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January 2018

Breakfast/Brunch Recipes

Egg Bake with Sautéed Spinach, Onion, and Cheese

Egg Bake with Sautéed Spinach, Onion, and Cheese

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 whole eggs and 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 2 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use non-stick spray to grease 8×8 baking pan.
  2. Sauté onion and spinach in medium skillet with non-stick spray.
  3. Beat eggs in medium bowl. Add onion, spinach, cheese, milk, and salt and pepper to bowl with eggs. Mix together.
  4. Add egg mixture to baking pan.
  5. Bake for 33 minutes or until fully cooked.
  6. Let cool and cut into 16 squares.
Italian Main Dishes Recipes

Garlic and Herb Zucchini Ravioli

 

Garlic and Herb Zucchini Ravioli

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchinis, cut into 1/4 inch slices (24 slices)
  • 2/3 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese for filling, plus more for topping
  • 3 tbsp Melanie’s Medleys Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce, plus more for topping
  • 2 tbsp pulverized GG crackers

Direction

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread 1/2 cup marinara sauce on bottom of lasagna pan (13×9 pan).
  3. Grill each slice of zucchini on a grill or large skillet. Set aside.
  4. Saute spinach in medium skillet in 1 tsp olive oil until wilted.
  5. Add ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, garlic, basil, salt, and spinach to large bowl. Mix together thoroughly.
  6. Set two zucchini noodles across each other (one horizontal and one vertical at a 90 degree angle). Place small scoop of cheese mixture in center of zucchini where they intersect. Roll both zucchini noodles over cheese mixture and place the ravioli seam side down in lasagna pan. Repeat and make total of 12 raviolis.
  7. Top each ravioli with 1 tbsp of marinara sauce and 1 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese. Finish each ravioli with a pinch of pulverized GG crackers.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes. Broil for 2 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 3-4 minutes and serve with additional chopped basil and parmesan cheese if desired.

 

Disclosure: I received free samples of cream cheese from Melanie’s Medleys to create this recipe.

Appetizers Main Dishes Recipes Side Dishes

BBQ Tofu Cauliflower Pizza

BBQ Tofu Cauliflower Pizza

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 package Outer Aisle Cauliflower Pizza Crusts (contains 2 crusts)
  • 1 14oz package extra firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2 cubes
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, plus additional 4 tbsp
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided, plus additional for topping
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced, divided
  • Cilantro, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Place cut tofu into ziplock bag. Add 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, coat all sides of tofu, and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Place tofu evenly on one of the lined baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip tofu and bake additional 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, set both pizza crusts on the other lined baking sheet.
  5. Spread 2 tbsp of BBQ sauce on each pizza crust. Top each pizza crust with 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/8 cup red onion.
  6. Add 1/4 cup tofu to each pizza crust (store remaining tofu and use for other dishes). Sprinkle additional mozzarella cheese on top of tofu if desired.
  7. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Broil on high for additional 2 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble.
  8. Top pizzas with chopped cilantro.
Appetizers Italian Main Dishes Recipes

Chickpea Spaghetti Waffle

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Banza Spaghetti (8 oz) (or your preferred pasta)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese, plus 3 tbsp
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Optional toppings:

Directions

  1. Cook Banza Spaghetti al dente in boiling water. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add milk, eggs, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Add cooked spaghetti to bowl and mix all ingredients throughly.
  3. Preheat waffle maker to medium-high heat. Spray with non-stick spray (if waffle maker requires).
  4. Place 1/3 of spaghetti mixture onto the waffle maker. Cook until waffle maker indicates waffle is done.
  5. Lift open waffle maker, spray top of waffle maker with additional non-stick spray, and sprinkle top of waffle with 1 tablespoon of mozzarella. Close waffle maker and let cheese melt for approximately 15 seconds.
  6. Remove waffle from waffle maker and repeat 2 more times with remaining ingredients.
  7. Top with freshly grated parmesan and fresh basil. Serve with warm marinara sauce.
Breakfast/Brunch Desserts Recipes

Raspberry Chia Jam

Raspberry Chia Jam

Adapted from a The Kitchn recipe 

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place chopped raspberries in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook fruit until it becomes syrupy, approximately 5-10 minutes. Mash the raspberries.
  2. Remove saucepan from heat. Add in lemon juice and fiber syrup and mix well.
  3. Stir in chia seeds.
  4. Let the jam sit for at least 5 minutes to thicken.
  5. Transfer jam to jar or other storage container. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Breakfast/Brunch Recipes

Everything Bagel GG Waffle Sandwich

Everything Bagel GG Waffle Sandwich

Inspired by the original F-Factor Pancake/Waffle

Serves 1

Ingredients

For Waffle

Toppings

Directions

  1. Preheat waffle maker on medium high heat.
  2. In medium bowl, add pulverized GG crackers and cinnamon. Mix together. Add in egg whites, milk, and vanilla. Mix ingredients together. Add a couple of dashes of Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning, to taste.
  3. Place half of the batter in the waffle maker. Cook waffle. Remove waffle and set aside. Repeat for second waffle with remaining batter.
  4. Scramble one egg in a small skillet.
  5. Spread scallion cream on each waffle. Top one waffle with the scrambled egg. Set one waffle on top of the other waffle and make a sandwich. Cut sandwich in half and top with additional seasoning, if desired.

 

Disclosure: I received free samples of cream cheese from Melanie’s Medleys to create this recipe.