Easy Blooming Onion

The blooming onion is an impressive looking appetizer, and one that’s great to share. Follow this simple recipe on how to slice and fry a blooming onion. INGREDIENTS 1 large onion 1 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons paprika 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 dried/ground teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 eggs 1 cup milk DIRECTIONS Mix all dry ingredients together in one … Continue reading Easy Blooming Onion

Pizza Baked Potatoes

PIZZA BAKED POTATOES   While you can most certianly put together a batch of these using any old pepperoni, I used the mini pepperoni and heard nothing but praise from my children.  Because the sauce is such a huge component to the flavor of this recipe, don’t go cheap.  Buy a can full of the really good stuff.  You’ll be glad you did. INGREDIENTS 3 … Continue reading Pizza Baked Potatoes

Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps

MANGO CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS WITH YOGURT DRESSING   Ingredients dressing 1/4 cups greek yogurt 2 1/2 ounces mango chutney (plus extra to serve) 1 tablespoon curry paste (yellow Thai) chicken (Mango) 1 chicken (per-cooked Rotisserie chicken skin removed, meat shredded) 1 mango (destoned, peeled, thinly sliced) 4 scallions or onions (finely diced) 1 head romaine lettuce (washed, leaves trimmed, cut into palm sized sections) 1/4 cups cilantro Directions  In a large bowl, toss chicken, mango and scallion together. Chill until required. To make the dressing: In … Continue reading Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cucumbers…Recipes, tips and more

Who knew there were so many ways to use cucumbers? I mean- sushi and eye pads are  given- but in drinks? Oooh! Here are a few of our favorites compiled from the helpful people at Chocolate and Zucchini (enough said!) Cucumber salads – Bite-size cucumbers and tomatoes with onion and feta, sprinkled with balsamic vinegar. – With baby spinach, strawberries, and cubed feta coated with … Continue reading Cucumbers…Recipes, tips and more

Best Cauliflower Ever

INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 large head or 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets Salt and fresh ground pepper 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 roasted red pepper, seeded and chopped 2 tablespoons soft tofu 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon sesame seeds DIRECTIONS Heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add … Continue reading Best Cauliflower Ever

BBT Lettuce Wraps

Too good not to share! Originally published on Nourished Peach! Yum. What a perfect way to use your lettuce and tomatoes in this week’s Basket!! B.B.T. Lettuce Wraps Ingredients 1 Head Romaine Lettuce, leaves cleaned and trimmed 1 Pound Cooked Bacon 2 Ripe Tomatoes, sliced Cracked Black Pepper Bleu Cheese Dip, recipe below Directions Lay romaine leaves flat, fill with bacon, tomatoes, cracked black pepper … Continue reading BBT Lettuce Wraps

Very Veggie Dip

INGREDIENTS 1 8oz. carton light sour cream 1/2 of an 8 oz. package of Neufchatel cheese (reduced fat cream cheese) 1 Tbsp. fat free milk 1/4 c. finely chopped sweet bell pepper 1/4 c. finely chopped zucchini 2 Tbsp. shredded carrot 1 Tbsp. chopped chives 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper Fresh cut-up vegetables DIRECTIONS In a medium mixing bowl, beat sour cream, cream … Continue reading Very Veggie Dip

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Easy and healthy snack…fun and nutritious. Ready in about 15 minutes. Need other ideas for zucchini? Try Pasta Primavera or Zucchini Herb Casserole INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup marinara sauce 1/2 cup finely grated mozzarella 1/4 cup pepperoni minis 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to broil. Heat olive oil … Continue reading Zucchini Pizza Bites

Eggplant Crostini

Easy, healthy Eggplant recipe, perfect for an appetizer or a meatless meal! Need more eggplant ideas? Slow Cooker Eggplant Parmesan and Chicken with Ratatouille INGREDIENTS 1 (1-pound) eggplant 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided Cooking spray 16 (1/2-ounce) slices multigrain baguette 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided 1/4 cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided 1 garlic … Continue reading Eggplant Crostini

Peach Mango Salsa

Fresh Georgia peaches will be in soon! Our early varieties at Sweet Basil will be harvested soon. In honor of Peach Season, in the Peach State, let the recipes begin! This one is a yummy take on a classic recipe, so delicious and versatile. Serve with Tortilla chips, cold over grilled chicken, fish or salad or reduce to a chutney for a delicious summer dinner! INGREDIENTS 1-1/2 … Continue reading Peach Mango Salsa