It’s getting pretty exciting for the vegans shopping at TJ’s these days, lots of new options!
Clockwise from top left: Chicken-less Pulled Chicken, Chicken-less Stuffed Cutlets (apparently both available previously on the East Coast, but not the West- I haven’t tried either yet), Japanese-style Fried Rice with Edamame, Tofu, and Hijiki Seaweed (not wildly exciting, but tasty for sure), Spicy Hot Cocoa (love the idea, but it just wasn’t enough for me, know what I mean? needed more spice, a deeper chocolate, maybe?) Vegetable Green Curry and Vegetable Panang Curry (haven’t tried these babies yet either, probably should).
And now for the most exciting of the newbies, the Chicken-less Mandarin Orange Chicken (I’m pretending the word morsel wasn’t used, because it’s strange). These are so so good. Now, I rarely yearn for a frozen sack of easy to cook food (at TJ’s, we call them bachelor meals), but now I don’t have to feel left out when I do!
And this, this is the perfect example of why I love Trader Joe’s. I have been using one tablespoon of tomato paste out of every jar of it I’ve ever purchased, then placed the other half of the tiny can into the refrigerator, thinking to myself, “Isn’t this how you get botulism?” and then throwing it away when I find it a few days later (let’s be honest, my roommate often does the throwing away bit, he’s the best). And I never thought twice about it. But Trader Joe, that wonderful guy, he figured out a way to make this better for everyone, cleanliness-gifted roommates of the world included. He put tomato paste in a toothpaste tube. Ahh, I didn’t know I needed it, but now that it’s here I can’t imagine it any other way. Fingers crossed it sticks around!
And now for some weekend links. Use ‘em to ease into your Monday nice and slow. I know I will most definitely be sleeping in tomorrow, visions of Trader Joe’s shelves dancing in my head.
Ray showed Michael and I this while sitting under the covers in our bed with us because my visiting father was sleeping on our pullout couch in the living room; despite the near sleepover, the video was still the strangest part. worth a watch!
I’m not sure I can say I would have reacted much better than these D.C. passersby; what a reminder to really pay attention to and be less judgmental of the world around.
If you can get past the title (sounds like something out of Cosmo!), this slideshow has some tips I may very well try, especially #6.
mind-expanding photos. I particularly enjoy the heads full of air, and the stoicism series.
In the market for a new iPhone case? This site has a nice selection of quirky ones.
These girls are freaking hilarious.
I’m not so far out of college that I don’t still enjoy a good poster, like this one for the kitchen. I do, however, have a newfound appreciation for frames.
These Black Quinoa Corn Muffins are beautiful, so elementarily colorful. Definitely check out this site’s archives, so many delicious-sounding recipes (raw, vegan, and otherwise).
Just the sort of Valentine’s Day guide I’ve been wishing for.
So silly, but that Scrooge McDuck was always a clever one.
Olivia Wilde has a blog! She uses phrases like “bomb diggidy“, which makes her that much hotter, amiright? Also, vegan crab cakes? yes please ms. wilde.
Pancakes, homemade frappucinos, cupcakes for one? And all vegan? Pinch me, I must be dreaming.
Blogs I’ve Been Reading:
i am so enamored by the subtle beauty of the Decade Diary. This post particularly illustrates the great clean, yet fun vibe.
The Style Blog
is where I first found out about Marni x H&M
! She toes the line so well between high end and accessible.
Shop Sweet Things‘ “Under $20″ posts are great for little pick-me-ups, and I really like her unconventional blog design.
I’m in love with This is Glamorous right now; i can spend hours click click clicking away, reading articles and dreaming of how-to’s. i have to tear myself away!
details: all images my own, taken via Instagram on Michael’s iPhone.