We went to #traderjoes
tonight to buy basil, heard some cool music and climbed out of the parking garage to find this! I felt like I was back in Las Vegas! 👍😃👍
tonight was #traderjoes
sun dried tomato chicken sausage (3) sautéed with red pepper and mushrooms, and 5 points worth of white rice.
It was magical.
Rolling into the weekend with my favourite French white & my costume for the Renaissance Festival! Huzzah! .
Tomorrow is Hobbit Day. Double huzzah! .
Pontificis VRM 2016 $7.99 .
This luxurious blend of viognier, roussanne, & marsanne is full-bodied enough to please all those chardonnay lovers out there. It is one of my top picks for Trader Joe's French white wines. With viognier making up most of the blend, expect a strong honey flavor to be thre underlying theme of this wine. .
Flavour profile: a punch of tropical fruit accompanied by underlying notes of honey & minerals. Fruity start, acidic finish. .
Pairings: jesters & jousting, giant turkey drumsticks, salty cheeses like aged cheddar & gruyere.
Besides protein and lots of produce, here are a few key items we bought on our first grocery haul!
Riced cauliflower - because duh.
Ghee - great to cook with
Coconut aminos - a base to lots of yummy sauces
Medjool dates - great in many sauces, including my favorite bbq sauce AND when you need something sweet, it’s nature’s candy
Paleo trail mix 🙌🏼
Or if you want to make your own:
No sugar added Raisins
Primal kitchen mayo
Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel seasoning - add to pretty much anything for a nice crunch, my favorite is on sweet potato
TJ’s Chili Lime seasoning - we used this as a rub on some chicken we grilled and food prepped for lunch all week. SO good!
And last but certainly not least...
PUMPKIN SPICE NUT PODS!!!
What are some of your favorite key items?
If y’all are anything like me, I’m constantly looking for quick and easy dishes for dinner. Because dino chicken nuggets and mac and cheese can get monotonous 😝 This was super easy and so yummy, even Hank ate it!
All I did was throw a package of @traderjoes
frozen chicken taquitos in a dish, topped it with a can of their diced tomatoes w/ green chilies, a half can of diced green chilies, a handful of cheese, and sliced black olives. Then threw it in the oven for 35 minutes at 425. I served it with a heap of sour cream and some of their premade guac!
Interrupting your scroll for this VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE! This 🍫 has gone missing from my local Trader Joe’s. She has not been seen for over a month! 😱🤬😭. If you see her ( normally hanging out by the checkout stands) please, I AM BEGGING YOU, take her and all her friends to a secure location and contact me ASAP. I just want them home with me. No questions asked. Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter!! Seriously, this is th best 🍫 on the planet and I am lost without her!
Perry: What are you feeding me now?
Me: Black Pasta
Perry: Please Tell Me This Is NOT Black Licorice ...
Me: Nooooo it’s not black licorice
Perry: Takes a Bite ... Ummm it’s good now tell me what it is... Me: You sure you want to know.. Perry: Do I???
Me: It’s “Squid Ink Pasta”
Perry: Are You Serious ... Mom Why Am I Always Your Guinea Pig... Me: Just Eat and Hush
Perry: Thanks Mom that was actually really good..
Connie Keller - It passed 🤩 - thanks friend great seeing you today ... #TraderJoes #SquidInkPasta #AlfredoMushroomSauce #SamsClubRotissorieChicken #HeSaysHeLikesIt
Rectangle Pizza Crust!
Leftover Chipotle Chicken, Baby Bell Peppers, lot’s of Cheese!! Cooked on the Grill!! 😋🍕
VEGAN QUINOA BLACK BEAN SALAD
Tomorrow is officially the first day of Fall and I couldn’t be more excited! I love Fall because here in LA, the Fall weather is not too cold and not too hot. It’s juuust right☺️This recipe is ideal for the summer but why not make it year round! 🤗 This quinoa black bean salad is vegan, packed with protein and so easy to make! I hope you will try out the recipe!
vegan quinoa black bean salad:
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup cooked black beans
red onion, chopped
serrano pepper, chopped
juice of 1 1/2 limes
salt, optional (I omit the salt)
Chips to scoop (I chose @Sietefoods
chips but I prefer @TraderJoes
Quinoa and black bean infused blue corn chips)
Orange chicken and asparagus for dinner. So delish the kids had to have it again this week. #traderjoes
to the rescue!
In a small town not too far north of Berlin, there is a very large #pretzel
-producer with sophisticated machines that mimic handmade pretzelry. Their proprietary dough is made in-house from scratch, using a traditional recipe that yields #traderjoes
Big Soft Pretzels (swipe) with a slightly chewy golden-brown exterior, and authentic German-pretzel flavor.
| 4 Pretzels | Salt included | Defrost or heat & eat |
Tired of boring chicken breast? Tonight I made chicken bowls and switched it up a bit by breading the chicken breast with some almond crumbs I got from Trader Joe’s. Great source of fat to add to your meal and adds a whole lot of flavor.
Protein: chicken breast
Fat: almond crumbs
Veggies: carrots/ bell peppers/ purple cabbage
Let’s end summer with this beautiful Peach Brew and Cucumber Eye Masks. Another #traderjoes
find. I usually drink craft beer in a group setting. I enjoy the flavor and it’s alcohol percentage is usually lower than wine. 💎💎
The cucumber masks go over your whole. It's the only 5minutes to where I’m doing NOTHING because I can’t. I love it!!🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
Cheers to the weekend!! 🍻 #beerlovers #weekends
What do you do with leftover taco meat? Make Trash Nachos 😂
These are actually made with lean beef, low fat cheeses, light sour cream, #noguiltguacamole
, and tortilla chips. All from @traderjoes.
While everything is lower in fat the tortilla chips are not. Do they still make Baked Tostitos or am I living in the early 2000's? #traderjoes
Fri-YAY: I've been listlessly preparing lame dinners for my fam all week. Tonight I was craving HEALTHY and COMFORTING. I made brown rice in bone broth, caramelized red onions, roasted sweet potatoes, and kale chips - all my stand bys. While cooking I decided to whip up a jar of @pinchofyum
sunshine sauce with 🍋 and tons of fresh herbs. 🤤🤤🤤 #intuitiveeating