Trader Joe’s

18 Sep 2019

How I Live in NYC and Spend Only $25/week on Groceries

I live in New York City and stuff is expensive. Moving here and starting with a stream of minimum wage jobs has forced me to learn how to cut costs and stick to it. Luckily, my income has since increased, but I haven’t felt the need to expand my grocery budget.

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07 Nov 2017

Top Ten Trader Joe’s Products You Need This Holiday Season

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM Here’s a list of the top ten Trader Joe’s products you need this holiday season. Because we have convinced ourselves that while the brand disguises its real conglomerate self as the Trader Joe’s brand, it tastes

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02 Jun 2017

5 Creative and Free Alternatives to Therapy

By Katie Barbaro Let’s face it: therapy is expensive and rarely covered by insurance. You’ve probably asked yourself, “Do I want to pay out of pocket for an hour-long therapy session or feed myself for a month?” (Answer: FEED YOURSELF, per Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.) Ideally, therapy will someday be

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14 Sep 2016

Price Comparison: Trader Joe’s vs Everyone

We did the homework. The food & drinks that taste the same, have the same ingredients, but cost way less at TJ’s than at Whole Foods, Safeway or Costco.

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01 Jul 2016

The Best Cheap Wines For Under $5

Wine is justifiable on any night when the bottle costs less than $5, and the modern cheap wine renaissance offers many outstanding varietals. “Varietals” is the word you use when you’re trying to make it sound like you care more about artisan wine snobbery than you care about getting drunk.

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17 Sep 2014

A Quick, Cheap, Dirty Chocolate + Raspberry Brownie Recipe

Sometimes I’m just not in the mood to gather an endless array of ingredients for my mise-en-place.  But the craving for chocolate can sometimes be unmanageable; the thought of gooey and dense fudge-y, chocolatey goodness being penetrated by my Buscemian canines on loop in my brain.  I like fruit, I

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21 May 2014

Entertaining for the Poor as F*ck: The Best $5 Red Wines

My second love is wine (second only to food).  Oh, wine: you beautiful muse. I adore thee. A while back my parents decided to do a Sideways-inspired family vacation (I think that movie affected us all): we all went up and down the wine country.  A little pinot, a little syrah,

Forever Renting Riss 1
11 Mar 2014

$1.29 bouquet of Daffodils for a Spring Wedding…

In an earlier post, I mentioned taking advantage of Trader Joe’s annual spring $1.29 bouquet of Daffodils and using them for your arrangements at your wedding. Yesterday I went to get arugula at TJ’s and saw the flowers sitting in a basket outside and I immediately bought two bouquets. The woman behind me

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