These were found at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine website.  Nothing ever goes away on the internet. This is the proof.

I updated links to recipes on the site, where available.

The original site back in 2003 was all about the local stores, recipes, product usage… Quite fun and quite ambitious for two employees to run on their own time.

Towards the end of 2004, the calendar became too much to deal with and I just started posting the recipes. It’s all about ease, right?!?

Another consideration was the Trader Joe Corporate Office was not thrilled with employees running websites on their own.

Can’t say that I blame them! By late 2005 the site morphed into the site we have, today!


  • Potbelly Soups with Blue Cheese Butter
  • Stirfry with Mukimi and Friends vegetable blend, Asian Tofu, and Wasabi Teriyaki Sauce.  Tempura Shrimp
  • Vermont Cheddar and Walnut Ravioli with Sundried Tomato Pesto
  • Shrimp Scampi with Garlic Herb Sauce served over Jasmine Rice
  • Tabula Rasa Pizza Shell with TJ’s Pizza sauce, Shredded Mozzarella and Red and Yellow Roasted Peppers


  • Multigrain Waffles with Organic Maple Syrup and Potbelly Onion Soup with Kashi TLC Crackers
  • Stirfry with Asian Vegetables with Bejing Style Soy Sauce and 70-110 Cooked Shrimp
  • Crab Cakes with Wasabi Mayonnaise and ‘Spearean Risotto
  • Chili Mac


  • Mardi Gras Red Beans and Rice
  • Quesadillas
  • Porcini Mushroom Tortellini with Organic Tuscano Marinara Sauce
  • Thai Vegetable Gyoza (potsticker) with Balsamic Blast/Apricot Jam Dipping Sauce
  • Cream Line Yogurt with Cranberries in Juice topped with Vanilla Soy Granola



  • Gnocchi with Garlicky Red Clam Sauce
  • Mushroom Stroganoff
  • Eggplant Caviar
  • Grilled Chicken Sausages and Annie’s Mustards
  • Garlic Chicken Stir Fry Dinner





  • Back To School!! – PB&J sandwiches and all sorts of lunchbox fixin’s
  • BBQ Shredded Chicken on Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns and Salt and Pepper Kettle Chips.
  • Italian Penne Pasta with Vegetable Melange in Butter Sauce and Sundried Tomatoes
  • Spanish Shrimp and Rice
  • Soups!  Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper, Butternut Squash, Onion, and Corn Chowder


  • Thai Green Curry Sauce with Asian Style Tofu and Jasmine Rice
  • Pizza Dough
  • Chickenesque Burgers, Cranberry Mustard, and Mushroom Risotto


  • Chocolate Fondue with Dried Fruits
  • Hors d’oeuvres – an assortment of the many Trader Joe’s hors d’oeuvres – just in time for the holidays!
  •  Cranberry Wild Rice Salad