Trader Joe’s Shopping + Lunch At The Little Beet

  I’m making it a point to take pictures of my Trader Joe’s shopping cart every few weeks so that I can share what I’ve been buying (and eating) lately. Here’s a look at my Trader Joe’s shopping cart from a couple of days ago. It’s really just a bunch of my weekly staples plus […]

recent yummy eats, Japanese sweet potatoes & recipes links

veggie burger salad

  Lots of good food going on lately! I made a version of my three ingredient pancake a few times this week, adding blueberries as it cooked along with cherries and Skoop B-Strong for added protein. I am very into cherries right now! I do have a slight allergy to raw cherries but so long […]

Lunch With Lisa!

Lisa and me

  You guys left the sweetest most thoughtful comments on yesterday’s post! I am still working on responding but wanted to thank you for sharing how you started your blog as well as for the nice things you had to say about mine. 🙂 I am also still waiting for my plug-in’s to be reactivated over here. […]

Trader Joe’s Groceries, Chicken Parm & Recipes

Trader Joe's Groceries

  Who else is super ready for a holiday weekend? I know I am! It’s been so warm and beautiful here these last few days that it has made the wait for Friday rather difficult but here we are! I did the bulk of my food shopping already in order to free up my weekend […]

what I didn’t cook & links I am loving

Links I am Loving!

  You know you had yourself quite the busy week when you haven’t taken one food picture since Monday. Gosh I wish I could get the s’mores cupcake back that I had the other night so I could share it with you < – blogger brain thinking out loud. Aside from that s’mores cupcake (and the top […]

black bean and quinoa chili

black bean and quinoa chili vegan and plant based

  You are going to love this black bean and quinoa chili! I have a thing about chili. While I do like it, I just never crave a full bowl of chili as a meal. Sort of like meatloaf and my mother’s brisket back in the day when I still ate meat; I never actually wanted it […]

Trader Joe’s Snacks, Veggie Burgers & Recipes

Zinburger veggie burger

  I forgot to tell you that I had a really good veggie burger over the weekend at Zinburger. Do you have a Zinburger near you? What I really liked about this veggie burger was that it was nicely well done and crispy on the outside, didn’t seem to contain filler and was loaded with veggies. […]

A Boring Trader Joe’s Shop & Recipes of Interest

Trader Joe's foods shopping

  I found it so interesting to read the comments (which I am still responding to) on yesterday’s post regarding career choices. So many of us changed course from our original plan or figured out through the process of going to college and then living life what it was we wanted to do. This is probably worth discussing […]

A Singing Banana & Recipes of Interest

stew leonards

  Anyone else crazy ready for the weekend? I know, me too. I totally need a break! The good news is that my food shopping is basically done which frees up extra weekend time for things like restocking my moisturizers which all decided to run out at once and doing my son’s camp clothing shopping […]

About That Ezekiel Bread & Meal Prep Recipes

ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread

  The highlight of my day yesterday was seeing that someone googled the following phrase that somehow brought them to my blog: “Telling someone off sarcastically“ Usually people find my blog by asking google if it’s okay to eat cake as a meal but telling people off? Sarcastically? Ha. Anyway. With my son home sick and not eating normally, in addition […]

Recent Eats & Recipes of Interest


  I came across a great collection of recipes to share again this week! I like sharing meal ideas this way, I think, instead of sharing our dinner plans for the week because for right now, I just can’t stick to meal planning too far in advance. I definitely do my food shopping with dinner […]

Thank you, Food Shopping & Recipes Galore

trader joe's food shopping

  I haven’t had a chance to say thank you for sharing your thoughts and personal experiences with me in the comments and via email regarding Tuesday’s NEDA week post. When I receive even just one message from someone thanking me for helping them or questions for further guidance, I know I am reaching the right people. Sometimes, as I mentioned, […]