Raffle: Organic Maca Powder by World Gourmet

World Gourmet Food

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Raw Maca is superfood powder that you’ve been hearing more about lately.  Along with nutritional benefits, they’re supposed to give you energy and reduce stress.  It’s also supposed to be good for men (ehem).  Costco is now in business with World Gourmet Food.  You can now find Raw Maca powder at Costco locations in San Diego (CA), Arizona, Utah, Denver and Las Vegas.

*Whole Foods sells 4 oz Organic Maca Powderfor for $6.99.  World Gourmet’s Raw Maca comes in Costco size of TWO pounds (32 oz), and they currently sell for $9.99.

If you want to check out Maca powder for free, enter for raffle below.  World Gourmet Food will send you 2 bags of Organic Raw Maca Root Powder (total 4 pounds).

I am currently putting Raw Maca powder (1/2 Tbs ) in my Vitamix juice twice a day.  It gives my juice a hint of raw root taste.  I don’t have a girlfriend and I have absolutely no stress in my life, so it will be tough to monitor changes in me. But, I like what I read about Maca.

Facts about Raw Maca Powder

  • Provides 215% more fiber and 190% more iron than 1 serving of kale
  • Ancient Superfood that provides Calcium, Iron, Potassium, and Magnesium
  • Consumed by the Ancient Incas for nearly 2 millennia, warriors would eat them before battle and royalty would hoard for themselves.
  • Maca is generally categorized into 3 categories: Yellow, Red & Black. The Ancient Peruvian Root crop belonging to the radish family is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and antioxidants. World Gourmet is one of the few brands to blend all 3 into 1 bag.
  • Maca helps the body adapt to stress by countering the negative effects of tension and anxiety while tonifying and boosting the endocrine system, It is rich in amino acids, which are essential to the cell regeneration processes. It also delivers abundant energy, mental stamina, hormonal balance, enhanced libido, and an elevated mood.
  • Maca has all sorts of beauty benefits is capable, strengthening your hair, and improving collagen production. It is incredibly nutrient dense, a solid source of protein key for getting shiny hair and strong nails. It is rich in vitamins that help keep skin looking plump and glowy.
  • The vitamin C in Maca fights free radicals that can cause everything from skin damage to inflammation. It also has vitamins D and E, which regulate collagen production as well.
  • Maca contains both iron and iodine, which are essential for your thyroid. When your thyroid is working properly, it helps with your sex hormones and skin.

How to use: Blend a heaping spoonful into Teas, confections, juices, puddings, smoothies, hot beverages, cookies, cereals, and ice cream to easily enjoy it’s benefits.

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Maximus Smart Security Light at Costco

Maximus Smart Security Light (Costco #1145059) is an outdoor light with built-in HD security camera. It will record high definition video with sound. Video clips are stored in cloud where you can review and download. You can watch live video feed and control the unit with your mobile devices. It comes with basic free services which can be upgraded to paid services.

My favorite function is audio and light alert when somebody approaches to my door. To me, that alert alone is worth of purchasing the unit. Bad guys are unlikely to pursue my house after seeing that.  See video below.

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Raffle & Review: Warrior Mix by Bee Free

Raffle is Ended: Congratulations to Cathryn

Enter for free 3 bags Warrior Mix, now available at Costco.

Warrior Mix is granola mix – and they are absolutely amazing.  First of all, it’s the best tasting granola mix that I know of.  Additionally they are; gluten free, paleo friendly, dairy free, grain free, preservative free, soy free, GMO free, and contains no refined sugar.

Our friends at Bee Free will send 3 bags of Warrior Mix to a raffle winner (1 x 17oz,  2 x 9oz) .  Winner will be drawn on September 1, 2018.

Warrior Mix, Bee FreeWarrior Mix is very tasty, and you can taste goodness of the ingredients. It has sweet and nutty taste. Once you start eating it’s hard to stop. One day, a friend came over for dinner.  I spent 2 hours in the kitchen that day.  As she settled down at my house, I gave her a sample taste of Warrior MIx so she would give me a quick review.  She gave me thumbs up, and ate almost the entire bag.  She was so full that she barely touched the special dinner I made.  I was not happy about the dinner, but was happy for Bee Free. They are really tasty.

There is no particular shape for these granola.  They have basic “chunky” shape, but they will get broken apart.  So, you can eat them like cookies, add to  cup of yogurt, or add milk and eat like cereal. I grab a handful of loose granola like nuts and pop ’em in my mouth.

Check out the video below.  Mother’s love is put in to her products.

Bee Free products are available at Costco.

Visit below pages to learn more about Bee Free products and/or buy products directly.

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Costco Shopping – July 22, 2018, Organic Cherries

34th Costco shopping in 2018 – $76.22 (today) / $2666.84 (this year)

I went out for Sunday morning Costco shopping.

Sunday morning Costco shopping is special to me.  I have to make a special plan and get up earlier than usual. It’s a hassle because I want to enjoy lazy Sunday morning.  But, it’s fun once I’m out and about.

Costco is crazy busy on Sunday, so I arrived there exactly at 10 AM and left before 10:30AM.  There was no fooling around.  I just focused on my shopping list.  As a shopping list, I use Costco APP’s “Lists” feature.

Cherries are amazing good. I have tried both organic and non-organic cherries from Costco.  Organic cherries are much better (tastier) than non-organic cherries.  I will only buy organic cherries from now on.  Before Costco, I used to buy Cherries from local farmers market.  Costco’s organic cherries are as good as those from farmers market, except I get more at Costco.

I went to Walmart after Costco.  I came home at exactly 11am.

Costco Organic Cherry

 

Raffle – Superfood Veggie Cakes – $60 Value

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Raffle winner will receive 48 packs of Superfood Veggie Cakes, $60 value.
Continental US only – they are frozen food.

Garden Lites makes healthy, gluten free, allergy friendly, frozen food.  Their muffins and Superfood Veggie Cakes are being sold in Costco nationwide. Their products are tasty and enjoyable.

Superfood Veggie Cakes are frozen vegetable cakes that you microwave. They are single servings of vegetable cake(quiche) that you eat warm. Please see pictures.

I eat Superfood Veggie Cakes in two main occasions.  First, I eat Veggie Cakes when I run super late that I don’t have 10-15 minutes in the morning to make Vitamix juice.  Superfood Veggie Cakes takes only a few minutes start to finish (opening of the refrigerator door to burping).  Second, sometimes I feel hungry at night.  I crave for something.  But, I refuse to eat a bowl of ice cream or a bag of Cheetos in the middle of the night. I want something light, fast, and satisfying,  That’s when I eat a Superfood Veggie Cake.  Additionally, I eat Superfood Veggie Cake whenever I feel like.

I had a bad cold last month.  I was sick and didn’t feel like cooking and anything else.  Really, I had no will to live.  Superfood Veggie Cakes came it handy while I was sick. They were much better than instant noodles.

If you are interested, visit their official page for more information – Superfood Veggie Cakes, or look for them at your local Costco warehouse.

Win 48 packs of Superfood Veggie Cakes – $60 Value
That’s a lot of yum.

Good folks at Garden Lites will send 48 packs of Superfood Veggie Cakes to a raffle winner. Good lcuck~!!

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Kirkland Signature Balsamic Vinegar’s built-in pour spout

Kirkland Signature’s Balsamic Vinegar is well known for its superior quality and fine taste.  I use it often at work for my lunch salad.  It’s the best salad dressing I know of.  It’s tasty and healthy.

The bottle, however, was not ideal for dining room use.  I needed a separate bottle and a spout – so I can pour vinegar with some kind of control.  I spent last few years looking for a bottle and a spout. It was frustrating, because I couldn’t find products that I liked. Finally, that search is over. I don’t need a separate container anymore.

Now, Kirkland Signature’s Balsamic Vinegars come with built-in pour spout. This brilliant little mechanism is absolutely useful.  It eliminates the need for separate bottle and spout.  I can now use my Costco Balsamic Vinegar straight from the original bottle. The spout functions perfectly, much better than generic spouts at most restaurants. This is a great idea, and I am truly enjoying it.

I shot a quick video below.  Check it out.

Al Pastor Salad at Costco

Check this out – Al Pastor Salad at Costco food court.  Let me know if you tried it before.  Did you like it?

What we know so far.

  • It’s not vegan – The dressing contains eggs. You may eat without dressing.
  • It has 3270 mg of sodium and 59 mg of fat
    • That’s a lot of salt.

Nutritional facts can be found here.
https://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/calories/costco-food-court-al-pastor-salad-697591844

It’s $4.99.  The sign says…

  • Plant based protein (soy)
  • Chopped romaine
  • Black beans and fresh vegetables
  • Banh mi vegetables and dressing
  • 330 – 750 cal.

It says 330 – 750 cal.  If I make an educated guess, that means the dressing is 420 Calories and the salad alone is 330 Calories. Which I am not surprised. It’s always dressings and tartar sauce that will do you in. Do not eat all the dressing,

Costco Al Pastor Salad

Costco Shopping (10/4/2016). Green Pan

Updated October 2018:
I don’t like The Original Green Pan review.  They started to stick like glue after several month. The dimples were gimmick. Costco better not bring those pans back.

Pair of Original Green Pans were $39.99.  What caught my attention was that they have dimples – they call it “Dotted Surface” that optimally distributes oil. But, these pans are not good.  I am bitter about this experience.

I am sick of buying frying pans.  They all claim to be non-stick. But, they never last long enough.  My prior non-stick ceramic pan lasted about 4 months and it started to stick like glue.