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February 2018

Breakfast/Brunch Desserts Recipes

Strawberry Cheesecake Granola Bars

Strawberry Cheesecake Granola Bars

Yields 12 bars

Ingredients

For crust

For filling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8×8 baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In food processor, add granola and pulse for 10-15 seconds or until granola is coarse. Add fiber syrup and pulse until syrup and granola have thoroughly combined.
  3. Reserve 1/2 cup of granola mixture. Spread remaining granola mixture evenly onto 8×8 baking pan.
  4. In medium bowl, add greek yogurt, cream cheese, fiber syrup, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix ingredients well until completely smooth.
  5. Spread yogurt mixture evenly on top of granola.
  6. Spread fresh strawberries evenly on top of yogurt mixture.
  7. Crumble remaining granola mixture evenly over strawberries.
  8. Bake in oven for 35 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Cut into 12 squares.
  10. Store bars in sealed container in refrigerator.

 

Disclosure: I received free samples of cream cheese from Melanie’s Medleys to create this recipe. Use code BROOKEZ18 on the Melanie’s Medleys website for 20% discount.

Breakfast/Brunch Recipes

Egg Waffle with Scallion Cream Cheese

Egg Waffle with Scallion Cream Cheese

Serves 1

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat waffle maker and coat with non-stick spray.
  2. Mix eggs in bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Once waffle maker is heated, add eggs evenly to waffle maker and let cook until waffle maker indicates they are ready.
  4. Meanwhile, spread GG crackers with scallion cream cheese.
  5. Remove eggs from waffle maker and cut into 4 pieces. Add each egg waffle to each GG cracker.
  6. Sprinkle each egg waffle with Everything But The Bagel Seasoning.

Optional: Add any cheese and vegetables to eggs to make an egg waffle omelette.

 

Disclosure: I received free samples of cream cheese from Melanie’s Medleys to create this recipe. Use code BROOKEZ18 on the Melanie’s Medleys website for 20% discount.

Appetizers Asian Main Dishes Recipes

Thai Lettuce Wraps

Thai Lettuce Wraps

Inspired by The Cheesecake Factory Thai Lettuce Wraps

Serves 4

Ingredients

Marinade and Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves

Peanut Sauce

  • 4 tbsp PB2
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • black pepper to taste

Lettuce Wraps and Toppings

  • 8 butter lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 1 cup sliced red cabbage
  • 1 package Better Than Noodles
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Sweet chili sauce

Directions

For chicken and marinade:

  1. Add all marinade ingredients except chicken to a food processor and blend.
  2. Place chicken and marinade sauce into large ziplock bag and marinade in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up until overnight.
  3. Heat indoor grill pan on high heat. Place chicken strips onto grill. Heat both sides until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Remove chicken strips from grill and set aside on serving platter. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

For Peanut Sauce

  1. Add all ingredients to bowl and mix well.
  2. Transfer to sauce dish and place on serving platter with chicken.

For Lettuce Wraps and Toppings:

  1. Rinse, drain, and dry fry Better Than Noodles. Set in refrigerator to cool down before serving.
  2. Place sweet chili sauce into sauce dish and set on serving platter with chicken strips.
  3. Set all toppings on serving platter.
  4. Use butter lettuce as a wrap, adding chicken and all of the toppings into each piece of lettuce.
Appetizers Italian Main Dishes Recipes

Cauliflower Crust Waffle Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Waffle Pizza

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups riced cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese, plus additional 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp marinara sauce
  • Fresh basil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place riced cauliflower in microwave-safe bowl. Cover with saran wrap. Microwave for 3 minutes.
  3. Preheat waffle maker.
  4. In bowl, add 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Divide cauliflower mix evenly to make 2 cauliflower pizzas.
  5. Add one half of mix to waffle maker and cook until waffle maker indicates pizza is ready. Repeat with remaining cauliflower mix.
  6. Top each cauliflower pizza with marinara sauce and remaining mozzarella cheese.
  7. Place on baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Broil for additional 2 minutes or until cheese bubbles.
  8. Garnish with fresh basil.