Happy Winds-day everyone! I don’t know where you are, but here in LA we have been experiencing some serious wind. Which turns out to be a good thing as it has been clearing our skies from all that smog. Yuck!
Today I wanted to give a quick shout out to two of my favorite products. Of course they are breakfast items since breakfast is my absolute favorite meal. Without breakfast I am like a monkey without his banana. (Grumpy and liable to throwing feces) These two products are my go-to in the a.m. Without them I don’t know how I would ever start my day. Both are healthy and delicious and can only be found at Trader Joe’s (as far as I know.)
The Morning Star Veggie Sausage Links are amazing. I’ve been eating these puppies for over 18 years now and have no plans to stop. Ok I know you meat eaters reading this are skeptical. I can see you rolling your eyes and scrunching your nose in disgust. Do not be fooled. Yes there are a lot of unappetizing soy products out there. I admit it. This is not one of them. I know at least 5 hard core carnivores who I have tricked into enjoying these. They are tasty, period. The big problem with these is that you can NOT cook them according to the package. There is only one proper way to cook these guys and I am going to let you in on the secret now.
- In a skillet
- Add oil
- Cook on low-medium heat until cooked through and browned on the outside
- Add a sprinkle of Mrs. Dash 1 minute before you take them off the heat
Whatever you do, DO NOT add water to the skillet as the package says. It makes them soggy and gross. I should probably write a letter to Morning Star to let them in on my revolutionary cooking method. Maybe they’ll be so happy by the increased sales they’ll offer me a lifetime of free links!
The second product I wanted to mention was Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Raisin Cinnamon Rolls. These guys rock! They are super yummy and pretty healthy for you, not to mention they are vegan too. They are sweetened with fruit juice and only have 2g of fat with a good amount of fiber. I love them topped with butter, peanut butter, Earth Balance, or any other nut butter. They’re probably awesome with cream cheese too but I haven’t ventured that route yet. They are only lightly sweet (which I love) and have a good cinnamon flavor with a fair amount of raisins.