Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Finds

Yesterday I went on my first Costco trip since moving to Texas. I love Costco. There are a lot of things I buy in bulk there, particularly my cooking/baking basics like flour, sugar, stock, meat, rice, butter, etc. Anyway, I've noticed every Costco is a little different. At this one I was overjoyed to find these two items:

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Grapeseed oil and quinoa!

I've been using grapeseed oil as my only cooking oil for a couple years now. It's the healthiest oil out there and, unlike olive oil, is also mild enough to use in baking recipes. I was so excited to find a 2 liter bottle for $7.98! As for quinoa, I've been trying to find it for awhile, after trying it and liking at a friend's house. El Paso is not exactly the capital of healthy eating enthusiasts, so I was afraid I was going to have to order it online, but lo and behold! This 4lb bag for $9. I'm really looking forward to trying some recipes I've been finding and using it to occasionally replace my never-failing side of starch every dinner.

I also discovered they carry Greek yogurt for a good price! I love Greek yogurt. I didn't get it this time though since I still have some in my fridge.But my health-nutty side was definitely satisfied by yesterday's trip to Costco!

I also ran into Ross and Marshall's and found some of the organizational items I had on my Container Store wishlist for fixing up my kitchen. I love Ross and Marshall's!

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Pictures to follow when I've used these to get my chaotic kitchen drawers and a few cabinets in order!


  1. I'm SO excited to see your "after" photos! :)

    I'm very glad you found quinoa at Costco! That's a fabulous deal!!!I know at ours it's probably half that size (or less!) and is $7.99!

  2. I know, I was prepared to have it cost more than that! So exciting. =)

  3. Ooh, I just had quinoa for the first time in July and it was really good. Even Lijah liked it! I need to look into getting some grapeseed oil too.