Trader Joe’s Meatless Italian Style Sausage and Cheese Flatbread Pizza

Trader Joe's Meatless FlatbreadTrader Joe’s Meatless Italian Style Sausage and Cheese Flatbread Pizza. Ok, I put the Pizza in there as part of the name because you know what, this is a pizza! I see this trend around me all the time. We want to be more upscale, so the name pizza is to pedestrian for us so ¬†now it’s¬†Flatbread. Don’t be fooled because this is all pizza!

Then there is the other trend that Trader Joe’s is foisting on us, the meatless fake meat trend. Do we need any more of it? There are so many good options for vegetarian pizzas why fake it? Vegetarians get enough protein from the cheese that the addition of meatless meat just seems forced.

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Trader Joe’s Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable BiryaniTrader Joe’s Vegetable Biryani with Vegetable Dumplings. I’ve never been to India but I have always wanted to visit at some point in my life. My wife went years ago, before we had kids on her own on a trip for women studies as a part of her degree work at the university. She spent 3 weeks there and while she thought most of it was crowded and filthy, the people were beautiful and the food was excellent. Fast forward several years, I work in the tech industry outside of Seattle. Mostly dominated by Microsoft where there are more than their fair share of Indian programmers. It’s not uncommon to eat at Indian restaurants for lunch and visit Indian markets for food. I have worked with many Indians in the tech industry and the vast majority of them are vegetarians. They have known no other way and if I was every to be a vegetarian, I would eat a heavy rotation of Indian food.

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Trader Joe’s Ancient Grain Pizza

Trader Joe's Ancient Grain Pizza

Trader Joe’s Ancient Grain Pizza

Trader Joe’s Ancient Grain Pizza with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes. I have back to back Pizza reviews this week. First up is the newly released Ancient Grain Pizza with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes. This is a vegetarian pizza, but not vegan. (I really don’t know how vegans can live without cheese!) It’s another one of those pizzas from Italy which always seem to be a cut above the Red Barons and DiGiorno pizzas. I was a little skeptical of the claim of Ancient grains because they are clearly trying to go after the anti-wheat crowd too at the same time. I suspect that Pizza is one of the best sellers at Trader Joe’s and they are always looking at ways to up their game and bring you something new and different.

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