Today I decided I’m going to try my hand at making seitan for the first time. I realized I didn’t have a few of the key ingredients in my pantry, so I stopped off at the Bulk Barn to pick up the vital wheat gluten (simply called “gluten flour” at the store) and chick pea flour.
I also ended up stopping at Loblaws and FreshCo for a few things.
I wanted to share the cost of all the great food and vegan food products I bought today to show other Canadian vegans or people considering a vegan lifestyle.
Here’s what I bought.
- Chick pea flour, $1.10
- Gluten flour, $4.07
- Blackening seasoning, $1.24
- Kombucha, $5.09
- Total including tax: $12.07
- PC frozen wild Canadian blueberries, $2.99
- Earth Balance soy-free vegan butter $5.99
- Bananas, $1.38
- Total including tax: $14.35
- Pickles, $2.49
- Baby spinach, $2.99
- Capers, $3.29 (needed for vegan Caesar salad dressing recipe I want to try)
- Soy sauce, $1.98*
- Oranges, $2.39*
- Mini-corns, $1.99
- Red cabbage, $1.99
- Roasted red peppers, $1.69*
- Yves breakfast sausage links, $2.99*
- Yves Jumbo Veggie Dogs, $3.49*
- Alfalfa sprouts, $1.49
- Yves Veggie Salami slices, $3.49
- Silk Almond Vanilla coffee creamer, $2.19
- Strawberries, $2.48*
- Total with tax: $34.94
- *these items were on sale
Total altogether for today’s shopping: $61.36 CDN.
This is by no means our entire grocery bill for the whole week, by the way. The selection of fruit here in Southern Ontario for this time or year is pitiful, which is why I caved and grabbed the strawberries since they were on sale. It’s pretty easy to see that the packaged goods and pantry staples were the priciest items and the veggies and fruits were the lowest priced items. I was happy to see more vegan options in the discount grocery store as well as the pricier ones. For example, I saw Tofutti in all three of these stores, for the first time.
I’m off to make seitan, wish me luck!