When my company relocated me to the San Francisco Bay area in 1998, and I told my coworkers I was Vegetarian, all of them said I had to try Trader Joes. I still remember the day I walked into one, and I couldn't leave.
Cooking with All Things Trader Joes and The Trader Joes Companion (A Portable Cookbook) are new cookbooks that feature great food combinations. The Cookbooks feature great ideas for vegetarian and vegan meals such as: Indian Spinach Pizza, Homemade Hummus, Spicy Asian Slaw, Mediterranean Lentil Salad, No Moo Mousse, and Mango Passion Fruit Cocktail. I can go on, but I think you get the idea that if you're looking for creative dishes, check out these vegan-friendly books. For the non-vegan recipes, you can easily veganize many of the them. Have a favorite recipe from the books you'd like to share? Let us know by commenting on this post.