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Happy Pickle Day! Pucker up and let the celebration begin!

14 Nov Pickles from Trader Joe's

Whether you’re feeling sour or sweet, this is a dilly of a day for pickle lovers. And Trader Joe’s is no slouch in offering a tasty array of gherkin goodness.

From traditional …

Pickles from Trader Joe's

The salivation starts here.






… to sublime.

popcorn that tastes like a dill pickle

Pickle Popcorn, making tastebuds happy since 2015

But you can also find ingredients at Trader Joe’s to make your own fabulous pickles – and what better way to celebrate than with a brine binge?! Check out “A Good Thing To Do With Persian Cucumbers from Trader Joe’s” for a mouthwatering pickle recipe, with step-by-step instructions.

And for facts, history and recipes about National Pickle Day, check out this post from International Business Times.

Tuna salad sandwich salad

12 Aug

How to make a tuna salad sandwich without the bread


  • One can of tuna
  • 1/4 to 1/2 onion, chopped
  • Several chopped dill-pickle sandwich slices
  • A bowl of torn lettuce
  • Chopped tomatoes to taste (not shown)
  • Dressing: A smattering of olive oil, drizzled balsamic vinegar and the juice from half a lemon
The alternative tuna salad sandwich

Forkfuls of gluten-free goodness

Same sandwich, just served in a bowl instead of a plate. Oh, and without bread. Details.

Trader Joe’s catch of the day: Wild Salmon Rolls

25 Jan

I’m still in D.C. It’s been extremely cold here this week, something I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss. Not.

The other night, I found myself arriving an hour early to meet a friend for dinner in Arlington. As I ascended from the Metro, I feared not being able to find a place to hang out.

But as my eyes cleared from wind chill and Metro dust, right across the street the welcoming red of the Trader Joe’s sign gleamed in my direction.

I wandered around, picked up a few greeting cards – one can always use extra cards to have on hand.

The tasting bar was offering Wild Salmon Rolls. I love East Coast fish rolls – lobster rolls in particular. And I love salmon. So, despite dinner plans, I had to try a bite.

Salmon roll samples at Trader Joe's

Salmon roll samples at Trader Joe’s

The bite I had was fabulous. Salmony, kind of dry (my preference over gooey with dressing) and the bread was really good.

Salmon roll at Trader Joe's

The whole roll

Now, I just have to pray that the Trader Joe’s in Kansas City has them on hand, too!

Thank you, TJ’s.

And thank you for visiting Things I Love at Trader Joe’s!

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Chicken Chili Lime Burgers from Trader Joe’s

26 Nov

I had a Chile Lime Chicken Burger for dinner tonight. I cooked it – about 7 minutes per side. I toasted an English muffin as the bread element. Sliced onion, spread mustard and layered pickle rounds.

I thought I’d take a picture of the sandwich beauty in front of me. Then I thought, a bite out of it would be photogenic. Then I took another bite. A few more, and there was only a half sandwich left on the plate.

So, I thought, well, half a sandwich could work, too. After that, I’m not sure what happened, but I think my inner carnivore was unleashed because suddenly there was no sandwich left on the plate.

Here’s a picture of the box and the block of large frozen patties:

Trader Joe's Chili Lime Chicken Burger

An easy, chicken way to get your burger fix

There are four in the box. I recommend recreating the scene I mentioned above and enjoying again and again and again and again.

Sorry for the missing photo.

Thank you, Trader Joe’s

And thank you for visiting Things I Love At Trader Joe’s!

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What’s Good at Trader Joe’s review

Homemade Trader Joe’s Chicken Chili Lime Burgers

Ezekiel Bread: a religious experience

28 Sep

Today’s guest post from Sheila:

These days, we’re told to avoid “bad” carbs and embrace “good” carbs.  But how does one recognize food with good carbs? It doesn’t have a halo or angel wings.

Ezekiel Bread, one of the healthiest breads you can eat, doesn’t have angel wings, but it does have a dove of peace on the package.

Ezekiel Bread 4:9 – A slice of heaven from Trader Joe’s

The bread is named for a scripture verse, Ezekiel 4:9: “Take also unto these Wheat, and Barley, and Beans, and Lentils, and Milet, and Spelt, and put them in one vessel and make bread of it …”

The bread is made with freshly sprouted live grains and contains no flour. Combining these six grains and legumes creates a complete protein that parallels the protein found in milk and eggs.  It is 84 percent as efficient as the highest recognized source of protein and contains all nine essential amino acids.

It tastes good, too. And … TJs sells it for a dollar less than most grocery stores.

Amen, brothers and sisters! Can you hear the cherubim singing?

Thanks, TJs.

Thank you, Sheila!

And thank you for reading and following these posts! If you’ve tried Ezekiel 4:9 Bread, what did you think?

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Fear: Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter

30 Jul

Speculoos Cookie Butter

I rounded the corner while shopping and saw the succulently stacked pyramid of Speculoos Cookie Butter.

Immediately, I had conflicting urges: full-body dive into the mound, filling my basket as I awoke from my trance swooning, or run and hide under a heavy piece of furniture, rocking back and forth, humming softly?

The possibility of pure and utter delight that might result at the first bite of something called “Cookie Butter” was almost too much to handle.

I retained my cool and calm exterior.  However, in bathing-suit weather, I put my hands on my cart and steered away from primal temptation.

Have you tried this wondrous product? What are your thoughts? Should I dare? Will I be able to resist making this 11-oz jar a one-serving container?!

Thank you for your help and insights!

Thanks for your creative creations, TJ’s. I think.

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Speculoos cookie cough truffles (Heaven, help us!)


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