Monday, December 7, 2009

Favorite TJs Products, Vegan Asparagus Soup

Hi Guys. Thank you all for the sweet comments on our home, decor, and all of the baking I did yesterday!! You are the absolute best.

Did you have a nice Monday? Mine was filled with teaching early AM Body Pump (fabulous!), running two miles, work, and lots of errands. All and all, a great day. Since tonight's dinner is a repeat, Tal Ronnen's Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup:



(so good- run out and get this cook book!!), I figured I would share with you some of my favorite TJs products. No need to comment if you're busy- you all have just been so generous with sharing your favorites with me (and if you have more, feel free to add!!), that I figured I would share mine:







Other un-pictured favorites: Pumpkin and Apple/Cranberry butters and ANY of their nut butters!
What are you looking forward to this week? I am going shopping on Friday with my Mom and Aunt and can't wait!

64 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Love Trader Joe's!

This week = looking forward to the weekEND ;)

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

Those sesame honey cashews are to die for! I love them!

inmytummy said...

I like those refried beans a lot too. I also really like their grilled eggplant parmesan. It's sort of odd because I don't normally like eggplant.

Other TJs favorites:
Balela (chickpea salad type thing)
Chimmichuri Rice
artichoke tapenade
organic marinara sauce
whole wheat pizza dough
Two Buck Chuck!

Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries said...

Those are some of my fave TJs goodies, too! I've never tried the honey almond cashews or the corn flat bread--but I have a feeling I'd instantly fall in love with both!

Molly said...

the nut butters are to die for. i've tried the cranberry-apple and pumpkin butters, but i'll have to pick up some of your other favorites!

Julie said...

i love those sesame honey cashews! they are great in a trail mix with craisins :)

Angelalovesfood said...

I keep forgetting to try those pumpkin/cranberry apple butter at TJ's. Thanks for being the 2nd person to blog and remind me again. Love TJ's!

*Naomi* said...

love tj's! obv, and those lentils look great! (beluga is such a fun name to say!)

I am looking forward to sunny FL on wed yay!!

have a great night!!

Jessica said...

This post just made me so hungry. And want to go to TJ's. NOW!

Julie said...

ahhh! speaking of trader joes. i JUST had the greatest holiday dessert treat of all time :)

....mini gingerbread men!! they're tiny gingerbread men with a thin vanilla frosting! dellllllllllish :) get them.

that cookbook sounds like a great one :) have a great night girl!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

i am not a dry grains girl, but...they have awesome stuff, dont they!

and i love their sunflower seeds and those honey cashew things. They arent really vegan or gluten free but they sure are good :)

I've given you my massive faves before but their maple syrup is as cheap as it gets for real maple, just a fyi as well as their Dark Sumartra coffee, red can (there's another one that's not red which is meh) but at 4.99 for a can that's twice the price of starbucs 11.99 bag of sumatra, it's a helluva deal AND the coffee rocks!

Lauren said...

I have tried and love almost every TJ product you have shown, except the beans.....Need to look for these next time. I just found out that TJ's now sells Carbo Nibs that are supposed to be prettty darn good. But who are we kidding, anything from TJ's is pretty darn good, amen?

I am shopping tomorrow with my mom and I can't wait! It's actually the most I've done in days so I am rather excited to get out of the house.

Hope you have a great week hun!

Stephanie @ cookinfanatic said...

Oh pumpkin butter, brace yourself for delicious-ness! And if it's the apple cranberry chutney you speak of, that stuff is amazinggggg :) I'm looking forward to getting my car situation straightened out this week and also finishing up my last big six sigma presentation and training!

Britt said...

Oh new stuff I need to try at TJ's. I'll have to keep those in mind next time I go!

I'm looking forward to going to NYC with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law later this week! I'm tagging along a little last minute. I cannot wait, I've never done NYC during Christmas.

homecookedem said...

Ohhhhhh, that asparagus soup looks so yummy!! It looks like something you'd order in a nice restaurant! :) You are so talented in the kitchen!!

Jessie (vegan-minded) said...

That asparagus soup looks delicious! I wish I had a TJ's in my state! That grain blend looks so awesome.

Jenna said...

I am looking forward to the Christmas Carol play we are going to on Friday. Then on Saturday, we are going to 'Drinking For Children', which is a charity event to raise money for Toys For Tots. Should be interesting!

Pam said...

Those cashews are the BEST! Just wondering why everyone says 'to die for' and 'not too live for'....lol!!! Guess it's just me...he he!

You enjoy yourself now girl!

lesley lifting life said...

Yes, I had a nice Monday, thanks! :)

I don't live near a Trader Joes but I sure wish I did!! That sounds sounds delish ... it's the perfect time of year for soup : )

MRS SIMMONS said...

I have to travel 1 hr to get to TJs so don't get there very often. Thanks for all of the suggestions for my next visit.

K from ksgoodeats said...

Your baked goods from the previous post = mind blowing. I bookmarked a few of those recipes and I can't wait to get a-bakin!!

I haven't tried many of those TJs but they sound fantastic! The cashews could be dangerous around here ;)

I'm looking forward to being two classes closer to the end of the semester! I'm not done until the 17th technically!

Jenn (eating bender) said...

I have that Tal Ronnen cookbook but have yet to try a recipe. This one must go high up on the list!

I'm looking forward to a weekend in Chicago with my mom! She is coming in to go holiday shopping and just "be," which sounds amaaazing. Is Friday here yet?!

Maria said...

It was a decent Monday, minus the freezing cold and snow:) Got an early workout in and we had our staff party-we watched Food Inc.-I really enjoyed it. Have fun shopping later this week! Looking for anything special?

Kristen said...

I'm looking forward to celebrating graduation on Friday with friends and fam!

The soup looks great.

I've never been to a TJs but Earthfare had 20% off all of their bulk items today, and I went a little crazy (in a good way)!

Holly said...

yum - I love seeing what people love from TJ's!! I tend to gravitate towards the same products, for fear of spending too much $$. :-) The cashews and harvest grain blend both look so good!

Anna said...

I'm looking forward to going out to one of my favorite restaurants Friday :) and I will have two finals over by the end of the week!

I luurrrvvvveee TJs. Honey sesame cashews are so freakin addictive!

GF Gidget said...

My Dad, Father in-law, Sister in-law, and I are all going to an ice hockey game on Wednesday night! YAY!!!!!

just me said...

i was wondering where the cran apple butter picture was! hahahaha...you just mention it in words. have you tried their wild rice medley? it's really really good! and so are the chocolate covered pb pretzel nuggets...;)

Miz said...

cant believe I have still NEVER be inside a TJS!

kilax said...

I want Ronnen's book so bad! It was definitely on my holiday wish list. I hope I get it! That soup looks DIVINE!!!

I am looking forward to getting caught up at work (was out of the office on travel yesterday), catching up with my husband this evening, and catching up on blogs. Ha. Lots of "catching" up!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

TJ's is my favorite store!! We moved last year and I went from living 5 miles away to 30 miles away!! I still make the hike there 2x a month!

Rose said...

Thanks for sharing your favorite TJ products. I haven't been there in forever and should make a stop soon.

Krista said...

I love that Harvest Grain blend!

Lori said...

My husband would love that soup. He's a huge asparagus fan. That Harvest Grain Blend sounds great. I wish so much there were a TJs nearby. I always seek one out when we travel.

Samma said...

I wish we had a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods. At least we just got an Eartfare.

theemptynutjar said...

TJ's sounds great! Hope you have a nice time shopping with your family :)

Yum Yucky said...

I need you to be my TJ's personal shopper. I get so overwhelmed there. A small place, yet so much to take in. I can't process it all!

Veggies 'n' Cake said...

Oh my word, that asparagus soup looks freakin fantastic!

Is it hard to make?

Anne Marie said...

Trader Joes=major love. This week I'm looking forward to getting more shopping done.

teresa said...

i rarely go to tj's, which is such a mystery since it's such a great grocery store. i love all of your faves, i'm going ot look for them next time!

mtbcy said...

The asparagus soup looks so delicious! Oh, how I wish we had a TJs here.

RunToTheFinish said...

have i mentioned recently how unfair it is that I don't live near a TJ's??

Heather said...

I'm looking forward to a weekend away with my hubby and our friends. It's great to be able to relax!

chrystad72 said...

Yum! Looks like some good finds. I like TJs alot. Its always packed so I only go like once a month and stock up. Im looking forward to some holiday baking this weekend. (along with some fabulous wine=) Have a good day!

sweetandfit said...

yay for getting so many great products at Trader Joe's!

I'm looking forward to going out to dinner this weekend =)

eatingtolivelovelaughtri said...

I absolutely love TJ's Naan Bread and their Harvest Hodgepodge frozen veggie mix. Of course, nothing compares to the almond butter but man, I love TJ's!

biz319 said...

I'll have to check out the beans with jalapenos!!

And those sesame honey cashews??? Total crack in my house!

carolinebee said...

I love allll of those but need to try the grains, lentils and cashews! My faves are the trader O's, simply almond, cashew and cranberry trail mix, everything multi grain crackers, chili lime chicken burgers, and OMG their frozen SP fries are to die for! haha i could go forever :D My mom is coming out to Boston in two weeks so I am soooo pumped for that!

Jocelyn said...

yummy choices! I wish we could have a trader joes here :)

I am looking forward to a chill weekend ;)

BroccoliHut said...

Haha, I think I have tried every single one of those TJ's products:)

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

I am looking forward to time in the gym and time with friends.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Out of all the soups I've had, never once have I tried any with asparagus! Crazy!!!

Thanks for sharing your finds--too bad there is only 3 Trader Joes in Minnesota :-( Maybe I should open one in my city? Haha

Bridget said...

Ooo I don't think I've noticed those mixed grains before! I'll have to get some next time I'm there! Glad your loving all your TJ's goodies!!

Looking forward to going to the Nutcracker Thursday night!

lilveggiepatch said...

YUM! Great post... I go to TJ's all the time, but I've never had any of those products! I spotted the Harvest Grains blend in our pantry, though, so it looks like someone in my house has the right idea!

Diana said...

I would love to meet the genius(es) at TJ's who manage to stock their stores with such amazingness. How is it no one else has caught on to the whole good food for not a lot of money thing? :P

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) said...

Those are all Trader Joe's products I haven't tried yet, so thanks for sharing!


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nutritionnut said...

I love TJ's flat bread. I usually get the sesame.

~ Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run

Holly said...

sesame honey cashews are to die for! i cant keep those around because they are farrrrr too tempting :)

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

Ahhh I love EVERYTHING Trader Joe's!

I'm looking forward to a night in Downtown San Diego with the boyfriend on Sat. Can't wait for the week to be OVER!

thedallasceliac said...

That cream of asparagus soup looks delicious.

Have fun shopping on Friday! Hopefully you'll catch some great sales.

Mom on the Run said...

I really like the look of that Asparagus Soup :)

Trader Joes= Lots of good tasting food. Nuts, Polenta, Beans, Cheese Curds for the Girls, Carne Asada Chicken

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never been to Trader Joe's. We don't have them here!

ktbwood said...

yumm asparagus is like one of my fav things!! gah i seriously need to find a trader joes ASAP

Nutritious is Delicious said...

sesame honey cashews?! Yum!!

I love love refried black beeans! Oh how I wish I had a TJs!