4 Awesome Grilled Cheese Recipes You Need To Try


Since it’s national grilled cheese day I have to pay homage to my favorite sandwhich and share 4 awesome grilled cheese recipes. 

1. Cranberry, Brie & Prosciutto Grilled Cheeese – Baker by Nature 

2. Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese – Greens & Chocolate

3. Margharita Grilled Cheese – Cooking for Keeps 

4. Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese – Cooking Classy

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1 Trader Joe’s Product, 2 Ways

1 TJ's Product, 2 Ways

It’s no secret that i’m obsessed with all things Trader Joe’s so i’ve decided to start a new segment on the blog where i’ll share different Trader Joe’s products and multiple recipes using that product. Today i’m featuring Honey Walnut Shrimp, which I used for thai cauliflower rice stir fry and lettuce wraps.

Honey Walnut Shrimp Thai Cauliflower Rice – 1 serving

Ingredients-

1/2 cup of  cooked cauliflower rice

2 tablespoons of Thai fried rice

1/4 cup of Trader Joe’s Honey Walnut Shrimp 

1/4 cup of cooked broccoli

Instructions-

1. Cook shrimp according to directions on package

2. While shrimp is cooking microwave frozen broccoli for 1 minute or until heated through

3. Put the cooked cauliflower rice and thai fried rice into a bowl and microwave for 1 minute & 30 seconds or until heated through

4. Combine the cauliflower rice mixture, with broccoli and cooked shrimp. Top with Honey sauce and walnuts.

Honey Walnut Shrimp Lettuce Wraps – Makes 4 lettuce wraps

Ingredients-

1/2 cup of cooked cauliflower rice

2 tablespoons of Thai fried rice

1/4 cup of Trader Joe’s Honey Walnut Shrimp

1/4 cup of cooked broccoli

1/4 cup of shredded carrots

4 romaine lettuce hearts

Instructions-

1. Cook shrimp according to directions on package

2. While shrimp is cooking microwave frozen broccoli  for 1 minute or until heated through

3. Put the cooked cauliflower rice,  thai fried rice & shredded carrots into a bowl and microwave for 1 minute & 30 seconds or until heated through

4. Combine the Thai  cauliflower rice, broccoli and cooked shrimp. Add Honey sauce and walnuts and mix throughly

5. Put the shrimp and rice mixture into the romaine lettuce hearts

3 Bailey’s Desserts perfect for St.Patrick’s Day!

Looking to get into the St.Patrick’s day spirit? try one of these recipes:

  1. Bailey’s Cheesecake Cookie Cups   – Liv for Cake

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I recommend simplifying this recipe by subbing the chocolate cookie cups for pre made brownie mix. Directions to make brownie cups can be found here.

2. Bailey’s Cookies and Cream Parfaits Homemade Hooplah

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3. Boozy Irish Coffee Milkeshakes – The Sweetest Occasion

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Lettuce Wraps 3 Ways

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As I shared in this blog post lettuce wraps are part of my regular meal rotation because they are incredibly versatile and a great way to use any leftovers you have laying around. Today I’m sharing three awesome lettuce wrap recipes.

1. Curry Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps – Makes 1 serving

Ingredients – 

1/2 cup of cauliflower florets

1 Tablespoon of curry powder, add an extra 1/2 tablespoon if you like spicy

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup of cooked quinoa

1/4 cup of cooked Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower

1 Tablespoon of Trader Joe’s Goddess Dressing

Salt & Pepper, to taste

4 romaine heart lettuce leaves

Recipe –

  1. Follow these directions to make curried cauliflower
  2. Combine the cooked cauliflower rice and cooked quinoa
  3. Once curried cauliflower is done add to the quinoa/cauliflower rice mixture
  4. Add dressing and mix throughly
  5. Add curried cauliflower filling to romaine lettuce leaves and enjoy!

 

2. Veggie Burger Palak Paneer Lettuce Wraps – Makes 1 serving

Ingredients – 

1   Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burger

1/4 cup of palak paneer

4 romaine lettuce heart leaves

Recipe –

  1. Follow instructions on box to heat veggie burgers
  2. Follow instructions on the box to heat palak paneer
  3. Crumble heated veggie burger and combine with Palak Paneer
  4. Put heaping tablespoon of veggie burger mixture into lettuce leaves
  5. Enjoy hot!                                                                                                                                                                            

3. Peanut Satay Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wraps –  Makes 1 serving

Ingredients –   

lemon & olive baked chicken tender, shredded

1/2 Cup of cooked cauliflower rice

1/2 Tablespoon of peanut butter

1 Tablespoon of soy sauce

1/2  Tablespoon of toasted sesame oil

1/2 Tablespoon of shredded carrots

1 Tablespoon of cooked broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces

Recipe –  

  1. Make peanut satay sauce by combining peanut butter, soy sauce and toasted sesame oil in small ziplock bag.
  2. Add shredded chicken to peanut satay sauce and marinate chicken for 15 minutes – overnight.
  3. Combine cauliflower rice and Spicy Thai Fried Shrimp Rice
  4. Heat broccoli in microwave or steam.
  5. Heat shredded chicken and combine with cauliflower rice mixture.
  6. Combine broccoli to chicken and rice and add to lettuce wraps.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

Buffalo Chicken Recipes

With the  SuperBowl coming up  tomorrow I thought I would share some delicious buffalo chicken recipes that are perfect to add to your menu if you are having a SuperBowl party.

  1. Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken Tacos

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2. Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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3. Buffalo Chicken Nachos 

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4. Buffalo Chicken Pizza Bites 

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5. Crescent Roll Ring

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Looking for some decor inspiration? click here or here. Also, make sure to check out last year’s SuperBowl Blog Post.

Pineapple Chicken Naan Pizza 

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Get ready to see a lot of naan pizza recipes since it’s definitely one of weeknight go-to’s. Last night I made a delicious pineapple chicken variation.

Ingredients –                                                                

1 Lemon & Olive Oil Baked Chicken Tender, shredded

2 Tablespoon of Trader Joe’s Pineapple salsa

1/4 cup of black beans

1/4 cup of sautéed kale

1 piece of Trader Joe’s reduced fat white cheeder cheese

1 piece of Trader Joe’s tandoori naan

Recipe – 

1. Marinate baked chicken tender in pineapple salsa overnight

2.  Sauté kale, follow these same directions I use for spinach

3. Set oven to 350 degrees

4. While oven is preheating shred chicken and put remaining ingredients on top of tandoori naan

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cheese is melted. I let my pizza bake for 10 minutes and a some of the black beans were a little on the crispy side so I would probably side towards 8 minutes.

6. Enjoy hot!

Note: Cut your weekday cooking time in half and make your kale and bake chicken tenders during the weekend. I keep kale and baked chicken tenders in the freezer so I always have prepped ingredients ready to go.

Copycat Sweetgreen Curry Cauliflower bowl 

Lately I’ve been obsessed with sweetgreen’s curry cauliflower/chickpea bowl so I wanted to try to recreate.

The sweetgreen version entails: warm quinoa, hot chickpeas/cauliflower, organic carrots, shredded cabbage, cilantro, raisins, almonds, roasted chicken, sweetgreen hot sauce, curry yogurt dressing. I took the basic ingredients and simplified.

Copycat sweetgreen Curry Cauliflower Bowl

Makes 1 Bowl 

Ingredients –

1/2 cup cauliflower florets

1 Tablespoon of curry Powder, add an extra 1/2 tablespoon if you like spicy

1 Tablespoon olive oil

lemon & olive baked chicken tender, shredded

1/2 Cup of cooked  Quinoa

1/4 Cup of cooked cauliflower rice

1 individual bag of Trader Joe’s omega trail mix 

1 Tablespoon of Trader Joe’s Goddess Dressing 

Salt & Pepper, to taste

Recipe –

1. Follow these directions to make cauliflower.

2. Combine the caulifower rice and Quinoa to make a base for grain bowl

3. When the cauliflower is almost finished heat shredded chicken and Quinoa/cauliflower rice mixture in microwave for 1 minute, or until heated.
4. Once curried cauliflower is done add cauliflower to the bowl of shredded chicken and Quinoa.

5. Add bag of trail mix and dressing and mix throughly

6. Enjoy!