Jul 6, 2011

FAVE THINGS: Trader Joe's

I don't knot about you, but I can't do all my grocery shopping in one place. I go to different places for different things. Safeway is where I get my basics, New Seasons is where I get fish, fresh bread and special ingredients, and Trader Joe's is where I get special treats. I want to share with you a few of my fave things from TJ's, staples I think you should get everytime you go there:

_Blue Corn Tortilla Chips & Pico de Gallo Salsa
I love these chips because they are really thin, have great flavor and are not too salty. I haven't found a better Pico de Gallo anywhere, it tastes SO fresh so can take it to a party and tell people you made it! Usually get 2 at a time.

_Pot Stickers
These are great to have when you have unexpected guests or when you want to add a little something to your dinner. I make a simple dipping sauce for them: Mix 2 tbs soy sauce + 2 tbs water + 1/8 tsp peanut oil + Sriracha sauce to hotness desired. Mix and serve.

Edamame is a great snack to have around because it's high on protein and super easy to make. For an easy lunch, make some miso soup, edamame and a few pot stickers.

Cashews, almonds and trail mix galore. They have the best selection!

_Peanut Butter
They have tons of options (roasted, salted, crunchy) and they are all really good. It's my fave brand peanut butter brand.

_Frozen Fruit
It's well priced and they have great varieties. I love the mango and the mixed berries to make smoothies.

_Other goodies:
Wine (they have bottles from $4!), flowers (pretty cheap and usually last the whole week) & cookies (tons of varieties to choose from - but not good if you're on a diet).

Do YOU have any TJ's favorites? Tell me about them!

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