Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Shopping in the big city

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I always go a little bonkers when I get the chance to shop in the big city. Check out my new pantry additions from Trader Joe’s:
                Red Pepper Spread with Eggplant and Garlic (putting that on a pizza later this week)
                Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce (that would be killer on a pizza also!)
                Marinated Artichokes (pizza worthy)
                Bruschetta (don’t make me say it….pizza)
                Artichoke Antipasto (you know…)
                Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar (this stuff is awesome on lettuce, avocadoes, and anythig with black beans….just a drizzle make your plate pop)
                Thai Red Curry Sauce
                Thai Yellow Curry Sauce
                Dukkah (can’t wait to try this…it’s a nut and spice blend for veggies and bread)

And from the Middle Eastern place:
Roasted Red Pepper and Onion Dip
                Rose Water (what does a person do with this?? Help)
                Pomegranate Molasses (this is going in cocktails)
                Date Syrup (this is a new product for me, but the guy behind the counter gave me some great ideas how to use it. Stay tuned.)

And from the Indian Place:
                Two bags of Panch Puran seasoning (which I have been dying to try!)

Then there was the 4 pound bag of garbanzo beans, pita bread and anise cookies. Oh, and the pile of Indian Fare instant meals….. which I adore for lunches.

My husband just smiled at me and started making room in the pantry when I got home and started unloading. But, see what I made him for his lunch? Homemade hummus from dried beans with a huge scoop of the Red Pepper Spread. NUM!



  1. What a great shopping spree!! I LOVE Trader Joe's - you got a great haul!
    Mary x

  2. I love getting new finds from markets! These all sound great! They'll make for good cooking inspiration.


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