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Autumn Trader Joe’s Care Package

My mom knows that I’m head over heels for Trader Joe’s and that nothing excited me more than their autumn treats. So when I asked if she could send me a couple of things, she went above and beyond. She bought me some to send to me. It’s not often that I can receive a care package. Shipping costs are so expensive and delivery time has become much longer because of Covid. Nevertheless, my mom took the time and effort…

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Strange Cooking Habits I have as an American

Sorry for the lack of posts last week. I was stressed out about the election and wanted time to sit and process things. I still have family and friends that live in America, so my home country is still relevant to me. But now I’ve had time off and feel much better. I’m excited for the future! There’s nothing better than knowing that democracy won. Anyway I wanted to talk about something light hearted for my first post back, but…

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Halloween Date Night

Sander and I are quiet people. We enjoy each other’s company which is important now more than ever. To celebrate our Halloween we decided on a plan so that we’d be on the same page. See we have gaming communities that we’re apart of. We both have games to play with friends from after dinner time until bed. But these communities are important for us too. They’ve been a life saver for these lock down times. So we have to…

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My Favorite Halloween Candy

A mountain of chocolate. That’s what most people think of when they talk about Halloween candy. What about those huge king size candy bars that any child would die for? There’s something about chocolate that screams Halloween candy. But I can’t eat chocolate. It’s terrible for my skin and counterproductive to me and my bareface routine. I had to improvise. It’s not easy to find American Halloween goodies but My American Market came to the rescue! I picked out a…

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My American Market Shopping Haul

When people ask me what I miss about America, I have two things that top the list. Going to Disneyland in California and American food. I grew up in a household that wanted me to fit in with my peers. We ate Indian food on special occasions and Sunday. I dressed casually and never learned the tongues of my parent’s homeland. So of course American goods were what I got to eat. This includes everything from the fast food to…

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What our grocery runs look like

Sander and I used to go grocery shopping once a week. He’d come home from work and we’d hop into the car with our reusable bags. We roamed the aisles looking for delicious foods, both new and well loved, to fill our bellies. But families are limited to one member per household and I can’t go shopping anymore. Well I can, but would be for small hauls. All I have is a bike so I can’t do a weekly haul.…

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We had a date night at home

It’s been ages since Sander and I had a date night. We went on date lunches once in a while before the lock down and it doesn’t look like that will be ending any time soon. I don’t mind eating at home, in fact I prefer it. We get to eat healthier and we save some money. But sometimes there are nights where you want to go out and get swept away in the excitement of a date night. So…

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My current eating habits

I need to preface this and say my eating habits are changing all the time. I like to experiment with what makes me feel good and what I have cravings for. I’m not a dietitian and I encourage you to find food that enjoy eating and makes you feel good! Everyone is different and you should listen to what your body needs from you. Less is more I’m one of those people. I don’t mind eating the same meal for…

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Making Soda Bread

Whew, here we are still in the middle of quarantine. While not much has changed for me, my priorities have shifted a bit. I’ve been baking a lot because some of our foods can be difficult to get a hold of. Bread was out of stock the first week of lockdown and bread is important to the Dutch. Many people have it for breakfast and lunch… To see the shelves completely empty was a shock. We live in a small…

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