Table of Contents:

9/22/15 – Day 22

9/21/15 – Day 21

9/20/15 – Day 20

9/19/15 – Day 19

9/18/15 – Day 18

9/17/15 – Day 17

9/16/15 – Day 16

9/15/15 – Day 15

9/14/15 – Day 14

9/13/15 – Day 13

9/12/15 – Day 12

9/11/15 – Day 11

9/10/15 – Day 10

9/9/15 – Day 9

9/8/15 – Day 8


Day 7 – 9/7/15

Happy Labor Day! Today is the first day in a long time that I’ve truly taken off and treated myself to a day of full-on relaxation. To take advantage of the nice warm weather (and possibly the last nice weekend of the year), I ventured downtown for a picnic in the park.

It is crazy to think how much of our social lives revolve around food. Over the last week, the thought “Yes I’d love to catch up, let’s get dinn…oh wait, I can’t” popped into my head multiple times as I chatted online with friends who I haven’t seen in a while. Same goes with lunch, or even coffee! I think the reason that food is such a popular option is that meals have definitive beginning, middle, and end. You enjoy the food as you enjoy each others’ company, and when the meal is over, the restaurant staff will politely hint that the date is over if you lollygag for too long. It is harder to propose something like: “Let’s go sit in the park for 2 or so hours exactly! Then I need to go do other stuff!”

Anyways, I did go sit in the park for 2 hours or so today. After which I strolled around the village and enjoyed many fro-yo samples. After that, I took full-liberty of the free-drinks-on-friends rule I had set out, and enjoyed some sangria (it even came with bar snacks!)

The fro-yo and free snacks had me wondering, how feasible is it to find free samples in Manhattan anyway? Apparently this reporter was able to live off of free samples for a week.

Anyways, tomorrow is the start of week 2, which means a completely new menu. I’m excited! Stay tuned to find out what’s to come for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (check out the featured image in this post for a hint!)

Daily Meals/Costs:

Chawanmushi with rice – $0.57

Braise Cabbage with rice– $0.28

Banana – $0.19

Chicken, potatoes, onions with rice ~$0.60

Fro-yo Samples – Free

2 Glasses of Sangria – Free

Bar snacks – Free

Total: $1.64

If you think what we are doing is interesting, impactful, or maybe kind of insane, please consider donating to our efforts here. 100% of the proceeds will go towards Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, a non-profit that works to eliminate food waste and redirect food waste into solving urban hunger.

Donation Total: $270

Foodily yours,

East Coast