How I feed via deliveries by UPS, FedEx, and USPS, instead of dining in different restaurants during the pandemic.
Since I live in a remote area during the pandemic and thus out of reach from restaurants (and PrimeNow, DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber, Postmates, Instacart, Zomato, etc.), I’ve had to depend on UPS, FedEx, and USPS trucks deliverying packages from on-line markets.
Here are my favorites (and not so favorites) from those markets.
Salt, Fat, and Sugar
My favorite food groups!
Sooo bad for you. But sooo good!
Butter buscuits offers all 3. Kerry Gold, mailed from Caroll’s Gifts in Ireland. $10 US for two boxes.
Korean BBQ Bulgogi “fire meat” (rib-eye, short-rib beef, chicken, pork marinated in soy sauce) shipped in a $19.99 foam box with cold packs from Omonausa.com. Free shipping for orders over $200.
Amazon.com has a “gourmet” section. Using the Amazon Visa card gets us 5% back. PROTIP: Beware that some items are marked up by those who resell stuff from elsewhere.
If you like Whole Foods for their wokeness but hate Amazon, ThriveMarket.com carries many of the same shelf items. Note they ask for $60/year membership.
Walmart.com also has a 5% rebate when using their credit card.
Costco.com Grocery delivers free over $75. But, as you know, selection is limited and their membership is $100/year.
CucinaAndAmore.com creates the foods they sell online ($35 shipping). They invented shelf-stable Quinoa & cauliflower meal kits, tomato-free salsas, pasta, pasta sauce, pesto, artichokes, fruit jams, balsamic vinegar, wafer rolls.
ShopMove.co offers cooked meals and snacks “from Michelin chefs and celebrity bakers”. Free shipping over $35. Their $6 Lemon Rice is lemoney. I think there’s too much dough for me on ther $6 Hong Kong Pineapple Buns. Their $12 Chicken Tikka Masala has bit of hotness.
- JustAsianFood.com has snacks from China, Japan, Thailand, etc.
Balduccis.com offers top brands from Europe
mouth.com snacks, drinks, bacon, jerkey
Zingermans.com tinned fish, $200 packaged DIY ruben sandwich (too expensive)
- The duo of $74 olive oil bottles from Brightland are based on heirloom Arbequina and Arbosana olives harvested from a single-family farm in California’s Central Coast. no fillers or artificial preservatives. Founder Aishwarya Iyer’s ancestors were salt farmers in South India. A drizzle of “Awake” accentuates pasta, roast chicken, and crusty bread. “Alive” evokes a vibrancy in vinaigrettes, raw vegetables, and, something sweet and bitter like dark chocolate.
Many wild game meats (venison, pheasant, quail, rabbit, etc.) are known to be high in purines which cause gout inflammation.
That’s also the case with organ meats (“sweetbreads”) such as liver, kidney, tongue, heart.
Salmon and shellfish seems to be an exception to fish with high purine levels, in that most gout sufferers don’t have a problem with it.
Lamb from LavaLakeLamb.com
Scottish grouse, and other wild game meat from DArtagnan.com
Seafoods from vitalchoice.com
Iberico ham (a la Barcelona), cheeses, and condiments from FormaggioKitchen.com
Applewood-smoked meats from Nueskes.com
Washington State Univerity’s Cougar Cheese got a Highly Recommend” rating on Bon Appetit! “Refrigerate upon arrival” $25.00 per 30-ounce can (plus shipping) in 8 flavors: Cougar Gold® (aged 14 months), Natural Cheddar (aged at least a year), Smoky Cheddar, Viking (similar to a Monterey Jack), Dill Garlic, Sweet Basil, Hot Pepper, Crimson Fire
(Avoid beets, okra, rhubarb, turnips which contain high levels of oxalates which increase uric acid levels in the blood.)
- RanchoGordo.com for heirloom beans, herbs, spices
Spices and seasonings from TheSpiceHouse.com
- Indian food from Kalustyans.com
- Scandanavian meatballs, limpa, pickled herring from scandiaFood.com
- Greek baklavas, spanakopitas, and other filo-based pastries from KatinasGreekCafe.com
- Spanish paella, sausage, etc. from Tienda.com (Williamsburg, VA)
- EqualExchange.com fair trade from around the world
Italian Proscitutto, EVOO, etc. from Eataly.com
- Freeze-dried fruits from thive.com
- Fresh fruit from HarryAndDavid.com
Fresh California peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, graham crackers, tarlets from FrogHollow.com
Sour cream coffee cake, buttery rum cake, quiches from <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.RedTruckBakery.com
- Baked goods from goldbelly.com
- Jams and Salsas from Stonewalkkitchen.com
- Freeze-dried ice cream and meals from MountainHouse.com (commonly sold at Walmart and sporting goods stores)
- Pies from GTPie.com of Michigan
http://www.tullabs.com/cicadaworld/cicadarecipes.pdf Recipies for Cicadas