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Intrigued - Trader Joe's Masala Lentil Dip

One day I bought a bag of baby carrots not realizing I had more in the fridge. Too many carrots! I decided to make a carrot soup. In a large pot cooked onion, garlic. Added chicken stock/vegetable stock, carrots and theTJ's masala dip. Added more curry, paprika and other spices to taste.Blended. I like mine spicy enough that a dollop of yogurt was a great contrast. Quick and easy.

Mar 11, 2011
abtrube in Chains

Songkran Thai festival

You ask it it's worth trying out, so here goes. The food booths are good. But for me Wat Thai is not about the food, but the experience. I had been going about once a month for a number of years and it's a shame they closed the food booths. I started going when the food was served in the little downstairs room. The great thing about Wat Thai is it's a real community place for the SE Asians. It has always been about 80-90% SW Asians. I have a picture of the people eating from last year's Songkran event and it's almost all black haired people.

If you go enjoy the crowd, check out the entertainment on the 2 stages, go into the temple for a moment of peace. Shake out your fortune telling stick! Bring food to donate to the temple.

And enjoy the food!

Apr 12, 2009
abtrube in Los Angeles Area

Best reasonable breakfast spot in LA?

Marmalade at the Farmer's Market is a great deal If you use the buy-one-get-one-free coupon they send in the direct mail envelope. Coupon I get is for the Farmer's Market location only and is good Mon-Sat from 9:00AM-11:00AM. I'm partial to the smoked salmon scramble.

Sep 27, 2008
abtrube in Los Angeles Area