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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

I made a marinade for chicken yesterday with balsamic, olive oil, a little mustard and the 21 seasoning salute-delicious!!!! Will definitely make this again!!

about 21 hours ago
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

Ha! I, too, found the taste of the chili mango weird...at first...but then strangly, I started craving it and now I love it!!

May 26, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

I pierced them, tossed them in olive oil and salt, and roasted them. Freaking delicious! Next time I'm going to prepare them the same way, and serve them with some burrata and fresh basil leaves.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

Ooohhh yay! I have some TJ's frozen turkey burgers in my freezer!! I'll try it on that!!!

May 25, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

Just bought the 21 seasoning salute....any recs with what to put it on?

May 24, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

Good point :) I sometimes forget about little things like sugar, calories, etc... The soft and juicy is just so damn good, as is the chili spiced mango!

May 21, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

Why buy the Just Mango when you can buy the Soft and Juicy Mango????

May 21, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

YAY to the sour gummies (new item). Shaped like little T's and J's, they come in lemon, grapefruit, lime and tangerine. Yummy and super sour!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

YAY to the 70-whatever percent dark chocolate bar (in the florescent green box wrapper at the checkout). Super yummy and rich.
YAY to the penguin gummy tummies- for some reason I always thought they were some kind of childrens chewable medicine (which makes no sense in the candy aisle). I think the "tummies" in the name threw me off. But I bought some and they're super good. There's liquid stuff in the tummies.

May 14, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

I love the Cubano wrap! You have to dip it in the mustard sauce, though. I had no idea it was so many calories, though....eeek.

May 14, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

I didn't buy it (because I'm trying to eat a little better) but they were sampling the mac and cheese with chopped up sriracha bacon jerky in it. Freaking delicious!!!!!!

May 14, 2015
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Savory Snack - no wheat

It's been said, but deviled eggs. Always a hit.

May 14, 2015
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Best thing you've found at a 99ยข Only Store?

Looking at the pics, I think we might go to the same 99 cent store!

May 04, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Good Hamburger Buns in Los Angeles

What about ciabatta rolls? I really like them in place of hamburger buns. Gelsons has good ones.

looking for healthy dessert recipes!

My FAVORITE in summertime!!!

Apr 24, 2015
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

looking for healthy dessert recipes!

And, of course, fruit :)

Apr 24, 2015
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

looking for healthy dessert recipes!

This is one I LOVE!!! There's nothing processed and there's no added sugar-but just know that sugar is sugar no matter where it comes from-meaning that there are healthier dessert options, but not any that are really healthy, if that makes sense!

12-15 dates, soaked and de-seeded
1 C raw walnuts
1/2 C or so of shredded coconut (no added sugar), with another 1/2 C or so set aside
a handful of dried cherries (no added sugar)
coconut oil

put all ingredients in a food processor until a paste is formed. Roll into balls about the size of a large marble, then roll in coconut. For added yumminess, roll paste around a fresh raspberry, then roll into ball and roll in coconut. Lay all the balls on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, then freeze. When they are frozen, put into a gallon ziplock, then keep in freezer. For the ones with a raspberry, you'll need to let them thaw for a few minutes. The other ones (without the raspberry) pretty much thaw on contact with your mouth, because of the coconut oil. They are so freaking good and addictive!!!

Apr 24, 2015
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

Zatarain's rice mix in a Crock Pot

I just made some Zatarains jambalaya the other day, added peppers, onions, crushed tomatoes, chicken sausage and shredded chicken--seriously took about 20 minutes. (All the meat was precooked). And I used frozen pepers and onions, so I didn't have to cut anything except the sausage. Using a crock pot for a quick, easy jambalaya just seems like a waste of time, since it's already so quick and easy!

Apr 24, 2015
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

ISO Good food near Children's Hospital Los Angeles

How are they? Honestly. Because I can't wait.

Apr 19, 2015
schrutefarms in Los Angeles Area

recipes for extra bacon

Well...BLT's come to mind. Other than that, roasted brussel sprouts are another option. Just roast them with oilive oil and salt, ten minutes before they're done, take them out and throw some crumbled bacon, balsamic, and bacon grease on them, then put them back in the oven for a while. Or crumble the bacon and top devilled eggs with them!

Apr 15, 2015
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

Strata help

Update: It was awesome. Quite eggy, but really really good!!

Strata help

So, I had some leftover corned beef hash and potatoes and decided to make a smallish strata. I layered the hash and potatoes, ripped up a few leftover crescent rolls, and added a layer of cheese, and then added my beaten egg mixture. I covered and refrigerated last night. Then, around two am I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep, and while I was tossing and turning I realized I forgot to add milk to the egg mixture! So I went back to the kitchen, and beat one egg with a cup of milk, then poured it on top. I checked it this morning, and it looks like the milk mixture was half absorbed. It's a bit runny on top. Did I totally eff up my strata ??

Apr 07, 2015
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

Agreed. Sometimes I invite an avocado to the party.

Apr 03, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Great place for lunch place in Burbank?

I just went to Golden Road Brewery and really liked it.

http://www.goldenroad.la

Apr 03, 2015
schrutefarms in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

I've actually never thought of doing that. I'll try it out next time! The pan seriously has to soak for like a week afterwards!

Apr 01, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

Yes, just dijon and honey. You can either marinade the chicken in it, or just mix it up and spoon it over the chicken right before baking. Very simple and yummy!

Apr 01, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Cooking cheap and healthy with gifted food

My first thought is a frittata. First saute the sweet potato with onion and green pepper until done, add tomato (and maybe the broccoli/bacon salad?) and mushrooms, saute everything, beat eggs and throw everything in a pie dish, top with cheese, bake until eggs are set, and top with avocado and hot sauce! Perfect for every meal :) Especially if you pre-cook the pork and put that in as well! Also, the fruit can be a great smoothie with the yogurt, and the chicken salad can go in the pita or on top of the jalapeno bread.

SGV or dtla - fancy Easter candy?

You might want to pop in Joans on Third...I stopped for a coffee while at the Studio City FM and it looked like they had a lot of Easter candy, not sure what kind though.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

I use that dijan as a marinade for chicken breasts, with a little honey. Makes a great dinner with super tasty leftovers to put on a salad. Only downside is how nearly impossible it is to get the baking dish clean afterwards :(

Mar 28, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

Try the jalapeno/cilantro one, if you like hummus with a little kick. It's great!