Trader Joe’s Visit

After seeing so many different blog posts on Trader Joe’s and products from Trader Joe’s, I decided to find one to visit on my road trip last week. Luckily, there was one around the corner from my hotel.  Continue reading “Trader Joe’s Visit”


Broccoli Salad

Is it still too hot to turn on the stove or oven in your part of the world? Over the weekend, we had a small break from the hot weather when it rained on Saturday but it was still humid and muggy. It makes me think of that Simpsons episode where Homer builds a tent onto the fridge because it’s so hot. Ah, fridge tent! I think I’ll be needing one of those this summer. Phew! But back to the subject of cooking and eating. If you don’t want to cook, you can get take out but that gets boring and expensive after a while. I decided to take a recipe for one of my favorite salads and change it up a bit. Okay, it still involves a bit of stove top use but it’s worth it I promise.

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Chilled Strawberry Yogurt Soup

It’s hot and humid, and the city is under a heat alert. You know that blast of heat that hits your face when you open the oven door? It’s kind of like that. The last thing I want to do is pack a lunch for work. Unfortunately it was another busy day at the office and I only had time to run downstairs to grab something at the food court. I thought to myself “I’ll get a soup, because no one else is going to want soup today and I can be back upstairs in five minutes.” Murphy’s law – guess where everyone decides to go for lunch? There was a huge line at the soup place. Because nothing beats the heat like a steaming hot bowl of soup. Did I miss something? Continue reading “Chilled Strawberry Yogurt Soup”

Chocolaty Yogurt Mousse

This past weekend was the Victoria Day long weekend which meant I had extra time to catch up on sleep, running, laundry and all those things I normally don’t have time for during the week. I went for a massage and then an impromptu pedicure with my friends Matt and Dawn. I couldn’t convince Matt that he’d be pretty in pink but hey at least the three of us will have the best looking feet for beach volleyball next Friday. Afterward we went for lunch and hit the local wing joint. I haven’t had wings in about a year. They were sooo good! And naturally after a lunch like that, the conversation turned to dessert. Even though Saturday is my food cheat day, I just couldn’t. I knew I had a container of Greek yogurt at home and it got me wondering whether I could use it to make a somewhat healthy dessert.  Continue reading “Chocolaty Yogurt Mousse”