I’ve been meaning to put this up FOREVER! But with the kitchen remodel and the worst Meniere’s episode I’ve had in years, well.. you know how it goes. Fortunately I am once again back to normal. This last episode has really inspired me to resume posting in earnest on The Daily Dish. Let’s hope I can keep it up!
About a month ago, I made a pilgrimage south to Trader Joe’s. It had been a year since we’d left Philly, a year since I’d last stepped foot in those hallowed Hawaiian-printed halls.. and I was thrilled to be back. The closest store is in Peabody, Mass. About an hour and a half from Portland. Not too bad, but certainly a long enough drive to discourage me from doing it more than once or twice a month, at most. After a year’s absence, I was sad to see TJs has discontinued at least one favorite; their bottled peppermint castile soap is no longer available. My husband & I swore by this, not only as a body wash, but also as our favorite biodegradable all-purpose cleaner. I know TJs is very responsive to consumer requests; I’ll have to write and ask for a reinstatement.
Fortunately I found several new products that I am THRILLED to share!
As someone who loves all things Mexican & spicy, I am sold on Trader Joe’s Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa. Not only is it salt-free, but it’s every bit as delicious as its salt-laden brothers. Full of smoky flavor, the perfect partner to unsalted tortilla chips, tacos, you name it. With a mere 30 mg of sodium per 2 T. serving (!!) feel free to eat as much as you want. And at $2.29 for a whopping 16 oz. it’s a buy that can’t be beat. Did I mention it’s also GLUTEN & FAT FREE. Oh yes..
When you want to turn up the fire, try Trader Jose’s Hot Chipotle Salsa instead.
40 mg of sodium per serving AND only $1.99??! ¡Ay, caramba!!
And I’d be remiss not to share the most delicious spread I’ve found in years. Trader Joe’s Red Pepper Spread with Eggplant and Garlic. The color alone’s enough to stop you in your tracks.
I’ve eaten this on plain toast, but it’s out of this world spread over some garlicky hummus and tabouleh. Only 50 mg of sodium per tablespoon. $1.99 for 12 whole ounces. At Trader Joe’s, wonders never cease!