Trader Joe’s Recipe: Mushroom Medley Farro Soup
It’s another Trader Joe’s dinner hack! Using just 4 ingredients from Trader Joe’s – vegetable broth, marinara sauce, 10-minute farro and frozen mushroom medley – you can literally throw together soup in minutes, no chopping or other prep required. It’s a dump, stir and serve sorta soup that’s perfect for rushed weeknights.
Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
For when you have a broccoli-cheddar craving that won’t quit and a spaghetti squash to use up. I’ll admit, spaghetti squash isn’t my favorite winter squash. It certainly doesn’t cut it as pasta in my book and usually leaves me craving the real deal, but stuff it with cheese and I’ll be happy to call […]
Meatless Sloppy Joes
These Meatless Sloppy Joes are brimming with vegetables like mushrooms and eggplant and they’re super flavorful thanks to a handful of pantry staples. With “meaty” eggplant and mushrooms in the mix we’re confident no one will miss the beef. Serve them alongside crispy sweet potato fries for a satisfying supper that’s sure to please.
Summer Vegetable Muffuletta
The muffuletta sandwich hails from New Orleans and is traditionally stuffed with various Italian cold cuts and cheeses. In this version I’m swapping the meat for roasted or grilled vegetables but keeping things classic with a briny layer of olive salad. Muffuletta can be eaten straight away, but also get better after a few hours […]
Super Quick Black Bean Soup
Canned black beans, refried beans and tomatoes with green chilis transform into a quick and easy black bean soup. Customize the seasoning with whatever you’ve got on hand, like chili powder, ground cumin and oregano. Brighten it up with a squeeze of fresh lime (or vinegar). It’s delicious topped with avocado, shredded cheese or a […]
Spring Roll in a Bowl
Spring rolls are really simple to make, but they’re not something I want to prepare on a weeknight. Instead, I skip the rice paper wrapper, toss all ingredients into a bowl and use a simple dipping sauce as the dressing. Deconstructed spring rolls! It’s so much simpler and just as delicious.
Adobo Black Bean Fajita Bowls with Avocado Yogurt
I’ve never met a grain bowl I didn’t like and this Tex Mex-inspired fajita bowl is no exception. Brimming with plant-based goodness like black beans, peppers, onions and brown rice, this recipe is as delicious as it is easy. To add big flavor fast, and skip wrangling multiple spice jars, I’m using an all-in-one Adobo […]
Open-Face Vegetable Melts with Pesto
Garlic toast meets grilled cheese in these quick and easy open-face sandwiches! Throw in some sautéed vegetables and basil pesto and you’ve got one totally satisfying dinner. While quicker cooking vegetables work best here (think bell peppers, mushrooms and zucchini), feel free to use any mix of vegetables you have on hand. This is also […]
Eggplant Caponata with Roasted Garlic Hummus
Often featured as an appetizer, serving caponata atop store-bought hummus is an easy way to add protein and turn this hearty vegetable dish into a vegan entrée. The caponata can be prepped up to 3 days in advance and served warm, at room temperature or as a chilled, cooked salad. Be sure to serve this […]
Trader Joe’s Recipe: Melodius Masala Curry
Forget take-out. This vegetarian lentil and garbanzo bean curry is on the table in under 10 minutes thanks to a handful of ingredients (just 4!) from your neighborhood Trader Joe’s. It’ll also cost you less than $4 per serving! Look for Trader Joe’s Melodius Blend, a combo of cooked green and red lentils with green […]
Steel Cut Oat “Risotto” with Mushrooms and Kale
Oats aren’t just for breakfast! We’re swapping in steel cut oats for Arborio rice in this weeknight-friendly vegetarian main dish that will leave you wondering why you haven’t tried savory oats sooner. It’s everything you love about traditional risotto without all the work. Plus, you benefit from the health perks of whole grain oats, like […]
Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
Swap in a jar of roasted red bell peppers for basil in this 20-minute weeknight-friendly pasta dish. Be sure to drain and rinse the red peppers to remove the brine (which can be a little too tangy). For an easy protein boost, top this garlicky tortellini with leftover roasted chicken or stir in a can […]