Favorites at Trader Joe's?


Thanks much. I’ll look for it.


Shawarma Chicken Thighs - doesn’t taste like shawarma, but tasty.

Thai-style Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup - Kinda bland, but I doctored it up with some Red Boat, chili powder, lime, and more coconut milk and it turned out well.

Chocolate Whole Milk - I already mentioned it up there somewhere, but it’s just so rich and delicious that I’m gonna mention it again.

Oven-Baked Cheese Bites - So addictive. Much better than Moon Cheese, imo.

Honeycrisp Apple Candle - Ok, it’s not food but it smells so damn good that I want to eat it.


HA! We also like those Chicken Shawarma. I even made them for my mom who is really picky and she loved them…

Usually we serve with a cucumber salad with Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes and their Israeli Feta. Their Frozen Naan. Their Mediterrean Hummus and Fluffy Garlic Paste. Great meal…

We mainly do them on the grill… but during the week I have used a grill pan with great success. Get an oil sprayer for the grill. We really like this one. The mist isn’t super fine, but it works so much better than those constantly breaking Mistos…



I had a grill pan years ago—but eventually got rid of it. I found that there was too much splattering (due to the shallowness of the pan) and the end result wasn’t that much different that cooking the protein in a really hot non-grill pan. (I really miss my weber kettle and having a yard)


I got rid of my grill pan also. Use my CI skillet instead.


I did another taste-off of cheap whites.

Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017, $9
The Pass Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017, $8
Picton Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017, $7
Claire Patelin Côtes de Gascogne Sauvignon Blanc 2017, $6
McGregor “Deliciious Monster” blend 2017, $6

The Picton Bay was an easy winner. In my July taste-off it tied with the $6 Tuatea, but I haven’t seen it again.


We like the Picton Bay too, but our TJs carry a Les Portes de Bordeaux Saha Blanc that is also quite good b


I haven’t seen that one. “The Pass” is also quite good and I like it better than the Babich or Sauvignon Republic.


Stupid thumbs! Obviously that’s SAUV Blanc.


Unsweetened packs of frozen acai. About 40% cheaper compared to Sambazon.

Frozen naan for emergency food.