Monday, December 15, 2008

99.99% Organic

An often voiced complaint -- discount prices mean junk food recipes. Wrong! The 99 Cent Chef listens and is concerned about your health and well being -- he wants his visitors to be around for a long time.
Fresh produce is abundantly stocked in 99c only Stores and the Chef uses organic vegetable stock whenever possible. Now, you will not find Mache Blend salad containers, a carton of organic French onion soup, or a package of wheat tortillas every visit, but cans of organic tomatoes and legumes are usually stocked; also, cartons of soy milk and organic chicken stock turn up weekly.
So keep a lookout for "99.99 cent organic." Here are just a few wholesome purchases made this year.


9 comments:

Kelly said...

I have also found Hebrew National hot dogs at our 99 cent store .
I shall have to shop at the 99 cent store through your blog, as the Texas 99 cent stores are closing :(
They saved me a lot of money.

Billy Vasquez said...

Hi Kelly, I'm sorry to hear that, I'm sure a lot of your fellow shoppers feel the same. Did they not get enough business?

Kelly said...

Hey, Billy just checking in . They were always busy , but the media reported, " the 99 cent stores were not making a profit in Texas and a few other states .
This was after the escalation in gas prices . Now that gas prices are lower , I am speculating that the combination of higher transportation costs and the tightening of lines of credit have made this a difficult time for expansion .
Thank you for your blog .
I enjoy your culinary finesse with humble ( cheap ) ingredients and your amusing videos !!!
Merry Christmas Billy !

Amanda said...

Awesome! I did not know they had organic foods at the stores. I'm planning a trip to my previously overlooked 99cent store now. (Especially because I live in Texas too!)

Laini said...

Billy, can you do something with this?

Chick N' Biscuits (for dogs)

1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon soft margarine

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine chicken, broth and margarine and
blend well. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4
inch.
Cut into one-inch sized pieces and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake
to 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Makes 18 cookies.

Laini said...

Here is one for Kitty:

Salmon Snacks (for cats)

1/2 cup canned salmon, drained
1 cup whole-grain bread crumbs
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoons Brewer's yeast, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium-sized bowl, mash the salmon with a
fork into tiny pieces. Combine it with the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Drop mixture by 1/4 teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-minutes. Cool to room temperature and store in an airtight
container in the refrigerator.

Laini said...

Oh, wow! I just had an inspiration. My Chihuahua has funky kidney levels so I have been researching making his dog food to save money over prescription dog food which is $70 a bag. .99 only has frozen ground chicken...the wheels in my head are turning...Does anyone smell smoke?

Laini said...

These are just dog and cat treats but my Chihuahua is sick right now and (liver infection) and won't eat so I am going right now to get him some chicken and rice to cook in my pressure cooker. Once I found out how easy and cheap it was to make my own dog and cat food I decided not to buy it again. Mackerel sounds wonderful but I would definitely keep an eye on the sodium levels. Dogs and cats can't take much sodium. If anyone knows of a site for dog and cat recipes that are healthy and low cost I'm all ears.

Billy Vasquez said...

Hi Liani, great pet recipes! Ground chicken and turkey show up frequently, although, only a few frozen tubes at a time, so stock up. I also picked up a large 16oz. can of mackerel in brine the other day - good for your cat food recipe? I'm thinking of a recipe for my visitors now!

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