Saranno Honey + Chipotle

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Sweet, smokey and little heat, but not too much! This combo is perfect for different flavor combinations. We give you some Asian, American and Mexican food inspired flavors with one pairing, J. Olive Co. Serrano Honey Balsamic and Chipotle Olive Oil! We begin with an Almost “Tom Yum” Soup, a no-hassle breakfast hash and eggs—Smokey Breakfast Bake, and then top your tacos with the Serrano Honey Taco sauce. Goes great on the Breakfast Bake too! Let’s dig in!

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Mom’s Enchilada Casserole + Kid’s Enchiladas

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Most of my recipes or hacks are created out of necessity. My main limiting factor would be that my son thinks “everything” I cook is “healthy.” To him, it doesn’t matter if I slather it with a pound of cheese. If I cook it, then it is healthy and he automatically doesn’t like it. So I do a lot of meals I can put a kid-twist on without having to cook an entirely different meal. And even though he turned his nose up at this at first, he still ate it. And my husband loved it too!

For mom’s casserole, I put the enchilada mix in a casserole dish. I also think this would be tasty with some spaghetti squash in the mix to make it more like a casserole rather than a meat casserole. None the less, it was still tasty! I paired it with a side salad. Mom, build yours into an enchilada salad bowl with some spinach, chopped black olives, greek yogurt, maybe even some more beans if you have them!

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Crawfish Étouffée

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By Meredith West

Fresh

  • 3 cups Seasoning Blend
  • 5 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 4 oz greek cream cheese
  • 2 lbs crawfish tails (if using frozen be sure to rinse and drain very well)
  • 1/2 cups green onion plus extra for garnish

Pantry 

  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 3 Tbsp Tomato paste
  • 2 cups Chicken Bone Broth
  • 1/2 cups white wine (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp tonys or Flavor God Everything Spicy
  • 3 heaping Tbsp Cornstarch + 1/2 cup water mixed to smooth
  • 1 Tbsp Hot sauce of choice
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions

  1. Add seasoning blend, celery, bell pepper, garlic, mushrooms to pot.
  2. Salt and pepper mixture.
  3. Sautee 10-15 minutes until veggies begin to softened liquid is mostly cooked out.
  4. Add Tomato paste, bone broth, white wine, thyme, basil, tony’s, hot sauce and cornstarch slurry to pot.
  5. Stir to combine all ingredients then add in rinsed and drained crawfish tails.
  6. Simmer on low 15-20 minutes. Stir in greek cream cheese and green onions.
  7. Serve over CK Cauliflower Grits or Steamed Cauliflower.  Garnish with remaining green onions.

Peanut Butter Icing

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AKA “The Jenny Bou Spoon” — dedicated to my dear friend, Jenny, who has the same love-obsession with peanut butter like I do. Now we have a spoon full we can eat multiple times and not feel one single ounce of guilt 😉

Because something this magnificent deserves to be served on a golden spoon. So simple, yet so satisfying for a sweet craving. MAKE THIS NOW.

Mix. Spoon. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Parfait

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This is a perfect post workout meal or breakfast! You may even just need this in your life for a sweet bite. It is THAT good and decadent! You can make a big batch and keep in the fridge as part of your meal prep for up to 3 days.

Servings: 1 marvelous bowl all to yourself

Combine in a food processor:

  • 1/2 Small sweet potato (about 1/3 cup mashed)
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein (We use Quest Vanilla Milkshake)
  • 1-2 tbs unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • Dashes of cinnamon

Blend until whipped and smooth, about 1-2 minutes.

Topping: Oven roasted nuts (chopped walnuts , almonds or pumpkin seeds)

  1. Any nuts of your choosing. Here we used walnuts and sliced almonds.
  2. Preheat oven 325 degrees.
  3. Spray nuts with cooking spray and liberally season with salt. Toss to coat.
  4. Bake for about 5-6 minutes until fragrant.

Topping: PB Drizzle

1 tbs powdered peanut butter (such as PB2 Brand)

1+ tbs water (add more for more drizzle consistency)

optional: 1/2 tbs J. Olive Co. Maple vinegar 

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Coconut Crusted Fish with Mustard Sauce

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Crust:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, massage together so the coconut flakes are well coated.

Cooking Directions

  • Preheat oven 375 degrees.
  • Season fish with salt and garlic powder.
  • Apply a thick coat of the coconut crust to the top of fish.
  • Cook in oven for 7-8 minutes (or depending on your cut of fish), then broil for 1-2 minutes if the curst needs more browning.

Coconut Mustard Sauce

Combine in a sauce pan, over medium heat:

  • 3 tbs course grain dijon mustard
  • 3 tbs coconut balsamic
  • 1 tbs lemon olive oil

Bring to a boil and allow liquids to reduce. Couple of minutes after boiling. Sauce should thicken up once cooled.

Watermelon Mocktail & Smoothie

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This one can serve two purposes! As a mocktail or real cocktail, or as a smoothie. It is DUHLICIOUS.

Servings: 1 – 2 depending on if you adding the “extras” to your mix.

Combine in a food processor:

Mix is blender!

For cocktail:

  • Mix with coconut rum or champagne for some fizz!

For smoothie:

  • Add to blender: 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese and 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder.

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Green Smoothie Bowl

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This is the perfect quick breakfast or snack (or even dessert!). You can premix the smoothie contents and keep in the fridge up to 3-4 days! So you may want to make triple.

Servings: 1

Combine in a food processor:

  • Big handful fresh or 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 +/- cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 4 frozen peach slices
  • 1 tsp J. Olive Co. lemon olive oil
  • 1/2 tbs J. Olive Co. coconut balsamic

Toppings:

  • 1/2 small sliced banana
  • 1 kiwi sliced
  • 1 tbs coconut flakes
  • 1 tbs hemp seeds

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Coconut + Lemon

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The J. Olive Co. Coconut White Balsamic and Lemon Olive Oil combination is so light a fresh! Just in time for spring and summer weather!! This combo goes perfect with fresh fruits and seafood. Check out our delicious Green Smoothie Bowl, which combines all the CK Habits in one treat! Next up is the Watermelon Mocktail—which you could totally turn into a Summertime Cocktail! We also used this recipe to create a watermelon smoothie. Last up in a Coconut Crusted Fish and Mustard Sauce. We love cooking with fish because it is such a fast meal! This one was a quick cook but packs some major flavor!

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Chicken & Waffles

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Sweet and savory is one of my favorite combinations. What better way to combine the two than with a recipe re-vamp of chicken and waffles! Here I am using the CK Chicken Tender recipe and a new Sweet Potato Waffle recipe. I also whipped up a Peach Glaze to go on top. If you do not want to make the glaze you could do a small drizzle of honey for some sweetness.

Chicken tenders:

  • 2 pounds of chicken tenders
  • 1-2 eggs for egg wash
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1//4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • Olive oil for cooking

Directions

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in shallow bowl for dredging chicken through.
  2. Whisk eggs in separate bowl.
  3. Dip tenders in egg wash, then dredge to coat through breading.
  4. Pre-heat olive oil in large pan over medium heat.
  5. Cook tenders for about 4 minutes on each side. Do not crowd the pan too much.
  6. Add more oil to the pan and cook tenders in batches.

Sweet Potato Waffles

  • 3 cups baked sweet potatoes
  • 1 whole egg
  • couple of dashes of garlic powder
  • couple of dashes of onion powder
  • 1/2 cup Kodiak Cake Waffle Mix
  • pinch of salt
  • unsweetened almond milk
  • optional add in: dash of red pepper flakes and 1/2 tsp of sesame seed oil

Directions

  1. Bake sweet potatoes, about 3 medium size potatoes. You could possibly use canned pumpkin puree but you may need more Kodiak Cake Mix.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Consistency should look more like mashed potatoes and not a lot of liquid. Use the almond milk as needed if you need more liquid.
  3. Pre heat waffle maker to medium-high heat. Once ready, spray both sides with cooking spray and add about 1/4 cup-1/2 cup of sweet potato waffles mix.
  4. Close waffle maker and cook for about 3 minutes or until most of the steam stops coming out.

Peach Glaze

Directions

  1. Add ghee and frozen peaches to medium sauce pot, over medium to high heat and cook peaches down about 7 minutes.
  2. Once peaches are cooked and soft enough to smash, add the liquid and allow to simmer.
  3. Allow the liquid to reduce down about 7 minutes. While simmering, smash some of the peaches to help thicken the glaze. The glaze will thicken more once it cools down a bit.