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Cookbook Review: Cooking with all things Trader Joe’s

September 13th, 2009 · 3 Comments

How many of you have a Trader Joe’s near you? How many of you use that store as your first choice for groceries? This is basically my store of choice -most of the time. The three things I love most about my Trader joes is- their Hummus, their ready made salads, and their PRICE. I’d say it’s usually twenty to fifty cents cheaper than your standard grocery store. So, when offered the chance to review a cookbook with all things Trader Joe’s, that was an easy, YES.

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This cookbook is a must if you shop at Trader Joe’s! Each recipe has only 4-8 ingredients- it’s easy to prepare and fast. It was designed for us busy moms who need shortcuts for healthy dinners! Yes. Some of the recipes are based on the ready made products that they sell in the store- such as Seafood Soiree- which is basically a bag of frozen Cioppino Seafood Stew. But, most, are recipes for quick, healthy meals. I would love to try Dairy-Free Creamy Cashew Smoothie! Ingredients include banana, frozen tropical fruit, almond milk, cashew butter, 2 very soft dates. That sounds delicious. The book is broken down into your usual categories of appetizers, main meals, side dishes, drinks, breakfast, bachelor quickies and deserts. There are a few designated vegetarian recipes- but many could be substituted with tofu or tempeh.

So, if you’re a Trader Joe’s shopper and looking for quick, easy meals, this is a good buy! It’s $20 on Amazon.

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Tags: Book Reviews · Cooking/Recipes · Nutrition

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Stephanie // Sep 16, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Sounds terrific. What a fantastic idea for a cookbook!

    I love shopping at Trader Joe’s (and plan to go there this Friday, in fact), but I don’t go as often as I would like because it’s about 25 minutes away from where we live. Not close enough for weekly shopping, but I do try to go there as often as I can…
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  • 2 Tiffany // Sep 17, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    You know I have never been inside a Trader Joes!! They only became popular after I moved to a little town in the mountains.
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