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Zankou

You can buy the sauce at many middle eastern markets and Whole Foods.

Jan 27, 2015
Savour in Los Angeles Area

How to eat healthy as a picky adult

I would say roast the veggies. Steamed can be hard to stomach for a non veggie lover, but roasted vegetables are a gateway drug.

Don't be afraid of saucing vegetables - cheese sauce, hollandaise, aioli - all can make vegetables more palatable. See them as a treat rather than a chore.

Branch out - my kids (who also mostly like corn and broccoli) - love steamed artichokes dipped in mayo or melted butter. They will happily munch on raw fennel, and carrots are good, too. And when pressed, they will eat salad, or kale chips. Eat salad.

Make soup. Particularly pureed soups are a good way to get a lot of vegetables without feeling like you're choking down a lot of vegetables. Cauliflower soup is easy and delicious. Tomato and roasted pepper. Cream of spinach soup.

Finally, green smoothies are your friend. A big handful of spinach, a variety of fruits, frozen and not, and some liquid. Add protein powder if you like. Great breakfast.

jonathan gold offically gives up his anonymity and publishes his pic

Right? I'm not someone who follows these things religiously (though I do enjoy reading his reviews) but I can recognize him when I see him out of context out and about (pretty frequently - we both live in Pasadena and have similar taste in movies)

Jan 27, 2015
Savour in Los Angeles Area
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015

I add whipped cream to the strawberries and meringues for a semi-homemade Eton mess.

Jan 26, 2015
Savour in Chains
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Signs that someone is a GOOD cook

Agreed - you can be a great cook and a poor recipe developer. I find many mediocre cooks think they don't "need" to follow the recipe and that's why they're mediocre cooks.

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: January 2015 - June 2015

I tried a kringle this weekend from an arty Danish bakery here in L.A. Very good- light and buttery - but a different beast from the TJ's one.

Jan 12, 2015
Savour in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015

Second this. The Sockeye can be uneven, though - when it's good, it's SO good - like butter. It can err towards too salty and hard to slice, though.

Jan 07, 2015
Savour in Chains

Your kitchen in a word (or two, or three...)

I do have a small sign that reads, "It turns out, my mother was right." I don't know if that sums up my kitchen, but it's probably not too far off.

Jan 07, 2015
Savour in Not About Food
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Simple Good Things

Buttered whole wheat toast. Avocado toast is good too. I'm also partial to a sharp cheddar cheese sandwich on a really nutty whole wheat with mayo and some English mustard.

Jan 06, 2015
Savour in General Topics
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Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

I was told they've been out of stock -- I think it's a producer problem.

Jan 05, 2015
Savour in Chains

Pressure Cooker for a harried mom who is afraid of pressure cookers

The timer has never bothered me - most things I want to PC are done within an hour, max (I saw your post upthread - my PC isn't something I'd put on and leave the house - that's the Crock pot. Though if you want to PC some beans the day before and reheat).

I don't usually cook with nonstick, but it's fine in my PC. It's not an appliance I use all the time, but when I use it I'm glad I have it, if that makes sense.

Dec 16, 2014
Savour in Cookware

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

I used the aged cheddar to make a cheese balls with butter and a little mustard, rolled in toasted walnuts. It had a great flavor and got rave reviews.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

I've been adding it to a stir fry cabbage topped with egg. It adds a great flavor ...

Dec 16, 2014
Savour in Chains

Pressure Cooker for a harried mom who is afraid of pressure cookers

I don't prep my artichokes that much (I'm a California girl - we just steam and eat) but they cook in the pressure cooker in 10-15 minutes.

Dec 11, 2014
Savour in Cookware

Pressure Cooker for a harried mom who is afraid of pressure cookers

I didn't read this whole thread but I have the Cuisinart electric pressure cooker and it's great. It's not "dinner on the table in 10 minutes" great, but it's my favorite way to cook things that would ordinarily cook for an hour or more (beef stew, artichokes, dried beans) and it cuts the cooking time in half or more.

Dec 10, 2014
Savour in Cookware
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Favorite cooking task(s)?

Blanching almonds and peaches for peeling. It's not something I want to do everyday, but when I have uninterrupted kitchen time and nothing much to do, it's SO satisfying.

Dec 10, 2014
Savour in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

I'm with you. The best thing about them was the pretty tin. The cookies are decidedly meh. And I like Panettone.

Dec 09, 2014
Savour in Chains

What's your go-to method for roasting a chicken?

This.

Dec 09, 2014
Savour in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

Man, I LOVE those Weissella cookies (not the chocolate ones). They are a carton a week in the cart for as long as they last. Different strokes, I guess.

Yay to the Chocolate Babka. I think this is going in the category with Almond Kringle as "Things I cannot buy because I will eat them all way too quickly"

Dec 03, 2014
Savour in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

I've added some (unsweetened) whey protein powder to the coconut and it was good. Not a fan of the bitterness of the gingerbread ones, though.

Dec 03, 2014
Savour in Chains

Veggie Side Dish for non-traditional Turkey day?

I have a recipe for Roasted Green Beans with Scallions that I think would go wonderfully with this menu. You could sub in long beans, too.

www.thedomesticfront.com/roasted-gree...

Nov 24, 2014
Savour in Home Cooking

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

Yay! The Weisella cookies are back.

Also bought the huge (gorgeous) tin of Amaretti Virginia - these were a nay for me - the flavors were uninspired, the cookies needed more almond punch, and the number of cookies in the tin for $10 was uninspiring. But the tin is gorgeous.

Nov 22, 2014
Savour in Chains

Pasadena holiday food gifts, please

The baked goods at Little Flower are pretty spectacular, too - scones or cookies are great. Porta Via has some wonderful Italian foodstuffs that would make nice gifts.

Nov 16, 2014
Savour in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

I added a scoop of unsweetened whey protein powder. The pancakes are sweet, but we just add less or no syrup.

Nov 12, 2014
Savour in Chains

Thanksgiving smoked turkeys

Whole Foods has them - at least the Arroyo store.

Nov 11, 2014
Savour in Los Angeles Area

Christmas Dinner Idea's not Turkey [continue at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/995381]

We have roast beef, scalloped potatoes, creamed spinach and gravlax.

Nov 11, 2014
Savour in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

It's the Spanish one from Daniele and I'm pretty sure it's chorizo. Spanish style chorizo is a cured meat similar to salami with a LOT of paprika as opposed to Mexican style chorizo which is closer to a bulk sausage. They're both great, but totally different. I've seen chorizo at CPWorld Market, and you might try calling local salumerias or any place that imports Spanish food. It's hard to find where I live (LA) because the Mexican is MUCH more prevalent.

Nov 05, 2014
Savour in Chains

Where to Buy Live Lobsters

Call Bristol Farms. I know the one in South Pas has them all the time, I assume the other locations do as well.

Nov 05, 2014
Savour in Los Angeles Area

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

I've been sadly off the wagon, but constantly attempting to get back on! Made this last night -very tasty, and nice to have a Chinese food alternative without all that starch:
http://www.thewednesdaychef.com/the_w...

Nov 04, 2014
Savour in Special Diets
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

I like the organic not low sodium chicken broth - it's the best chicken broth I've found, and markedly different from the other TJ's chicken broths. The beef is pretty good, and I like the miso ginger. Not a fan of vegetable or turkey, but that may be an aversion to vegetable and turkey broths.

Nov 03, 2014
Savour in Chains
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