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Blackberry Pita Pizza

It’s never too early to chat pizza if you ask me. This pizza makes me happy and I think it’d make your Saturday!

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Blackberry Pita Pizza:

* 1 small organic pita

* Dash of EVOO to brush over the pita before topping

* 2 tbsp fresh blackberry chia seed jam

* 1/4 cup dairy free ricotta cheese

* 1 slices prosciutto

* Small handful of fresh basil

* Red chili flakes (optional)

Directions:

* Heat oven to 425°F and spray a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray.

* Plate the pita on the baking sheet, brush with EVOO, spread the blackberry jam all over the top of the pita, dollop on the ricotta cheese, and bake for 10-12 minutes. Or until the pita begins to get golden and crispy.

* Once crisp, remove from oven, top with prosciutto, fresh basil, and red chili flakes if you’d like.

You can switch up pita pizzas so easy! Use a different jam or toss on completely different ingredients. There is no wrong way to pita pizza.


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Savory Turmeric Cauli-Oat Bowl, in collaboration with Happy Egg.

Yeah, I went there.

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Within the last few weeks there has been one thing I can’t seem to get enough of, EGGS. And not just your average eggs, but Happy Egg Free Range Eggs™. I have never, ever, tasted an egg quite like these eggs. It’s actually the only item I made sure to have Joel grab extras of at the grocery store. Since we (well, Joel) aren’t going out to grocery shop but once every two weeks I needed to make sure we’d have enough nutritious and delicious options on hand to keep my belly, and heart, happy. Happy Egg goes above and beyond to ensure that they are choosing happy for their hens, keeping them happy and healthy. Their hens are lovingly raised under the highest animal humane standards. Happy Egg hens roam free over 8 acres of pasture, which is important considering most eggs at your grocery store come from hens who never go outside. If my family is going to eat eggs, then I want them to be the best eggs around and come from happy hens. Also, just look at that yolk color! You can trust that a yolk color like this means that Happy Egg eggs are the real deal. Truly no filter needed.

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Savory Turmeric Cauli-Oats Bowl:

  • 1/3 cup GF oats (or whatever oats you have in your pantry)
  • 2/3 cup riced cauliflower (frozen or fresh work)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (may sub for honey)
  • 1 cup water or milk of choice
  • 1 egg white (to be mixed in near the end of cooking the cauli-oats. You may omit the egg white, but it really helps the texture of the cauli-oats. I would add an additional tbsp of chia seeds if you decide to omit.)

Toppings:

  • 1/4 sliced avocado
  • 1 poached Happy Egg free range egg (may use an over easy egg as well)

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Directions:

  • Place oats, cauliflower, and liquid of choice in a medium size pot. Set over medium high heat and leave until the liquid starts to boil. 
  • Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and stir in the turmeric, black pepper, chia seeds, and maple syrup (or honey). Let cook for 10-15 minutes and stir often.
  • Once the oats are almost done cooking (meaning the water is almost all the way absorbed) mix in the egg white. Continue to mix for 30 seconds to make sure the egg white is fully combined. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes and pour the cauli-oats into a bowl.
  • Top with avocado slices and poached egg (or over easy!). Slice open the yolk to let it drip all over the oats before enjoying.

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Cooking for my family makes me so happy and having Poppy as my sidekick in the kitchen is the icing on the cake… or should I say egg on the cauli-oat bowl. The kitchen has just been the center of our home now more than ever so I’m trying to find creative ways to make it a place of peace – from the ingredients I’m choosing to the recipes Poppy and I are creating together. I truly cannot stress enough how comforting it is to have some of my favorite products on hand during this strange time that we’re in. For those who are interested, visit https://happyegg.com/store-locator so you can see if Happy Eggs are near you, though if you are heading out to the grocery store, please be safe and conscientious of your health + the health of others! P.S. I’m in contact with the Happy Egg team and they let me know they are doing everything they can to keep store shelves stocked during this time of need. Comment below your thoughts on this recipe. I was nervous to try savory cauli-oats at first but now I’m hooked. Now where’s my spoon? I’m ready to dig in!


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Savory Waffle with Salsa Verde, in collaboration with La Victoria.

Waffles and salsa verde and corn. It seems like the last few things in an empty fridge to an untrained eye but it’s an opportunity for a combo packed with vibrant flavors!

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When creating a recipe using LA VICTORIA®Thick’N Chunky Salsa Verde, I knew I wanted it to be different yet simple, as it’s bold, inviting, and packed with plenty of jalapeno peppers. My strange yet creative culinary wheels began turning and I decided I needed to make a spicy savory waffle. Think simplified elote corn meets breakfast-staple. I started with a chicken bone broth waffle, lathered on some mashed avocado, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, arugula, and LA VICTORIA® Salsa (which is my go-to salsa since it’s made with real, simple, qualityingredients), a dripping egg, freeze dried roasted corn for added crunch, and of course more LA VICTORIA®Salsa Verde. The best part is that this meal can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grab your waffle maker some salsa and get to cooking – your taste buds will be richly rewarded!

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Salsa Verde Savory Waffle: (makes two servings)

2 cooked bone broth waffles (I used 1 cup quick pancake mix + 1/2 cup chicken bone broth + 1/2 cup water)
1/2 avocado
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Handful arugula
1/3 cup LA VICTORIA® Thick’N Chunky Salsa Verde (or more)
1 tbsp avocado oil
2 fried eggs
2 tbsp freeze dried roasted corn

Directions:

Start with a toasted waffle on a cutting board. Mash 1/4 cup of avocado onto the toasted waffle, cover with half the seasoning, 2-3 tbsps Thick’N Chunky Salsa Verde, half the arugula, and 1/2 tbsp avocado oil. 
Place one fried egg on top, 1 tbsp freeze dried roasted corn, and more Thick’N Chunky Salsa Verde on top. Repeat with second waffle.
Now grab your fork and dive in!

 

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I love pulling traditional flavors into my own kitchen experiments and LA VICTORIA® offersdelicious, authentic, flavorful Mexican sauces and salsas inspired by a century-old family recipe. The waffle is a worthy vessel for these mouth-watering savory flavors and dynamic textures. You can find LA VICTORIA®products in the Mexican food aisle of most major grocers along the West Coast, including Safeway, Albertson’s, and Ralph’s. Click here to find this saucy salsa near you! 

Savory waffleare you into it? Comment below and let me know if you’ve tried Salsa Verde before. Cheers!