Saturday, February 9, 2008
Trader Joe's to the rescue!
I am cooking usually from scratch, but some days, some evenings I like shortcuts like everybody else.
I usually buy my fresh vegetables, fruits and eggs at the Farmers Markets in Temecula.
My pantry: my rice, pasta, bread, cheeses and meat at Trader Joe's. We do not have a Whole Foods here, we need to drive to San Diego or L.A to find one. I whish we add one here the meat/poultry/ fish section is the best.
But even wen I used to live in San Diego I was visiting TJ's almost on a daily basis.
I buy new items each time I go there, and I am never disapointed.
Yeterday still sick, I decided to open bags... I made Orange Mandarin Chicken, with organic basmati rice everything was from TJ's!
In the rice I added some French green beans, green-orange-red frozen pepper, soy sayce, madarin orange Chef sauce. I fried all in a wok.
The Organge Chicken was crunchy, golden, with a light orange-honey flavor, the fried rice was delicious and tasty! It was a hit at lunch!