Whether you’re in need of a diet clean-up, nutritious breakfast on the go or simply something cool and refreshing to sip on, smoothies have been all the rage in recipe searches these days, according to Yahoo Web Trend Expert, Lauren Whitehouse. You no longer need to run out to the gym or cafe in order to get a delicious and healthy smoothie, and these quick recipes definitely prove it:
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Did you know March is National Frozen Food Month? Not only is this a great excuse to keep your freezer fully stocked, but also it gives you a reason to try some great freezer-aisle products. So before you head to the grocery store this weekend, make sure to check out these two new breakfast items that deserve a prime spot in the ‘ol ice box:
Good Food Made Simple Breakfast in a Bowl pairs bacon, sausage or veggies with egg whites for a fab fuel-up. ($3.49)
As we turn the calendar from February to March, let’s take advantage of our last chance to celebrate National Sweet Potato Month: With a hash. Our brand new Sweet Potato Hash is smoky and just spicy enough to get your morning going. Serve it under some friend eggs and you’ve got yourself a balanced Tex-Mex breakfast or brunch.
Get the full recipe for Sweet Potato Hash here. Happy brunching!
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Happy Friday! Here’s a fast idea that’ll take your taste buds to sunnier times: Pineapple & Pomegranate Salad. It doesn’t get more tropical than the flavors of pineapple, pomegranate and lime, with just a hint of fresh grated ginger. Serve it in a hallowed-out pineapple, and you may even forget about that storm outside.
Get the full recipe for Pineapple & Pomegranate Salad here.
Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Week” to appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine.
Talk about a plate piled high! Instagram user @gsdreams has perfected the art of pancake pileage with these Lemon Meringue Yogurt Pancakes doused in Rachael Ray’s Maple and Honey Syrup. We love her interpretation of the #piledhigh challenge, especially because it coincides with our #RR30Days of breakfast on Instagram, too! It may just inspire us to make tonight a breakfast-for-dinner kinda night.
NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: We wanna know what you’re snacking on late at night. So whether it’s a giant ice cream sundae or leftover lasagna, tag your pictures with #RRWhatchaCookin and #latenighteats for a chance to be featured on our blog.
In the brand-new March issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray, we share eight delicious toast topper ideas. One of them is Vegemite Toast, a classic salty Aussie spread that is finally hitting it big in the U.S. But what the heck is this stuff?
Vegemite is an Australian breakfast staple, which celebrated its 90th birthday last October and is still going strong.
Why You Should Buy It
Made from brewer’s yeast, the super-savory, slightly nutty spread has a concentrated flavor and a tarlike texture, so a little bit goes a long way.
How You Should Use It
Vegemite toast is the most classic use, but also try stirring a tablespoon of the umami-rich condiment into a Bolognese sauce, or mixing a few tablespoonfuls with honey and EVOO to make a marinade for grilled chicken.
Just two short days stand between you and the weekend, and even less time stands between you and happy hour. No matter what time your drinking activities begin, you should enjoy this blushing twist on a brunch classic: The Rosy Mimosa.
Not only do you swap out champagne for sparkling rosé wine, but also try using the juice of a Cara Cara orange, an extra juicy, low-acidity navel orange that’s pretty in pink. Here’s the full recipe:
1 part Cara Cara orange juice
2 parts sparkling rosé
Combine juice and rosé in a champagne flute and enjoy! Does it get much simpler than that? Cheers!
Buy a bag of frozen shredded spuds, then mix, pan-fry and top your way to the best-ever breakfast potatoes.
1. Lumberjack Special
Stir it in: chopped browned breakfast sausage
Top it off: butter, maple syrup
2. Spicy Ranchero
Stir it in: shredded pepper jack cheese, spicy salsa
Top it off: sour cream, chopped cilantro, squeeze of lime
3. Cheeseburger & Fries
Stir it in: browned ground beef, shredded yellow cheddar
Top it off: pickle slices, finely chopped onion
4. Veggie Confetti
Stir it in: shredded carrots, parsnips and beets, squeezed dry
Top it off: chopped fresh thyme, sage and parsley
5. French Onion
Stir it in: caramelized onions, chopped fresh thyme
Top it off: shredded gruyere
6. Everything but the Bagel
Stir it in: sliced red onion, capers
Top it off: sliced smoked salmon, cream cheese
By Nina Elder
We’re at the 1-week countdown to the most romantic day of the year! We know proving to your sweetheart just how romantic you can be can seem intimidating, especially when Valentine’s Day lands on a weekday, but here’s a fast idea that’s impressive, yet simple enough for any rushed morning. Send your honey to work with a homemade English Danish in hand. They might even forget that it’s a weekday, after all!
Wouldn’t it be cute to cut out hearts in the center? They always say everything tastes better with love! Get the full recipe here.
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Between late nights, morning commutes and early meetings, it seems like no one has time for breakfast anymore. But–as you’ve heard before–breakfast is the most important meal of the day! You don’t need to slave away in the kitchen to make something hearty, healthy and yummy. Our Maple-Raisin Oatmeal takes less than 10 minutes to put together and contains a ton of fiber and protein to keep you full until lunch time. So bring your breakfast habit back for good. Your body, mind and taste buds will thank you.
Get the recipe here.