A Sandwich for Idalie

Believe me when I tell you that your grandchildren will be talking about this sandwich.

I put it together it one day out of necessity when I was living in my friend’s empty apartment on the upper west side of Manhattan. Today I revamped it and made it more affordable – without sacrificing how delicious it is.

The Approach

Eating on $5 a day requires a flexible approach. This post contains the week’s menu and explains how I shopped for it and how everything came together.

I also provide a few condiment recipes you can make on the weekend to jazz up your meals the rest of the week.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Shop!

When I finished my last boat cooking contract, a lot of people asked me if I thought I could still cook on $6 a day. Today I am starting that challenge. Okay, really I started it on January 2nd, but I needed to make sure that what I was doing was: 1. feasible and 2. yummy.

If you want to cook along with me, here’s what you need to buy.