Stocking up at TJ’s

Hey hey!  How are ya’ll doing today?  I’m doing just fine.  It’s a beautiful day and it’s only in the low 90s  Sun  One of the places I’ve really missed was Trader Joe’s but somehow it’s taken me a month to get there!  I think it’s because TJ’s is a half hour away from my new house.  Also, it seems my Safeway is starting to carry a lot more of the type of items I would normally get at TJ’s too.  The prices just aren’t the same though.  

Anywho, lucky me got off early last Thursday and was able to scoop Deana up for a trip to TJ’s. I was SO excited to get some of their vegan and gluten free goods. Here’s the haul:

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  • Sprouted Tofu – much easier to digest, it has twice the protein of regular tofu, and more iron/calcium too
  • Baked Tofu – it just tastes good Smile
  • 3 grain Tempeh – not gluten-free but we’ll see how it goes in Ashley’s new recipe for Herbed and Breaded Tempeh <—I’m excited!
  • Soy chorizo – I swear this tastes like the real thing and the hubby loves it in breakfast burritos
  • Soy Mozarella – This stuff tastes like the real thing!  The hubby was excited to see this because it means I’m making stuffed shells.

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  • 4 Bags of Powerberries – dark chocolate covered pieces of chewy fruit juice gummies (yes, I’m addicted to these)
  • 2 Bags of gluten free brownie mix <—Deliciousness for the lazy choco-fiend
  • Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix – The hubby is obsessed with all things pumpkin

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  • Pumpkin Spice Coffee – For the hubby
  • White and Red Quinoa – gluten free grains, I’ve never bought red before so I just HAD to have it
  • Almond Meal – Not sure what I’m making with this but I’m excited to try some gluten free baking out with it
  • Garlic and Herb pizza dough
  • Pizza sauce
  • Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) – for black bean burgers

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I’m not sure many people know but TJ’s has a PHENOMENAL wine selection that is SUPER cheap.  My favorite ever Pinot Grigio can be found there for a mere $1.99.  YES PLEASE!

  • 2 x $2 Pinot Grigio
  • 1 New Pinot Grigio to try
  • 1 Prosecco
  • 1 Mystery Red that I got simply for the bottle

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Cool Right?

Anywho, I’m excited to get in the kitchen with my wine glass in hand and make some good eats.  I’m thinking that stuffed shells, pizza with baked tofu & mushrooms, black bean burgers, and breaded tempeh are in my future Open-mouthed smile

Thanks so much everyone for the well wishes on my ITBS.  I really appreciate the encouragement and advice  Red heart  Hope you all have a great day! 

Happy Running and Happy Eating . . .

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4 thoughts on “Stocking up at TJ’s

  1. Vegan chorizo?! Who knew there was such a thing! I wonder if I could find that (or something similar) at Whole Foods. My regular grocery store has some vegan foods but nothing fun like that!*

  2. I’ve been wondering about the chorizo – thanks for the review. I’ll be tying that out next week.

    And god bless TJ’s wine. Have you tried the Amarone? $30 a bottle is a steal!

    • I hope you try it. My hubby requests breakfast burritos with the soy-chorizo all of the time. The wine section is AH-mazing! I haven’t tried Amarone before but with you singing its praises so much, I just may have too. 🙂

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