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DONGINZU
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3/6/11 1:31 P

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I have haddock on our menu for this week and no clue how I'm going to cook it. Care to share your recipe? :) I'm trying to branch out from our usual tilapia/salmon routine too. Feels like I'm cooking the same foods all the time and even if the family isn't sick of it, I certainly am and it makes me really grumbly about cooking!

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BUGQUEEN90
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3/5/11 9:06 P

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I didn't know that about the loss leaders! Now if I could just go to the store and buy the items on the front page of the ad instead of buying more than I intended to buy..... Something to work on!


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SONGOFLONGAGO
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3/5/11 11:35 A

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EVERYTHING has gotten expensive these days because of gas prices and problems with harvests. However...if you read your grocery store's ads...those items they put on the front pages? Those are called loss leaders..they get you into the store (we make little or no profit on them) and hope that you'll buy the more expensive stuff. ALWAYS shop the loss leaders.

ALSO if you buy "in season" you'll get better prices. Don't buy summer fruit in the winter....i.e. peaches and stonefruit. And don't but winter fruit in the summer...i.e. grapefruit in July.

USE the ads to gets the best prices....and don't be tempted to use coupons to buy overprocessed foods and/or things you would not normally buy.

"To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.


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JUSTCHELLE75
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3/1/11 2:20 P

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I make my own tater sauce to make it healthy.

I love fresh produce, however, for some reason it has gotten really expensive in Texas. Any budget suggestions.

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BUGQUEEN90
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2/25/11 1:40 P

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I will look for Steelhead trout for our fish dinner next week, thanks!! It sounds delicious. I'll keep haddock in mind too.
Tartar sauce is evil! I don't partake either :)


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SONGOFLONGAGO
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2/25/11 9:49 A

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Jen......I can't believe you live the "grocery" lifestyle, too! Such demanding work isn't it? I have a hard time wanting to exercise after being on my feet all day long. Glad to know someone else understands that!
As for good ideas on fish eating??????
Our everyday biggest sellers are Cod, Tilapia, Catfish, Salmon and Steelhead trout. If you've not tried Steelhead...it's delicious! Kind of like Salmon but milder and really satisfying. We also had baked haddock the other night and it was YUMMY!!!
(of course my hubby dunked his in tartar sauce which made me jealous but I did NOT participate....lol!

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BUGQUEEN90
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2/24/11 3:04 P

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I'd love to talk to you about buying fish. My family LOVES fish, but I keep buying the same kinds - salmon, tilapia, cod. I just don't know what other types may be good. Any advice to help me become more diverse?


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GETTINDOWN11
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2/24/11 9:22 A

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Welcome SONGOFLONGAGO ! I'm sure you will make a great addition to the team! I too have heard for years its best to shop along the outer walls of the grocery store, fresh products, things that are less processed.

I work retail as well in a large grocery store (other stuff too!) I tend to walk the store alot, its a huge store and the steps on my pedometer average over 16,000 in an 8 hr shift. I have worked many departments in the store, including fresh foods.

Looking forward to getting to know you better, feel free to add me as a friend!

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SONGOFLONGAGO
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2/23/11 5:09 P

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lol....Just want to let you all know that I have been in the grocery business for 21 years, mostly managing perishable departments, which is where you should be shopping.

I'd like to encourage everyone to shop the perimeter of the grocery store and eat as many WHOLE foods as you can. Fresh produce was my area of expertise for the last 12 years and it's sooooo much better than canned or frozen. I love to try new and different fruits nad veggies!

I am currently running a fresh seafood shop in a large grocery store and can answer some questions (or find out for you) anything you might want to know about fish.

We eat really well at my house in terms of fresh produce, meat and dairy....the problem is that we don't really know when to stop and that causes problems.

I've also got quite the sweet tooth and it's best just to steer completely clear of white sugar. It's soooo addicting.

Anyhow...I am committing myself to becoming an active part of this team and I'd love to offer my grocery expertise to anywho who desires it!

"To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.


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