Saturday, September 6, 2008

Trader Joe's Vegetarian, Vegan, and Animal Rennet-Free Products

Back when I had posted these lists on 6/5/08, I had asked the question, "What are your favorite Trader Joe's products?" No one had responded, but I now have 2 products that I'd like mention:

1) Trader Joe's Soy Chorizo - Several times now, as I am purchasing Trader Joe's Soy Chorizo at the register, a cashier will comment on how good this stuff is. Not only that, but it is also really easy to prepare. At first, I tried to cook it all crazy with onions, garlic, green onions, and so on, but now my family and I have realized that it tastes best prepared in the following way for breakfast: Mix it with crumbled pieces of extra firm tofu like Trader Joe's High Protein Organic Super Firm Tofu at about a 1:1 ratio, (adjust to your taste). Then fry the mixture in a pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray for a couple of minutes. That's it. I don't even add salt and pepper. If you accidentally overcook it, I have found that the best way to salvage it and put some moisture back in, is to add some white vinegar.

2) Trader Joe's Sliced Jalapeno Yogurt Cheese - This cheese is, of course, with microbial enzymes and appears to have 1 gram less fat than regular cheese per slice. It melts wonderfully on top of nachos or inside of enchiladas.

Do you have any products you like? C'mon people, I know you have some. :)

From 6/5/08:

Trader Joe's Vegetarian Products (includes items with eggs):
click here for list of Trader Joe's vegetarian products

Trader Joe's Vegan Products:
click here for list of Trader Joe's vegan products

Trader Joe's Rennet Cheese Information - Tells you what exactly rennet is and which cheeses are without animal rennet:
click here for Trader Joe's rennet information

And for my Go Eggless reader who mentioned interest in salt content, here are their low-salt options that are 140mg or less:
click here for list

What are your favorite Trader Joe's products?


Anonymous said...

This is really helpful. I love going to Trader Joes and this site really helps. Thanks.

I tried the Chorizo recipe and its really good, thanks.

Anonymous said...

I thought I responded to your previous TJ's post. In case it didn't show up. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
2. One of their ready-made pizzas that comes with the green sauce is delicious!
3. The soy mango-vanilla ice-cream
4. Trader Joe's Habanero & Lime salsa (its really good & if you like spicy food you'll love this one)
5. Trader Joe's 100% Stone ground whole grain bread
6. Trader Joe's whole wheat tortillas

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Thanks, I will try their granola bars...

Tina P. said...

My fav's

-Tofutti cuties
-Banana waffles
-Island Soyaki
-Black Bean Dip

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tina, what exactly is the Island Soyaki? Some sort of soy sauce?

Anonymous said...

I love Trader Joe's orange chicken, it is a fast and easy meal when your short on time.
I also really like getting the banana chips...though they have been out a lot lately.. ):

Rocky said...

The Spicy Lentil Wraps are D-Lish! Seriously, go out and get some for lunch. You will not regret it.

Trader Joe's spinach artichoke dip with the sea salt pita chips are also yummy. That's my weekend treat while watching a movie with the hubby.

Finally tried the guiltless chocolate brownies after years of hearing about them and I know now that I have been missing out. You can use the Vanilla Greek Yogurt that has 0% milkfat. I wouldn't use any other yogurt just because the Greek kind is so thick and creamy.

If you eat seafood, try the frozen, pre-marinated mahi-mahi.

I'm a huge fan of asian cuisine but I don't eat meat. The cucumber won tons with TJ's vegetable fried rice satisfies those cravings. Even my one year old likes the won tons. He doesn't even know he's eating veggies. :)

I could go on and on about Trader Joe's foods so I am going to recognize that and end here.

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