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cauliflower “hash brown” patties

by Jackie Newgent  |  September 8, 2017  |  0 Comments
I was recently asked by someone with diabetes if I had a lower-carb version of a hash brown patty. I didn’t at that time, but now I do! Here’s the delicious result—-with cauliflower swapped in place of potato. These patties do get nicely browned and a slight bit crisp. (These are not deep fried in order to keep them calorie-friendly; so, don’t expect extra crispiness!) My personal trick: Make these in advance and keep chilled in the refrigerator. Then over the next several days, quickly heat the number of patties that you need. Reheat in a toaster oven … or even a regular toaster! (Hint: For those of you who don’t need to curb calories, these can be reheated and...
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lebanese breakfast scramble with pita chips

by Jackie Newgent  |  August 21, 2017  |  4 Comments
I have always loved huevos rancheros! I have also always adored Middle Eastern food! So, I decided to give huevos rancheros a Lebanese makeover. I also gave it a Jackie-approved boost of veggies, plus a kick of fun. All the ingredients are scrambled up in pan. Pops of pita chips create the fun. It’s a perfect fit for this month’s Recipe Redux theme: “Rise and Shine with a Savory Breakfast.” Do enjoy it for breakfast or brunch … or whenever! Calories saved: 144 Why it’s better for you? More veggie goodness!
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pan-grilled portabella “steak” & egg & vegetable hash

by Jackie Newgent  |  January 22, 2017  |  2 Comments
Sure, you can order steak ‘n eggs at your favorite breakfast spot and pay maybe 15 bucks! That’s not a good thing for your pocketbook or the planet! Or you can whip up this pan-grilled portabella “steak” with a crispy fried organic egg and a bell pepper-potato hash for about 3 bucks! I’ll take the 3-buck breakfast any day of the week! There’s no better time to share my breakfast-on-the-cheap since the Recipe Redux theme this month is “Budget-Friendly Eats!” By the way, if you’ve got a really tight budget, fry two eggs up in a pan and forgo the portabella. Either way, you’ll save loads of calories. And either way, my pick is organic eggs; the extra 10-ish cents...
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avocado toast with lemony arugula salad and egg

by Jackie Newgent  |  March 22, 2016  |  2 Comments
When I want something indulgent while dining out for brunch, my pick is eggs Florentine. But I try my best not to order it more than a few times a year. (Yep, it’s that rich!) So here’s my inspired homemade approach to this decadent dish! And it’s perfect timing since this month’s Recipe Redux theme is “7-Ingredient (or Less) Recipes”—and this is exactly that … 7-ingredients. First, I toast up whole grain bread. One of my favorites is Dave’s Killer 21 Whole Grains & Seeds Organic Bread—which I used here. It’s delicious, plus each slice provide 5 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, and is non-GMO! Then I top it with Hass avocado, a fresh lemon vinaigrette-dressed baby arugula...
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savory kale and crimini oatmeal with fried egg

by Jackie Newgent  |  February 22, 2016  |  0 Comments
What’s basically like risotto, yet based on oats rather than Arborio rice? Savory oatmeal! And I’m a ginormous fan of it! In fact, I wrote an entire recipe slideshow on savory oatmeal for Livestrong.com. Continuing on that creative and craveable culinary journey, I’ve got another one to share. It’s an entire meal-in-one and fits perfectly with the Recipe Redux theme this month: “Break Out of Breakfast Boredom!” This recipe’s got an Asian twist and amazing taste. Hope you enjoy this big bowl of lovin’ as much as I do. Hint: Try it for all-day breakfast! Calories saved: 40 Why it’s better for you? Hello veggies! Hello fiber!
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