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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:16 am 
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I love those seaweed snacks almost as much as I love my cats or nail polish.

This except without the nail polish. But only because I am inept at applying it. But I can eat the shiitake out of the seaweed snacks.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:05 pm 
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I love wasabi...wasabi peas are one of my favorite snacks.

But I CANNOT handle the wasabi seaweed snacks. I don't get it. I should like them. But they are way to hot for me. It's like all wasabi. meh. makes me sad.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:31 pm 
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Chicki wrote:
I love wasabi...wasabi peas are one of my favorite snacks.

But I CANNOT handle the wasabi seaweed snacks. I don't get it. I should like them. But they are way to hot for me. It's like all wasabi. meh. makes me sad.

Really? I feel like they are more sweet than hot.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:41 pm 
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I would like the wasabi seaweed snacks even more if they had 10 times as much wasabi.

But I also eat wasabi plain when I'm out for sushi because it's so good.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Guys! I now live .4 miles from a Trader Joe's according to google maps. I've never lived less than a 30 minute drive from a TJ's, and now I can walk to one in like 8 minutes! Best day ever.

I went today and got enough groceries to last me the rest of the week and part of next for less than $20! Sliced bread, a pound of hummus ($4! I almost died from happiness haha), frozen veggies for stir fries, kale and a lettuce mix ($2 each!), apples, rice vinegar, and tofurky slices for sandwiches. I'm already stocked up on bulk things and beans, so I'm good to go. Yay! TJ's is the closet grocery store to me, and I'm excited I'll be able to buy my weekly groceries there without going broke. I always thought it was more expensive than a normal grocery store for some reason.

I didn't look at any of the sweets or cookies, because I wasn't sure how much my bill was going I be and I wanted to stay with in my $30/week budget, but next time I think I will. I'll have to go back through this thread to see what I should get haha


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:59 pm 
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hooray for close TJ's!

today i pitched the sugar/salt/choc almonds to my entire 264-person class. i want to ensure that they never stop selling them. never ever.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:56 pm 
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I know I have said it before, but I really really really love the frozen brown rice that you just microwave for a few minutes.

Trying to cut down on $ I bought brown rice and have been cooking it myself, and it is just yuck compared to the TJ kind. It's ok in the pressure cooker, but mush on the stove.

I am having a curry tonight, and am tempted to ask my BF to stop at TJ's and get some on the way home. I feel bad though...I always forget stuff, and he ends up going to the store like every night.

well...if I do I am toats gonna have him pick me up a $5 bottle of Sangiovese. Yum

Oh! We recently tried the TJ's brand Mexican Lager. Basically, it tasted just like Corona. Alas, I kind of hate Corona. But for $5 a six pack, it was not too bad. Needs lime of course. Our guests liked it a lot. Lucky for me I had other beer in the fridge haha.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Chicki wrote:
Trying to cut down on $ I bought brown rice and have been cooking it myself, and it is just yuck compared to the TJ kind. It's ok in the pressure cooker, but mush on the stove.

I am a total convert to this method: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/P ... Brown-Rice

No mush! You just need a mesh strainer. And I use a large saucepan, but I'm sure nowhere near 12 cups of water. It's still fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:48 pm 
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Amy wrote:
Chicki wrote:
Trying to cut down on $ I bought brown rice and have been cooking it myself, and it is just yuck compared to the TJ kind. It's ok in the pressure cooker, but mush on the stove.

I am a total convert to this method: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/P ... Brown-Rice

No mush! You just need a mesh strainer. And I use a large saucepan, but I'm sure nowhere near 12 cups of water. It's still fine.


Whoa! that sounds great! Thanks so much, Imma try it tonight.

Question: if the rice is not quite done after the 10 minute (dry) steaming at the end, what do you do? keep steaming? add some water?


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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Question: if the rice is not quite done after the 10 minute (dry) steaming at the end, what do you do? keep steaming? add some water?

Mine's never not been done! I haven't used more than the cup of dry rice called for, and the 30 minutes of boiling seems to do the trick. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:27 pm 
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So it looks like the antioxidant moisturizer is not vegan - it never was even with the V. I bought a new bottle today for the boyfriend and noticed it did not say vegan, looked at my old bottle that said vegan - scanned the ingredients and saw D3. I am going to go get my $ back. :/

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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I made some crepes tonight with cookie butter, powdered sugar, Justin's hazelnut butter, and bananas.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:18 pm 
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Amy wrote:
Chicki wrote:
Question: if the rice is not quite done after the 10 minute (dry) steaming at the end, what do you do? keep steaming? add some water?

Mine's never not been done! I haven't used more than the cup of dry rice called for, and the 30 minutes of boiling seems to do the trick. :)


Thanks for that link! I tried this last night and it came out good. It was a little dente, but i threw a quarter cup of hot water in there, let it steam some more and it was perfect. next time I will just boil for longer. (I did 25 minutes - scared of mush)

That is my go to method for brown rice from here on out.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:21 pm 
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I'm heading to TJ's tomorrow to restock on maple syrup, olive oil and chickin' tenders (and maybe another s&p chocolate wheel)...anything newish I need to get?

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:10 pm 
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Anyone know if these are vegan?: http://www.whatsgoodattraderjoes.com/20 ... vered.html

If so, ohmigodplz try them and report back, because ohmigodplz they sound amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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I got the Japanese Fried Rice thanks to recommendations here and it was super-good, but I couldn't find any tofu, despite it mentioning tofu on the package. My kidlet housed it though, so its definitely a good thing.

Also the dark chocolate truffle bars. n.u.m.m.y.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:25 pm 
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I saw coconut chips when I was there yesterday. Anyone?
Not like coconut flakes, but coconut chips.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:50 am 
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I saw the coconut chips - but since the boyfriend hates coconut I never bother with anything that features the ingredients.

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ETA: N/M enlarged the photo and saw milk ingredients.

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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Did everyone see the recall of Valencia Organic Sea Salt Peanut butter?
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?secti ... id=8820407

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:04 pm 
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Those coconut chips are incredible. Dry roasted large coconut shreds with salt, sugar, coconut milk and coconut water. DEEELICIOUS.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:51 am 
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Just went to buy Rocky Road squares and was told they'd been discontinued :(


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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I'm about to head out to get some TJ's and I am SO EXCITED for the deliciousness!


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:28 pm 
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Has anyone purchased any of the TJ cookbooks?

I just ordered Cooking with TJ Skinny Dish because it's vegan and there is a vegetarian one coming out before the end of the year.


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 Post subject: Re: Tasty eats from Trader Joe's
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I have never seen Cooking with TJ Skinny Dish! I need to find it now!

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