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Guide to Vitamins and Minerals

July 25, 2014 in Guides

For many years, we've handled the highest quality Dietary Supplements at the lowest prices. We work at being skilled buyers, not nutritionists or doctors. We're not here to prescribe or give advice on which vitamins you should take. We do think that if you have decided to take vitamins or minerals, Trader Joe's is the best place to buy top quality supplements at the best prices. Here's why...

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Lamb Koftas with Masala Sauce

July 24, 2014 in What's New

For a popular purveyor of meatballs, the absence of Kofta is conspicuous. The meatballs of the Middle East and South Asian regions, Kofta recipes are copious, with a wide range of minced meat-and-spice combinations being balled. Thus, the question for us was not whether to bring in a Kofta, but—what kind? Taking our cue from our customers’ current voraciousness for Indian food, we created Lamb Koftas with Masala Sauce. We turned to a family-run, gourmet Indian food creator in Northern California. Their recipes and techniques, passionately cultivated over the years, traveled with them from India. Thus, the...

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Smallish Gems Sweet Lettuce

July 22, 2014 in What's New

The best things come in small packages. At least, that’s what short people say. The leaders in our produce area also say this—though they are varied in height—especially when they are speaking of our Smallish Gems Sweet Lettuce. One of our buyers first encountered Gems in London restaurants and supermarkets several years ago. Today, we’ve seen these small, Sweet Lettuce heads popping up all over the U.S., especially in farmer’s markets and finer restaurants. Based on their notable characteristics, Gems might be described as a cross between butter lettuce and romaine. Technically, they are an...

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