When I go shopping I find myself peeking into the carts of fellow shoppers to see what they are buying. You can tell a lot about a person by what they are buying. Readers of my blog and facebook page are always asking me for recommedations on what to buy at Trader Joe’s, Costco and Whole Foods. So today when Tom and I got home from shopping we laid everything out on the kitchen island and did a video to show you what we bought. I hope you enjoy this peek into my grocery cart.
I hope you enjoy this video where I show you item by item what we bought and how we use it!
I was so excited to see this display at Trader Joe’s. They don’t always have the organic mini sweet peppers. At Whole Foods these cost $4.99!
Check out my favorite way to cook these Oven Roasted Mini Sweet Peppers – they are so sweet – just like candy!
Quinoa is so good on it’s own – I like to keep some made in the fridge to add to salads or to pair with greens and beans. It also makes wonderful salads that hold up well for days in the fridge. Two of my favorites should be on your to try list. California Quinoa Salad is one you will want to make this Spring. It’s so refreshing! I made it for a cooking demo and everyone loved it. It’s a pretty salad too. Quinoa Bean Salad is another delicious recipe that holds up well and is perfect for picnics and pot lucks. I included the recipe in my first cooking class and people really like it.
Green lentils are a good pantry item to keep on hand. You can cook them up quickly and they are so versatile. Chili Lentils for Tacos are tasty and have amazing texture. This Mediterranean Lentil Salad has a different flavor profile and I love the balsamic vinegar and mustard in the dressing. If you haen’t already tried the Vegan BBQ Lentils in the Instant Pot what are you waiting for? This recipe will feed a crowd – omnivores will devour it -You can make batches of these recipes and eat from them all week long. In the video I mentioned my friend Heather Goodwin’s Oat Cauliflower Pizza Crust – it’s really easy and has a nice texture and flavor. It’s gluten free too!
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Have you watched my Batch Prep Salads and Chopped Salads In a Holland Bowl Video? This is my lunch everyday and it’s one of the ways I have been successful in losing weight and keeping it off for the past three years following Chef AJ’s Ultimate Weight Loss Program. The UWL program ended nearly 4 decades of yo-yo dieting for me!
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