Canned Goods

Weekly Trader Joe’s Haul

My trip to Trader Joe's provided me with that "high" again Today was my weekly Trader Joe's haul, well as many call it anyway. I just call it a trip to the store, since Trader's is about the only store that I ever go to. Plus, I go a bit more than just once a week, so really can't call it weekly. Sometimes it's two, three times I may stop in. Just depends on my mood, and if I am craving something that I can…
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Canned Goods

Trader Joes Cuban Style Black Beans

A little bit of Cuba in a can! I am an odd duck when it comes to food, and the Trader Joes Cuban Style Black Beans is a personal favorite of mine. It's not a case of cravings like chocolate, or anything like that, but I do bring them home from the store pretty often. At only 100 calories per serving, I will often enjoy a can ( servings to normal people), for lunch, or with a Romain salad at dinner. The black beans offer…
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Dinner

Baby Carrots, the Perfect Snack

When I think about a snack, if I don't have chips or things like that in the house, I often run to the refrigerator in pursuit of something to eat. Yes, you know how it is, you just have to have something, or you will blow away with the breeze the next time the A/C kicks on. Not really, at least not in my case. Snacking is a big problem for me, but I have found a small solution that works most times. Especially when…
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Dinner

Trader Joe’s Ricotta & Spinach Tortelloni

Something quick from the freezer section! Trader Joe's Ricotta & Spinach Tortelloni is one of my personal favorites from the freezer section. It's inexpensive, tastes delicious, and is a pretty impressive looking dish too. When I started enjoying these was when I had a full-time job at a retailer, and I needed something inexpensive (I made no money there), quick to make in the microwave (the lines for the appliance were always long), and something that would be filling to get me through balance of┬ámy…
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Favorite

Why I Love Trader Joes…

OK, here we First off, I LOVE Trader Joe's. OK, I said out aloud, but I do. Maybe you do too, or perhaps you would not have even stopped in on my page. Anyway, we got our first Trader Joe's about two to three years ago, maybe more. We are not a huge town, not like an Atlanta or San Francisco, or maybe even Austin, but we finally got our own. The day it opened, it was a big deal. Has been for me ever…
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