10 Things You Should Buy From Trader Joes

Want to eat healthy but not break the bank? It can be hard to navigate the health food waters, especially if you are shopping on a budget.  To get the best bang for your buck, use this guide. Here's what to buy from Trader Joes... Seeds & Nuts- This is your go-to for “fancy” nuts and seeds… You'll get a large quantity for a reasonable price. My list usually includes hazelnuts, pepitas, almonds, cashews, pecans, and walnuts.

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3 Tools You Need to Be a Faster Cook

We all have that drawer, don’t we? That drawer full of all the one-click ordered items that we swore would make us cook more, cook faster, cook better! Avocado slicer, single egg boiler, tomato fresh-keeper….. It's ALL sold now! In my starting-out, getting comfy in the kitchen days, you know what would have been actually helpful- - - a clear, concise guide of what I really did need to be an efficient, pretty good cook.   I’m no Food Network chef but I do cook all the time, for a lot of people, and I have gone through a lot of bad products.  I’m a minimalist at heart, so if something doesn’t serve multiple purposes, then it doesn’t earn it’s keep...

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A Stack of Salmon Meals

This recipe is one of three meals that are made with some of the same ingredients. Cook one or try cooking them as a “stack” of three to best utilize your time and ingredients. Start with Ginger Salmon with Red Cabbage Slaw and Jalapeño Cantaloupe Salsa and after cooking that, you will be part-way toward two other meals in the stack, Butter Lettuce Salad with Honey Cilantro Vinaigrette and Shallot and Salmon Burgers with Sesame Aioli.

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