A Week In Minneapolis, MN, On A $20,000 Income

2:30 p.m. — It’s Sunday, so I’m doing a big grocery shop today. My partner and I recently moved in together, and in our division of labor, I do most of the grocery shopping and cooking. This arrangement works perfectly for me because I love food, and I’m invested in food politics. So this means I primarily shop at the co-op near our house. Today I buy broccoli, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, jalapeños, cilantro, yogurt, mandarin oranges (they’re in season and so good!), bananas, vanilla extract and poppy seeds (for a cake I’m planning to make this week), muesli, dried beans, eggs, canned pumpkin, and miso. Whenever I shop in the bulk section, I always try to pass off my purchases as something cheaper, and today it’s putting the cheapest granola bulk code on the muesli and passing the vanilla off as balsamic vinegar. $67