Cooking with Trader Joe’s

I love Trader Joe’s. Joe is my religion. The only downside of shopping at Trader Joe’s (for me, at least) is that sometimes it’s not a one-stop experience, especially if you’re picking up particular recipe ingredients.

Enter Cooking with Trader Joe’s, a rather large recipe resource. The site’s content is mostly user-generated, wherein users can upload and share recipes, as well as rate and review others. You can also create and print out recipe lists.

The pure beauty of it (aside from new meal ideas) is that every recipe utilizes items carried by Trader Joe’s, so unless your local TJ’s is out of something in particular, you’ll be able to pick up everything you need all at once. It’s brilliant.

This weekend, we made two recipes from the site: Potato Spinach Soup and Spicy Buffalo Pesto Pizza. Both were awesome. I used my own leftover pizza dough (use of frozen pizza dough = successful!) for the pizza instead of the TJ’s dough, so our pie was smaller and used fewer buffalo wings. Highly recommended.

P.S. The Cooking with Trader Joe’s site is the companion site for various “cooking with Trader Joe’s” cookbooks – I don’t happen to own any, but they are definitely tempting.

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3 thoughts on “Cooking with Trader Joe’s

  1. Oh cool! That’s one of our main complaints about TJ’s; that it’s great for prepared meals but is a bit lacking if one would like to do some actual cooking. Definitely gonna check that site out as TJ’s is closer to us than a Safeway.

  2. Thanks so much for the the mention! It’s always nice to meet a fellow Trader Joe’s devotee. So happy you stopped by to check out some recipes. What did you think of them? We just launched this recipe feature so we’re still tweaking the functions 🙂 but we hope it becomes a useful resource for the TJ crowd.
    We also just added product reviews – so many people wonder which are the must-try items (and the very rare misses).
    Enjoy!
    Cheers,
    Deana

    • No problem! Both recipes were excellent – I’m still enjoying the soup days later! It’s a really great resource, so thank YOU for providing it! 🙂

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