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The Dallas-Fort Worth area finally has Trader Joe’s grocery stores and I am totally smitten with their tasty, healthy, affordable foods and friendly customer service. I also love their commitment to steer clear of icky ingredients and GMOs (all TJ’s private label foods are sourced from non-genetically modified ingredients). The other day when a cashier was checking me out, she mentioned an easy soup that I could make with the fire-roasted corn I was buying. It sounded so incredibly tasty that I bought the other 2 ingredients and made it that night. It was so yummy that I couldn’t help but share the recipe.
All you need is Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup (it’s tasty on it’s own and makes a great base for a variety of soups), frozen Roasted Corn, and 2 cans of Crab Meat (drained). Throw it all in a big pot on the stove, add whatever seasonings to taste (like hot sauce, garlic, whathaveyou…), and eat. I put the stove on medium until it was bubbling and then lowered it to low for a few minutes (maybe 10-ish….I’m a horrible food blogger, I didn’t time it). Feel free to top it with cheese (I hear Parmesan is nice), I used Seaside Cheddar.
I could hug that cashier for introducing me to this amazing easy soup! And? I’m not the only fan of Trader Joe’s, my kids are hooked. My little foodie loves the demo station with food/drink samples and my oldest loves to shop with their kid-sized carts, help the cashiers at check-out, and find Banjo the armadillo (they give stickers/fruit snacks/candy as rewards).
I’m still new to TJ’s and would love to hear about your favorite recipes/products/experiences. Let me know in the comments!