food and drink for 5 days

Please sponsor me at http://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/SATStorms


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