What’s in My Grocery Basket: Costco

Who doesn’t like a good run-down of other people’s grocery staples? I know I sure do. Bur seriously, have you ever looked into other people’s baskets to see what they’re buying? I have. It’s like people watching, but more interesting in my opinion. Sometimes I wonder if people look in my basket and think I’m…

Pregnancy Week 27: Second Trimester Eats

Twas the last week of the second trimester. And it was EPIC. Seriously, this week was awesome. I had the most comfortable, productive, enjoyable week of this whole pregnancy. I felt healthy, active, and energized. I finished my usual work week and managed to accomplish a ton of things on my “to-do” list. I got to spend…

Thai Crunchy Cashew Salad

As a former employee, I have it on pretty good authority that Thai Chili and Lime Cashews are pretty much the pinnacle of all Trader Joe’s nut aisle offerings. They’ve been around for a long time so I don’t imagine they’ll be demoted to the dreaded discontinued list (but you never know… TJ’s is mean sometimes). Trader Joe’s crew members…

What I Ate Wednesday

What do I usually eat? That’s the question I answer in these posts. We can all use some inspiration to spice up our weekly meals! Breakfast 2.5 oz. smoked wild salmon (Trader Joe’s $5.99/5 oz.) 2 fresh organic eggs (Sprouts, $4.99/doz) 1/2 avocado (local latin market, $1/each) Lunch (post yoga) 4 oz. crispy pork belly…

Spicy Shaved Brussels and Yams

I have good news and bad news. Bad news first. Trader Joe’s discontinued Cashew Meal. As a former employee, I am well acquainted with the overly dramatic reactions of customers who discover that their “favorite item” has been “let go”. While I am bummed that now I have to find a new source for my…

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

Here are my shopping adventures from the past week! I went a bunch of places as usual. Wholesome Choice (WC) Trader Joe’s (TJ) Whole Foods (WF) Ralphs Amazon Rhythm Kale Chips. I wanted to compare these to the nacho kale chips at trader joes. Same exact thing. WC: $4.49 TJ: $3.99 WF: $7.99 (aka. highway…

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

This week’s basket was a tiny one… I decided to change-up my routine so I perused around Mother’s Market, an Orange County natural food lover’s favorite. It’s mostly my favorite because it’s the only place I’ve found around here that has Lulu’s Raw Maca Buttercups. INCREDIBLE (ever notice how that word has the word EDIBLE in it?……