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I love Trader Joe’s

I do probably 99% of the grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s — no fooling, really, they have just about everything we ever need, and if they don’t have it, we probably don’t need it ;-) I go to Stater Brothers for things like hand sanitizer, TP, and Swiffer thingies. But almost all the food comes from Trader Joe’s, as well as soap, cat food, laundry detergent…

Tonight’s dinner was all courtesy of Trader Joe’s. I cooked their Brown Rice Medley (brown rice, black barley, and daikon radish seeds — terrific chewy texture and great flavor) in chicken broth and served it with their roasted red pepper and artichoke tappanade, as suggested by the store’s Sample Lady. I also sauted up a bag of Chard of Many Colors, which is a mixture of chard and kale of all varieties, washed and chopped bite-size, in olive oil with a little garlic and chicken broth. YUM. So delicious, and a very nutritious dinner as well, with all the dark-green leafy veggies and whole grains. How virtuous I feel. Better have some Valentine’s candy now.

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3 Responses to “I love Trader Joe’s”

  1. Kathy

    Yeah, I’ll say. However, that dinner sounds delicious. And your readers would be even more jealous if they knew how close your home is to the Trader Joe’s. Me, I’m six hours from the nearest TJ.

    Can I have a little sympathy???

  2. kara

    Poor, poor, deprived thing!

    Yes, dear readers, Trader Joe’s is just downhill and around the corner from my house, an easy walk if you don’t mind climbing all the hills back UP. I mind hills, so I drive.

  3. Annie

    Yup, we’re Trader Joe’s fans here as well. That and Whole Foods. But lately TJ seems to have more variety compared to WF.

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