Mimosa Bar

Oh hey, it’s May!  One of the perks of being a blog subscriber is that subscribers receive a bonus recipe every month.  This month we are making it available for everyone to view so people can get an idea of what a bonus recipe might entail.  We’ve featured homemade potato chips, crackers, a variety of muffins and breakfast bars or griddle cakes, hot and cold dips for those summer get togethers or fall tailgating parties.  We’ve even done cauliflower rice with the grater/slicer attachment.  But since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, we are going to do a Mimosa Bar this month.  Because moms deserve a cocktail, and a foot rub!

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Cardamom Chocolate Chip Lentil Cookies

More back-to-school/lunchbox ideas with these unusual but delicious cookies.  An after school snack (or afternoon coffee break!) of chocolate chip cookies is both iconic and nostalgic.  Who doesn’t want a cookie or three to look forward to and get them through the rest of the day?  My daughter always wants a sweet treat in her lunchbox, so I use it as a way to sneak in some healthy goodness.  Cookies are a great vehicle to “hide” healthy ingredients in.  While these have butter, sugar and chocolate chips (because I want them to actually taste good!!), they are also full of whole wheat pastry flour, oats, almond meal and an extra dose of protein from pureed lentils, which I promise you can’t taste.  And if gluten-free or nut allergies are a concern, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with substitute ideas at the bottom of the recipe.

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Lemon Dill Quick Bread

 

Looking for something new for your brunch repertoire?  With Mother’s Day right around the corner, now is the time to start planning.  Instead of muffins or sweets, try out a savory baked good.  Easier than yeast breads, a savory quick bread still allows for toppings like poached eggs, salmon, cream cheese, etc.  And that makes for a delicious brunch!  Since springtime is fully here, I went with fresh, bright flavors.  Lemon and dill go together quite nicely, especially when paired with the tanginess of yogurt and buttermilk.

Topped with cream cheese, capers, lemon zest and fresh dill.

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