DIY Trader Joe's Addictions (Online)

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Taught by Laura Scheck

Laura Scheck is the founder of Teaching Table, a culinary education platform that aims to inspire others to cook foods that are better for their bodies, their families, and their communities. Laura previously worked as a teacher and adult educator and was trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute, making her uniquely suited to share her passion for food in an educational way. Teaching Table provides public cooking demos and workshops, lessons targeted towards individual needs and special diets, private cooking classes & events for cooks of all ages and experience levels, as well as tips, techniques, and recipes via a blog and social media.

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*This is a live, online class via Zoom.*

To be a Trader Joe’s shopper means to have some addictions that you just can’t help to purchase every time you walk in the store. The addictions might be so strong you make a special trip to TJs just for that special snack, pre-made mix, heat and eat meal or convenience food.

When I stroll the aisles of Trader Joe’s lured by the trendy flavor combinations, creative names and convenience, I also think about how easy it is to make so many of these items ourselves. I already make most of these packaged foods from scratch and have developed shortcuts to enjoying the scratch made version even quicker!

In this class, we will tackle your favorite Trader Joe’s addictions, from spreads and condiments to heat and eat meals and finally to treats. You will learn how the flavors are stronger and the textures more natural, when we use our own quality ingredients, and how to replicate the convenience factor with a few practical steps. Learn how to make and store meal kits and recipe components.


  • Chili Onion Crunch

  • Zhoug Sauce

  • Vegan Garlic Spread-Dip

  • Cauliflower Gnocchi

  • Gone Berry Crazy (Dark Chocolate Covered Frozen Strawberry Pieces)

All recipes are plant-based and gluten free.

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