Cooking with All Things Trader Joes

by Deana Gunn, Wona Miniati

Verdict: With full-color photographs, wine suggestions and cooking tips sprinkled throughout, this collection is a must for any Trader Joe's fan.

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4.0

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Love Trader Joe’s? This cookbook features recipes that use ingredients all from Trader Joe’s. By combining Trader Joe’s unique products with fresh ingredients, authors Deana and Wona create clever shortcuts to quick and easy gourmet meals that are delicious and exciting. The recipes in this book treat Trader Joe’s like a “prep kitchen”–using the great selection of unique sauces, mixtures, and prepped items to make flavorful, natural, homemade food in a snap.

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, wine suggestions and cooking tips sprinkled throughout, this collection is a must for any Trader Joe’s fan.

Reviewed by IR Staff