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July 2018

Desserts Recipes

Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

strawberry cheesecake popsicle

strawberry cheesecake popsicle

Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Yields 6 popsicles

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place cream cheese and yogurt into food processor. Blend until thoroughly combined.
  2. Place chopped strawberries into food processor. Blend until mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour cheesecake mixture into Zoku Mod Pop Molds,  leaving one extra inch in each pop mold. Add granola crumcles into each pop mold. Place pop sticks and drip guard into each pop mold.
  4. Freeze popsicles overnight. Once frozen, remove each popsicle and individual mold from the base. Run the mold under warm water for a few seconds. Once loose, remove popsicle from mold and serve.

 

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 $15 discount.

Italian Main Dishes Recipes

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce

cauliflower gnocchi with pesto sauce

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Vegan Kale, Cashew, and Basil Pesto Sauce
  • Olive Oil Spray

Optional

  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil

Directions

  1. Heat large skillet to medium heat and coat with olive oil spray.
  2. Add package of cauliflower gnocchi into skillet. Pan sauté for approximately 10 minutes or until gnocchi is thoroughly cooked, constantly moving pan to ensure gnocchi does not stick to pan.
  3. Add pesto sauce to gnocchi and mix well.
  4. Plate gnocchi and garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh basil (optional). Save remaining sauce for other uses.
Asian Main Dishes Recipes Side Dishes

Beef and Broccoli Cauliflower Fried Rice

cauliflower fried rice

cauliflower fried rice

Beef and Broccoli Cauliflower Fried Rice

Serves 4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In ziplock bag, add beef and Soy Vey marinade. Marinade in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up until overnight.
  2. Heat large skillet to medium high heat. Add 1 tsp of canola oil and eggs. Scramble eggs until cooked. Set aside on plate.
  3. Add marinated beef into skillet. Cook until desired at temperature. Set aside on plate.
  4. Add 1 tsp canola oil to skillet. Saute broccoli until soft. Add bag of Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry and 1 tsp sesame oil. Stir fry for 5-7 minutes. Add half of the scallions into skillet and stir into the rice.
  5. Add beef and scrambled eggs into rice. Mix together and heat up additional minute. Add remaining scallions as garnish when serving.
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My Top Picks for Amazon Prime Day 2018

waffle maker

Amazon Prime Day is here!!

Amazon has become a real shopping staple in our home and something we’ve come to rely on (hello free 2-Day shipping!!) I’m excited that Prime Day 2018 is here because it’s a chance to really get some amazing deals!

*I’ll be updating this blog post when I find new deals!*

Did you know that you could get $10 towards your purchase which would make my favorite Cuisinart Waffle Maker only $17?!

Or you could get this handheld spiralizer for less than $10 with your $10 credit!


spiralizer

You could also get this Stasher Bag (which I’ve totally been eyeing and am grabbing this deal now!) for free with your $10 credit!

stasher

Keep reading for how you score your $10 off!

What exactly is Prime Day? 

It’s a huge day of deals (36 hours actually!) where Amazon is discounting thousands of items on their website– but only for its Amazon Prime members! Think of it as a Black Friday or Cyber Monday but in July! The deals begin on Monday, July 16th at 3:00pm EST and run through Tuesday, July 17th.

Not any Amazon Prime member? Sign up here for a 30-day free trial and you’ll get access to the Prime Day deals!

How do I get a $10 credit to spend on Prime Day?

If you spend $10 at Whole Foods through July 17, you’ll receive a $10 credit on your Amazon account to use towards your order on Prime Day! I just went to Whole Foods on Sunday to grocery shop, so I’m excited to have at least $10 to spend today and tomorrow! Just make sure you have your Amazon Prime account linked to your Whole Foods app, and have them scan it at checkout.

What are some of the best deals on Prime Day?

Save 30% off on Amazon’s own brands

Did you know that Amazon has its own line of brands? If you see the brand Presto!, Wickedly Prime, Mama Bear, Solimo, AmazonFresh, AmazonElements, AmazonBasic, Wag, Mountain Fresh, and Basic Care, then they are actually Amazon’s own brand! They are already really well priced goods, but on Prime Day they are discounted 30% off! Here are a few of their own label products that I’m planning to check out:

*You may have to log into your Amazon Prime account to view the discounted price.

Here are some other products that I think are such good kitchen and grocery deals! 

 

Save $30 off your first AmazonFresh Order

This is totally a deal that I would be taking advantage of if it was offered in Austin! But if you live in places such as Boston, Baltimore, Dallas, New York City, parts of New Jersey and California, then you should definitely check it out! You can grocery shop through Amazon (just like Instacart and Shipt) for fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, canned goods, etc and have it delivered to your home that day! You also have access to around 1,000 products from Whole Foods. Use code 30FRESH for the discount!

 

What deals are you most excited for on Amazon Prime Day this year?!

 

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link from this post, I may receive a small commission from your purchase.

 

Italian Main Dishes Recipes

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Vegan Bolognese Sauce

cauliflower gnocchi

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Vegan Bolognese Sauce

Serves 2

Ingredients

Optional

  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil

Directions

  1. Follow directions on package of Beyond Meat Beef Crumbles to cook.
  2. Once beef crumbles have cooked, add marinara sauce and let simmer.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium skillet, preheat to medium heat and coat with olive oil spray.
  4. Add package of cauliflower gnocchi into skillet. Pan sauté for approximately 10 minutes or until gnocchi is thoroughly cooked, constantly moving pan to ensure gnocchi does not stick to pan.
  5. Plate gnocchi and top with the faux bolognese sauce. Save remaining sauce for other uses.
  6. Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh basil (optional).
Desserts Recipes

Strawberry Basil Popsicles

strawberry popsicle

strawberry popsicle

Strawberry Basil Popsicles

Yields 6 Popsicles

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place chopped strawberries and torn basil leaves into a food processor. Blend until mixture is smooth. Add Fiber Syrup and chia seeds into food processor and pulse a few times until well blended.
  2. Pour strawberry mixture into Zoku Mod Pop Molds. Place pop sticks and drip guard into each pop mold.
  3. Freeze for 8 hours. Once frozen, remove each popsicle and individual mold from the base. Run the mold under warm water. Once loose, remove popsicle from mold and serve.
Appetizers Desserts Recipes

Frozen Yogurt Berry Bark

frozen yogurt bark

frozen yogurt berry bark

Frozen Yogurt Berry Bark

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, add yogurt and syrup. Combine well.
  3. Spread yogurt evenly onto the parchment paper. Top with yogurt berries.
  4. Place baking sheet into the freezer for at least 6 hours.
  5. Remove from freezer and break into pieces. Serve immediately.
  6. Store remaining pieces in sealed container freezer.