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?


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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


  1. I followed you on Instagram!

  2. I love the Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips and their French Roast Coffee. It’s a fun store to shop at. Oh and their wine selection is great!

  3. I love Trader Joe’s vanilla Greek yogurt. Once you’ve had that Chobani tastes like crap. It has real vanilla flecks!!

  4. I also get your RSS feed.

  5. I liked you on FB! I love trader joe’s, they just opened the first in my area last month.

  6. i remember some potstickers & teriyaki-ish sauce that used to be staples in my life.

  7. I love their Island Soyaki sauce…………..their hummus……………their agave/maple blend syrup, just to name a few.

  8. What did we do without Trader Joes???
    Two of my favorite products are:
    Reduced fat Celtic Cheddar Cheese
    Unsweetened Vanilla Flavored Almond Milk

  9. The quick to prepare Indian entrees and goat cheese options!

  10. We don’t have a Trader Joe’s in my city, but I stopped at one in Des Moines and feel in love with everything. Oh how I wish we would get one here. I bought several things to bring home, mainly spices and some nuts, but I would love the cookbook to try their recipes. Maybe I will get back to the one in Des Moines later! I loved that store!!

  11. Hmmm, there are so many good products to choose from:
    chimichurri rice
    kefir yogurt drink
    bran muffins
    nuts & chocolate
    fruit floes frozen pops

    are a few! :-)

  12. My favorite cookbook is from King Arthur Flour – the Baker’s Companion. I have made at least 30-40 recipes from that book. Everything turns out great, which is why I love it so much!

  13. I follow you on Pinterest and reipinned your Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

  14. My favorite trader joes product is the vodka pasta sauce. Yum!

  15. I love their soups. Don’t have a store close by so I have to stock up when I go.

  16. My favorite cookbook is either The Herbal Kitchen or The Herb Farm, both by Jerry Traunfeld. Everything is so inspiring!

  17. I liked Averie Cooks on facebook!

  18. I love TJ’s mocha ice cream bars!

  19. I like Averie Cooks on FB!

  20. My favorite cookbook is Sprouted Kitchen!

  21. I follow you on Pinterest!

  22. I subscribe to your e-mail updates!

  23. My Favorite cookbook of all time is the king aurtur flour cookbook.This book started me in baking and has wonderful and easy to follow recipes

  24. My favorite cookbook of the moment is the Happy Herbivore Cookbook by Lindsay Nixon. Since going plant-based in June of this year, Lindsay’s cookbook and her meal plans have been a welcome resource.

  25. I love the green tea mints and frozen edamame.

  26. I love Trader Joe’s Fat Free Spicy Black Bean Dip and Mushroom & Herb Risotto

  27. I am an email subscriber to averie cooks

  28. TJ’s dark chocolate covered almonds with sea salt and turbinado sugar!

  29. Cookie butter and alcohol free vanilla flavoring are my favorite from Trader Joes

  30. I Facebook follow Averie Cooks

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  33. Roasted corn!

  34. They have a frozen beef and broccoli that is my quilty pleasure

  35. Unfortunately we don’t have a Trader Joe’s in Oklahoma….hopefully one day! But I have had some two-buck chuck.

  36. I follow you on Twitter as DRTVrMoi

  37. I follow you on Pinterest

  38. I liked you on FB

  39. I love Tj’s fig butter!! I have never found anything as delicious anywhere else. I love putting it in greek yogurt or in oatmeal!

  40. Love the quinoa chips and tempura chicken!

  41. I “Liked” you on Facebook.

  42. I love the Trader Joe’s soft bite mini chocolate hazelnut biscotti and the Charles Shaw wine.

  43. I follow you via email.

  44. I like their canned and frozen artichoke hearts, pineapple salsa, and dark chocolate.

  45. I follow you on Facebook.

  46. I love Trader Joes pumpkin spice rooibos! I had no idea they had a vegetarian cookbook! I am going to have to get me one!

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