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chow-related conundrum: please help!

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chow-related conundrum: please help!

jk | Sep 11, 2005 07:25 PM

so i dislocated my shoulder a while back. thought i'd tell the world. to be honest, i've rather enjoyed the sensation of unrestrained self-pity oozing through my bruised and dislocated soul. nevertheless, i now have a serious chow-related problem: i have to keep my arm in a sling 24/7 until the end of the month. according to my doctor, i can remove it only to shower, dress, and (thank god) type. i can't cook with it, and i live solo. so for the next few weeks, i, my palate, and my wallet are all at the mercy of the NY restaurant scene.

which brings me to my query: any advice on where i can get affordable, healthy chow for the rest of the month--preferably the kind of thing that one can easily consume one-handed? i'm fairly budget-constricted, so i can't really afford to eat out all the time. but i'm also fairly health-conscious, so the usual cheap chow solutions don't appeal to me. and just to make things harder, i live in harlem, though i do enjoy easy access to the UWS.

so far, i've been living off the prepared foods at whole foods (or "whole wallet," as i like to call it), but that routine gets tiresome pretty quickly. thoughts?

any and all suggestions greatly appreciated.

dislocated in chow-land,

james

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