Tag: Trader Joe’s

Diary of a Non-Cook: Paleo Veggie Chili, NO Beans

Le Cruset is to the kitchen, as Lululemon is to the gym. This winter weather has me craving all the warm things, coupled with trying to make healther food choices + cooking more often. I’m honestly trying to find the joy in cooking. So when I feel the desire too,

Diary of a Non-Cook(ie) Party

Another December, another yearly tradition. I introduced you to our Cookie Party tradition in 2016, but Lil and I have been attending it for over two decades. It’s been going on for three to four decades, from what I’m told. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that it happened again

Diary of a Non-Cook: Mexican Food + Pinterest

Oh, of course my creations are via Pinterest.Does that even surprise you these days? I was perusing Pinterest for some cooking inspiration and I thought to look at older pins, which of course I had never tried. Lo and behold, I found a good pin: 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas!

Musings: Smiply Crafting

Crafting done simple. Pinterest, my disdain still lingers, even though I continue to use it regularly. However, I think that with the ever fanatic use of the app/tool, people forget to come back to reality and remember most of us have full time jobs, kids, commitments…A LIFE! Pinterest crafting takes

Diary of a Non-Cook: A FB Video Meal

We all know those time-lapse videos that speed through how to cook a meal, right?! Well, I finally saved one on FB and went for it last week. I showed L and ever since then we’d been talking about making it. This one is from Cooking Panda, dubbed the Taco

Diary of a Non-Cook: Lasagna Roll-Ups

When a Pin just sticks with you… Rolling up lasagna noodles just seems fun, which is why I probably always remember seeing this pin or one similar to it. Or there are just that many inundating Pinterest. I’d been craving the taste of lasagna and I knew J’s little bro

Diary of a Non-Cook: 7 Layer Dip (for MOM)

Curating is the name of the game. Trader Joes is my arsenal! Each family party we volunteer to bring something. I generally get an appetizer, re: easy. I’m okay with that and everyone also gets a nice surprise when I arrive. This year, I was specifically asked to bring chips

Ganeeban DOES NOT Run Shamrock'n

I’m sure my pessimistic running attitude has been shining through lately. Well, as I sit here on this gloomy Sunday afternoon. I’m a little sad, but mostly relieved that the race has come and gone without me. I’m bordering the line of a bad allergy bout, slight sinus infection, OR

Diary of a Non-Cook: Tikka Masala

Domesticate yourself. Learn to cook. It’s shoved down my throat all the time. You spend all your money on going out. Blah. Blah. Blah. I cooked. It sucked. It doesn’t always, but this time it did. Yes, I could have picked a recipe with less ingredients. Yes, I could have