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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?

Happy Mother’s Day! Words from Mom

12 May

My mom was full of wise sayings. Not that we recognized the wisdom growing up, but gradually her words have seeped into my daily life.

One echoes in my mind every day. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Mom was a breakfast proponent. I’m never hungry until I’ve been up a few hours. So, she always insisted I eat, and I didn’t want to.

However, whenever I do have breakfast, I always think I’m “putting fuel in my body for the day,” and I always think of Mom.

Listen to your mother

Cutest little taters ever: Recipe

12 Apr

Fact #1 – I don’t eat a lot of carbs (aka starch), so otatoepays are generally ixnayed.

Fact #2 – These teeny tiny potatoes are some of the cutest root veggies I’ve ever seen, and I wanted to eat them.

Small potatoes

Teeny tiny taters

Fact #3 – A friend was coming over. Timing is everything.

And so, a meal was born including tiny, thinly sliced potatoes and other small veggie items.

Trader Joe's mini taters scramble up well with tofu, tomatoes, garlic and mushrooms

Tiny tater small scramble

How to make tiny tater small scramble:

Spread oil olive in a skillet. Season with a clove of chopped garlic.

Add:

  • Thinly sliced tiny potatoes
  • Quartered cherry or grape tomatoes (keep it small)
  • A block of cubed sprouted tofu
  • A cup or two of chopped onions
  • A quarter pint of baby bella sliced mushrooms
  • Sprinkle a little salt
  • Heat until potatoes are softened
  • Enjoy with a friend!

On an uncanny note, this morning the following Harvest Public Radio story aired on my local NPR station: “Potato Industry Banks on Linda.” It’s about the decline in potato consumption and the efforts of the U.S. Potato Board to entice people to bring potatoes back to the table. Timely.

[This post is completely independent of any public radio programming and is not funded by the U.S. Potato Board or Trader Joe’s.]

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Related links:

Why potatoes are healthy [besthealthmag.ca]

Potatoes healthy food guide [eatingwell.com]

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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Related links:

Oregon Chai Facebook Page

Oregon Chai Twitter

Chai tea recipe

Trader Joe’s “must haves” Faves from 2012

2 Jan

Trader Joe’s constantly comes up with wonderful items. While I love trying the new offerings, I find there are staples that I buy over and over. I have to have them on hand – TJ “must haves.”

I’d love to hear what TJ products you can’t live without! Please share your faves in the comments.

Here are 15 of mine that were featured on Things I Love at Trader Joe’s in 2012:

Roasted chicken from Trader Joe's

Pure deliciousness, without the oiliness.

Dark chocolate espresso beans by Trader Joe's

Dark chocolate espresso beans by Trader Joe’s

Peppermint hard candy

Peppermint hard candy

Trader Joe's Gummi Vites

Trader Joe’s Gummi Vites

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Grilled Chicken Breast Strips

Grilled Chicken Breast Strips

Trader Joe's Chicken Sausage

Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage

Tj's bananas, 19 cents each - No joke!

Tj’s bananas, 19 cents each – No joke!

Orange Blossom Honey, oo la la!

Orange Blossom Honey, oo la la!

Snack mantra: tomatoes and edamame. (Y)om.

Snack mantra: tomatoes and edamame. (Y)om.

Quinoa Duo with vegetable melange

Quinoa Duo with vegetable melange

Dark Chocolate Honey Mints

Dark Chocolate Honey Mints

Balsamic vinegar

Balsamic vinegar

Savory Thin Mini Crackers

Savory Thin Mini Crackers

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Thank you, Trader Joe’s for a year filled with good things!

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

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Tradition and good luck for the New Year

31 Dec

There is a delicious tradition for the Jewish New Year. At that time, usually in September, people make a point to eat apples dipped in honey. It’s a symbol and a good-luck dish for a sweet new year.

It’s so good, you might have some to welcome the new month … or the new week … or to pack for lunch every day!

Apple beauty from Trader Joe's

Apple beauty from Trader Joe’s

Organic Raw Honey

Organic Raw Honey

The classic Honey Bear

The classic Honey Bear

Happy New Year, everyone! Shana Tova Umetukah – a good and sweet year ahead!

Thank you, Trader Joe’s!

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

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Hola from Guatemala!

26 Dec

Hola from Guatemala! I’m traveling for the next week, and while I’ll be Trader Joeless, I will be meeting spectacular people, experiencing Guatemalan culture first hand and drinking delicious coffee!

Care to join me?

TJ’s offers a taste of Guatemala in its Organic Fair Trade Five Country Espresso Blend.

Fair trade coffee

Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru and Sumatra combine forces in the name of espresso.

Salud!

Gracias, Trader Jose’s!

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

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