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Trader Joe's Miso Ginger Broth

There is something about working nightshift that throws my usual logic out the window. Or rather there is something about working nightshift that puts my "feeling-based" decisions on overdrive.  I think it is bad for my health. How y'all night owls do it on the regular beats me. 

Trader Joe's Mozzarella and Tomato Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

After that last disaster of a salad, I took a vow of salad-lessness. But there's something about spring that makes me crave the freshness and the newness of life that can only be found in a salad, so I took the route of exposure therapy. Which meant a good five minutes in front of the salad section at TJ's before landing on a "safe choice." In my defense, 5 minutes is still shorter than the time it would take me to decide on what to order at a restaurant. Forreals. Husband cannot stand that. 

Trader Joe's Piñata Apples

Is it spring yet?! 

Trader Joe's Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter Spread

This peanut butter and its crunchy variety cousin have been out for a while. Creamy no stir peanut butter? What's so fancy about that? That's what I had at home for the first 20 years of my life. It wasn't until I discovered Trader Joe's that I learned that sometimes, you have to stir your peanut butter. Go figure. 

Trader Joe's Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream

Winter and hand washing (don't trust a healthcare professional who doesn't wash their hands!) as given me a seriously bad case of dry, scaly hands. Like a reptile. Or a dehydrated grandma. Take your pick. I can't bring myself to spend $12 on my favorite hand cream, so I've been on the hunt for a drugstore/budget-priced one. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a budget-priced hand cream that gets the job done as well as my fav. Oh the dilemma. 

"The perfect precursor to your next greeting"

Trader Joe's Thai Style Citrus Chicken Salad

Little known fact: my dream job is to be a buyer for Trader Joe's. Why? The asian food. And now also because of this salad. Read on y'all. 

A few days ago, I was feeling smugly proud of myself for shopping according to my grocery list when I realized that I had not picked up a new item to review for the blog in weeks. Gasp. Fortunately, my dear friend KK told me to try this salad. It took me a while to find it. There was only one box left, and it was hidden among the bruschetta dips. It looked sad and lonely, so I decided to take it home with me. Some people do that with animals. I do that with food. 

Not bad. Looks pretty healthy. Even with the lighting, you can tell that cabbage is looking kinda sad. But I was determined to make this sad salad look great! Because up until now, I'm thinking "you can't judge a book by its cover" against my better judgment, but we'll get to that.

Why is it so monochrome? 

Look how much better it is on a white plate. Poten…