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Spiralized Apple and Brussels Sprouts Frittata

So I'm just going to get right to it - I know the combo sounds a bit odd. apples and Brussels sprouts? But I'm telling you it is just SO good! It's one of those you need to trust me until you try it, because it's life changing. I've been making this combo for a little while now, whether is a frittata, omelet, or scramble. But regardless, it's seriously F-ing delicious. I don't want to waste any more time - let's just get to the goods.

Here's What You'll Need:

-5 eggs, whisked
-15-20 Brussels sprouts, bottoms removed and either halved or quartered depending on size
-1 granny smith apple, spiralized (can be chopped or shredded as well)
-1/4 cup red onion, sliced
-2 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
-1 tbsp ghee (or non-stick spray or coconut oil)
-Sea salt, black pepper, and any additional seasoning to taste (I LOVE this one, and you can used the code juststacy15 for 15% off)

Serves 2

Instructions:

1) In an oven-friendly pan, melt the ghee over medium high heat on the stove top. 
2) Once melted, spread the ghee all over the bottom and sides of the pan, and add in the Brussels sprouts and cook alone and covered for about 5 minutes.
3) Add in the red onion and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the Brussels sprouts really start to soften and brown a bit (about another 5 minutes).
4) Add in the spiralized apple and cook for 2-3 minutes until the apple just starts to soften a bit.
5) Spread out the veggies and apple mixture evenly in the pan, and sprinkle the parm over everything.
6) Mix your seasonings into your eggs, and pour the egg mixture evenly over your apple, veggie, and cheese mixture.
7) Cover the pan and cook for about 3-5 minutes until the sides look cooked and start to come away from the pan a bit.
8) Once this occurs, remove the lid, and pop the entire pan into the oven on broil, cooking for about 5-8 minutes until the frittata is cooked through and a light golden brown on the top.
9) Remove the pan from the oven, flip or remove the frittata with a spatula onto a cutting board. Slice it in half, serve, and enjoy!

So what'd ya think? Has your mind been blown by this delicious, sweet, and savory combo? Let me know in the comments below!

Zoodles with Grilled Chicken in a Vegan Basil Cream Sauce + Rainstorm Wines

 Summer officially means zucchini season in my mind. It also means grilling season, so what better way to celebrate both than will a spiralized zucchini and grilled chicken dish. 

I decided I wanted to go a pesto-ish route because 1) I had basil and 2) pesto is freaking delicious. Instead of using raw nuts, I decided to go with the Artisana Organics walnut butter I had and make into more of a "cream" sauce. Toss in some sundried tomatoes and olives, pour yourself a nice big glass of Rainstorm Wines pinot grigio, and we have ourselves the perfect summery, spiralized meal.

Here's What You'll Need:

-1 zucchini, spiralized
-1/4 cup kalamata olives, halved
-1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
-1 chicken breast, grilled and sliced
-2 tbsp Artisana Organics raw walnut butter
-8-10 basil leaves
-2 tbsp olive oil, separated
-2 cloves garlic, minced and separated
-1 tsp lemon juice
-Salt and pepper to taste

Serves 1

Instructions:

1) In a food processor or blender, mix together the walnut butter, basil, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 clove garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper to make a creamy sauce.
2) On the stove top heat up 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
3) Add in one clove of minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
4) Add in the spiralized zucchini and cook for 3-5 minutes, long enough to just heat the zucchini without cooking it down too much.
5) Add in the olives, chicken, and tomatoes.
6) Add in the sauce and mix everything completely, cooking for an additional minute.
7) Remove from heat, serve, and enjoy!

I paired mine with a nice refreshing glass of Rainstorm Wines pinot gris. It was the perfect compliment to this meal. It has a nice rich fruity flavor that played perfectly off the "creamy" sauce. Also zucchini and white wine just go hand in hand in my opinion, so I definitely recommend this combo!

Let me know what you think in the comments below.
 

 

Jalapeno Cheddar Spiralized Sweet Potato Waffle

As you all know, I love waffle Wednesday, but I wanted to try something a bit different than the standard waffle.

I had seen spiralized sweet potato waffle recipes before, and honestly, they just seemed overly complicated. Why do I need to cook my sweet potato to then further cook my sweet potato? I don't get it. Isn't the point of a waffle maker to throw it all in and voila - delicious waffle?

I knew my waffle maker had it in it to be the one stop cooking shop for my sweet potato dream. So I was pretty much like, eff it, we are going for this. AND IT WORKED! All the more reason to love my waffle maker. 

Once I knew how easy it was to literally toss spiralized sweet potato with an egg and waffle it (yes I'm making waffle a verb), I decided it was really time to play around. First stop - a delicious and spicy jalapeno cheddar spiralized sweet potato waffle.

Here's What You'll Need:

-1/2 sweet potato, spiralized
-1 egg
-1/2 jalapeno, chopped
-1-2 tbsp shredded cheddar (depending on your cheese loving level)

(Makes 1 waffle)

Instructions:

1) Heat up you waffle maker.
2) Mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl.
3) Throw the mixture in the waffle maker and cook about twice as long as you'd normally cook a waffle. For example, my waffle maker generally takes 5 minutes, so I cooked my sweet potato waffle for 10 minutes. Watch carefully, as timing may vary by waffle maker.
4) Remove the waffle, serve, and enjoy!

It's really that simple. The outside may look a little charred (or it may not), but that's probably just the cheese. Trust that it still tastes AMAZING! Want it to taste even better? Top that baby with a soft fried egg. BEST. COMBO. EVER.

I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below!

Ginger Soy Turkey Stuffed Peppers Over Zoodles with a Rice Wine Vinaigrette

I had ground turkey sitting in my fridge that I needed to use, but I didn't want to do the standard tacos. I feel like this happens to me more often than it should. I'll buy it thinking oh this will be easy, and then I don't want tacos.

So it was brainstorming time, and stuffed peppers popped into my mind. But, like I said, I just wasn't in the mood for Mexican. So why not go more of an Asian route? My Sriracha Ginger Turkey Meatballs are one of my favorite recipes, so I knew that I could definitely come up with something delicious. And what better way to pair it than with a fresh, raw zucchini salad.

Here's What You'll Need:

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-3 bell peppers, cut in half and seeded
-1 lb lean ground turkey
-2 green onions, chopped
-1/4 cup Tamari (or low sodium soy sauce)
-2 tbsp sriracha (if you don't like the heat just use one)
-1 tsp ginger, shaved
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-2 zucchinis, spiralized
-1 tsp olive oil

For the dressing:

-3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
-2 tbsp Tamari (or low sodium soy sauce)
-1 tbsp olive oil
-1/2 tsp sesame oil
-1 tsp spicy brown mustard
-1 1/2 tsp hoisin sauce
-1/4 tsp pure cane sugar

Instructions:

1) Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2) Heat up the tsp olive oil in a large pan on the stove top, and add in the garlic. Cook for about a minute.
3) Add in the ground turkey and cook fully until it is no longer pink.
4) Add in the scallions, soy sauce, sriracha, and ginger, and continue to cook for another minute or so.
5) Place the bell pepper halves on a baking sheet, and fill each with the turkey mixture, using it all.
6) Pop the peppers into the oven, and cook for 30 minutes.
7) Mix together the dressing ingredients, and toss the zoodles in it. Split the zoodles between 3 plates, and top each with 2 bell pepper halves.
8) Enjoy!

You can easily use this dressing on any salad. I used on spiralized cucumber with some raw bell pepper and shrimp. I also want to try the peppers using lentils or faux meat, so let me know if you give it a try! I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below!

Garlic Lemon Zoodles with Capers and Parmesan + Natura Wines Chardonnay

Some nights I (like everyone) am rushing around to throw together a quick meal. I had just come back from my spin class, and needed to make a throw together meal before the Bachelor started (IMPORTANT). So This quick zoodle dish was just the trick.

Here's What You'll Need:

-1 zucchini, spiralized
-10 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
-1 tbsp capers
-1-2 cloves of garlic
-1 tbsp lemon juice
-1 tbsp parmesan cheese, shredded
-black pepper to taste
-1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions:

1) Heat up you olive oil in a pan on the stove top. Add in the garlic and cook for about a minute.
2) Add in the zoodles and cook for 3-5 minutes alone.
3) Add in the capers, lemon juice, tomatoes, parmesan, and continue to cook for about a minute.
4) Remove from heat, top with black pepper, serve, and enjoy!

This is literally the perfect quick and light meal. I served mine along some Natura Wines Chardonnay. 

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Natura Wines are vegan-friendly, organic wines. Their vineyards are pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer-free which means ZERO chemicals. I personally love a glass of wine on a Bachelor night, and this white was the perfect pairing. Plus they're afforadable, retailing at around $10/bottle. Who says organic has to be expensive? For more information on Natura Wines' natural wine selection click here.

Let me know what you think of this dish and Natura Wines in the comments below!