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Halloween, Trader Joe’s style

by Deana Gunn October 22, 2013

Halloween is right around the corner!  My 11-year old has finished his homemade BMO (“Beemo” from Adventure Time) costume. My 9-year-old daughter is a very lovely Lady Galadriel (Store-bought dress, but we made her crown and pendant from silver polymer clay and silver and gold duct tape.)  I dress up every year too. Last year […]...

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Pumpkin Mania at Trader Joe’s

by Wona Miniati October 7, 2013

Have you noticed the mega EXPLOSION of pumpkin products at Trader Joe’s this month? I’m used to seeing pumpkin products emerge this time of year, but TJ’s buyers seem to have gone a little pumpkin crazy this time around!...

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Best lunchbox finds for school or the office

by Wona Miniati September 3, 2013

Labor Day marks back-to-school season for many. Even if you don’t have kids going back to school, you’ll love these products to make packing lunch (for school or the office) more fun and eco-friendly....

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Tropical Cocktail

by CelinesCuisine February 24, 2012

Mixing juices, beverages, teas, and various liqueurs is always fun. It’s like being in a chemistry classroom. Sometimes being creative with only what you have handy in the pantry or fridge can give great surprises!  One evening a friend and her husband stopped by for an impromptu quick dinner, and we discovered a fabulous drink […]...

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Trader Joe’s Favorite Products in 2011

by Wona Miniati January 5, 2012

Just released… Trader Joe’s customer-voted favorite products in 2011. Do you see any of your favorites here? Add your own reviews by clicking on the links below! Frozen Mandarin Orange Chicken Triple Ginger Snap Cookies Greek Yogurt Hummus (Chipotle, Jalapeno Cilantro, Mediterranean) Candy Cane Joe Joe’s Cookies* Frozen Chocolate Croissants Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups […]...

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Soy Chorizo Vegetarian Chili

by Wona Miniati February 19, 2011

I discovered Soy Chorizo through our Facebook fans, who raved about this vegetarian version of a spicy pork sausage.  I don’t normally buy fake meat products, but the reviews were so overwhelmingly glowing that my curiosity was piqued.  One taste, and I was hooked.  It was just as flavorful as any good chorizo I’d ever […]...

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10 Sources of Calcium That Will Surprise You

by Deana Gunn January 14, 2011

Does the food in this photo look like a good source of calcium?  Well, there’s no milk, no cheese, no dollop of yogurt… but, as many are becoming more aware,  dairy is not the beginning and end of the world of calcium.  The California Caviar pictured here contains a few good non-dairy sources of calcium […]...

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‘Tis the Season for all Things Pumpkin at Trader Joe’s!

by Deana Gunn November 3, 2010

As we turn the corner into November, the aisles at Trader Joe’s are filled with all kinds of pumpkin-themed goods.  Pumpkin butter, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin cream cheese, even pumpkin ice cream!  For today’s post, if something doesn’t include the word “pumpkin,” I’m probably not going to mention it. If you’re itching for some recipes using […]...

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