Maxed Out Monkey Bread

Maxed Out Monkey Bread | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

When you’re in a rush and want to get the kids to stop monkeying around, you distract them with Monkey Bread!

Did you know that if you use the flaky layer style biscuits, the sweet sticky syrup nestles into all the nooks and crannies?

So here’s a quick treat for you to make all your monkeys!

And it’s gone!

And as soon as I find my really good camera charger, we will be seeing these iPhone 7 shots šŸ˜‰ hehe.

Happy monkeying around!

 

Maxed Out Monkey Bread

Total Time: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 12

Per Serving 318 calories

Fat 20 g

Carbs 36 g

Protein 2 g

12

Maxed Out Monkey Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 - 16oz cans jumbo flaky layers biscuits
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Pop open each can of biscuits and separate the biscuits. Cut each biscuit in half, then into 3, creating 6 pieces each.
  3. In a large bowl or gallon plastic bag, combine the white sugar and cinnamon. Add the biscuit pieces a little at a time and toss or shake well to coat all the pieces evenly.
  4. Spray a bundt pan well with cooking spray. Arrange the coated biscuit pieces evenly in the bundt pan. Sprinkle any remaining cinnamon and sugar mixture over the biscuits.
  5. In a small saucepan, melt the butter with the brown sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly to avoid scorching. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Carefully pour mixture over biscuits in bundt pan.
  6. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until set and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let bread rest for 5 minutes. Then place a serving platter over the top and carefully invert onto plate.
  7. Serve immediately, pulling pieces off with fork (use caution if using fingers as it will be hot and sticky) or slicing into wedges.

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze #TastyParTea #InspiredByNature

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Decisions, decisions.Ā  Just yesterday I saw a friend trying to decide which picture of her kids she should copy for Christmas.Ā  I mean, they were ALL cute!

I couldn’t even decide which delicious picture to choose from of these gorgeous brunch displays I get to share with you!

 

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

And what kind of tea do make with these?

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Do I do cardamom, or cinnamon, earl grey, or raspberry?Ā  Loose leaf or tea bags??Ā  Oh my goodness, I can’t decide!!!!!

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Except I did decide.Ā  And I brought you this delicious meal.Ā  Well, okay, I brought it for you to look at, but by all means, please make it, because you know who was sampling this deliciousness while the family was in snooze land.Ā  It may or not may not have been me.

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Because the orange tea infused into every bite of this meal was perfection!Ā  I’m sure you can use any other kind.Ā  But this worked!

I’m talking about tea in the salad dressing.

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Tea in the biscuits.

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Tea ON the biscuits.

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

And tea on the side.

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Did you know there are many cooking uses for tea?Ā  That’s why myself and 11 other bloggers are sharing our tips for cooking with tea-with a giveaway to boot!Ā  Check it out here!

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The trick to these biscuits is letting the dough rest while you prepare the salad dressing, then gently folding in the blueberries as you knead the dough.

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

See, layer after layer the berries are folded in.

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Then ever so carefully, cut the biscuits into rounds.Ā  It’s okay if some berries get cut too.Ā  They will still taste wonderful!

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Place the biscuits on a baking sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes at 425F.

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

They look like this after baking…

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

But after a double dunk in powdered sugar and warm tea, they look like this…

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

And we enjoy them with this…(or just eat three in one sitting like my finicky shark did!)

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Enjoy!!!Ā  And I hope you win, because the prizes are just way cool!!!!

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze #TastyParTea #InspiredByNature

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 682 calories

Fat 34 g

Carbs 86 g

Protein 12 g

6

Blueberry Orange Brunch Salad with Orange Tea Vinaigrette and Blueberry Biscuits with Orange Tea Glaze #TastyParTea #InspiredByNature

A delicious brunch infused with tea throughout.

Ingredients

    For the Biscuits

  • 2 Ā½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tb baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Ā¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 Tb orange zest
  • 6 Tb vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Ā¼ cup orange spice tea (brewed liquid)
  • 1 Tb honey
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried
  • For the Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tb orange spice tea (brewed liquid)
  • For the Orange Vinaigrette

  • 6 Tb light olive oil
  • 2 Tb orange juice
  • 2 Tb white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tb orange spice tea (brewed liquid)
  • 1 clove garlic, grated on a microplane
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 2 pinches thyme
  • For the Salad

  • 12 cups mixed baby greens
  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into cubes
  • Ā¾ cup walnuts, lightly chopped
  • Ā¾ cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and orange zest. Cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles small peas. Stir the buttermilk and spiced tea together with the honey in a small bowl and add to the flour mixture. Stir gently to combine, just until incorporated. Set aside to rest, covered with a paper towel.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  3. In a small glass jar fitted with a tight lid, or a glass bowl with a whisk, combine all dressing ingredients. Shake or whisk to combine until emulsified (thickened).
  4. Prepare the salad ingredients and set aside for plating.
  5. Prepare the biscuits. Dust a bread board with about Ā¼ cup flour and turn dough out. Pat gently. Add about Ā¼ cup of the blueberries on top and press gently. Fold the berries into the dough while turning one quarter turn to knead. Repeat until all berries and flour are folded in, about 6 turns. Pat dough gently to 3/4ā€ high. Cut into 2 1/2ā€ rounds with a biscuit cutter, making up to 12 biscuits.
  6. Place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet, spacing evenly and bake for 10-14 minutes until just golden brown and berries are somewhat bursting. Cool just slightly on the baking sheet.
  7. Meanwhile prepare glaze by combing the powdered sugar and spiced tea. Carefully dip tops of warm biscuits into warm glaze, using all the glaze. Transfer to a cooling rack or immediately to a bread basket.
  8. Plate the salad, dividing the ingredients among six salad plates or tossing together in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with dressing (2 Tb per serving) and serve with 1 or 2 biscuits.

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Don’t Let Your Milk Ruin Your Fiesta…Fiesta Black Bean Quiche

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The a2 Milk Companyā„¢ for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Fiesta Black Bean Quiche | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

We’ve all been there. You’re at a party having a great time when something you ate makes you want to high tail it out of there. Yet you just couldn’t pass on Aunt Jean’s creamy spinach dip or your BFF’s famous dulce de leche.
Don’t let dairy be the next Debbie Downer of your party. Try this Fiesta Black Bean Quiche for your next family brunch!

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But wait-don’t quiches have to have some type of milk product or milk substitute?

Yes-but have you heard of the NEW milk made from special cows!?

Special cows? Do they eat glitter and make rainbow milk?

No!! These cows are naturally bred to produce only the a2 protein!
So what is this a2 protein and what does it have to do with Debbie Downers, you ask?

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The a2 protein is a highly digestible protein that is the original protein cows were born to produce in their milk. Cows long ago began making milk with just one type of protein, the a2 protein. Many years ago cows somehow formed a genetic mutation in their milk to create both the a1 and a2 proteins. Yet all other mammals’ milk contains only the a2 proteins! No wonder breast milk is so amazing!

The a1 protein is known to be the main cause of stomach discomfort and digestive issues in people that most will mistake for lactose intolerance. There is also some recent findings that most typical milks may increase the risk of diabetes and other health problems.
The a2 Milk Companyā„¢ founded in New Zealand found a way to fix this problem and began breeding cows that naturally produced only the a2 protein-“nothing added and nothing taken away”.

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They sell only the best milk at these locations (check out this Product Locator and find it for only $4.49 per half gallon!). You can even get a coupon here: a2 MilkĀ® $1 Off Coupon. And you can stock up because this milk has a very long refrigerator shelf life too! The carton I bought in April lasts until the end of May, though we both know I will have used it up in my cooking by then!

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And yes, it is REAL milk! My husband keeps asking me, is it real milk? Yes, honey, it is real milk and it is BETTER for you! And you can be sure you are getting the purest milk due to The a2 Milk Company’sā„¢ quality control system.

Fiesta Black Bean Quiche | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I love the dedication this company has to making us feel good about their product. Every question and answer you need is on their website. You can even follow them on Twitter or Facebook and get recipes on Pinterest.

Fiesta Black Bean Quiche | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
And while you are checking out a2 MilkĀ®‘s site, be sure the print out this recipe! It’s loaded with zesty vegetables with a salsa twist and nourishing black beans. And it’s not overly fatty as it is not loaded down with cheese or a greasy pie crust. Just fresh produce, a2 MilkĀ® and a touch of flour. Yummy!

Fiesta Black Bean Quiche | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Fiesta Black Bean Quiche

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Number of servings: 8

Per Serving 216 calories

Fat 9 g

Carbs 24 g

Protein 10 g

8

Fiesta Black Bean Quiche

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced (seeded optional)
  • 5 green onion with chives
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup a2 MilkĀ®
  • 1 large avocado, sliced into 8 slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375F. Prep the vegetables.
  2. In a skillet, heat 2 tsp vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add the sliced onions and sautƩ until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the jalapenos and green onions. Cook until vegetables are tender but still bright green, about 3 minutes more. Stir in the drained black beans and roasted tomatoes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and seasonings. Whisk to combine. Crack in the eggs and pour in the a2 MilkĀ®. Whisk carefully until the mixture is completely blended. Spoon the vegetables into a 9ā€³ greased spring form, pie or tart pan. Carefully pour the egg and a2 MilkĀ® over the vegetables.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool about 5-10 minutes before serving. Top with sliced avocados.

Notes

Can substitute with any brand lowfat milk.

 

Fiesta Black Bean Quiche | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Enjoy this at your next Cinco de Mayo brunch while you brag about awesome this milk is!

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A Tale of Two Proteins…and Two Oatmeals

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The a2 Milk Companyā„¢ for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Overnight Berry Almond Oats and Warm Oatmeal Cookie Oatmeal | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Life is full of choices.  Take the mid term in English or skip school for the beach. Go to college and get a degree or go directly to work. Turn right and go the pizzeria or turn left to grab a burger.

Have your oatmeal warm with milk or cold straight from the fridge. Have that milk with one protein or two. Wait-there’s an option?!

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You bet there is! Did you know that most milk companies produce milk with two forms of protein-a1 and a2. These proteins are found in most dairy products, including butter, cheese, sour cream and regular milk. Recent studies have found that a1 protein is a cause of most discomfort in persons with self diagnosed lactose intolerances, where in actuality, only 3-4% of people are professionally diagnosed with such.

The a2 Milk Companyā„¢ has derived a way to breed cows with only the a2 protein in their milk. The way nature intended it to be. This protein is highly digestible and easy on the gut. Which makes it ideal for persons with self diagnosed lactose intolerance or IBS.

Overnight Berry Almond Oats and Warm Oatmeal Cookie Oatmeal | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

One of my biggest childhood comfort foods is oatmeal. My grandma always made oatmeal for us with milk and sugar. But until recently, I found I cannot tolerate regular milk well and switched to almond milk. For anyone that has had warm almond milk, you know it is no treat.

I decided to create two healthy oatmeal recipes to feature this milk. Oatmeal is naturally gluten free and a2 MilkĀ® is easy on the belly, so these two oatmeal recipes are perfect for anyone with tummy sensitivities.

Overnight Berry Almond Oats and Warm Oatmeal Cookie Oatmeal | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

One oatmeal recipe starts with a jar of dry ingredients that can be left for your kids to prepare for themselves in the morning. Growing up, my mom always left a bowl of instant oatmeal on the counter for us before school, and all we needed to do was add some hot water. With this recipe, cold milk can be added, then a few minutes in the microwave and they have a delicious hot breakfast that tastes like a warm oatmeal raisin cookie. Your kids will love it!

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Vanilla sugar with brown and white sugar and vanilla bean paste.

Warm Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Oatmeal
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup a2 MilkĀ®
2 Tb raisins
1 Tb vanilla sugar (recipe below)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
pinch sea salt

Combine the dry ingredients in a mason jar or bowl with tight fitting lid. Store until ready to serve, up to 2 weeks. To serve, add dry ingredients to a 3 cup microwave safe bowl. Add a2 MilkĀ® and heat on high for 2-3 minutes, watching carefully for overheating. Stir and serve. (For the vanilla sugar, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 granulated sugar and 1 tsp vanilla bean paste in a shaker jar. Shake well until combined and store tightly covered at room temperature.)

Overnight Berry Almond Oats and Warm Oatmeal Cookie Oatmeal | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

The other oatmeal recipe is created for grown ups with healthy eating habits like myself. It’s a simple grab and go overnight oatmeal that can be prepared anywhere from 2 hours to 2 days before hand. Full of protein and omega rich almond butter and chia seeds, this berry almond coconut oatmeal is a real grown up treat.

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A fresh start to a busy mom's morning begins with the milk that is right for you and heart healthy ingredients.

Berry Almond Overnight Oats with Coconut and Chia Seeds
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 – 1 1/4 cups a2 MilkĀ®
1/4 cup sliced strawberries
2 Tb sweetened flakes coconut
1 Tb chia seeds
2 tsp almond butter
1 packet stevia or sweetener of choice

Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or bowl with tight fitting lid. Stir to combine and refrigerate a minimum of two hours to overnight, before serving. Enjoy cold, straight from the fridge.

Overnight Berry Almond Oats and Warm Oatmeal Cookie Oatmeal | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Which oatmeal recipe will you choose?

Overnight Berry Almond Oats and Warm Oatmeal Cookie Oatmeal | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Life is full of choices. Choose the milk that’s right for you and your family (and your oatmeal). Here’s a coupn-a2 MilkĀ® $1 Off Coupon!.

You can find out where to purchase it with this convenient Product Locator.

For more information on The a2 Milk Companyā„¢, check out their website here. And don’t forget to follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

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Sweet Chicken Sausage Breakfast Biscuits – Healthy Solutions Spice Blends 2016 Recipe Challenge Entry

Breakfast!!! Something my finicky shark 9 year old says on a regular basis. Only he shouts “Bek-fast!” No idea why. He’s quirky like that.

Sweet Chicken Sausage Breakfast Biscuits | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

But breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Savory or sweet I love it all. I must admit that breakfast was not the first meal I thought of when entering the 2016 Blogger Recipe Challenge for Healthy Solutions Spice Blendsā„¢. I actually made some really tasty cheesy meatloaf balls for my 11 year old. He loved them. So much they disappeared. I’m sure I’ll make a larger meatloaf version and share it with you later. But in keeping with all things healthy…

Sweet Chicken Sausage Breakfast Biscuits | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Thank you 5 year old Nicolas for picking mommy flowers this morning!

…for now let’s focus on these Sweet Chicken Sausage Breakfast Biscuits. Drool šŸ˜‹

Sweet Chicken Sausage Breakfast Biscuits | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

The seasoning blend I used to create an original Famished Fish recipe, with the help of Healthy Solutions Spice Blendsā„¢, was their Encrusted Haddock blend. This seasoning has dehydrated onion and garlic, a mix of spices of what I think is oregano and maybe tarragon, cranberry and black pepper. Nothing artificial and no MSGs. Delicious stuff here. Delicious stuff.

Sweet Chicken Sausage Breakfast Biscuits | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I started with fluffy buttermilk style biscuits with the special herb blend and softened dried cranberries. The soft biscuits are paired with lean homemade chicken sausage patties with a touch of sweet brown sugar and savory seasoning. Topped with a gently fried egg, spring greens and tangy feta cheese, this breakfast sandwich is pleasing to the tastebuds, simple to make and perfect for a weekend brunch.

Sweet Chicken Sausage Breakfast Biscuits | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I love that I was able to put this entire meal together in under 30 minutes-aside from the rest time of the dough of course, yet no one would be the wiser. They would think you slaved in the kitchen all morning.

Sweet Chicken Sausage Breakfast Biscuits | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Thank you Healthy Solutions Spice Blendsā„¢ for the truly unique seasoning that I built this Low Salt/Low Sugar breakfast around. I hope you get to make this in your kitchen soon. Always “Blending Healthy with Great Taste”.

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That's some serious egg right there!

 

Be sure to visit my YouTube channel and check out the recipe prep below.

Sweet Chicken Sausage Breakfast Biscuits

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Number of servings: 8

Per Serving 439 calories

Fat 20 g

Carbs 42 g

Protein 23 g

8

Sweet Chicken Sausage Breakfast Biscuits

Ingredients

    For the Herbed Cranberry Buttermilk Biscuits

  • 2 and 1/3 cups flour, divided
  • 2 Tb baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Healthy Solutions Encrusted Haddock Seasoning Blend
  • 5 Tb shortening
  • 1 Tb honey
  • 2 Tb buttermilk powder
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries soaked in 3 Tb hot water
  • For the Sweet Chicken Sausage Patties

  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 Tb Healthy Solutions Encrusted Haddock Seasoning Blend
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tb brown sugar
  • For the Sandwiches

  • 8 Eggs
  • 2 cups baby spring greens
  • 4 Tb crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In a large bowl, whish together 2 cups flour, buttermilk powder, baking powder, salt and spice blend. Cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles large peas. Add the honey and milk and mix just until combined. Cover with a paper towel and set aside to rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the ground chicken and remaining ingredients and mix well. Form mixture into 8 patties about 1/2 inch thick. Set aside.
  4. Heat a griddle to 350F. Spray with nonstick cook spray. Brown chicken patties for 4 minutes on one side. Flip and brown 4 minutes more. Cover with foil to steam and cook through another 3-5 minutes until no longer pink. Set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, dust a cutting board with 1/3 cup flour. Turn dough out onto floured surface. Add soaked and DRAINED cranberries. Gently fold cranberries into dough. Knead about 8 times, turning one quarter turn and folding over each time, pressing with heels of hands, until smooth.
  6. Roll dough out to a rectangle about 3/4 inch thick. Cut with 3 1/4 inch biscuit rounds into 8-9 biscuits. Reroll as needed. Transfer biscuits to a baking sheet. Bake at 425F for 10-14 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven to cool.
  7. Wipe grill clean. Spray with nonstick cook spray. Crack 8 eggs on griddle. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook 3 minutes on one side. Flip over carefully and cook until desired doneness.
  8. To serve, split open biscuit, top with 1/4 cup baby greens, one sausage patty, one egg and 1/2 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese. Top with other biscuit half and serve.

This post was sponsored by Healthy Solutions Spice Blendsā„¢. I received free product from the sponsor for participating in their 2016 Blogger Recipe Challenge. No additional compensation was received by me. All opinions, text, images, and recipe are my own. Feel free to substitute the branded ingredients as needed with a like for like product.

Baked Eggs with Tomatoes and Pistou by Sun Basket- #FreshTastyValentines #sponsor #giveaway

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This Saturday someone made me breakfast. Someone went out of their way to make ME food. Someone went out of their way to shop for ME. Someone made me something healthy and delicious and gluten free and organic for ME. Okay, well maybe I did the cooking. But I didn’t have to menu plan. I didn’t have to shop. And I didn’t have to prep.

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Thanks to Sun Basket! Sun Basket helped me get my breakfast to the table in only 10 minutes! And boy was it delicious!

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Sun Basket is a meal delivery service that ships Paleo, Glutenā€“Free, and Vegetarian meals for 2, 4 or 6 family members for a flat fee per meal with delivery fresh from West Coast farms. Sun Basket always ships seasonal organic produce at the peak of freshness in a recyclable insulated package direct to your door. They even use grass -fed and antibiotic-free beef, poultry and seafood from Farmers and Fishermen they trust.

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And I definitely tasted the difference. Sun Basket provided me with my choice of weekly meals for this February’s event #FreshTastyValentines (a sponsored giveaway running February 1st-8th) hosted by Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla.

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Camilla was lucky to receive a Sun Basket kit too, because she resides in one of the select ship to states just like me. Sun Basket ships locally to CA, WA, CO, UT, OR, AZ, NV, & ID because they want you to get the freshest produce and proteins.

Baked Eggs with Tomato and Pistou | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark - Sun Basket - #FreshTastyValentines

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For my weekly meal choices, I opted for the Vegetarian meals. The fresh veggies and colorful sauces were what drew me to the Quinoa and White Bean Salad with Arugula, Blood Oranges and Mint; Hodo Soy Tofu Burgers with Sweet Chile Mayo and Oven Fries; Baked Eggs with Tomato and Pistou; and Kale-Cucumber-Pineapple Smoothies.

Baked Eggs with Tomato and Pistou | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark - Sun Basket - #FreshTastyValentines

The recipe I’m sharing today is the Baked Eggs with Tomato and Pistou. I will definitely be making this again!

Baked Eggs with Tomato and Pistou | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark - Sun Basket - #FreshTastyValentines

This healthy breakfast (or dinner if you like breakfast foods for dinner!) consists of tomatoes and white beans heated gently with a sweet spice blend of paprika and coriander and topped with eggs that are then baked to perfection and then topped with a savory pistou-basil and garlic sauce.

Baked Eggs with Tomato and Pistou | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark - Sun Basket - #FreshTastyValentines

I made mine with garbanzo beans because white beans haven’t been agreeing with me lately. But these were superb.

Baked Eggs with Tomato and Pistou | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark - Sun Basket - #FreshTastyValentines

To make this, you first heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a skillet. Then add the Sun Basket provided ingredients. First the 1/2 cup diced tomatoes and 1/2 tsp spice blend of sweet paprika and coriander, and when those are heated through the 1/4 cup white beans get stirred in. I used 1/3 cup garbanzo beans, cuz I prefer a lot!

The pan is then topped with 4 eggs, if it is oven safe. I transferred mine to an oven safe casserole. Slide the cracked eggs on top and bake at 350F for 6-10 minutes, depending on desired doneness of the eggs.

Baked Eggs with Tomato and Pistou | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark - Sun Basket - #FreshTastyValentines

Top with the 1/4 cup fresh pistou, a bit of sea salt and cracked black pepper and serve, two eggs per person.

Baked Eggs with Tomato and Pistou | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark - Sun Basket - #FreshTastyValentines

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Happy Tummy Zucchini Bread

I’m up to my eyeballs in vegetables. I’ve been eating so much healthy goodies and fiber rich fruits and veggies, that I completely packed my produce drawers in my kitchen fridge.

Okay, yes, I’m one of those guilty parties that has two refrigerators in their home. I have a garage fridge. How else are we to store the extra milk gallons, restaurant leftovers and frozen tamales?

Happy Tummy Zucchini Bread | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

So my extra refrigerator is extra old and I know when I put vegetables in there I’m at risk for getting frozen vegetables out of it. And sure enough, my zucchini was on the brink of Iceland. So I made zoodles and a huge batch of zucchini bread.

Now I hadn’t planned to share this recipe, as I found it here onĀ Simply Recipes, and I was just trying to find a good zucchini bread recipe, but I changed a couple things and dare I say it…this is the best zucchini bread I’ve had. I took some to work and a couple of my normally picky co-workers demolished it in a second.

Happy Tummy Zucchini Bread | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Maybe it’s because I cut out half the fat. Or because I swapped half the regular gluten flour with more tummy friendly gluten free flour. Or the fact that I double the zucchini. Or maybe it was the nutty pecans and extra nutmeg.

Happy Tummy Zucchini Bread | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Whatever it was, I can’t get enough. I will purposely buy zucchini all the time just to make this.
All. The. Time.
It. Is. That. Good.

Okay. Got it? Gonna make it? Good!

Happy Tummy Zucchini Bread | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Oh and have you met my cheese face Anneliese? She was helping me photograph the tasty bread. And by helping, I really mean eating.

Happy Tummy Zucchini Bread | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Happy Tummy Zucchini Bread

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Number of servings: 30

Per Serving 167 calories

Fat 8 g

Carbs 23 g

Protein 3 g

30

Happy Tummy Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh grated zucchini
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain fat free greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour blend
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pink sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Spray a 9x13 or 10x14 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large stand mixer, combine the fresh grated zucchini, eggs and sugar and mix well. Add the canola oil and fat free greek yogurt and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the zucchini mixture and mix well, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the chopped pecans, if desired, and stir in gently.
  6. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing into 30 pieces to serve.
  8. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator up to one week. Or wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze up to 3 months.

Notes

For a gluten free option, use all gluten free flour blend. *recipe has not been tested with this option

Blue Mushroom and Onion Egg White Frittata and Fractionated Coconut Oil

 


Blue Mushroom and Onion Fritatta | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

We’ve all heard of the term, “You are what you eat”. What you eat shines through on the outside. Well what if you can shine on the outsideĀ and the inside with the same product?

Coconut oil is all the rage these days and it’s no wonder due toĀ its many health benefits, and it has wonderful skinĀ benefits too!

Blue Mushroom and Onion Fritatta | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

My son and I had a “Muffins with Mom” breakfast event at his school and of course, rushing out the door, I wore no make up.Ā After a regimen of Rahda Beauty’s Fractionated Coconut Oil, my skin was glowing with youth that I could have been mistaken for an older sister to my 10 year old. I felt confident in my face.

Blue Mushroom and Onion Fritatta | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Coconut oil is also a great carrier oil for an infant or special needs childĀ calming massage with lavender oil. Great for fussy babies and finicky sharks with autism!

Of course, I also had to try out the internal health benefits of this product and made a scrumptious egg white frittata loaded with grilled mushrooms and onions and showered with tangy blue cheese crumbles. Delicious!

Blue Mushroom and Onion Fritatta | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Eat your beauty.
Blue Mushroom and Onion Egg White Frittata
Ingredients:
2/3 cup egg whites
1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 cup mushroom slices
1 oz crumbled blue cheese
1 Tb coconut oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tb chopped fresh parsley

Blue Mushroom and Onion Fritatta | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Directions:

In a medium nonstick skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Toss in the onions and sautĆ©Ā 5 minutes. Season with dash salt and pepper. Add the mushrooms and sautĆ© 3 minutes more until onions and mushrooms are tender.

Blue Mushroom and Onion Fritatta | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Pour the egg whites over the vegetable mixture.

Cover and continue cooking until eggs are cooked through, about 4 minutes.

Blue Mushroom and Onion Fritatta | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

To serve, cover the skillet with a large serving plate and carefullyĀ flip the frittata over the plate.

Top with blue cheese crumbles and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Slice into 4 slices and serve. Makes 2 servings.

Blue Mushroom and Onion Fritatta | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

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Blue Mushroom and Onion Fritatta | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Blue Mushroom and Onion Egg White Frittata and Fractionated Coconut Oil

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Number of servings: 2

Per Serving 175 calories

Fat 11 g

Carbs 6 g

Protein 14 g

2

Blue Mushroom and Onion Egg White Frittata and Fractionated Coconut Oil

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mushroom slices
  • 1 oz crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 Tb coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tb chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium nonstick skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Toss in the onions and sautƩ 5 minutes. Season with dash salt and pepper. Add the mushrooms and sautƩ 3 minutes more until onions and mushrooms are tender.
  2. Pour the egg whites over the vegetable mixture. Cover and continue cooking until eggs are cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  3. To serve, cover the skillet with a large serving plate and carefully flip the frittata over the plate. Top with blue cheese crumbles and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Slice into 4 slices and serve.

Cheesy Ham and Potato Breakfast Casserole

Easter Sunday is tomorrow. I don’t know if you celebrate, or how you celebrate, but we usually celebrate with food and eggs. Food meaning brunch and BBQs and eggs meaning candy filled eggs for the kids. All while remembering that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and Easter signifies the day he rose from the grave.

Cheesy Ham and Potato Breakfast Casserole (4)

You gotta love it!

Cheesy Ham and Potato Breakfast Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Well this meal isn’t exactly as miraculous as rolling away a tombstone, but it is delicious! It’s meaty, hearty and cheesy! And after many people have been fasting for 6 weeks, it’s no wonder we are all hungry! We don’t do the fast over here in our house, but in case you did, you deserve this! Just take some of that Easter ham you are making for lunch and cut a chunk for this breakfast (nobody will notice).

Cheesy Ham and Potato Breakfast Casserole (3)

Cheesy Ham and Potato Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients:
1/2 pound packaged cookedĀ ham, diced
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
3 medium Idaho potatoes, diced
4 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika

Cheesy Ham and Potato Breakfast Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350F. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.

Cube the ham, dice the onion, and dice the potatoes, into uniform sizes….

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St. Patty’s Day French Toast

St. Patty's Day French Toast | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I made my kids St. Patty’s Day French Toast! They didn’t know they were part Irish. Mostly Mexican and German, but a bit Irish in there have we!

So of course we had green French toast.

I opened a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread and took out 8 slices.

Then I mixed up 1 cup of nonfat milk, 3 eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, and dash of cinnamon, 4 drops of blue food coloring and 3 drops of green food coloring.

I heated my nonstick griddle, sprayed with cooking spray, soaked my bread briefly and grilled it on each side about 3 minutes.

Then we served it with powdered sugar and syrup. Yummy!!! My boys loved their green breakfast and enjoyed making it for them.

What did you make for St. Patrick’s Day?