Trader Joe’s Just Beets. Just Beets it! Just Beets It! I have the Michael Jackson song running through my head just looking at these. Or maybe Weird Al’s spoof on the song, I don’t know… I love beets just like anyone who loves their vegetables. We like to roast them or pressure cook them and then slice them or dice them and serve them on a salad or with olive oil and cheese. You won’t be doing that with these!
OK, these are basically dehydrated beets in a bag. Kind of like Astronaut Ice Cream but without all the sugar. Actually, the dehydrated beets are actually kind of sweet. Sugar beets are still the primary source of sugar in many northern European countries, so they can get quite sweet. But I digress… These beets are more like potato chips than anything else. In fact, if you have had sweet potato chips then you are kind of in the right ballpark, except these beets have been freeze dried and not deep fried.
Trader Joe’s Vegetable Spring Rolls with Kale, Edamame, Mushrooms and Shredded Tofu. You know if you’ve been following this blog for any time that I am a sucker for anything Asian that Trader Joe’s makes. The frozen section is one of the first places I look when I hit any Trader Joe’s. I can’t wait to see what new goodies they come up with.
Normally I don’t order spring rolls when I go out to eat Chinese food. Don’t get me wrong, I love them for the most part, but most of the ones you get at those American-Chinese restaurants are filled with way too much cabbage. I’m humble opinion there should be less cabbage and more of the stuff we like! Nothing worse than getting a soggy, cabbagey spring rolls delivered to your table. I know you can’t get away from the cabbage since it’s the main ingredient but sometimes too much cabbage makes for an awful spring roll.
Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Rice review. I decided to jump on the band and see what all the fuss was about. This is Trader Joe’s newest hot thing right now. The bags of this ground up Cauliflower are flying off the shelves! The internet is all a buzz about this magically ingredient. So I decided to dive in and make a recipe using it.
I love cauliflower, but there are usually two ways I make it. Cauliflower soup or roasted cauliflower “steaks”. I just cut up a head into wedges and toss with a lot of olive oil and garlic and put on a baking sheet and roast at 425f until just starting to brown on the edges. Makes a great side dish!