Trader Joe’s Cookbook Giveaway

I recently received this new cookbook which is being released in a few weeks.

The I Love Trader Joe’s Vegetarian Cookbook: 150 Delicious and Healthy Recipes Using Foods from the World’s Greatest Grocery Store

The book is your guide to turning healthy ingredients into inexpensive, mouth-watering, vegetarian meals for any day of the week. A few of the recipes include:

Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes


Herbed Garlic Polenta Fries

Tuscan Tomato Soup

Tempeh Tacos

Pumpkin Spice Cobbler

There are 150 delicious vegetarian (and vegan) options from breakfast to dinner and everything in between. This cookbook has plenty of recipes and ideas to help you prepare easy and tasty vegetarian meals using ingredients from Trader Joe’s, and of course ingredients from other grocery stores may be substituted because although I love Trader Joe’s, I know not everyone has access to their stores.

I was a contributing author in this Trader Joe’s cookbook, which was just released last month, so between that cookbook and this one, I’m always cooking up something with TJ’s products. Here are a few of my favorite vegetarian or vegan recipes that can be made using Trader Joe’s ingredients:

Vegetable Lasagna Casserole (vegan, GF) – Non-traditional noodle-less lasagna that’s make with grated zucchini and carrots, which is baked to form the ‘noodle’. Trader Joe’s salsas and sauces work wonderfully to layer in the middle of this lasagna

Cheesy Taco Casserole – Gluten-free, vegetarian, and can be kept vegan. Like tacos, with rice and beans, in casserole form

Double Melted Cheese and Red Pepper Dip (GF) – Make in the microwave in 5 minutes. Fast, easy, and my new favorite dip. The Trader Joe’s green chilis add just a hint of heat to the dip and are only 99 cents

Spinach Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Cheesy Squares (vegetarian, with vegan & GF options) – Like spinach and artichoke dip, but baked into squares. Trader Joe’s frozen spinach, frozen artichokes, and marinated red peppers are the stars of the show

Spicy Baked Eggs and Hash Brown Casserole (vegetarian, GF) – Eggs, frozen hash browns, and frozen spinach make this meal easy , fast, and very budget-friendly

Chips and Cheese Chili Casserole (vegetarian/vegan, GF) – Tailgating dreams come true. Or make it for an easy weeknight meal that makes planned leftovers. Trader Joe’s has so many varieties of chips, any of which would be perfect baked into this dish

Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas (can be kept vegan & GF) – I love Trader Joe’s frozen mango chunks and am never without them or their frozen pineapple chunks, for smoothies to pizza

Pumpkin Spice and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola (vegan, GF) – Trader Joe’s pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree and dried cranberries are perfect for this fall-inspired granola. Year round I am never without their raisin medley with golden raisins or their semi-sweet chocolate chips

If you’d like to enter to win a copy of the cookbook, comment below to enter the giveaway:

1. What are a couple of your favorite Trader Joe’s products?


What’s your favorite cookbook of all time and why do you love it so much? (links welcome)

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Contest ends Tuesday, October 23, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly. Open to continental U.S. residents only.

Reminder that this giveaway is also going on:

LeCreuset Enamaled Cast Iron Skillet Giveaway


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  2. My favorite trader joes products are definitely the chocolate covered almonds with turbinado sugar and sea salt, cookie butter, and their mango chicken sausage!

  3. My favorite Trader Joe’s product is the peanut butter-filled pretzels.

  4. I liked Averie Cooks on Facebook.

  5. i’m from austin and i don’t think the trader joe’s has been built yet, but when i was in california, i remember buying lots and lots of their coffee. i still have the little containers as keepsakes so that if i ever went back, i would know which to get. can’t wait until the one in austin is supposed to open.

  6. i love tj’s chocolate ~ dark and milk

  7. i follow averie cooks on facebook

  8. I love Trader Joe’s and I’m a vegetarian; perfect giveaway! I do a majority of my shopping at Trader Joe’s so here’s a short list of my favorite products:
    -sausage less Italian sausage
    -gauacamole with pico on top
    -wheat+corn tortillas
    -apple cider
    -pumpkin ice cream
    -no salt creamy peanut butter
    -nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
    -nonfat pumpkin Greek yogurt
    -chicken less orange chicken!!!
    -veggie burgers
    -trail mix (s)
    …just to name a few (;

  9. My fav TJ items are Vegetable Fried Rice, honey pretzels, quinoa, canned refried beans, pumpkin bread mix, & great deal on bagged spinach!

  10. I follow Averie Cooks on Facebook.

  11. I follow Averie cooks on Pinterest and re-pin lots of your great recipes!

  12. I follow on Pinterest too!

  13. I Facebook like Averie Cooks

  14. shauna scarborough Reply

    I love their roasted corn, Ginger molasses cookies, garlic salsa, tamales, ohh.. you only asked for one!

  15. shauna scarborough Reply

    I already follow you on Pinterest and pinned a recipe!

  16. My favorite cookbook is the Sparkpeople Cookbook. The recipes are SO good and good for you!

  17. I love Trader Joe’s . . . I just recently “reviewed” a new chocolate that I found: Stone Ground Dark Chocolate. omg . . . it’s one of the best chocolates I ever had. I also buy a lot of their spices . . . they are so affordable and taste great.

  18. I follow you on Pinterest and pin your recipes! :)

  19. I receive your blog updates via RSS feed! :)

  20. My favorite TJ’s product are their boxed low-sodium, organic, gluten free soups! Super delicious and easy! And their oh so delicious Cookie Butterrrrr!

  21. Two of my favorite TJ’s products are the honey mints and canned pumpkin

  22. I love Trader Joe’s granola and soups!

  23. My favorite TJ’s products: Meatless Meatballs, Nuts About Raspberries Trek Mix, and Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels!

  24. I love the buffala cheese at TJ’s as well as their whole wheat pizza dough and peanut butter.

  25. I love all of TJ’s wine and cheese. I also love their horseradish hummus!

  26. oh my gosh! You know I”m obsessed! My favorite products? Their chocolate chips (that you brought to my attention), almond meal, any of their hummus varieties, their pre-cooked chicken (great for Kay in a pinch or for me to throw on a salad), their unsweetened almond milk…gosh- I could go on!

  27. I love Trader Joe’s fruit leather!

  28. I have sooo many favorite TJ goodies. Their Mediterranean hummus, mushroom ravioli w/ truffle sauce, firecracker shrimp, their soups, i could go on and on. I would love this cookbook!!

    and ps-i already follow and repin you on pinterest!!

  29. And I’m already subscribed to your blog via RSS :)

  30. Favorite product? Hands down.. chunky almond butter! So affordable and delish.

  31. Already RSS you!

  32. Here’s the list I buy at TJ’s pretty much every visit-
    Frozen foods-
    Micro brown rice
    balsamic veggies
    garlic naan bread
    parmesan pastry pups
    veggies sausage patties
    veggie enchiladas
    orange chicken
    artichoke hearts

    Cans/ Jars/ boxes
    habenero sauce
    vodka marinara sauce
    Sundried tomatoes in oil
    mac and cheese
    red pepper tomato soup
    Joe’s O’s
    Ginger Snaps
    wild rice

    Chimichurri sauce
    Spinach dip
    pizza dough

    Rosemary baguettes

    And of course, cookie butter!!!

  33. Thanks for this opportunity, how fun! But it’s really hard to narrow down my favorite products! Guess I’ll start with TJ’s organic tempeh, almond milk, snack mixes, great selection of frozen produce, and their variety of hummus.

  34. TJ’s is like my version of Disney World. Some of my favorite products are their frozen/pantry meals…makes an easy dinner for a busy day! I particularly like Organic Shells with White Cheddar, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Polenta Provencale, and any of their frozen pizzas.

  35. My favorite is their bag of frozen eggplant and zucchini. I serve it over their couscous blend. So good!

  36. pineapple upside down pancakes???? SOLD!!!! I want this book! So funny that we were just talking TJ products last night Averie! MY favorites are the mini pb cups and the chipotle peach salsa!

  37. can I choose the whole store?! I love their Quinoa and Black Bean Infused Tortilla Chips, Pumpkin Butter, Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, cinnamon sugar grinder, roasted garlic hummus…I could go on for days :)

  38. I like Averie Cooks on Facebook

  39. I follow your RSS feed

  40. I love TJ’s fleur de sel caramel sauce–stuff is legit! But really, everything I’ve tried is good. The fact that I can’t make a package of their hummus last more than a day is proof of that statement.

  41. I love TJ’s! I love their Trek mixes, their seasonal items (pumpkin coffee), their dark chocolate salted caramel chocolate bar, and of course, cookie butter!

  42. I follow you on Facebook.

  43. I purchased a large roll of goat cheese from TJ’s that is really delicious.

  44. My favorites…margarita pizza, chocolate covered almonds, and their delicious breads!

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