Blood Orange & Cocoa Waffles

Posted by RACHEL DOUGHERTY

Blood Orange & Cocoa Waffles

  Ingredients:1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour3 tsp. Baking powder1/2 tsp. salt1/4 cup cocoa powder1/4 cup date sugar1 cup plain yogurt2 large eggs4 Tbs. Blood Orange Olive OilInstructions:Preheat the waffle iron. Mix together to dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl and add to the dry ingredients, mixing gently until no spots of dry ingredients are visible. Use batter immediately in a greased, preheated waffle iron.  Serve warm waffles with fresh fruit, peanut butter, or maple syrup!

Simple Asparagus, Ham, and Grueyère Fritatta

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Simple Asparagus, Ham, and Grueyère Fritatta

Ingredients1 1/2 pounds organic Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled, washed, cut into 1" pieces2 cups fresh asparagus spears, woody parts trimmed, cut into 1" pieces (spinach works too)1 bunch green onions finely chopped - you could also opt for shallots or onion here instead1 cup Canadian bacon or smoked ham cut into 1" pieces - or go meatless with sauteed mushrooms1 cup grated Gruyère cheese or substitute for any cheese you like, or simply leave it out, it's all good8 large eggs, whisked1 teaspoon salt or to tastefresh ground pepper1/4 cup UP EVOO or any infused olive oil of your choice.Preheat...

Savory Herb Crepes with Spinach, Gruyere and Olive Oil Fried Egg

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Savory Herb Crepes with Spinach, Gruyere and Olive Oil Fried Egg

  Crepe Batter 2 large eggs1 1/4 cups whole milk1 cup flour1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons UP Extra Virgin Olive OilPinch kosher salt1 tablespoon minced fresh herbs, such as parsley and/or basil In a blender add the wet ingredients including 1 tablespoon of olive oil and pulse to combine. Add the flour, salt and herbs. Pulse again to fully incorporate the dry into the wet. Scrape the sides once during the process to loosen any dry flour and pulse until homogenous.  Heat a nonstick 10" pan over medium heat 2 teaspoons UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Wipe out the oil until...

Oven Baked Eggs in a Brioche Basket + Heart Healthy Olive Oil = Breakfast of Champions

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Oven Baked Eggs in a Brioche Basket + Heart Healthy Olive Oil = Breakfast of Champions

This simple, healthy breakfast is a staple in my household. Try adding in some diced veggies or your choice such as tomatoes, green onions, or mushrooms to switch up the flavors. Ingredients: 8 slices of bread (1/2" thick slices)8 large eggs 1/2 cup olive oil of choice - any UP EVOO or infused olive oil such as Baklouti, lemon, garlic, mushroom sage, butter, gremolata, add a drop or two of truffle oil (for a seriously luxurious experience).Fresh ground pepper (optional) to tasteA few pinches of fine sea salt to tastePreheat the oven to 350 F. and adjust a rack to the...

Cranberry Nut Granola with Lime Olive Oil and Coconut Balsamic

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Cranberry Nut Granola with Lime Olive Oil and Coconut Balsamic

This delicious granola is the perfect topper for Greek yogurt but is flavorful enough to stand alone as a healthy on the go snack! Try also adding some dried pineapple or papaya for a more tropical flavor.  Ingredients:  4 cups old fashioned oats1 cup dried cranberries1 cup cashews or almonds1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut1/2 cup Persian Lime Olive Oil1/3 cup of Coconut White Balsamic reduced by half and cooled   Cooking Instructions : Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil and balsamic reduction or honey if preferred until thoroughly combined. In a...