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Review and Giveaway: Thumbs up for Almondina, Original and new Chocolate Cherry

by Deana Gunn May 27, 2010

We are big fans of Almondina cookies.  Trader Joe’s carries the original flavor of these thin, crisp cookie-biscuits and we almost always have it in our carts.  Wona and I don’t do a huge number of straight product reviews aside from things we use in recipes, but once in a while we’ll tell you about […]...

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Strawberry Mango Salsa

by Wona Miniati May 21, 2010

Lots of ripe, big, juicy strawberries have started appearing on shelves here in California.  It is a cheery announcement that summer is upon us! Unlike traditional salsas that have onions for some bite and spice, this one is intentionally kept simple to let the fruit really shine. If you’re looking for a more complex salsa to […]...

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Five-Minute Shiitake Fried Rice

by Deana Gunn May 13, 2010

Last night we enjoyed fried rice, freshly made in just minutes.  This fried rice gets its delicious flavors from umami-rich shiitake mushrooms and the combination of ginger, garlic, and sesame found in Trader Joe’s Soyaki.  The best part is that it’s ready in a snap with nearly zero prep work.  My husband walked in just […]...

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Tamale Bake

by Wona Miniati May 4, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  In honor of this festive celebration, I wanted to create an easy Mexican dish that could be assembled in minutes and feed a crowd.  What I came up with resembles the flavors of tamales, in an easy baked casserole. Many of you have raved to us about Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo, […]...

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