Have you tried Trader Joe’s Masala Dosa Authentic Indian appetizers?
We love the spicy flavor of Indian food, and when we saw these taco like snacks, we bought a box right away!
The wraps are made of rice a rice crepe - and rice make a great wrapper for the filling of spicy potatoes and onions. The filling was fantastic! It had just enough spice so you know you are eating Indian food, but not too much that you cannot taste anything, at least that is what we thought.
The Masala Dosa come with a package of coconut curry, which was wonderful and a little sweet from the coconut and cooling from all the spices in the potato and onion filling.
They were super easy to cook, all you needed to do was heat on a pan lined with foil (check the package for time and temperature) and then heat up the coconut curry sauce in a little boiling water to thaw it. (We like to use a mug with some hot water, drop the pouch in, and then allow to heat up while the masala dosa are heating in the oven).
As you can see from the picture, our Masala Dosa got a bit toasty in the oven and this gave the rice crepes a nice crunchy texture to contrast the smooth center.
As a note:
As we ate these yummy Masala Dosa (with a salad for a nice lunch) we thought that the coconut curry sauce served COLD would have made a nice addition to the warm Indian tacos and will thaw the coconut curry sauce briefly and then chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
A second note, would be to lightly oil the tin foil as our rice crepes stuck in a few places. gggrrrr
Have you tried Trader Joe’s Masala Dosa ? What did you think? Share your thoughts below or on Facebook! ~THANKS!
There are so many new holiday products in Trader Joe’s right now, that we feel a bit like a kid in …. well a candy shop! But I guess that is how I feel when I shop at Trader Joe’s on many occasions as there are so many wonderful products to choose from. Today we wanted to tell you about this product as you might easily pass it up:
9 Rabitos Royal~ Chocolate Truffle Filled Figs!
We usually enjoy figs during the holidays ~ either fresh in a sauce or as an appetizer but certainly dried figs also make there way under the tree for some tasty gift-giving too. So when we saw this package we instantly thought we are going to try these and see if they will make a nice gift.
The short answer is YES!!
These are absolutely delish! And a great mixture of flavors. First a nice-sized fig is stuffed with a smooth chocolaty truffle center (with a hint of brandy I might add) Then the whole truffle is covered in a thin layer of chocolate which melts in your mouth~ as well as on your fingers ~ YUM!
I tried to cut one in half for a photo… but Yikes~ the fig protested ~ and became utterly un-photogenic fast! So our advice is to pop the whole fig in your mouth and just savor all the flavors as they appear.
Another cool thing? Each fig is individually wrapped for freshness and that might make it easier to take a fig or two for a gourmet lunch box treat… OK that is my plan….. You could always add them to a cookie assortment too…
Have you tried these 9 Rabitos Royale ~ Chocolate Truffle Filled Figs yet?? What did you think??
Halloween Recipes~ the kids can help make!
Easy Halloween Recipes
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Easy Halloween Recipes
is a collection of Breakfast items, snacks, soups and dips that are all easy to make from the products that you buy at Trader Joe’s (OK these recipes are SO easy they don’t even feel like cooking! AND you can find the ingredients in most grocery stores, but as we LOVE to shop at Trader Joe’s ….why would you go anywhere else??)
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I never thought I would be writing a post about butter…. But here I am! Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter is just fantastic! This butter has a wonderful “rich” taste that now that I have tried it, I feel that regular butter has sorta lost….
Now, we have been buying Trader Joe’s regular butter for years. We don’t use butter all that much when we cook, but we will have it on toast or sometimes a dab on steamed veggies. It also takes us forever to use up a whole pound of butter. I usually freeze most of the butter to keep it fresh until we get to it.
Well, it was time…. We needed to buy butter again. I was sorta checking out all the offerings of butter at our Tucson Trader Joe’s …. It was a quiet morning with few other shoppers….And I saw that they sell imported butter.
Imported Irish Butter
Now long ago, in the mist of time, when I was in culinary school…. I remember discussing imported butter vs regular butter and the differences. Imported butter did not have as much water added to it, and there was something about the cows… but I forget that now….Maybe they only ate grass or they had a massage daily… there was something…..Anyway we gave this little (only ½ a pound!) Irish butter a try.
WOW are we glad we did!
We cut the butter up into 4 pieces and froze 3 and stuck one in our designated butter dish (OK plastic storage container). When we finally had some toast, I was impressed that this butter was actually soft-ish right from the refrigerator! That has not been my experience with regular butter. Also the flavor seems to be richer or more buttery (is that even a word?).
Anyway we did notice a big difference in this butter and would recommend that you try it for a time when you will actually taste the butter on something (perhaps not in a muffin recipe- but I do wonder what kind of a yummy butter sauce this stuff would make….hmmmmm)
Have you tried this butter? What did you think of it??
Trader Joe’s has an impressive selection of re-usable grocery bags. The last time we were at Trader Joe’s they had a big new display of the bags- OR maybe it was just because we were in the rarely -used –by –us 15 Item or Less checkout and the bags are close to that lane. Whatever the reason, there sure are a lot of fun bags at our store. We stopped to look at all the varieties and choices, and wondered if maybe we needed to add to our collection or not? Hmmmmmmm
Great Bag Selection at Trader Joe's
As it was, we had 3 re-usable Trader Joe’s bags with us- all used many times and we discovered that we liked each bag’s size and features for different reasons. One of the bags we like to use for produce and another bag is good for when we purchase the toilet paper and tissues (the bag fits these items perfectly).
For us the Trader Joe’s bags work at times outside of a trip to Trader Joe’s. We have our favorite Trader Joe’s bags for going to the library, and another (an oldie) that has a long handle and is good when we are going to the Laundromat (apartment living, dontcha know..)
I also get a chuckle when I see Trader Joe’s bags just out, on campus, in the airport etc… It makes me feel like there is a secret society of Trader Joe’s gourmets all around me. OR maybe just bag lovers, OR maybe both?
So where is the most unusual place you have taken a Trader Joe’s bag? OR where is the most unusual place you have seen a Trader Joe’s bag??
Should we start a contest?? Maybe on Facebook?? Who is interested??
OK-YUM! Trader Joe’s has combined smooth creamy mini peanut butter cups with dried cherries, almonds and cashews! Appropriately called Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Cups Trax Mix.
Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Cups Trail Mix
We spotted this new trail mix on the “new items” shelf at Trader Joe’s on a recent visit. This is one of my favorite places to check out, just before we check out, just to see what is new in the store. As you know, Trader Joe’s has so many great items that even regular shoppers don’t get to know all of them. This New Items area gives us a head start, right?
Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Cups Trax Mix
OK back to the Peanut Butter Cups Trax Mix. YUM! Yes I said that, but I will say it again. The crunchy nuts, and the chewy dried cherries are wonderful together. AND then add the rich chocolate and peanut butter mini cups and this Trax mix is a home run! I can see a baggie of this Peanut Butter Cups Trax Mix going into a lunch in the near future…. I guess that is IF there is any left!
Now the only thing I want to mention is the potential for a melt down with this product. Here in Tucson it is still fairly hot out (Yikes today’s high is 100) and therefore this product might not be the best kind to include in a lunch or backpack to take for a quick snack. We usually stick to the fruit-and –nut only Trax Mix until the temps are under the 70’s. Just FYI
Have you tried this yummy Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Cups Trax Mix? What did you think??