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Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Tips and Recipes to Surprise Mom this Mother’s Day

Mothering is a full-time job, there’s no question about it. They help you grow, they educate you, and they love you unconditionally without asking for anything in return. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show them just how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate everything they’ve done.

If you ask us, there’s no show of love quite as thoughtful as a delicious home cooked meal. So sit back, have a read, and plan that Mother’s Day brunch that will leave them smiling from cheek to cheek.

Brunch Tips!

  1. Set up everything the night before – You don’t want to be in a mad rush to do this the following morning, trust us!
  2. Plan your menu – Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your meal. That said, if you’re reading this post you’re already ahead of the game!
  3. If you can cook it ahead of time, do it! – If you have anything on your menu that can be prepared ahead of time, do so. This can be bloody mary mixes, mimosas, sausages, and so forth.
  4. Offer a mix of sweet and savory – That’s the magic of brunch, after all! A nice balanced meal will leave everybody satisfied.
  5. You can’t go wrong with fresh breads and/or scones – I mean… what’s brunch without delicious breads?

A brunch would be nothing without food, so  feast your eyes on these recipes guaranteed to really impress mom!

New! Baked Eggs with Olives

Prep Time: 5 min | Total Time: 11 min | Serves: 2

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Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Jeff’s Naturals Whole Castelvetrano Olives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme leaves
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
  • Serve with a crusty baguette

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Crack 2 eggs into 2 individual-sized baking dishes. Season with salt and pepper.  Drizzle a tablespoon of heavy cream into each dish, and distribute the olives and herbs into each dish. Bake about 6 minutes, until the whites are set and yolks are very loose. Once removed from the oven, the eggs will continue to cook for a few minutes.

Drizzle eggs with olive oil and serve hot with warm crusty bread for dipping.

New! Ultimate Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary Party

 

Prep Time: 5 min  |  Total Time: 5 min  | Serves: 1

Delicious paired with any of these recipes along with Smoked Salmon with Dilled Crème Fraiche on Bagels, Frittata with Roasted Red Peppers and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Ricotta Cheese & Meyer Lemon Blintzes, etc.

Ingredients

Directions:

Stir together Bloody Mary mix and vodka. Add a few dashes of hot sauce, squeeze of lemon, and a splash of Jeff’s Naturals Olive or Pepper brine.

Pour over ice in a highball glass.

Garnish with your favorite Bloody Mary ingredients including Jeff’s Naturals Olives and Peppers.  Finish with a dash of pepper and enjoy!

 

Baja Fruit Salad

Baja Fruit Salad

Prep Time:  10min | Total Time: 45min | Serves: 2-4

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (20 oz.) juiced packed pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 c. Jeff’s Naturals Roasted Bell Pepper Strips, chopped
  • 1/2 c. jicama, chopped
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded coconuts

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except coconut in a large bowl and toss well to mix. Top with coconut just before serving. Makes about 4 servings.

Breakfast Panini

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Prep Time: 5 min Total Time: 10 min Serves: 2

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat panini press.

If adding pancetta to your sandwich, place pancetta slices in panini press and cook about 3 minutes or until crispy. Remove from press and set aside.

To assemble the paninis, add a tablespoon of pesto on the top inside slice of each sandwich. Add the eggs to the bottom slice of bread. Top the egg with arugula, pancetta, and a layer of roasted red pepper. Top the sandwich with the pesto bread slice and place into the panini press for about 5 minutes or until slightly crispy and golden.

Simple Ways to Treat Yourself with Garlic Stuffed Olives & Spicy Italian Olive Antipasto

Jeff's Naturals Garlic Olives Antipasto

April is National Garlic Month, so we are highlighting some of our favorite ways to enjoy Jeff’s Naturals Garlic Stuffed Olives & Spicy Italian Olive Antipasto! Each delectable olive is hand stuffed with locally grown garlic of California, typically within 48 hours of harvest. The quality, consistency and addictive nature of these olives are unrivaled.  Learn more about the farm to table story of our garlic.

Simple serving Ideas for Jeff’s Naturals Garlic Stuffed Olives & Spicy Italian Olive Antipasto

  • Toss Spicy Italian Olive Antipasto into a salad with a delicious vinaigrette made by whisking a bit of it’s marinade with extra virgin olive oil.
Recipe: Rainbow Chard with Garlic Stuffed Olives
Recipe: Rainbow Chard with Garlic Stuffed Olives –Click here for recipe.
Recipe: Artichoke-Green Olive Tapenade
Artichoke and Green Olive Tapenade- Click here for recipe.
Jeff's Naturals Bloody Mary
Jeff’s Naturals Bloody Mary-Click here for recipe.

For more inspiration and to learn more about our products, please visit our recipe page.

Highlights from Natural Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo
The Jeff’s Naturals team were all smiles at Natural Products Expo West last weekend!

A record breaking crowd of 67,000 people, including our team,  gathered in Anaheim CA last weekend to hear, see and taste the very latest and greatest in the natural products industry at the Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural products trade-show!

It was fun to see old friends and meet lots of new faces as we introduced our line of all natural pantry staples.  We joined almost 3,000 other exhibitors for three days of presentations, meetings and samplings.

It was quite noticeable this year that the non-GMO movement is really taking hold and influencing the food choices consumers make, and we are proud to be among the exhibitors that are non-GMO certified.  Jeff’s Naturals had an extremely successful showing at the expo, in fact, people flocked to our booth just to sample our products!  Nice to see so many olive and pepper lovers out there!

One of our highlights of course was our very popular Bloody Mary Bar we co-hosted with Lakewood Juice with generous support from  Tillen Farms on Saturday.

Guests who stopped by our booth were treated to a yummy Bloody Mary made with Lakewood Organic Super Veggie Juice and garnished  Tillen Farms Gourmet Green BeansAsparagus and an assortment of our stuffed olives including Blue Cheese Stuffed OlivesFeta Cheese Stuffed OlivesGarlic Stuffed Olives or Jalapeño Stuffed Olives.

Needless to say, our cocktail party was a big hit.  A big thanks goes out to Lakewood Juice and Tillen Farms  for working with us!  What fun we had!

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Our executive chef made a very delicious appetizer with our BRAND NEW Diced Tamed Jalapeno Peppers to go with the cocktails, stay tuned for the recipe!  If you missed it, click here for our “dern good Bloody Mary” recipe so you can enjoy one for yourself!!

Join Us for a “Bloody Mary Mixer” at Natural Products Expo West 2014!

Natural Products Expo West 2014 Bloody Mary Mixer

We are packing our bags and headed to Anaheim CA for Natural Products Expo West March 7-9, 2014! The event is the world’s largest tradeshow for the natural products industry and will bring together 60,000+ members of the natural products community inside the Anaheim Convention Center!

This year, we are taking things up a notch and will be joining Lakewood Juice to host a yummy Bloody Mary Bar on Saturday, March 8th from noon to 2PM at Booth #2997 in Hall C !

Bloody Marys are great, but they are even better with Jeff’s Naturals olives as garnishes, so we will be featuring our hugely popular Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives, Feta Cheese Stuffed Olives, Garlic Stuffed Olives and our Jalapeño Stuffed Olives.  Combine these with Lakewood Organic Super Veggie Juice, Tillen Farms Gourmet Green Beans and Asparagus as cocktail stirrers, and a handful of other ingredients (see recipe below) and you have yourself a tasty cocktail!!

Our executive chef, Natalie, will also be serving a delightful appetizer made with our BRAND NEW Diced Tamed Jalapeno Peppers (you’ll be among the first to try them)! So, if you are planning on attending this exciting convention, be sure to stop by Booth #2997 in Hall C to say hello.

If you can’t make it this year, don’t worry.  We have provided our secret recipe (not a secret anymore!) for a “dern good Bloody Mary” so you can taste for yourself!!  Enjoy!

Dern Good Bloody Mary