In recent months, I've adopted a pseudo-Marie Kondo mindset toward my TJ shopping - buy only things that I will definitely use and/or things that bring joy. Which is partially why I waited a while to pick this up - I haven't had a particularly great experience with several of the TJ almond beverage drinks. TJ's comes out with different seasonal flavors (eggnog, chocolate, or the worst - pumpkin). They are usually wildly popular, but I just can't jump aboard that bandwagon. Even so, I've been wanting to try this for some time.
Long time no post, dear reader. I took a break, went to Asia, returned, and immediately went back to work. Of course, I hit up TJ's the next day to stock my fridge except it had momentarily lost some of its allure for me. I'm still thinking about the deliciously sweet mango that you can get at a 7-Eleven in Taiwan ("...why would I ever go to a 7-Eleven?" one coworker asked), the ridiculously cheap bubble tea, and other yummy goodies that TJ's just doesn't have. Still readjusting. Which is how I landed on this salad. Hungry, needing something quick and healthy, and something that won't make me miss Asia too much. Salad. Mexicali Inspired Salad.