Blogs

  • My talk at Cracking the Wellness Code
    by Pankaj Vij on November 5, 2018 at 5:42 pm

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  • How Much Sodium Should You Take; Are You Shaking Up Risks?
    by Pankaj Vij on December 25, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Americans, perhaps unconsciously, consume salt far in excess of our daily requirement. So, on average how much salt are we ingesting? About 3000 mg a day which is twice the recommended intake of 1500 mg a day. Indeed, sodium is essential for bodily functions including maintaining a fluid and electrolyte balance in the body, nerve […]

  • Focus on the these 6 core imperatives
    by Pankaj Vij on December 24, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Focus on the Core First We are constantly bombarded with messages about the potential health benefits of different things. It is easy to become confused and to lose track of the things that are really important, This is especially true when we are continually being distracted and misled by the news media, commercial interests and […]

  • Dr. Vij’s Famous Bean Soup Recipe
    by Pankaj Vij on December 14, 2017 at 1:21 am

    Dr. Vij’s Famous Bean Soup Recipe   Bean Soup Step 1:  Purchase  Sprout’s 10 – Bean Soup Mix  (found in the bulk food bins) Step 2:  Soak beans overnight. Step 3: Shallow Fry – using coconut or avacado oil,withwith minced onion, 1 clove of garlic, and chopped stock of celery, with a pinch of salt, pepper, […]

  • Keep on Ruckin’ Baby
    by Pankaj Vij on November 24, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    What is rucking? Rucking is the original weight bearing walking exercise developed in the military. Derived from the idea of carrying a rucksack full of supplies from one place to another, it can easily be adapted as a wonderful way to turbo-charge your walking routine. All you have to do is get a good quality […]

  • 21 Seasoning Salute – no salt – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 6:21 am

    I use Kirkland’s organic seasoning blend most often, but Trader Joe’s sells their own combination, too! […]

  • Garlic Powder – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 6:19 am

    I often get granulated garlic at Costco, but Trader Joe’s also carries smaller containers of it. […]

  • Curry Powder – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Curry powder is a bit different from brand to brand and chef to chef – as it is a combination of several spices and herbs. My favorite to use in my Curry Zuna recipe is Cost Plus World Market. It is a bit smoother and has a slight hint of sweetness that Trader Joe’s curry […]

  • Cayenne pepper, ground – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Trader Joe’s has a small selection of very reasonably priced spices including several used in my spice blends in The Foodie Bar Way. […]

  • Pumpkin Seeds – Pepitas – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Trader Joe’s sells pumpkin seeds (pepitas), raw and roasted. Pepitas get sprinkled on my Crazy Salad every single day! I keep the seeds in the freezer. […]

  • Pecans – raw or roasted – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 6:08 am

    You can find pecans at Trader Joe’s, including some that are roasted without any oil or salt. Keep in the freezer, with the rest of the nuts, seeds and whole grains/grain products. […]

  • Pine nuts – raw or roasted – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Trader Joe’s sells all types of nuts, including pine nuts that can be used in the Pesto Foodie Bar in The Foodie Bar Way. Keep in the freezer, with the rest of the nuts, seeds and whole grains/grain products. […]

  • Cashews – raw – pieces – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Trader Joe’s sells whole cashews as well as pieces (at least $1 per pound cheaper than whole). Since I use cashews in sauces and dressings, pieces work perfectly! Keep in the freezer, with the rest of the nuts, seeds and whole grains/grain products. […]

  • Couscous – Whole Wheat – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Trader Joe’s sells whole wheat couscous – a one pound box for only $1.99. Couscous is a tiny pasta that doesn’t need to be cooked. Simply add boiling water to it, stir, cover and let it sit for 5 minutes before fluffing! Then, stir in finely chopped greens, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, red peppers, etc… Delicious […]

  • Vinegar – Apple Cider (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Trader Joe’s sells unfiltered, organic, apple cider vinegar, perfect for use in the Salad Dressing Foodie Bar and many recipes in The Foodie Bar Way cookbook. […]

  • Tea – Hibiscus – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Hibiscus tea packs a punch when it comes to antioxidant power! Learn more about it in this article I published in the newspaper.  Experiment with my recipe for Timaree’s Tropical Splash, or other options from the Flavored Water Foodie Bar in The Foodie Bar Way. […]

  • Soy Sauce – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Trader Joe’s sells reduced sodium soy sauce. Don’t forget that you can purchase “regular” soy sauce and simply dilute it with water. […]

  • Nori- Seaweed snacks – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Just a few pieces of these seaweed snacks works very well for the Zuna base (recipe in The Foodie Bar Way). Once opened, they will go from light and crispy, to soft and “stale” – quickly… so once opened, we immediately put the package into a quart size top freezer bag. […]

  • Raisins – (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:33 am

    You can purchase organic raisins at Trader Joe’s and use a TBSP or so to sweeten a creamy dressing. […]

  • Quinoa – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Trader Joe’s sells organic white quinoa, multicolored and red quinoa. […]

  • Oatmeal – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Trader Joe’s sells several varieties of oatmeal… You can set up your very own Oatmeal Foodie Bar! […]

  • Coconut water – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:23 am

    We use coconut water from time to time in some of our green smoothies – the sky is the limit when it comes to options from the Smoothie Foodie Bar in The Foodie Bar Way cookbook. […]

  • Coconut flakes – unsweetened – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:20 am

    This organic coconut is unsweetened and perfect to use as is or toast for a few minutes until aromatic and beginning to turn golden… be careful, once the color begins to develop, if left alone, will burn before you realize it! […]

  • Coconut sugar – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:17 am

    My first choice for a sweetener is fresh fruit, then dried, (I use some date sugar = powdered dates). Next in line for sweeteners is coconut sugar, we use a small amount in certain recipes. Costco carried organic coconut sugar for a while, but I haven’t seen it for at least a year. Trader Joe’s […]

  • Cocoa Powder – unsweetened – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:13 am

    Trader Joe’s sells unsweetened cocoa powder that is delicious in my recipe for T’s Dreamy Chocolate Sauce for our Dessert Nachos for Breakfast! YUM!!! I also buy raw cacao powder online. […]

  • Chocolate chips -TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Semi-sweet chocolate chips at Trader Joe’s are free of any animal products! A few might find their way into the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Foodie Bar Way cookbook – that is, if you decide not to make the Carrot Cake version of those oatmeal cookies […]

  • Rice – cooked – frozen – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Trader Joe’s sells several different types of rice that is cooked and then frozen. (You can do the same thing at home.) […]

  • Brown rice – pre-cooked – shelf-stable – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 5:04 am

    You can find several different varieties of uncooked brown rice at Trader Joe’s, as well as a package of ready-to-eat long grain brown rice. […]

  • Beans, canned – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 31, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Trader Joe’s sells a variety of canned beans and has several organic options. […]

  • Non-Dairy Yogurt – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 27, 2016 at 6:09 am

    Trader Joe’s sells yogurt with active cultures, made from soy milk, almond milk and coconut milk, but free of cow’s milk. […]

  • Mixed Vegetables (organic) -TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 27, 2016 at 5:59 am

    You can find organic mixed vegetables in the freezer section of Trader Joe’s- you can enjoy it as part of your Basic Bar for the Loaded Baked Potato Foodie Bar… YUM! […]

  • Broccoli – Frozen (organic) -TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 27, 2016 at 5:56 am

    Trader Joe’s sells organic frozen broccoli without anything added. Steam it until just tender! […]

  • Corn – Frozen (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 27, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Trader Joe’s frozen organic corn is perfect for the Cowboy Salad Foodie Bar… yum! […]

  • Edamame – Ready to eat- TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 27, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Trader Joe’s sells edamame in the produce area, ready-to-eat, as well as in the freezer section, (need to be cooked). […]

  • Cauliflower – Fresh – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 27, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Trader Joe’s charges less for their cauliflower, compared to most supermarkets. We LOVE cauliflower, a few of our favorite ways to prepare it include roasted and in our nacho topping (recipe in The Foodie Bar Way) […]

  • Colorful Carrots (organic) -TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 27, 2016 at 5:40 am

    These organic carrots are both colorful and delicious. Trader Joe’s sells them in their refrigerated produce area. Use them to make a variety of recipes in The Foodie Bar Way cookbook, like Curry Zuna (watch me prepare this on Good Day Sacramento TV), or make my Zippy Carrot Slaw (watch me whip this up on […]

  • Greens – ready to use/eat – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 27, 2016 at 5:31 am

    I buy lots of greens, including kale and mixed greens, to enjoy throughout the week in our Smoothie Foodie Bar, Crazy Salad Foodie Bar, and, well, greens can be incorporated into nearly every meal! Lot of ideas for you in The Foodie Bar Way cookbook, including Thin Crust Kale Pizza (watch me make it on […]

  • Tomatoes – Fresh (organic) -TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 27, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Trader Joe’s carries a variety of organic tomatoes, though once you grow your own, a store bought tomato will never measure up! Don’t keep tomatoes in the fridge, as they lose flavor quickly! If you haven’t made my Tomato Almond Pesto recipe for The Foodie Bar Way cookbook yet, don’t delay… our Hagenburger’s Party Pasta […]

  • Potatoes – all varieties – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 27, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Trader Joe’s sells all types of potatoes, including sweet potatoes, Yukon gold, red and bags with mixed colors, perfect to steam for snacks! Keep uncooked, whole potatoes in a dark, cool place, away from onions. […]

  • Mint – Fresh (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 27, 2016 at 5:11 am

    In my opinion, Trader Joe’s has the best fresh mint! It is less expensive and seems to last much longer than organic mint purchased anywhere else. […]

  • Lemons – (organic) -TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 27, 2016 at 5:04 am

    I have a good friend with an amazing lemon tree, but when her tree isn’t producing, I will pick up a bag of lemons at Trader Joe’s. I enjoy lemons in a wide range of recipes from smoothies and salad dressings to Jicama Chips and even my Dazzle Berry Dessert Sauce (all recipes in The […]

  • Limes – (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 27, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Trader Joe’s often sells organic limes in bags. If I am not planning to use them within a day or two, I store them in the crisper drawer in the refrigerator. Limes are key for my Cowboy Salad Foodie Bar and several other delicious recipes in The Foodie Bar Way, including Cilantro Lime Rice (watch […]

  • Wonderful Book! (5 out of 5 stars)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 24, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Timaree’s book has been a lifesaver for me. I love the fact that there are tips for extending the life of your produce, which has been very helpful to me. Secondly, her oatmeal recipes provide a great way for me to provide a quick, on the go meal for my child on the way to […]

  • Almond Butter – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 22, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Trader Joe’s sells Almond Butter in 16 oz jars. It works well in Scot’s Granola (recipe in The Foodie Bar Way cookbook). […]

  • Brussels Sprouts – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 22, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Trader Joe’s sells delicious Brussels sprouts in a variety of ways in their produce/refrigerated area. Soooo versatile and fun! Watch me prepare an amazing recipe featuring these beauties on California Bountiful TV. […]

  • Beets – Raw – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 22, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Trader Joe’s sells raw beets, ready to grate into your favorite salad or roast for a delicious recipe from The Foodie Bar Way! If you are short on time, you can also purchase their roasted beets in the refrigerated area. […]

  • Bok choy – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 22, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    In the refrigerated section at Trader Joe’s, you’ll find baby bok choy! So delicious and easy to prepare – raw in salads or cooked in stir-fries or my Un-Fried Rice Foodie Bar (found in The Foodie Bar Way cookbook). […]

  • Beets – Roasted and Ready to Eat – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 22, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Trader Joe’s sells beets in the refrigerated section. They have already been roasted and are ready to eat… You can use them in a variety of ways, including in this recipe for Roasted Beets with Citrus – which is in The Foodie Bar Way cookbook. […]

  • Almond Milk – refrigerated -TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 22, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Trader Joe’s carries a large variety of non-dairy milks – some are in shelf-stable boxes that don’t need to be refrigerated until opened, while others in are in cartons in their refrigerated sections. Do a taste test to find out which you enjoy the most! Check out this article that I wrote about how to […]

  • Almond Milk – Soy Milk (other non-dairy milks) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 22, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Trader Joe’s carries a large variety of non-dairy milks – some are in shelf-stable boxes that don’t need to be refrigerated until opened, while others in are in cartons in their refrigerated sections. Do a taste test to find out which you enjoy the most! Check out this article that I wrote about how to […]

  • Cooking made so easy (and healthy too) (5 out of 5 stars)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 20, 2016 at 5:56 am

    This book is amazing. So simple to cook from. Minimal prep. And healthy to boot. Changed the way I prepare meals for my family. Kids loved all the options to choose from. Big Win! -Joseph Platt […]

  • Micro Greens (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 12, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Even though “micro-greens” are tiny, they are mighty!!! They are PACKED with nutrients, that your body can easily absorb, so add a handful to your salad mix, pasta dish, on top of tacos or avocado toast… the options are endless! So many recipes in The Foodie Bar Way cookbook to try! […]

  • Raisins (organic) -TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 12, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Trader Joe’s has organic raisins in one pound bags. […]

  • Berries – Mixed (organic) -TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 12, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Trader Joe’s sells a variety of organic berries in their freezer section. No sugar added, just berries! Be sure to make my Strawberry, Avocado and Greens with Ruby Dressing- watch me make it on California Bountiful TV and get the recipe at www.TheNutritionProfessor.com […]

  • Salsa – HOT – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 12, 2016 at 5:33 am

    In my opinion, this is pretty spicy salsa […]

  • Kiwi (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 12, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Whenever I make a trip to Trader Joe’s, I buy a bag of kiwi! I also buy them at our local supermarket and sometimes at Costco (4 pound package). Let ripen on the counter. When the kiwi begins to soften (each may ripen at a different time, so check them each day), put it into […]

  • Seaweed Snacks – Nori – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 12, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Trader Joe’s carries nori – seaweed snacks that I use in my Curry Zuna recipe that I made on Good Day Sacramento TV (and can be found in The Foodie Bar Way cookbook). Slide an opened package into a quart size freezer bag right away to keep them fresh/crisp. […]

  • Cucumber (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 12, 2016 at 12:42 am

    When I am at Trader Joe’s, I like to pick up some organic cucumbers to enjoy with one of my hummus recipes or to put into my Curry Zuna (all in The Foodie Bar Way cookbook). Watch me make Curry Zuna on Good Day Sacramento TV. […]

  • Vinegar – Balsamic – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 12, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Trader Joe’s sells a variety of balsamic vinegars. I have not yet tried them all, as I tend to stick with my favorite (Kirkland). […]

  • Sugar Snap Peas – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 12, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Sugar Snap Peas that are ready to pop into your mouth can be found in the produce aisle of local supermarkets and at Trader Joe’s. They are perfect for dipping into one of my hummus, dressing or guacamole recipes in The Foodie Bar Way cookbook. […]

  • Apples – (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 12, 2016 at 12:09 am

    I get bagged organic apples and pears when I am at Trader Joe’s. They typically have several different varieties of apples. […]

  • Berries – Fresh – (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 12, 2016 at 12:04 am

    I almost always buy frozen berries, but if you want to sprinkle them on Dessert Nachos (recipe on www.TheNutritionProfessor.com and in The Foodie Bar Way cookbook), Trader Joe’s sells them! […]

  • Celery – (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 11, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Trader Joe’s sells organic celery in the refrigerated produce area. I buy organic celery because it is on the “dirty dozen” list. […]

  • Zucchini – (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 11, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Trader Joe’s sells organic zucchini (also known as summer squash) on a consistent basis, and I find it tends to be less expensive than at the supermarket/grocery store. Some of the zucchini (as well as some sweet corn and papaya*) grown in the US is from genetically engineered (GE) seeds. If you want to avoid […]

  • Sugar Snap Peas
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 10, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    I eat these right out of the package, just as they are or dipped into one of my dressings, hummus, guacamole, salsa featured at www.TheNutritionProfessor.com or in the my book – The Foodie Bar Way. […]

  • Fruit roll-ups
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 10, 2016 at 11:26 pm

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  • Potatoes – Get Colorful!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 10, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    These colorful potatoes are perfect for steaming and having on hand to sprinkle with mesquite, Cajun or taco seasoning, or dip into hummus, mustard, your favorite oil free dressing (many recipes and even 2 Dressing Foodie Bars can be found in The Foodie Bar Way). […]

  • Very flexible, tasty approach to healthy plant-based meals (5 out of 5 stars)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 10, 2016 at 5:56 am

    I eat 100% plant-based, avoid processed oils and sugar AND I’m a ‘foodie’ who likes my food to taste GREAT. I’ve been cooking similarly to this book’s approach for a bunch of years: flexible, versatile, great for pleasing everyone at the table and it makes meals fun. Timaree has a lot of talent as a […]

  • Such a great book! The recipes are amazing (5 out of 5 stars)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 10, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Such a great book! The recipes are amazing, and the Foodie Bar Way has really encouraged my family to eat more healthy foods. Kids have a tendency to be picky eaters, and with today’s amount of processed foods it is sometimes difficult to get the kids to eat a wide variety of healthy, colorful vegetables. […]

  • Cruciferous Crunch Collection – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 6, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Trader Joe’s sells a ready to eat/cook collection of delicious cruciferous veggies, including: kale, Brussels, broccoli, green cabbage and red/purple cabbage. Sounds great for my Crazy Salad Foodie Bar (and Base), Un-Fried Rice Foodie Bar and more! […]

  • Brussels Sprouts – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 6, 2016 at 4:50 am

    Trader Joe’s sells several different bags of Brussels sprouts, as well as Brussels sprouts still on the stalk (for a limited time during the winter holidays). &nbs […]

  • Chia Seeds (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 5, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Trader Joe’s sells organic chia seeds, perfect for many recipes from the Oatmeal Foodie Bar to Salad Dressing Foodie Bars.  Cooking out of the Foodie Bar Way cookbook is fun! […]

  • Salsa (store-bought) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    While I love making my own salsa (See my Salsa Foodie Bar in the book), when I do buy it, this is one of my favorites. […]

  • Sausage, store-bought, plant-based options – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 5, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    There are several plant-based sausages available in the refrigerated area in the produce aisle at many grocery stores. While I don’t typically eat them (since they include oil), they are a “sometimes food” for my husband and kids, with one link flavoring dinner for all three of them (some of their favorite Pasta Foodie Bar […]

  • Sunflower Seeds
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    I use raw sunflower seeds in a variety of dressings and sauces and recommend them in place of nuts (for those with nut allergy). They are sold in bags (great price at Trader Joe’s) and in bulk (supermarket). I keep them in the freezer. […]

  • Artichoke Hearts – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 5, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    While most people are familiar with marinated artichoke hearts in oil/vinegar, water packed artichoke hearts are also available in jars and cans. […]

  • Apple Sauce – (organic) – TJ
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 5, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Since conventionally grown apples are heavily sprayed, whenever I buy apple sauce for recipes, I look for organic (store brand is fine). […]

  • Japanese Eggplant
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 5, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Japanese eggplant! They are easy to slice in to planks, rounds or even just in half, lengthwise. I like to grill or roast them, (Fajita Grilled Veggies or Mediterranean Grilled Veggies – both recipes in The Foodie Bar Way). I also broil them with a miso-based marinade. Have fun with these purple […]

  • I really love the way this book is structured… (5 out of 5 stars)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 2, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    I really love the way this book is structured. It has so many options that it seems like there are meal options for any occasion and anyone who has dietary preferences. -Denise Curtis […]

  • Family Friendly and Delightful (5 out of 5 stars)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Wonderful recipes and inspiring photos make this vegan cookbook a must-have for anyone wanting to cook well for the people they love. A portion of my extended family (15 of us) enjoyed a pasta bar night. The garlic mushrooms, and pesto were a couple of the favs, but just being able to all pick what […]

  • Wonderful Book! (5 out of 5 stars)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 1, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    What a great idea! I have done a Foodie Salad Bar and everybody loved it. The book has wonderful large color pictures. Easy to understand and easy to follow recipes. When you do a Foodie Bar meal everyone is happy and can make choices based on their own preferences. I just love it! -Amazon Reviewer […]

  • However as time went on I was getting bored with the same old food… (5 out of 5 stars)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 1, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    This book saved my life. I had high cholesterol, over weight, and prostate problems! I have been on a plant base life style for a few years, however as time went on I was getting bored with the same old food. I purchased Timaree’s book back in January, 2016 and I was happy and renewed […]

  • Highly recommended! (5 out of 5 stars)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on August 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    An excellent book!  I actually already bought 3 copies of the book. One is for myself, and the other two are gifts for my friends!  It is not only a book but also a great lifestyle change! After this book, you will know more about what is the right food to eat, and your body […]

  • Our favorite of all our books….. (5 out of 5 stars)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 31, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    This book is very well organized. The recipes are easy and so delicious! I especially like the smoothies, I drink one every morning and feel nourished until afternoon. My wife and I love this book. -Brandon Smit […]

  • innovative and revolutionary cookbook (5 out of 5 stars)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 31, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    This book will not only give you a new take on how to serve food at your next social event, but it will also help you learn how to cook healthy, delicious meals for you or your family. Unlike other cookbooks, this one gives you flexibility. For a party, you’re guests won’t be limited to […]

  • Inspiring, creative, buy it! (5 out of 5 stars)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 30, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Creative, inspiring, everyone should add this book to their collection. Timaree is wonderful, willing to answer any questions, and she has the credentials to back it up! This book is a must buy! -Amazon Customer […]

  • Power Greens!
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 6:01 am

    We buy 2-3 bags of Power Greens every week at Costco! I use them in MANY of the Foodie Bars and recipes, including my Crazy Salad Foodie Bar, Smoothie Foodie Bar, Pasta Foodie Bar, Mexican Quinoa, Southwestern Loaded Sweet Potato and more! […]

  • Almond milk (shelf-stable/aseptic packaging)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Most of the nut milks can be purchased in shelf-stable/aseptic boxes on the supermarket shelves (refrigerate after opening), or in more “traditional” cartons in the refrigerated section (dairy aisle or natural foods refrigerator case). […]

  • Apples (organic whenever possible)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Apples tend to be heavily sprayed, so whenever possible, buy organic! I tend to buy them in 3 pound bags at the grocery store or Trader Joe’s (or 5.5 pound plastic containers at Costco – when they have organic varieties). I keep them in the refrigerator (in the lowest crisper drawer). […]

  • Apple Sauce – (organic)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 5:59 am

    Since conventionally grown apples are heavily sprayed, whenever I buy apple sauce for recipes, I look for organic (store brand is fine). &nbs […]

  • Arrowroot powder/starch
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 5:57 am

    Arrowroot powder can be used in place of cornstarch in recipes and has the advantage of being non-GMO (unlike most cornstarch), suitable for people with a corn allergy and extracted from the arrowroot without use of harsh chemicals. I keep a large bag of arrowroot in the freezer. Arrowroot tends to survive freezing better than […]

  • Artichoke Hearts
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 5:56 am

    While most people are familiar with marinated artichoke hearts in oil/vinegar, water packed artichoke hearts are also available in jars and cans. &nbs […]

  • Corn – (baby)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 5:55 am

    My son loves these baby corn in our famous Un-Fried Rice recipe! I found organic baby corn online. […]

  • Baking Powder (Aluminum-Free)
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Always choose Baking Powder market “Aluminum-Free” – it is typically sold right next to the baking powder with aluminum. We need reduce exposure to aluminum in our diet to protect our brain tissue (aluminum has been found in the brains of those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease). […]

  • Barley Flakes
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 5:53 am

    For a variation on oatmeal, try barley flakes! I most often find them in the bulk section of the supermarket or natural food co-op. […]

  • BBQ Sauce
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 5:53 am

    When purchasing BBQ sauce, look for one that does not contain High Fructose Corn Syrup or artificial sweeteners. Also, tomato puree should be the first ingredient! Then, you can compare sodium levels if you are trying to decide between a few choices. I will be sure to put a homemade BBQ sauce in the next […]

  • Beans – aseptic bag/box
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Cooked beans are now being packaged in bags and boxes to as an alternative to cans liner with BPA. […]

  • Beans – canned
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 5:52 am

    When shopping for canned beans, be sure to look for those marked “BPA free” – though it is probably best to cook beans from dry when you can! I have found that organic varieties of canned beans are packed in much less sodium (85 mg/svg vs 440 mg/svg)! […]

  • Chili Beans
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Although the sodium is a bit high on this product, it is an occasional (treat) – and makes a yummy topping for our Southwestern Loaded Potato when we don’t have any of my Seasoned Black Beans on hand (recipes in The Foodie Bar Way). Look for the 50% Less Sodium version (S & W). […]

  • Beans – Dry
    by Timaree Hagenburger on July 27, 2016 at 5:49 am

    My favorite dry beans are grown right here in Northern California by Chip and Bobbie Morris (Elegant Beans and Beyond). These heirloom beans are available at our Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill stores, as well as online. […]