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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

The lamb kofte was only a MEH for me. Perfectly edible, but not so good that I would seek them out again.

about 21 hours ago
aching in Chains

L.A. Co-Dishes of the Month, July 2014: FRIED CHICKEN (and Chicken Fried) and FROZEN DAIRY-BASED DESSERT PRODUCTS

I had the Fried Chicken Sandwich at R+D Kitchen this weekend, my favorite fried chicken sandwich ever. I've never ordered anything else there since I discovered it.

Jul 22, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area

Best quick meal you make with trader joes products

Tonight we had pulled pork sandwiches:

- Half-baked rolls
- BBQ pulled pork
- Coleslaw made from the shredded cabbage, carrots (grated by me), green onions (sliced by me), and a dressing of mayo, whole grain mustard, sugar, and apple cider vinegar

It came together in 15 minutes and was so good!

Jul 19, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

I nuked for expediency, but I could see how they would be even better heated in a pan or under the broiler, or in a toaster oven.

Jul 18, 2014
aching in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

Yay for the Uttapam (sp?), frozen Indian flatbreads. I think someone else said they were a Nay, but I thought they were very tasty.

Jul 18, 2014
aching in Chains

L.A. Co-Dishes of the Month, July 2014: FRIED CHICKEN (and Chicken Fried) and FROZEN DAIRY-BASED DESSERT PRODUCTS

No, the thin cookie is AMAZING!

Jul 13, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area
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L.A. Co-Dishes of the Month, July 2014: FRIED CHICKEN (and Chicken Fried) and FROZEN DAIRY-BASED DESSERT PRODUCTS

AOC does a lovely fried chicken as well. Even better at brunch when served on a waffle!

Jul 05, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

Jul 03, 2014
aching in Chains

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

This is tangential, but I was thinking - West Hollywood is less than 2 square miles. With 4 TJ's, I wonder if it has the most TJ's per sq. mi. of any city in the country?

Jun 30, 2014
aching in Chains

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

YAY for the Whole Organic Sweetened Dried Cranberries. They're much bigger and juicier than the typical dried cranberry. I like them with oatmeal or cereal.

Jun 29, 2014
aching in Chains

LAMB -- L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2014

I had the lamb neck from Shamshiri this weekend (it's available on Monday and Friday only), served over saffron rice with currants and lentils. Delicious!

Shamshiri does great delivery - fast and reliable. And then you don't have to deal with bad service!

Jun 22, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area

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

I always cook it in the microwave before eating it. It's not meant to be eaten straight out of the package, is it? Nonetheless, it sounds like you got a funky one.

Jun 16, 2014
aching in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

I really like them too.

Jun 15, 2014
aching in Chains

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

I just tried these tonight - really good! I agree that they are like the inside of a samosa.

Jun 12, 2014
aching in Chains

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

If you like sunflower seeds, I highly recommend the sunflower seed butter - I just polished off my first jar and I'm hooked!

Jun 12, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

Hummii? =)

Jun 12, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

YAY - Chunky Olive Hummus. I wasn't sure at first, but it's really grown on me. It's NOT chunky though - actually quite smooth.

Jun 10, 2014
aching in Chains

Looking for a few quiet restaurants on the Westside, BH and WeHo

Hatfield's.

Jun 08, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

We tried those Curry Chicken Tenders last night, and I would give them a MEH. Not terrible, but not great either. They have a slightly bitter aftertaste that wasn't all that tasty.

Jun 07, 2014
aching in Chains

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

I've been eating on Fuji apple slices - delish!

Jun 07, 2014
aching in Chains

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

YAY for the Sunflower Seed Butter. Really yummy, and a nice change from peanut butter. I do wish it was crunchy instead of smooth - maybe they'll do that next (hint, hint).

Jun 07, 2014
aching in Chains
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Baby Friendly in LA

Your mention of Bouchon made me think how nice that park there is for a little al fresco dining - either pastries from Bouchon Bakery or sandwiches from Paninoteca. Perfect place to go with the littles!

Jun 06, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

I haven't actually done it, but it seems like it would freeze well?

Jun 05, 2014
aching in Chains

Kouing Aman?

When they show up at Starbucks, they will have officially jumped the shark!

Jun 05, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area

Kouing Aman?

I don't see anything about kouign amann in these posts? Am I missing something?

Jun 04, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area

Kouing Aman?

Anyone tried Superba Food + Bread's?

Jun 04, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - May 2014 [old]

Definitely a YAY. Maybe four bites to a pie? They're cookie-sized.

Jun 04, 2014
aching in Chains

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

No - there are two each of blueberry, strawberry, and peach.

Jun 03, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

YAY for the Mini Pie Medley! Delicious little morsels - I have a feeling all six will be gone by the end of the day.

Jun 02, 2014
aching in Chains

Baby Friendly in LA

I was recently at Sycamore Kitchen early (9-ish) on a Saturday morning, and it was a baby paradise. It's got a great patio and absolutely delicious food - I highly recommend it for your visit! However, be warned that it becomes very crowded as the day goes on.

Jun 01, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area