The weekend is a comin’, folks! Which means my favorite day is right around the corner: grocery day. I love grocery shopping like most people love spa days. There’s just something about discovering a new favorite hummus or the cheapest raw honey around or the best soy milk on planet Earth that just makes me feel pure joy. And I know I’m not the only one who takes pride in their grocery store finds, right?
So this week, to help get my grocery-shopping discovery on, I want to ask you: What’s your favorite find at Trader Joe’s? The one thing you have to get every single time you go grocery shopping? Tell us what it is and why you keep going back for more. And if you have more than one favorite, feel free to share ‘em all. Now, ready, set, comment! Read more »
If you’ve picked up a bag of walnuts at Trader Joe’s lately, read this before you reach for a handful: Trader Joe’s issued a recall today of five varieties of their store-brand walnuts, distributed nationwide, due to potential salmonella contamination discovered during routine testing by the FDA. Read more »
• If you’re feeling the last-minute Halloween-costume crunch, fret not. This DIY costume idea, tailor-made for the diehard Trader Joe’s apologists among us, is both easy to throw together and totally eco-friendly. Plus, it’s kind of hilarious. [The Kitchn]
A California company has recalled peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. While no one as of yet has been reported ill, the company, Wawona, says in a statement that it shut down and sanitized its processing facility when a sample tested positive for the bacteria, which can cause flu-like symptoms; they are using other facilities to maintain normal operations while the problem is being dealt with.
Confession: I’m a health coach that hates to cook.
I used to think that in order to have a healthy toned body, I had to cook 80 to 100 percent of my food—and for a while I did just that. I used to spend six hours on a Sunday shopping, chopping and cooking all my food for the week because I never had the time during the work week to cook a healthy, elaborate meal that didn’t taste like cardboard.
Guess what? This got old very quickly. I prefer eating food rather than making it. And unless you’re a Powerball winner and rolling dough, you can understand why eating out at the healthiest farm-to-table restaurants every night of the week isn’t an option, either.
So I was determined to find a solution that would save me from slaving away over the stove for hours but that didn’t force me to give up eating the foods that were good for me.
And that’s when I discovered this secret: the frozen food aisle at Trader Joe’s. Seriously, it’s one of the best places to find healthy “fast food” (i.e. food that doesn’t take 100 years to make)—you just have to know what you’re looking for.
“It happens all the time. Whenever a larger store closes in Doylestown, residents mourn for a few days and then wish for a Trader Joe’s.” So writes Intelligencer staff writer Christina Kristofic. And boy, she isn’t kidding. The entire political and civic structure of Doylestown and Bucks County has organized a letter-writing campaign to get the healthy grocery chain to move into the space left vacant by the closure of Herb’s Hobbies and Crafts.