We took a look at the I Love Trader Joe’s College Cookbook a while back. This year, we had the opportunity to review another book in this series by Ulysses Press. Holechek and Kris have created The I Love Trader Joes Vegetarian Recipebook.
Sonia and I have been flirting with the idea of becoming vegetarians many times, but we haven’t fully committed to this. We still enjoy a “Meatless Monday” occasion and often eat vegetarian food, especially at Trader Joe’s. TJ’s offers a wide variety of vegetarian options, some of which you won’t find anywhere else.
This cookbook not only takes full advantage of the wide spectrum of vegetarian options from Trader Joe’s and Ms. Peters’ extensive knowledge of them, but it offers 150 ways of combining them that I wouldn’t have thought of in a million years—and each recipe, if not already vegan, has a fully-vegan alternate version included.
This cookbook is full of creativity. One of the recipes takes Trader Joe’s Potato Tots and turns them into Texas-style vegan nachos—er, excuse me, “Totchos.” These simple recipes are great for anyone with limited time or budget. The three bean salad (pictured right) is delicious. (But, I have to admit that we didn’t pickle the onions. But There wasWe chose to pickle them. There’s even a recipe in the book!
You will find a variety of dishes, including soups, casseroles, and desserts. The I Love Trader Joe’s Vegetarian Cookbook flaunts dishes for every occasion—dishes tasty enough not just for vegans and vegetarians, but for your average, everyday omnivores as well.
Check out her blog for more information about the author and to see delicious photos of her amazing vegetarian cuisine. Nom! Nom! Nom! To order the book from amazon.com, Just click here! It makes a great gift for vegetarians, vegans, or fans of Trader Joe’s.