Trader Joe’s makes me so happy. I go there about once a week, and each time it takes a great deal of self-control from buying everything in sight. On my most recent visit, I spotted Coffee Flour and I wasn’t even sure how to use it, but I was so intrigued because one tablespoon contained 6 grams of fiber. Furthermore, the coffee flour is gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan. I wouldn’t mind baking with it or maybe adding a tablespoon of flour to my smoothie for that extra fiber boost. If you try out Coffee Flour, let me know how it works out for you.
1. Trader Joe’s Traditional Tunisian Harissa
If you love spice, you will love this traditional Tunisian recipe from North Africa. The harissa is definitely spicy, think Siracha, and then one level up. YEAH! On my Instastories, I recently made mashed avocado and boiled eggs and threw in some harissa. This delicious spread would also go well with hummus, tahini, or any kind of middle-eastern food. The harissa would also serve as a great marinade with yogurt when making chicken kebabs. A little goes a long way. Love, but quite oily.
2. Trader Joe’s Cranberry, Walnut & Gorgonzola Dressing
I’m so not a fan of pungent cheeses, and gorgonzola is the worst of the lot. This dressing right here is sweet with a faint gorgonzola flavor in the background, I promise you won’t even taste it. The walnuts add a slight crunch which is nice. I love this dressing with TJ’s Organic Arugula or Spinach leaves. Not too high in sodium and 4.5 grams of fat per serving. Love.
3. Trader Joe’s Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions
My absolute favorite cheese at TJ’s is the Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions. It’s creamy and strikes the perfect balance of sweet and savory. This cheese pairs so well with crackers, and of course a glass of red wine wouldn’t hurt. Love.
4. Trader Joe’s Sweet & Spicy Pecans
I feel so silly for even buying these pecans because they really are so simple to make at home, but that’s Trader Joe’s strategy, they’ll sell you the most basic things and I’ll mindlessly give in. Since I had no plans of making sweet & spicy pecans, I bought them and they turned out to be really tasty. Exactly how they describe it, slightly sweet and spicy. I love using these pecans over my homemade salad bowls. Love.
5. Trader Joe’s A Complete Salad Kale & Hemp Seeds w/Dates, Parmesan Cheese, Almonds & Lemon Vinaigrette
Sometimes I don’t wanna buy a bunch of ingredients just to make a salad, and so I’ll settle for these quick salad kits. This one was okay for me, not as good as some of TJ’s other salad kids, but still good. My favorite part were the dates and parmesan cheese – sweet and salty combos are the best. The biggest issue with these salad kids is the never-ending list of ingredients, and so I generally buy them sparingly. Like.
What are some of your current favorites at Trader Joe’s?