Trader Joe’s Cookbook Giveaway


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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

Vegetable Lasagna Casserole on green plates

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

Cheesy Taco Casserole with chips

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

Double Melted Cheese and Red Pepper Dip with slices of white bread

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

Spinach Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Cheesy Squares on patterned blue and red plate

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

Spicy Baked Eggs and Hash Brown Casserole

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

Chips and Cheese Chili Casserole

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

Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas

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

Pumpkin Spice and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola in glass cup

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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  1. When living in the Mid west I never had the chance to go to the Trader Joe’s store in Chicago, so I kept on driving from Ia. to N.Y. to move and visit my first store. It is such a fun and funky store and I love there Fearless Flyers I get in the mail. I purchase about 3 things from each issue to try there new products and love them all. I love anything made with chocolate. I love there 100% filtered juices and there organic fruits and vegetables. Knowing these are healthy food helps me enjoy my meals more and more. Whenever I need a mini vacation I head to Trader Joe’s in Danbury, Ct. The staff members are so helpful and always ready your questions.

  2. This would be a perfect Christmas gift for my daughter! We would have alot of fun making these meals together… Making wonderful memories!

  3. I would love to win this. We do not have a Trader Joe’s where I live but one is supposed to be opening next fall in my neighborhood!

  4. My favorite Trader Joe’s products are the Chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels, their frozen pineapple, and their tempeh.

  5. I love Trader Joe’s muffins, especially the carrot ginger ones! And the dried mango, and the peanut butter and chocolates. :)

  6. I’m following you on Pinterest and repinned:

    Fresh Spring Rolls & Homemade 2 Minute Peanut Sauce

    Homemade Peanut Butter


    Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Granola

  7. Trader Joe’s only recently opened up a store in my area, but I have done my grocery shopping there every weekend since then! I’ve already developed quite the list of favorites:

    organic frozen mixed berries
    organic frozen green beans
    no-salt-added smooth almond butter
    two buck chuck (hello!)
    100 calorie 70% dark chocolate mini bars
    green tea mints
    go raw trek mix
    black bean & corn enchiladas
    $1.99 spices
    baked blue corn tortilla chips
    salsa verde
    all of the organic produce. seriously.

    Oh, and the dark chocolate covered edamame, which I sampled before realizing it wasn’t vegan. ::sad panda::

    As for an all-time favorite vegan cookbook, that’d have to be Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. If you already own it, you know why. If you don’t, get it now!

  8. i’ve never been to trader joes but I always have had a dream of going ! I wish we would get one around where i live !

  9. Trader Joe’s–love Trader Joe’s, there’s one opening up near where I work within a couple of weeks! Just before the holidays they have truffles. I LOVE their truffles! Melt in your mouth, creamy fabulousness. Pop one on top of a hot cookie, allow it to melt and become a ganache…oh yeah!
    Trader Joe’s Sunflower butter appears on my shopping list a lot….love that stuff:D

  10. My all-time favorite cookbook is 30 Minute Vegan (the original one). I love it becausef they really are quick recipes and use ingredients that I already have on hand. And everything I have made has turned out incredibly tasty. The basic nut cheese and a their ranch dressing are two of my faves. Always love trying new cookbooks so would be excited to try this one. Thanks Avery!!

  11. So many things to choose from at tjs!

    I actually just went there tonight, and bought dark chocolatecovered coconut mango bites and am OBSESSED. so good.

    Some other favorites include: all their salsa (corn chile, black bean corn, peach), banana chocolate protein muffins, sweet potato chips, every trail mix, and chocolate crossaints!