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Cuckoo for Coconut

12 Jul

Three of the many coconut options at Trader Joe’s:

A bouquet of coconut CoconutGreenTea coconutmilk

What’s your favorite coconut concoction?

On the trail for chai: Oregon delivers

18 Mar

… Oregon and Trader Joe’s, that is. All you coffee and tea diehards, this chai mix will give you a delicious alternative.

Oregon Chai from Trader Joe's

Oregon Chai runs hot and cold, and they’re both delicious

The box contains a chai concentrate. You mix it with milk or a milk substitute and heat or ice.

Today was really chilly and grey, ending in a “wintry mix” of rain and sleet. I heated up a mug of Oregon Chai and felt all snuggly and warm. One convenience is that you can modify the chai to your taste. If you like your chai sweet, use less milk. If you want it a little less sweet, use less chai and more milk (like I do).

Enjoy!

Thank you, Trader Joe’s.

And thank you for visiting Things I Love at Trader Joe’s!

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Oregon Chai Facebook Page

Oregon Chai Twitter

Chai tea recipe

Happy Hanukkah! Blue and white from Trader Joe’s

7 Dec

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown on Saturday, Dec. 8. While Christmas is identified with the traditional green-and-red combo, blue and white is the Hanukkah color scheme.

To celebrate Hanukkah (or Chanukah) in a healthy and appropriately hued way, combine one part blueberries to one part milk.

blueberriesandmilk

A tasty tribute to Hanukkah: Blueberries and milk.

L’chaim (to life) and shalom (peace)!

Thank you, Trader Joe’s!

And thank you for visiting Things I Love at Trader Joe’s!

Note: While researching for this post, I found mention that milk minimizes the anti-oxidant benefits of blueberries! Sadness. Skim is better than 2 percent or whole milk. I didn’t find anything conclusively for or against substituting a cow’s milk alternative, such as coconut, almond or soy milk.

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About Hanukkah

Bon Appetit’s Hanukkah food

Blueberry milk recipe

Revolutionary concept: Breakfast for dinner

10 Sep

Today’s guest post from Sheila:

We usually make pancakes from scratch, but on my last TJ’s excursion, I picked up a box of “Multigrain Baking & Pancake Mix” at my daughter’s request. She wanted to be able to fix breakfast when her girlfriends spent the night.

This simple wonder calmed a recent “what’s for dinner” panic with a bonus: the fun of engaging in a slightly revolutionary act. You should have seen my daughter’s eyes light up when I announced we were having pancakes for dinner!

I grabbed the box from the pantry,

Trader Joe’s Baking and Pancake Mix: It’s what’s for dinner

added just two eggs and a cup of milk to the mix,

Anticipation: Cakes cooking

and we had a batch of fluffy cakes in less than 20 minutes.

Dinner is served!

Their multigrain goodness offset any guilt I felt from including bacon on the menu. In our household, everything is better with bacon, even TJ’s pancakes.

Thanks, TJs!

Thank you, Sheila!

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Related Links:

Grain expectations

Culinary Courtney: “Fancifying” multigrain pancakes

Trader Joe’s recipes: Heart-happy blueberry pancakes

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