Thursday, January 17, 2008

More Thoughts on Trader Joe's

Many of you may have read my previous posting on Trader Joe's. I've recently come across more and more Maker's-Diet friendly options that they offer. And their prices are amazing.

Many of their products are fruit-sweetened instead of sugar- and corn-syrup sweetened. And their organic options are wide. They also carry organic cultured sour cream and organic cultured butter, as well as organic yogurt, etc.

Their free-range meat/fowl selection is large.

They also carry all-natural corn tortilla shells made of simply ground corn (no flour or corn meal used), water and lime. The lime is the key ingredient here. By using lime, this indicates that the corn has gone through a soaking process (an age-old tradition) in order to break down the phytates in corn, making it easier to digest. I buy these corn tortillas, cut them into fours, brush organic olive oil (or sometimes organic safflower oil--not a Maker's Diet approved oil) on them and cook them for 8-10 minutes at 450 degrees. When they're done, just add sea salt. They make delicious homemade tortilla chips!

Please add your thoughts about Trader Joe's and their selection by posting a comment!