I love cookbooks. I love Trader Joe’s. So when I had the opportunity to review the cookbook Cooking With All Things Trader Joe’s, I JUMPED with leaps and bounds on the opportunity.
Deana Gunn and Wona Miniati love good food, they love to cook, and they love Trader Joe’s. Time and time again, as they shopped the aisles at Trader Joe’s, they overheard people saying, “What do you do with quinoa? How do you use tapenade? What goes well with ricotta-stuffed chicken?” Before they knew it, they were writing a cookbook: Cooking with All Things Trader Joe’s.
Many of the recipes are vegetarian or can easily be made vegetarian. Ethnic dishes like Saag Paneer Lasagna are scattered throughout, as well as classic comfort foods like Comfy Chicken Pot Pie. Crowd-pleasing recipes include Peanutty Sesame Noodles, Black Bean Soup, Macho Nacho, Seafood Paella, Curried Chicken Pitas, Wilted Spinach with Attitude, Honey I Ate the Chocolate Bread Pudding, and All Mixed Up Margaritas.
People who don’t know how to cook or don’t want to cook will appreciate the Bachelor Quickies section, featuring frozen and ready-to-heat selections that are matched to create complete and impressive menus.
With full-color photographs for every recipe, wine suggestions, humorous personal stories, and cooking tips sprinkled throughout, this collection is a must for any Trader Joe’s fan.
This is not a cookbook released officially by the store itself, however, all the recipes are made with products you can buy at Trader Joe’s. To learn more visit: http://www.cookingwithtraderjoes.com/Home.html
I love this cookbook. It has some great recipe and tips and I love that it has full color photos for every recipe. It is very well thought out and put together beautifully. If you are a fan of Trader Joe’s…you will love the work these ladies have done for you. All you have to do is pick out your recipe, make a mad dash to your local Trader Joe’s to pick up your ingredients and start cooking up a storm. Every ingredient in every recipe is available at Trader Joe’s so there is no running around town looking for this or that.
I made the Macho Nachos. Mmmm, SOOO very good!
The authors have also put together a fabulous website where you can sign up for their newsletter which features more fabulous recipes. They have a section that walks you through some substitutions that can be used, etc.
So, if you are a fan of Trader Joes and you love to try new recipes…this is definitely the cookbook for you! It has MANY more great recipes that I just can’t wait to try out myself!