What I cook with my Trader Joe's spices

Now, this website is 99% photography related, but I figure it won't hurt to throw in an unrelated post here and there. I have been an avid Trader Joe's fan since birth I think. When apartment hunting for Seth and I, picking a place semi close to a Trader Joe's was important to me as silly as that sounds. That being said, it wasn't until just last year that I discovered the heavenly spices section. Since then, not a day goes by that I don't use at least one of these spices.

trader joes seasoning recipes

Honestly, although I took three semesters worth of cooking class in high school.. I didn't know how to cook anything really! It wasn't until just last year when my roommate Aubrey taught me how to cook. Now its one of my favorite things to do! Before I would waste lots of food (and money!) in unsuccessful Pinterest recipes. They were complicated, took all day to finish and didn't ever turn out all that great.  But I've learned to keep it simple and easy! I hardly ever use recipes now, I just go by taste. And if I'm trying out something new, I'll read over a basic recipe and then improvise from there. 

Heres a list of my favorite spices from Trader Joes and what type of recipes I use to cook with them. 


This seasoning is my #1. It is SO good. I love a good lime flavor and thats what stands out to me more than the chile, aka its not too spicy at all if you don't like spicy! You can use this seasoning on/in:

  • Guacamole
  • Chicken
  • Rice
  • Ground Beef

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trader joes seasoning recipes everything but the bagel

I didn't even know I liked "everything" bagels but this changed my mind completely! Soo yummy, I put it on anything! 

  • Eggs
  • Avocado toast
  • With a plain bagel & cream cheese

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truffle salt trader joes

A long long time ago I got my hands on some truffle salt and it was amazing. I'm so happy Trader Joes carries it!

  • Popcorn
  • Pasta
  • Eggs

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turmeric recipes trader joes seasoning

Turmeric contains powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and tastes good! You can basically put a hint of this in any meal to give it a little kick of flavor. 

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Chicken (pair with Montreal grill seasoning)
  • Rice
  • Soup

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Okay, this isn't from Trader Joes but I just had to include it in this list! Not sure if you can tell, but this is a HUGE container from Costco and we have already put a dent in it. This is Seths favorite!

  • Chicken
  • Ground Beef
  • Steak
  • Vegetables

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All Purpose Seasoning Salt

trader joes seasoning recipes

I like this seasoning, but I've honestly only used it once. It has a good simple flavor and can be added to any meat or veggie or really anything to give it some more flavor.