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Showing posts from December, 2015

Trader Ming's Shiitake Mushroom Chicken

A few weeks ago, A and I stopped buying real groceries to clean out the fridge before leaving for vacation. Except I started getting hungry for "real food." Somehow, "real food" cravings led me back to Trader Ming. My latest string of Trader Ming's reviews have yielded more misses than hits, so I'm going to take a break from Trader Ming's for a while. After a while, it's kind of like Stockholm syndrome, where you've been held captive for so long that you start having positive feelings for your captors, except I'm not eating Trader Ming's against my will. Not the best example, I'll admit, but either way it's time to take a break from this [unhealthy] relationship. 

Trader Ming's Cha Siu Bao Chinese Style Pork Buns

Oh no. Again. 

Trader Joe's Sencha Green Tea Selection

More tea for people who don't drink real tea!* But hey, there's nothing wrong with that. Some of us will never be coffee connoisseurs or tea snobs, which is fine! I know I will personally never go organic tea leaf-picking (I'm sure this is a thing somewhere) and brew the loose leaf precisely at 105 degrees C for exactly 3 minutes. So thank you TJ's for gifting us with a moderately exotic tea for those of us who love hoarding trying tea! 

Trader Joe's Iced Mini Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Do you ever find yourself facing something you know is definitely not going to go down well but you do it anyway? Like that time I stood in line at Charbucks, contemplating the dark roast Christmas blend when those words DARK ROAST automatically triggered a red flag. I knew it was going to taste burnt, but I thought to myself, why not try something new. Did not taste like Christmas at all. More like a lump of coal. Such was the case here, except it wasn't nearly as bad as a lump of coal. 

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Joe Joe's

I'm not a huge fan of the Joe Joe, Trader Joe's version of the ever popular creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookie. It's probably deliciously organic or something, but Nabisco got me during my childhood and I've been loyal ever since. And if you've been following my blog, y'all know I'm not a huge sweets person, but I've made an exception for these babies. Keyword = dark chocolate. 

Trader Joe's Persimmon Salad

Another kale salad. Yet another kale salad. When does it end. Y'all know very well, I love me some kale, but somehow A and I ended up with TWO 2-pound bags of kale before Thanksgiving. I originally intended to use them for Thanksgiving, but we only used barely a pound. There was some serious miscommunication that went down, but that doesn't matter anymore - the point is we took on the challenge of eating two pounds of kale in a week. I might have to go on a kale fast. 
Anyway, I ended going on a TJ's dash to grab something before work, because the only thing left in our fridge is KALE. And I ended up with a KALE SALAD. There is no escape! :O