Acerola Smoothie Bowl

Happy National Vitamin C Day! Did you know, today 4/4 is the day to appreciate Vitamin C and enjoy some Vitamin C packed food!    Have you heard of acerola? This is one of the foods that I miss from Japan. When I was a kid, I used to drink beautiful ruby colored juice a…

Product Review: Maple Espresso Tea from Trader Joe’s

Happy National Espresso Day! Who’s an espresso lover here?  Get some cups of espresso and celebrate today!   Well, well, well…although I started liking coffee recently, making espresso is hard in my kitchen because I don’t have an espresso machine. I used to, when I lived in LA, but when my dinner buddy and I…

Product Review: Organic Garlic Naan Cracker from Trader Joe’s

I tried this one  for the first time when it was a holiday season, and I was looking for something perfect for an appetizer. I like my crackers with cheese or olives, so I grabbed both items and proudly stepped into the cracker aisle. And then, it came in my eyes.    Garlic. Naan. Cracker. …

Product Review: Fully cooked Falafel from Trader Joe’s

Since we are on a vegetarian diet, we have to ignore the meat section in grocery stores. But, sometimes our mind is occupied with crispy crunchy fried chickens. Whenever our mind is blasted, I get some falafel to calm our occupied mind. Falafel is made from chickpeas yet the traits we are looking for, crispy…

Product Review: Trader Joe’s Beef-less Ground Beef

This is the last plant-based meat review that I regularly get from Trader Joe’s. Sometimes I want to use plant based meat for my Asian flavored food, but they have an Italian flavor, and the other is chili flavor, so I was looking for the products that I can add my favorite sauce. And here…

Product Review: Mini Chicken Tikka Samosa

When I participated in the LA marathon(Yes, I ran and reached the finish line TWICE!!) I caught a smell of spicy yet flavorful food. A few feet later, I found a little line waiting for a snack given by a volunteer: that was samosa!!