Along with my friend Wona Miniati, I'm the author of the independent Trader Joe's cookbooks, "Cooking with All Things Trader Joe's" and "The Trader Joe's Companion: A Portable Cookbook." Every week in our blog, we explore new recipes that feature time-saving ingredients from Trader Joe's. We believe in delicious, easy, healthy food you can make any day of the week, without spending hours in the kitchen.
How our story started: A few years ago, we decided to follow our passion for good food and Trader Joe's by taking a chance and self-publishing our first cookbook, "Cooking with All Things Trader Joe's." We were thrilled to receive cheers from Trader Joe's fan, and before we knew it, our book was carried nationally in all bookstores including the major chains, we'd been chosen as an IndieNext pick by independent bookstores, and we had put out a sequel!