Hello and happy July! I hope for those of you who celebrated had a nice July 4th holiday and took part in some self-care. I spent the holiday along with a few extra days in Camden, Maine and savored every last minute of fresh air and lobstah! I posted some food pics on Insta you can check out if you missed it. One of my favorite things to do right when I get into Maine is take a looong inhale of quality air. After being stuck in a polluted city with too many crowded streets, it is SO refreshing to get out and breathe a little.
I’m sharing with you another Trader Joe’s Eats – just some super simple and no-fuss recipes using new and old Trader Joe’s goods. Apologies if you have already seen these on my IG feed – a little late posting this!
We made homemade pizza one evening using their new cauliflower crust pizza (you can find it in the frozen section). Let me just say how much easier it is to use pre-made, frozen cauliflower pizza crust! It can definitely be a fun experience making your own, but this way, you don’t have to worry about tiny pieces of cauliflower spilling all over the place and forming your own dough. I am all about easy and convenient these days and I think there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, especially living in NYC.
I left the cauli crust in the oven for maybe 10 minutes longer than the suggested cooking time to get that extra crisp on it. I would probably leave it in for even longer next time – love the crispy crunch! For those of you who have never tried cauliflower crust pizza before, you need to add a lot of flavor from the sauce and/or toppings. We topped ours with this crazy flavorful eggplant garlic spread along with shredded cheese, spinach, mushrooms and pancetta. Definitely recommend this combo!
I was so intrigued by these veggie patties (also from the frozen section). They taste like a combo of hash brown and pea pattie. I’m a sucker for hash browns so I thought this was tasty.
I cooked one in the frying pan and ate it alongside an omelet, stuffed with this yummy chive spread and local Edenworks microgreens. I topped it with more greens because they are so pretty and nutritious.
Have a wonderful week!