Well, I don't eat anywhere near 85% organic--we're lucky if we have enough $$$ to keep the fridge stocked all month
: I wish I had $400 to spend on food every month!
My "heavy rotation recipes" are in a binder and I have copies of a computer-printout grocery list (that I made on MSWorks) in the side pocket, so I just write down about 5-7 recipes, go down the list and check off which ingredients to buy. If it's a veggie in the produce dept, and it's not on my list, I don't buy it.
That's the only way I can manage to keep things from going bad--to only buy exactly what I need for each recipe. The only exception to that is broccoli--my kids love broccoli, so I buy at least 3 heads of that regardless. Fruit, I just buy whatever looks good b/c we snack on it a lot and eat some for breakfast almost every morning.
Check out www.vegweb.com
for recipes, or maybe just go thru your old cookbooks and see what you can substitute--that works surpringly well esp if you're not cutting out dairy. Some of our fave recipes are veggies w/couscous, veg pilaf, paella, faux egg salad subs, chunky veggie chili, black bean and corn quesadillas, scalloped potatos, sloppy joes etc. I'll post recipes if anyone's interested
I also buy stuff to make a huge salad every week or so--usually 3 heads of greens + celery, cukes, etc etc, and I try to eat a salad every day w/lunch. I usually cook just once a day (or not at all if there's leftovers!), and for lunch we usually do stuff like canned beans with seasoning, steamed broccoli, veggie burgers, frozen veggies-with-tofu stir-fried, pasta with a quick garlic sauce, pita bread w/chickpeas or hummus--simple stuff that's not as quick to go bad, i.e. you can buy a lot and keep it on hand. Breakfast for the kids is usually cereal w/soymilk (or these cool organic "pop-tart" type things I recently found) + fresh fruit; for me it's toast, a bagel, a piece of fresh fruit, green tea and flaxseeds. Ultra-simple!
Some good cookbooks to try might be How It All Vegan, PETA's Compassionate Cook, and This Can't Be Tofu! Good luck