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

You're very welcome. =)

Aug 13, 2014
aching in Chains

Teen-pleasing suggestions, please!

And how could I forget Umami Burger? Definitely teen friendly.

Aug 11, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area

Teen-pleasing suggestions, please!

The OP said Santa Monica, and Urth Caffe was a frequent location in Entourage, which I equate with being teen friendly! But there probably are plenty of seniors there too.

Aug 11, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area

Teen-pleasing suggestions, please!

Oh, and Urth Caffe for coffee, tea, pastry, etc.

Aug 11, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area

Teen-pleasing suggestions, please!

Some ideas:
- Wurstkuche
- Lemonade
- Superba Food + Bread
- R+D Kitchen

Aug 11, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014

Yes, they had it at my store in LA.

Aug 11, 2014
aching in Chains

Kouing Aman?

I finally tried the kouign-amann at Superba F+B today - they're delicious! The pastry is a bit airier than Bouchon's version, and the sugar is very hard, like a creme brûlée. They aren't available until late (11:30-ish) on the weekends.

Aug 10, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area

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

I love this too. It's a really great, easy addition to salads.

Aug 09, 2014
aching in Chains

Mango & Raspberry sorbet....help!

TJ's also has delicious raspberry sorbet.

Whoops, Carter already said that!

Aug 04, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area

When do you use leeks?

The fresh leeks at Trader Joe's (two per package) are great - they're my go-to.

Aug 01, 2014
aching in Home Cooking

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

I LOVE the mint at Carmela.

Aug 01, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014 -- Voting

FRENCH FRIES

Jul 31, 2014
aching in Los Angeles Area

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

YAY for the Multigrain Tortilla Chips. I loved the taste and texture - like a good stoneground corn chip, they're nice and thick, but not tooth-breakingly so. Great with salsa or guacamole (I had both).

Jul 27, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014 [OLD]

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

Jul 24, 2014
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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 [OLD]

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

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

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

I really like them too.

Jun 15, 2014
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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
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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
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