Monday, April 14, 2014

Trader Joe's Favorites

 I love Trader Joe's. Over the years my love has grown and now that I no longer live near one, my obsession has come full throttle. We currently live 90 minutes away from the closest Trader Joe's and so we make a trip to Indianapolis once every other month so that we can get my Trader Joe's fix along with a visit to Costco (since they are near each other). Since I am not able to visit Trader Joe's whenever I feel like it, I have come up with a list of necessities that I have come to need every time I visit. I have truly become dependent of Trader Joe's especially as I become more and more of a foodie, they just have so many gourmet and unique things for such reasonable prices. For this reason, I am extremely thankful that when Nick starts his new job, we will move to a place where we will be close to Trader Joe's and Costco again.

My Trader Joe's Must-Have's:

Matcha Green Tea Latte Powder
Mango Black Tea
Hansen Sodas (Root Beer, Ginger Ale, Tangerine Lime)
Peach Cider
Two Buck Chuck Wine

Steamed Lentils
Romano Parmesan Cheese Blend
Garlic Herb Pizza Dough
California Sundried Tomatoes
Mini Heirloom Tomatoes
Basil Plant

Frozen Langostino Tails
Frozen Shelled Edamame
Frozen Basil and Garlic Cubes
Frozen Mandarin Orange Chicken
Frozen Garlic Naan

Organic TriColor Vegetable Radiatore
12 Grain Mini Snack Crackers
Organic Creamy Tomato Soup
Organic Brown Rice and Quinoa Fusilli Pasta
White Cheddar Corn Puffs
Ezekiel 4:9 Bread
Raw Almonds

Yellow Thai Curry Sauce
Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce
Rustico Pomodoro Sauce
Taco Seasoning Packets
All Natural BBQ Sauce
Salsa Authentica
Salsa Verde
Corn Chili Salsa

Instant Coffee Packets - All Dressed Up
Organic Moo Chocolate Sauce
Cookie Butter
1lb. Dark Chocolate Bar
Candy Cane Joe-Joe's
Chocolate Orange Sticks

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Korean BBQ Beef

I have been craving Korean BBQ ribs but haven't really searched for any local restaurants that serve them, instead I decided to make my own with some flattened rib eye steaks we had. This recipe was so easy and it turned out absolutely delicious, just like any Korean BBQ I have ever had in a restaurant. This was quite the treat and now that I know it is simple to make, I will definitely use this marinade again and I hope that I can find some short ribs so as to enjoy Korean BBQ ribs as they are are supposed to be.