The Chefs: Joseph, Lyndsay, and Trader Joe's
The Menu: Today we were totally tantalized by a ton of treats from Trader Joe's! For the September+October Food Issue, Joseph is hard at work on an installment of "I Can't Believe It's Vegan" featuring the one-stop shop, so for lunch today he brought in some "research." We eagerly munch both the Organic Tofu Veggie Burgers and Vegetable Masala Burgers on whole-wheat buns, which we totally doused in Frankie's signature barbecue sauce and topped with lettuce and sliced red onion. Our chefs tossed some chopped Chicken-less Strips atop a Roasted Vegetable pizza (along with more barbecue sauce, which is a really, really good idea in case anyone was wondering), and we devoured sides of mixed-greens salad and Organic Corn Chip Dippers. Yes, yum.
The Goods: Of course, this isn't everything that bears a vegan label at Trader Joe's, but we can only eat so much at lunch. We did, however, save room for dessert. Oh yes, a tray of sweet treats was ready and waiting for us. It included Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate-Filled Joe-Joe's, Dark Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels, and a Dark Chocolate bar with Raisins and Pecans. This is totally the kind of research we could spend every day doing!