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Blackberry and Prosciutto Pita Pizza

A little blackberry prosciutto pita pizza for your Wednesday evening eye candy. When I think of “good mood food” I think of this sweet and salty pita pizza I made a few weeks ago. This pizza also reminds me a lot of mine and Joel’s tastebuds: blackberries and ricotta cheese for me and fresh basil, red chili flakes, and prosciutto for Joel.

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Ingredients:

* One 12 inch pizza crust of choice (VG, GF, Homemade) or two round pitas.

* 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

* 4 prosciutto slices

* 1/2 cup fresh organic blackberries, smashed

* 1 cup parmesan, shredded

* 1 cup mozzarella, shredded

* 3/4 cup ricotta cheese

* 1/2 cup organic blackberries, whole

* 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste

* 2-3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450° F.
  2. Place pizza crust, or both pitas, on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the top of the pizza crust or both pitas (1/2 tbsp each).
  4. Use a fork to mash a half cup of blackberries in a bowl. Use the fork to ladle the pulp onto the pizza. Spread it around like you would pizza sauce and make sure you have mostly pulp and not a lot of the blackberry juice.
  5. Top the smashed berries with 1 cup parmesan and 1 cup mozzarella.
  6. Use a spoon to dollop the ricotta over the pizza.
  7. Top with fresh blackberries and sea salt.
  8. Bake for approximately 8-10 mins, or till the crust has began to brown and cheese melted. Broil for a minute to get the pizza a little crispy.
  9. Remove from the oven, top with prosciutto, and sprinkle the chopped basil on top. Slice and enjoy!

You can sub any berry for blackberries and I bet it’d be amazing! I’m going to try this with raspberries next. What’s your favorite berry?

 


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Perfect Soft Boiled Egg in 6 minutes, in collaboration with Mikes Mighty Good Ramen.

Your girl mastered the perfect soft boiled egg to top my Mikes Mighty Good Ramen. No need to go out for ramen anymore, I HAVE ALL I NEED RIGHT HERE. 

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Felt fancy the other day eating my ramen because of this duo right here. I’m not sure what was better: the soft boiled egg or the insanely rich and flavorful broth from Mikes Mighty Good Ramen Miso Ramen. I love Mikes Mighty Good Ramen ramen because it’s SO easy to throw together and top with whatever I want or nothing at all. Their ramen packs a punch and every flavor I’ve tried is a knockout.

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Soft Boiled Egg: Bring water in a medium size pot to a boil then lower the heat so that the water simmers gently. Lower in the egg. Start the timer. After six minutes remove the egg and run it under a cold tap for 15 seconds (or set in an ice bath for 5 minutes to cool).


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Vanilla Grain Free Cake, in collaboration with Driscoll’s.

I’m so torn. 😫🍓 I thought my cashew butter cacao mug cake was the best thing I’ve ever made… but then I made this vanilla grain free cake. It’s moist (not mad about this word) and topped with a peanut butter chai frosting, my strawberry chia seed jam, and Driscoll’s strawberries. Don’t knock the combo until you try it.

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Vanilla Grain Free Cake:
* 2 + 1/2 cups almond flour
* 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
* 1/2 cup maple syrup
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
* 2 eggs
Frosting:
* 1 + 1/4 cup powder peanut butter
* 2 scoops vanilla chai lactation booster (may omit and add 2 more tbsps powder peanut butter)
* 2 tbsp manuka honey
* 1/2 cup nut milk (may need more depending on desired consistency)
Toppings:
* Strawberry chia seed jam (made with fresh Driscoll’s strawberries, recipe below)
* Chopped Driscoll’s strawberries (would taste great with blackberries too, Driscoll’s berry of the month)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare your 8-inch pan by cutting a circular round of parchment paper to fit the base of your pan. Spray the pan with nonstick spray and place circular parchment round inside the cake pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla until well incorporated. Add almond flour, himalayan pink salt, and baking soda. Mix until batter is formed, then pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake about 25-30 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool, completely before frosting.
  • Prepare the frosting while the cake is baking. Combine all frosting ingredients in a medium size bowl (you may need to add more nut milk depending on your desired consistency). Frost cooled cake, top with chia seed jam, and fresh strawberries. Enjoy!

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Peanut butter, chai, and strawberries: thoughts?

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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!


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Strawberry Coconut Butter

Mid-week slump? Don’t worry, mama’s got-chu with this strawberry coconut butter that you can put on just about everything.

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Been teasing y’all with the strawberry coconut butter to the point where I started to feel bad about it. So I’m sorry and I’ll never tease you for this long again!

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Strawberry Coconut Butter:

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries
  • 4 cups unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions:

  • Wash strawberries, cut off the top part with leaves, and set aside.
  • Place unsweetened coconut flakes in a high speed blender and blend in 30 second increments until fine. You will need to push the coconut shreds down each 30 seconds. 
  • Once coconut is in small shreds, add the strawberries and blend in 30 second increments. You will need to push the mixture down to keep it by the blade. Keep repeating until smooth. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.
  • Note: I let my blender rest a minute here and there. It took me about ten minutes to make this but it is SO worth it. Top on your favorite french toast, porridge bowl, toast, or peanut butter pancakes!

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Plant Based Coconut Turmeric Probiotic Mac and Cheese, in collaboration with Lifeway Kefir.

SAUCY. That’s all I can think about when I see this plant based creamy, spicy, turmeric probiotic mac and cheese.

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Mac and cheese is my favorite childhood food. I didn’t love pizza (only ate the crust), peanut butter weirded me out (yeah, I was that kid who didn’t eat pb&j), and chicken tenders were just there for me to pick the breading off and eat. Mac and cheese was my go-to. I learned how to make it myself at an early age and there was no stopping me once I knew how to boil some water. Since I’m all advanced now and everything 😉 I made this plant based cream, spicy, turmeric probiotic mac and cheese. It’s packed with Plantiful coconut vanilla (a plant based probiotic by Lifeway Kefir), nutritional yeast, cayenne pepper, and even a little lactation boosting powder because why not?

Coconut Turmeric Probiotic Mac and Cheese: (makes four servings)

  • 1 box chickpea pasta (any shape will do)
  • 1/2 cup Planitful Coconut Vanilla Lifeway Kefir
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup plain Lifeway Kefir cup
  • 1-3 tbsp water (depending on desired consistency)
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2-1 tsp turmeric (depending on desired taste, turmeric is a strong tasting spice!)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp ghee (or vegan butter)
  • 2 scoops lactation boost (can omit)
  • Handful sautéed kale (sauté over medium heat in some EVOO or avocado oil)

Directions:

  • Prep pasta as directed on the box. Drain and set aside (keep warm!)
  • Using the same pot you cooked the pasta in, add the Plantiful Coconut Vanilla Kefir, nutritional yeast, kefir cup, ghee, lactation boost, and water. Mix until completely combined with a silicon spatula. Add in spices and continue to mix.
  • Add cooked pasta and sautéed kale to “cheese” sauce and gently mix until combined. Be careful not to break the pasta.
  • Dish into four different bowls or refrigerate the leftovers for later. Add some cracked pepper and sriracha on top if you’re feeling extra spicy.

 


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Matcha Crepes, in collaboration with Aiya Matcha

This is what Friday eve should always look like.

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Have you made crepes before? I’m going to assume most of you will say no, or at least not successfully. I’ve figured out a fool proof way to step up your crepe game and make you a crepe master! You can find my “how to crepe” videos here from back when we lived in LA featuring chef Aero and my pregnant belly.

Matcha Crepes:

  • 1 tsp Aiya matcha culinary grade
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup quick pancake mix
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tso cinnamon
  • 1 tso vanilla extract

Toppings/filling:

  • Strawberry coconut butter or strawberry coconut yogurt
  • Banana slices
  • Strawberry slices
  • Chai cashew nut butter syrup drizzle (1 tbsp melted chai cashew butter + 1/4 cup maple syrup)

Directions (watch my “how to” here):

  • Whisk crepe ingredients together in a medium size bowl, let sit for five minutes.
  • Heat a medium size pan on medium heat.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring spoon to scoop crepe batter onto sprayed pan (spray pan before each crepe! Very important), pick up pan and swirl batter around to spread it across the entire pan. Let cook on one side until the edges start to peel away from the pan (3-5 minutes). Flip the crepe and flatten with the back of a spatula. Let cook a few more minutes.
  • Remove the cooked crepe from the pan, place on a large plate, and cover with a lid to keep warm (this will help the crepes from cracking when you’re assembling later). Repeat instructions above until the batter is gone. It should make eight crepes total and don’t forget to spray the pan between each crepe!
  • Once crepes have finished cooking, fill each crepe with 2 tbsps coconut butter or yogurt, roll, and plate. Top with goodies and enjoy!

Do you like matcha? I’m an afternoon matcha kinda gal so having these crepes for breakfast along side my coffee was such a treat!