Trader Joes Cooking Class Handouts

I finally have some pictures of one of my cooking classes.  My sister was in town to help me out with this one!  It is always so much work to plan these, but I love sharing recipes and seeing other women get excited about cooking for their families.

Baguette with Trader Joes Garlic Onion Jam and Dubliner Cheese


Favorites from Trader Joes
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Colored Carrots
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Seasonal Gifts
Coconut Body Butter

Caramel Sauce
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Cat Cookies $2.99
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$2 a bottle
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Bruschetta with Feta Spread and Balsamic Glaze

Serves 12-15
Cheese mixture:
6-8 ounces good feta, crumbled
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup good olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
-Place the feta and cream cheese in bowl and mix with a spoon until the cheeses are blended. Add 1/3 cup olive oil, the lemon juice, ½- teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and stir until smooth.

Tomato mixture:
2 teaspoons minced garlic (I prefer just one clove)
2 tablespoons good red wine vinegar
2 TBS balsamic glaze (or balsamic vinegar)
2 pounds ripe heirloom or cherry tomatoes, diced
3 tablespoons julienned fresh basil leaves, plus extra for serving
-Combine the garlic, vinegars, tomatoes and basil.  Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

30 diagonal baguette slices, toasted
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
-To assemble the crostini, spread each slice of bread with a generous amount of whipped feta. With a slotted spoon, place the tomatoes on top. Put the crostini on plates and scatter with the pine nuts. Sprinkle with extra basil, drizzle Trader Joes Balsamic Glaze on top and serve.

Roasted Vegetables
This is a DELICIOUS vegetarian main dish, or you can use it as a side dish.  We eat a big bowl of this with a spinach smoothie.  The purple potatoes really make the dish look colorful and gourmet.  Note, the smaller you cut the vegetables the faster they will roast.  This recipe is flexible when it comes to proportions and feel free to experiment with your spices!

Cut a medley of the following:
Purple potatoes
Mini-creamer fingerling potatoes
Bell peppers
Cherry Tomatoes

-Pre-heat oven to 425
-Chop the veggies you are using into bite size pieces and place on 11x 17 cookie sheet.
-Drizzle on some olive oil, season with salt/pepper, and other desired spices & mix thoroughly
-Spice ideas: Season with Tones Spicy Spaghetti Seasoning (from Sam's Club) or Italian Seasoning or whatever seasoning you want!  You can add a bit of cayenne or red pepper flakes, fresh garlic, garlic powder, etc.
- Roast for 15-25 minutes until veggies begin to brown around edges.
-Sprinkle with some grated parmesan and toasted pine nuts and serve.  What sends this over the top is to drizzle with Trader Joes Balsamic Glaze

Thai Vegetable Salad
When it comes to salads, I like a LOT of toppings!  I make this salad all the time and it varies depending what I have in my fridge.  Feel free to use ALL or just some of any of the following ingredients!

Shredded red and green Cabbage
Romaine lettuce
Shredded Carrots
Sliced Red Peppers
Pea pods
Sesame Seeds

Blanched green beans
Grilled Chicken
Canned mandarin oranges, juice drained
Peanuts or Cashews or toasted almonds
Crushed Ramen Noodles or Rice/Chow Mein Noodles

-Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Toss with Trader Joes Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette

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