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Old 10-07-2006, 11:07 PM   #41
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Yes I know I have to eat a variety. I also bought whole grain pasta, and i drink jamba juice everymorning (the drink contains tons of blueberries) but the point is that i have TO STOP EATING OUT, and learn how to make food for myself. Thats why im trying to estimate the cost of how I should eat sushi, and other things. I have to spend around $20-40 for the INITIAL shushi equipment, then i have to spend another $20-50 on the ingrediants that wont last very long. Part of getting more muscular is to PLAN or have a blue print of what your going to eat, when your going to eat, and how much u are going to spend on it thats why i am asking detailed questions
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Old 10-07-2006, 11:58 PM   #42
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I especially get a kick out of the pretend tofu-meats that are loaded with junk. But it's not meat!
the best is the tofu "hot dogs"!! do they have tofu "spam" yet??
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Old 10-08-2006, 12:01 AM   #43
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Yes I know I have to eat a variety. I also bought whole grain pasta, and i drink jamba juice everymorning (the drink contains tons of blueberries) but the point is that i have TO STOP EATING OUT, and learn how to make food for myself. Thats why im trying to estimate the cost of how I should eat sushi, and other things. I have to spend around $20-40 for the INITIAL shushi equipment, then i have to spend another $20-50 on the ingrediants that wont last very long. Part of getting more muscular is to PLAN or have a blue print of what your going to eat, when your going to eat, and how much u are going to spend on it thats why i am asking detailed questions
your most expensive items will be your "proteins" - find non-meat inexpensive protein sources like legumes (blackbeans, chickpeas) to complement your meat proteins

also found this while reading another post:

"Eggs are one of today's best food buys. A dozen Large eggs weighs 1 ½ pounds so at 90¢ a dozen, eggs are only 60¢ per pound. Eggs supply high-quality protein and a variety of important vitamins and minerals at a very low price." (http://aeb.org/LearnMore/Faqs.htm#faq4)
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Old 10-08-2006, 12:39 PM   #44
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Kitchenelf - Sorry. If it makes you feel any better, I have an addiction to Hot Tamale Candies from Just Born...
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Seven S - Yup, tofu dogs. Or how about tofurkey?

Have you ever heard Lewis Black's skit about Soy? He starts yelling about Soy Milk, and how theres no such thing because Soy Beans don't have breasts. He says it's "Soy Juice", but no one would ever buy anything labeled "Soy Juice"!
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Good fish is expensive. Not only that, but the yield is nowhere near 100% after it's trimmed & blocked. Eat lots of tofu which will bring the costs down, and then just have fish once a day. For breakfast/lunch you could have a good n'hearty miso soup chocked with tofu. I'd get kinda bored with it after about a week though.
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:21 PM   #45
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Is salmon as expensive as tuna? and for sushi do i need to buy smoked salmon or raw fresh salmon. i dont know the difference.
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:36 PM   #46
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Fresh tuna usually, around here, runs about $7.99 a pound (this is the sashimi grade) and the salmon runs $10.99 per pound to $13.99 per pound depending on farm-raised versus wild. The wild salmon does have a distinct, for lack of a better term but it still fits the bill, gamey taste but still good. I prefer farm-raised.

I like smoked salmon for bagels and cream cheese but not in my sushi, though plenty of people do like it. I have to have that raw taste to be satisfied. The smoked salmon is cured so technically it is cooked.

The best way for you to check prices is the same way I just did. Find a grocery store online that lets you shop then check prices. I don't know where you live so I can't help with a grocery store suggestion.

Every now and then sashimi grade salmon will be on sale for $2.99 per pound. I still don't buy a lot of it and freeze though as the texture does change. I have, however, asked if they had any still frozen and have bought that way, versus re-freezing.
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Actually, Sush is a really nice guy, and you shouldn't worry about that Deadly in front of his name. I think he is really a *****cat in nature and just needs to find the right redhead to get him purring.
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Actually, Sush is a really nice guy, and you shouldn't worry about that Deadly in front of his name. I think he is really a *****cat in nature and just needs to find the right redhead to get him purring.
lol - now we're really going to confuse Buff!!!!!!
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:24 AM   #49
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I bought the book "sushi for wimps" its a good book. lots of photos and illustrations. I still have yet to buy fresh tuna or salmon! lol
Gonna keep lookin for a fresh sea food market near my area

(any recommendations? i live in dupage county, illinois)

Also how the **** can you see the actual parasites in salmon?
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:47 AM   #50
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Most fresh-water parasites are microscopic. Raw freshwater fish is typically frozen to kill them before serving at most sushi bars.

Most sal****er parasites are big, such as worms that burrow through the meat that are an inch long or more. Usually the fish monger picks 'em out before putting them on ice in the case. Every once in a while you'll find one though.

Remember to buy fresh cuts of fish - not the pre sliced stuff.
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Kitchenelf - Interesting on the fish prices. My local supermarket has fresh yellowfin for around $10/lb, but it hasn't been trimmed/blocked and it's no where near fresh enough for my tastes. I have a Whole Foods market that I normally get my fish from where it's only a day or two out of the water at most, $13-$14/lb - but it's still just cross-cut loin quarters. So once I trim and block it I figure the actual piece used for sushi runs me around $18/lb.
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