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Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Premiumwriter2: 3:23pm On Sep 14, 2021
Hello Nlders

Its no longer news that things are mightily expensive in the market especially food stuffs.

It is even harder for me and i believe a lot of other students included.

this has led me to changing my eating habit and surprisingly i seem to love it now more than ever before. dont get me wrong. ..i still detest the rising cost of living.

the part i love is that i now eat healthier now than before.

before now, bread and coke was a major part of my daily meal. sometimes i eat that for lunch and then dinner.

most times, i'd spent #150 on bread and #150 on coke making it #300.

or i'd eat outside. most times i buy fufu of #100 and then meat of #50 and i'll be okay. its benue state so the food was quite okay.

coming to the present, bread of #150 can no longer satisfy me as it is now so small. Nowadays, i'll need around #300 just for bread.

it seems like the sellers these days dont even know how much to sell the bread again. ..sometimes its #250 sometimes its #350.

and fufu nowadays cost #200 (300 if you really want to be satisfied) and meat is 100.

one day i sat down and thought it would be much more cost effective if i start cooking more and buying less.

well it turns out to be so. nowadays i spend only about 1k-1.3k per week on feeding. i use the money to prepare both soup and stew for the week. since i already have rice and garri i do not factor those in.

my market list often goes like this:

stew:

tomato #500
pepper #100
onion #100 or #50
meat #200 or #250 (those mallam recognize us as student...they call it student meat)
crayfish #50

and for soup:

ogbono #150
kpomo #200
crayfish #100
leaf #100

I buy palm oil and groundnut oil with maggi in bulk. so its once in a way.

i'm not the best cook but i found out i recently love cooking and have experimenting. I'm always watching youtube cook videos even when i'm cooking.

my friends dey laff me sometimes sha but me no send o. btw, nowadays i de cook stew die! still perfecting my soup skills sha.

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Davash222(m): 3:26pm On Sep 14, 2021
. or i'd eat outside. most times i buy fufu of #100 and then meat of #50 and i'll be okay. its benue state so the food was quite okay.
Like, you'll use the fufu to eat the meat without soup?

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by BeardedMeat(m): 3:30pm On Sep 14, 2021
Still expensive.

Are there no grasses in Benue?

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Davash222(m): 3:31pm On Sep 14, 2021
BeardedMeat:
Still expensive.

Are there no grasses in Benue?

cheesy cheesy

Honorable, off your mic .

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Standing5(m): 3:34pm On Sep 14, 2021
You wouldn't notice the cooking gas increase since you just started cooking.

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by BigSarah(f): 3:35pm On Sep 14, 2021
1k to 1.3k per week? So you can survive on 5k per month in 2021? Even in 2015 sef impossible

That's a lie, even in a day how's that possible

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by BeardedMeat(m): 3:35pm On Sep 14, 2021
Davash222:

cheesy cheesy

Honorable, off your mic .
I won't until you are finally married to an Oyibo woman.

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Davash222(m): 3:37pm On Sep 14, 2021
BigSarah:
1k to 1.3k per week? So you can survive on 5k per month in 2021? Even in 2015 sef impossible

That's a lie, even in a day how's that possible
After his analysis, you're still doubting him??

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by chatinent: 3:38pm On Sep 14, 2021
Na only person wey dey pay house rent know say 12 months no far.

By the way, I noticed that cooking saves more money. Eating junks are way too expensive and unhealthy.

You said tomatoes ₦500? For Benue wey tomato plenty?

Meanwhile, how do you preserve them? Got a freezer? Cos gas go finish budget.

When I dey North Bank for Benue, we dey mostly cook okro (fresh and dried). It's the easiest then...plus those girls who hawk smoked fish already knew us. E no easy, my brother. But e get how you go eat one food leg go dey pain you.

Man don suffer sha.

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Davash222(m): 3:39pm On Sep 14, 2021
BeardedMeat:
I won't until you are finally married to an Oyibo woman.
Your voice go crack finish be that na cheesy

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by chatinent: 3:40pm On Sep 14, 2021
BigSarah:
1k to 1.3k per week? So you can survive on 5k per month in 2021? Even in 2015 sef impossible

That's a lie, even in a day how's that possible

Read again.

He has rice and garri.

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Premiumwriter2: 3:41pm On Sep 14, 2021
Davash222:

Like, you'll use the fufu to eat the meat without soup?
people here are sensible enough to know that fufu and soup goes together so they dont sell them separately. so if you buy fufu, you are also entitled to the soup.

sorry if they are not so bright in your area. no insult intended

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Arda1000(m): 3:41pm On Sep 14, 2021
But wait oo do u cook with gas,kerosene or firewood?.
Because buying food is another,and then looking at the price of gas/kerosene and even firewood it’s doesn’t look that cheap to me,in fact unless you have a refrigerator and a constant way of keeping it on u can’t be able to say cooking your food is cheaper than buying unless you finish all the food you cook everything in a day

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Premiumwriter2: 3:43pm On Sep 14, 2021
BeardedMeat:
Still expensive.

Are there no grasses in Benue?

why asking.?...Your village people didnt get the last batch we sent to them?

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Davash222(m): 3:43pm On Sep 14, 2021
Premiumwriter2:
people here are sensible enough to know that fufu and soup goes together so they dont sell them separately. so if you buy fufu, you are also entitled to the soup.

sorry if they are not so bright in your area. no insult intended
So, they sell fufu and soup N100 over there?

So much for bright people!

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Premiumwriter2: 3:46pm On Sep 14, 2021
Arda1000:
But wait oo do u cook with gas,kerosene or firewood?.
Because buying food is another,and then looking at the price of gas/kerosene and even firewood it’s doesn’t look that cheap to me,in fact unless you have a refrigerator and a constant way of keeping it on u can’t be able to say cooking your food is cheaper than buying unless you finish all the food you cook everything in a day
i know the cost of gas.

i buy #1800 and it last anywhere from 3weeks to a month.

once i've prepared soup and stew, i dont use the gas for long cooking again na. so e go last

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by BeardedMeat(m): 3:49pm On Sep 14, 2021
Davash222:

Your voice go crack finish be that na cheesy
Unless you have changed your plan. I'm watching you.
Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by BeardedMeat(m): 3:50pm On Sep 14, 2021
Premiumwriter2:
why asking.?...Your village people didnt get the last batch we sent to them?
See the Mumu I was trying to help...

Abeg getat!

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Premiumwriter2: 3:51pm On Sep 14, 2021
Davash222:

So, they sell fufu and soup N100 over there?

So much for bright people!

na cotton wool full your head...i swear

how is selling food cheaply a measure of one's sense?

its demand and supply that determine cost of things but sha i no blame cotton wool loaded head to understand that

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Davash222(m): 3:54pm On Sep 14, 2021
Premiumwriter2:


na cotton wool full your head...i swear

how is selling food cheaply a measure of one's sense?

its demand and supply that determine cost of things but sha i no blame cotton wool loaded head to understand that
You can't eat soup and fufu for N100 and still have sense.

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Premiumwriter2: 3:54pm On Sep 14, 2021
BeardedMeat:
See the Mumu I was trying to help...
Abeg getat!
e pain am die

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Arda1000(m): 3:54pm On Sep 14, 2021
Premiumwriter2:
i know the cost of gas.

i buy #1800 and it last anywhere from 3weeks to a month.

once i've prepared soup and stew, i dont use the gas for long cooking again na. so e go last
so what else do you use,cause I know cooking with gas is much cheaper than firewood and kerosene now,especially kerosene
Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Premiumwriter2: 3:57pm On Sep 14, 2021
Davash222:
You can't eat soup and fufu for N100 and still have sense.
seen...

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Premiumwriter2: 3:57pm On Sep 14, 2021
Davash222:
You can't eat soup and fufu for N100 and still have sense.
seen...

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Premiumwriter2: 4:02pm On Sep 14, 2021
Arda1000:
so what else do you use,cause I know cooking with gas is much cheaper than firewood and kerosene now,especially kerosene
you misunderstand me.

i cook with gas.

but most cooking after stew and soup dont take much gas.

just boiling rice or water for eba. cooking yam or indomie.

most times, i cook one large meal for the day. i dont spend much time at home. i rarely cook twice except to on gas and warm the food.

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by BeardedMeat(m): 4:43pm On Sep 14, 2021
Premiumwriter2:
e pain am die
grin grin

Fulani and their cows finish man for Benue, finish woman finish pikin, come still finish all the grass. Wicked people!

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by BeardedMeat(m): 4:46pm On Sep 14, 2021
Premiumwriter2:
you misunderstand me.

i cook with gas.

but most cooking after stew and soup dont take much gas.

just boiling rice or water for eba. cooking yam or indomie.

most times, i cook one large meal for the day. i dont spend much time at home. i rarely cook twice except to on gas and warm the food.
You are going to finish the little energy you gathered from eating your herbal mixture barking at everything that moves in your thread grin

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by BigSarah(f): 4:53pm On Sep 14, 2021
chatinent:


Read again.

He has rice and garri.

So he eats only rice and garri

Even low income earners if they spend 10k in a week they rejoice

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by BigSarah(f): 4:53pm On Sep 14, 2021
Davash222:

After his analysis, you're still doubting him??




Yes I doubt him undecided

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Premiumwriter2: 7:19pm On Sep 14, 2021
BeardedMeat:
You are going to finish the little energy you gathered from eating your herbal mixture barking at everything that moves in your thread grin
that thing still de pain you?

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Re: Rising Cost Of Food: How It Has Changed My Eating Habit by Premiumwriter2: 7:34pm On Sep 14, 2021
BigSarah:


So he eats only rice and garri

Even low income earners if they spend 10k in a week they rejoice
i dont have 10k to spend in a week ma

secondly i dont eat only rice and garri. read the post again

as a student there are food stuffs you take from home which you dont count as expenses like yam, beans, garri, potato, plantain, etc. i have those.

so my expenses comes primarily from buying ingredients

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