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Trader Joe’s Holiday Appetizers

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Healthy Cooking, Weight Loss | 0 comments

Trader Joe’s Holiday Appetizers   It’s party time and Trader Joe’s has some great products to help you whip up a healthy appetizer for gatherings with friends and family this season.  This list of Trader Joe’s Holiday Appetizers can help you get in and get out of the store quickly and on to your next event. I have included healthy and healthy-ish products that are complete and ready to serve as well as some that you can put together quickly with other products. For some great appetizer (and lots of other)...

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Awesome Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes | 0 comments

          Awesome Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms   Looking for a healthy appetizer with a WOW factor this holiday season? A friend brought these Awesome Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms to a neighborhood gathering recently and I knew I was going to make them soon. And I did – I made them for our Thanksgiving gathering and they were very popular. I will make them again for upcoming holiday gatherings. You HAVE to try these! She found the recipe on brandnewvegan.com.  I followed the recipe from the site (below) and made a...

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Sweet Potato-Black Bean Chili

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes | 0 comments

                                                Sweet Potato-Black Bean Chili Just in time for the winter weather promised this week! This Sweet Potato-Black Bean Chili is a version of my popular Awesome Turkey Chili that is in my Simmering Solutions Slow-Cooker eCookbook  and in my Livin’ Lean with Trader Joe’s cookbook. I served it to a group of meat eaters that were not prepared to like this chili...

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Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Soup

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes | 0 comments

        Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Soup   Have you ever seen such a BEAUTIFUL soup? I love the color purple and I love sweet potatoes so I KNEW I was going to make this when I saw this Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Soup recipe in a magazine earlier this year. And guess what? Trader Joe’s has purple sweet potatoes in season now! Just in time for a special soup for the holidays. The purple sweet potatoes have labels on them and they look like the picture to the left.  They come in bags in the organic produce...

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Livin’ Lean with Trader Joe’s Updates

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Weight Loss | 0 comments

Updates for Livin’ Lean with Trader Joe’s New Web site: JamieDavidsonCooks.com My other Web site: WhatWorksWeightLoss.com Changes: Page 15: second paragraph on the left column should read: www.commonsensehealth.com Page 71: amount of sodium should read 34.5 mg Page 97: amount of fat gram should read 2.5 g Page 118: Directions for recipe: Combine ingredients up to salad dressing; add dressing and toss. Page 154: delete “orange juice” from #3...

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas from Trader Joe’s

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Weight Loss | 0 comments

    Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas from Trader Joe’s With just a few ingredients you can make these delicious Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas from Trader Joe’s easily. All of the ingredients are conveniently available at Trader Joe’s – no running from store to store to get them all. You can make the enchiladas and follow the recipe following for the Avocado-Cilantro Cream Sauce or use ready-made guacamole, or if you are someone who eats dairy, you can use a little of Trader Joe’s Cilantro...

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Curried Garbanzo Bean Salad from Trader Joe’s

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Weight Loss | 0 comments

    Curried Garbanzo Bean Salad from Trader Joe’s Isn’t this salad gorgeous? Adding red cabbage really makes this Curried Garbanzo Bean Salad from Trader Joe’s so colorful, crunchy and inviting. And it’s easy to make with just a few ingredients – all available at your local Trader Joe’s with the exception of the red cabbage. However, you could substitute Trader Joe’s Organic Shredded Red and Green Cabbage with Orange Carrots red cabbage for the red cabbage if you don’t want to shop for...

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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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