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Lentil-Carrot Salad from Trader Joe’s

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Weight Loss | 0 comments

                                          Lentil-Carrot Salad from Trader Joe’s Have you tried the Steamed Lentils from Trader Joe’s? So easy to use and delicious. They can be used to prepare so many dishes featuring or including lentils. I adapted this recipe from Nutrition Action Healthletter using them to make this Lentil-Carrot Salad from Trader Joe’s. All you have to do is put together a few...

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Tahini-Turmeric Cauliflower from Trader Joe’s

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Weight Loss | 0 comments

  Tahini-Turmeric Cauliflower from Trader Joe’s Just in time for a Father’s Day picnic or a 4th of July gathering. This Tahini-Turmeric Cauliflower from Trader Joe’s – well, made from ingredients from Trader Joe’s- makes a great side dish! Trader Joe’s makes it super easy to put this dish together quickly with its already cut-up cauliflower. All you have to do is turn on the oven, put a few ingredients together to make the sauce, pour the sauce over the cauliflower and then bake it. EASY! I made this a...

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Vegan, Gluten-free Loaf

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Weight Loss | 0 comments

Vegan, Gluten-free Loaf Are you looking for something special to serve to guests or something tasty to serve for a holiday or celebration? Or maybe you just want something that is plant-based and substantial to sink your teeth into that is very good. Look no further – this vegan, gluten-free loaf is delicious – and easy to make!   (Check out below how I dressed it up for Easter!) The flavor is nutty and dense without being dry. I have had the recipe for years but had only made it once. I’m so glad that I kept it and...

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Spinach Mushroom Curry from Trader Joe’s

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Weight Loss | 0 comments

  Spinach Mushroom Curry from Trader Joe’s   Spinach Mushroom Curry from Trader Joe’s – made super easily and quickly by using shortcut ingredients: already sliced mushrooms, canned garbanzo beans, curry simmer sauce, etc. Prepare it in just a few  minutes! Really! It’s delicious! I was preparing some meals from my cookbook, ” Quick and Healthy Meals from Trader Joe’s” for my “Cooking for One or Two from Trader Joe’s” cooking class last week in Walnut Creek and chose...

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Quick and Healthy Meals Class in Walnut Creek

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tutorials | 0 comments

I am teaching my Quick and Healthy Meals Class in Walnut Creek this Friday, March 31 in the morning! I will be focusing on cooking for one or two people.   Quick and Healthy Meals for One or Two from Trader Joe’s For those of you who are local, I am teaching ‘Quick and Healthy Meals for One or Two from Trader Joe’s’ Friday March 31 in the morning with the City of Walnut Creek Recreation Department.   Friday March 31 Walnut Creek Civic Park (behind Civic Park and next to the Walnut Creek library) 10:30 AM-...

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Trader Joe’s New Vegetable Patties

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Healthy Cooking, Weight Loss | 3 comments

    The demo station at Trader Joe’s was handing out samples of their Trader Joe’s New Vegetable Patties this week accompanied by a dab of guacamole. They were very tasty! The Cauliflower and Broccoli Patties have cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, cornstarch, sunflower oil, egg white, pea powder salt and black pepper. The Carrot and Pea Patties have carrots, peas, potatoes, grilled onion,cornstarch, sunflower oil, egg white, pea powder, salt and pepper. They appear to be gluten-free and they were equally delicious! There...

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TJ’s Hummus and Harissa Dip

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes | 0 comments

TJ’s Hummus and Harissa Dip   I was at my local Trader Joe’s the other day and some clever demo person had combined TJ’s Mediterranean Hummus and a new item at Trader Joe’s, Harissa Hot Pepper Paste (shown below), creating TJ’s Hummus and Harissa Dip! The demo station was featuring it was it was delicious! I was there a few days later and noticed a Harissa Salsa on the new products shelves next to the Harissa Paste. I asked the demo person what it tasted like and he offered me a taste. (BTW, that is their policy –...

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Sweet Potato Polenta

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes | 0 comments

  Sweet Potato Polenta I was at Whole Foods the other day checking out the options in the prepared foods section and saw sweet potato polenta as one of their new side dishes. That sounded yummy! I knew that Trader Joe’s had a pre-cooked organic polenta and I wanted to see how I could make a similar dish but easier and faster using the pre-cooked polenta. I teach a class called “Quick and Healthy Meals from Costco and Trader Joe’s” and am always figuring out how to make something healthy more quickly using shortcut...

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Pumpkin Polenta using TJ’s Polenta

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes | 0 comments

                        Have you noticed that your local Trader Joe’s goes a little pumpkin crazy this time of year? Even though they have “pumpkinized” everything, they don’t yet carry pumpkin polenta. (For a list of their healthy and then some pumpkin products click here.) Lucky for us, it’s easy to make with their premade tube of organic polenta. I teach a class called “Quick and Healthy Meals from Costco and Trader Joe’s” and am...

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TJ’s Lentil-Cauliflower Salad

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes | 2 comments

TJ’s Lentil-Cauliflower Salad I recently put together a delicious and nutritious salad using Trader Joe’s prepared steamed lentils and some other items from Trader Joe’s. TJ’s Lentil-Cauliflower Salad is easy to make with Trader Joe’s Steamed Lentils, Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Florets, prewashed and packaged Baby Spinach, Trader Joe’s Tahini Sauce, and Trader Joe’s dates. It’s a main-course salad that can be served for lunch or dinner perhaps along with one of Trader Joe’s healthy...

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