Kirkland Signature Atlantic Salmon
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9th Costco Shopping in 2020 – $153.38 today / $614.22 this year
Member Only Savings – $35 today / $125 this year

Kirkland Signature’s Atlantic Salmon (#46340) is a handy food item that I wish to keep in my freezer all the time. A 3-pound bag is currently on sale for $5 off (Feb 2020). They are individually wrapped and frozen to accommodate people like me who don’t live next door to a fish market. For the next several months, I will have salmon whenever I want. I always buy them when they are on sale. One bag has 7 portions of salmon. So one piece of salmon is $3.12. Now, steam up some vegetables, and you have a good meal. It’s Kirkland Signature quality, money-saving, healthy, and you can avoid going to the restaurant.

FYI: I HATE restaurants, mainly because they give me bad tables. I will eat out more often if they stop sitting me by the toilets. Don’t get me started.

They recommend us to thaw frozen salmon by unwrapping it first and place it in the refrigerator for 8-10 hours. But I often put it in cold water while it’s still in the wrapper for a quick thaw. Personally, I cannot tell the difference in how I thaw it.

Below is cooking instruction from the package.

Bake: Heat oven to 400 F. Place in a well-oiled baking dish. Bake portions for 10 to 12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145 F.

Grill: Heat grill to medium-high. Place on a well-oiled grill and cook for approximately 5 to 7 minutes, turning once, or until internal temperature reaches 145 F.

Microwave: Remove thawed salmon from packaging. Place in a microwave-safe dish that has been lightly coated with oil or cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and peel back one corner to allow steam to escape. Microwave at high power 4 to 5 minutes, turning once. Make sure the internal temperature reaches 145 F. Remove from microwave and let sit for 3 to 4 minutes before serving.

Kirkland Signature Atlantic Salmon, Costco
Costco Shopping – February 4, 2020
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7th Costco Shopping in 2020 – $9.83 today / $344.88 this year

My favorite colleague came to work really late today. I figured she was not having a good day. So I made a Costco run and got an Acai Bowl for her. This made her feel better.

I worked 11 hours today. So, I treated myself to a Caesar Salad. Costco’s Caesar salad is a guaranteed good meal. The trick is to eat the least amount of dressing possible or completely avoid the dressing. The chicken seemed to contain a lot of salt. And I don’t see anything good about croutons.

iPhone picture. Not good.
San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee
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I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace
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I received two types of coffee to review:

  1. Fog Chaser
  2. French Roast

We brought the two flavors up to the mountains, 90 minutes from Seattle last week and had multiple trials with friends and family. We all favored San Francisco Bay’s gourmet coffee, Fog Chaser.

Opening the package, you get a sweet aroma. Tasting our first cup was silky smooth sipping. Found it well balanced and medium bodied. Notes reminded me of sipping hot chocolate. I think it is our new favorite. I had more cups than I usually have, it was that good.

My family actually prefers San Francisco Bay as buyers already so I was happy we were presented the opportunity to receive samples from a representative. We compared it to the blend we already previously purchased from Costco “organic rainforest blend”. It is very close.

Smooth Sipping in the Cascade Mountains
Cheez-It Snap’d at Costco
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My coworker introduced me to ‘Cheez-It Snap’d’. She bought it at Costco. So I took a few. Then I took a handful and took another handful. Before I knew it, I was driving to Costco for my lunchtime. They are very good. It’s cheesy and I taste a hint of tangy flavor.

Their TV commercial doesn’t do justice. I don’t like the commercial, to be honest.

MED Massager
Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace
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My husband came with me to Costco on a weekend a few weeks ago, when he does, we usually end up buying higher end things he likes. The guys were there demoing it. I sat down, he sat down and I was like yeah. Husband was like heck yeah. Brought it home and we’ve been using it. It is intense but does the trick if you have sore muscles and can handle a really good vibrating style massage. We like to rub our salves in, do a heat treatment and then put a T-towel on and use this. He fell asleep to this last time 😉  

Raffle: Organic Maca Powder by World Gourmet
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World Gourmet Food

The Raffle has ended

Raw Maca is a 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 Powder for for $6.99. World Gourmet’s Raw Maca comes in a 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 many 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 its benefits.

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

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

It took me less than 30 minutes to install the light. I didn’t bother to read the instruction. It took me extra time because I was taking pictures of the progress. Installation was straightforward. Connecting camera to home network was simple as well. I followed online instructions (click this, tap that). If you are reading my blog, chances are you can connect the camera to your home network. But, some people will find it difficult to set it up.

Installing the lamp can be challenging if you haven’t done such things in the past.

Costco sells these security lights for $139.99. They sell them at my local Costco warehouse.

With purchase of the light, you receive these free services.

  • Covers 1 camera
  • Live Video
  • 2-Way Audio
  • 2 hour event look back.

With paid services ($4.99, $9.99, or $19.99) you get.

  • Covers multiple cameras (1, 4, or 8 cameras)
  • Extended event look back (7, 14, or 30 days)
  • Unlimited download
  • And more.

I received this light as a review unit. If this light breaks down for some reason, I will buy the same unit to replace it.  Once you have this light, there is no going back. I cannot imagine NOT having this light. I really like that alert. To me, it’s all about that alert.

Official video

Kirkland Signature Balsamic Vinegar’s built-in pour spout
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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.

Now, Kirkland Signature’s Balsamic Vinegar comes with a built-in pour spout. This brilliant little mechanism is absolutely useful. It eliminates the need for a 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
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Check this out – Al Pastor Salad at Costco food court. Let me know if you tried it before. Did you like it? The only reason I didn’t try Al Pastor Salad is because of its high sodium content. My doctor said I need to watch sodium intake. I guess I can completely skip the dressing, but…

So… anyway… I will not eat it, you eat it and let me know. Haha..

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.
    • FDA recommended daily sodium intake is less than 2300 mg

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 about. 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
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Updated October 2018:
I don’t like The Original Green Pan that I bought in 2016. They started to stick like glue after several months. The dimples were a gimmick. Costco better not bring those pans back.

The 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 nonstick. But they never last long enough. My prior non-stick ceramic pan lasted about 4 months and it started to stick like glue.