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Jeff's Breakfast Tater Tot Nachos

Fresh New Year’s Day Brunch Menu Ideas

Don’t you agree that your first meal of 2017 ought to be a step-above the usual breakfast?

Why not start a fresh new tradition to kick off the new year! Whether you have a house full of company or you’re  waking up to a blissfully quiet home, these wonderful, simple brunch dishes will make the first day of 2017 extra special.

Jeff’s Breakfast Tater Tot Nachos

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Prep Time: 5 mins. Total Time: 30 mins.Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS
14 ounces frozen tater tots
½ cup cooked bacon crumbles
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup Jeff’s Naturals Sliced Tamed™ Jalapeños
3 tablespoons sliced green onion
Hot Sauce

Optional (but highly recommended): 2 fried eggs to top

PREPARATION
Bake tater tots according to package instructions. Once baked, remove from oven, sprinkle on cheese, bacon and jalapenos.

Place back into the oven to melt the cheese- about 5 minutes.
Remove from oven, sprinkle with green onions, hot sauce and top with fried eggs.

Serve immediately.

Jeff’s Hot-n-Spicy Bloody Mary

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Prep Time: 15 min.Total Time: 15 min.Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS
4 c. chilled tomato juice
9 oz. vodka (for spicy use pepper flavored vodka)
1/3 c. fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tsp. horseradish
3/4 tsp. Hot Sauce
Dash of Jeff’s Naturals Jalapeño Stuffed Olive juice
1 1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp. black pepper
4 c. chilled tomato juice

Garnish:
Jeff’s Naturals Jalapeño Stuffed Olives
Jeff’s Naturals Whole Golden Greek Peperoncini
Slices of lime
Slices of cucumber
Hot Cherry Peppers (Whole or Sliced)

PREPARATION
Create six “spicy” skewers using suggested ingredients (feel free to get creative with your own). Assemble skewers on plate and place in the refrigerator.

Place a generous amount of salt and pepper on a plate. Rim the edge of each glass with lime juice, then place in the salt and pepper mixture and set aside.

Prepare cocktail ingredients in a pitcher and stir well. Place ice in glasses and pour cocktail mixture into glasses.

Garnish with skewers.

Baked Eggs with Olives

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

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

PREPARATION
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.

Looking for more ideas?  Visit our Recipe Page to find even more breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack, appetizer and dinner recipes to enjoy using Jeff’s Naturals all-natural line of olives, peppers, capers and sun-dried tomatoes.

Happy New Year! Bon Appétit

Baja Fruit Salad

 

 

Smoked Salmon & Caper Crêpes
Smoked Salmon & Caper Crêpes

 

Jeff's Natural's Breakfast Panini
Jeff’s Naturals Breakfast Panini

 

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.

Have a Bloody Mary on Us at Natural Products Expo West!

Natural Products Expo West Cocktail Pary

The Bloody Mary, everyone’s favorite brunch cocktail, is almost as unique as the individual who made it. Everyone has their own preference and there is no one right way to make them.  The cocktail was once called “the world’s most complex cocktail” in The Daily Telegraph. One thing is certain- Jeff’s Naturals products are a natural fit for this mysterious drink.

Guess you could say Jeff’s Naturals and a Bloody Mary go together like salt and pepper. One compliments the other.

We are looking forward to heading back to Anaheim CA next month for Natural Products Expo West 2016, the world’s largest trade show for the natural products industry.  To add even more excitement, we’re bringing some of our favorite Bloody Mary fixings to host a huge Bloody Mary Mixer with our friends at  Tillen Farms and Lakewood Juice!

If you’re headed to this year’s Expo West, join us Saturday March 12th from 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at Booth #4768.  We’ll be serving up delicious Bloody Mary cocktails made with Lakewood Organic Super Veggie Juice and garnishes like hugely popular Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives, Feta Cheese Stuffed Olives, Garlic Stuffed Olives our Jalapeño Stuffed Olives and Tillen Farms Gourmet Green Beans and Asparagus as cocktail stirrers.  But that’s not all- we’ll also be serving tasty appetizers to our guests made with Jeff’s Naturals Olives & Peppers– YUM!  You don’t want to miss it!

If you’re among those who won’t be attending this year’s expo or you can’t wait that long, don’t worry. Here’s an easy Bloody Recipe you can make at home.

Jeff’s Naturals Darn Good Bloody Mary

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

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. Bloody Mary mix
  • 1-½ oz. Vodka
  • Splash of your favorite hot sauce
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Splash of brine from Jeff’s Naturals Olives or Peppers
  • Ice for serving
  • Assorted Jeff’s Naturals Peppers and Olives for garnish
  • 1 celery stalk

Directions:

Stir Bloody Mary mix and vodka together. Add a dash of hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and a splash of Jeff’s Naturals Olive or Pepper brine. Pour over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with your favorite Jeff’s Naturals Peppers and Olives. Finish with a stalk of celery.

 

Five Savory Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Fabulous Jeff’s Naturals Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy for the Holidays!

Cheese Stuffed Olives Martini

The holidays are a time for festivity, fun, and yes, libations!  We’re not saying everyone should consume adult beverages this holiday season, but if you do, drink responsibly and use only the best olives and garnishes.  These simple cocktail recipes and tips will go a long way to make your spirits bright. Playing bartender has never been easier!

Tips for Tasty Cocktails-

  • Always save your olive juice to “dirty” your Bloody Mary or cocktail.

Savory Martini

Peperontini

Recipes for Tasty Holiday Cocktails-

1. Spice-it-up Jalapeño Martini

3 oz. vodka
2 oz. Juice from jar of Jeff’s Naturals Sliced Tamed Jalapeños
Splash of dry vermouth
2-3 Jalapeño Stuffed Olives for garnish

Prep:
Pour liquor and jalapeño juice into a martini shaker with ice. Shake at least 30 seconds and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with Jalapeño Stuffed Olives and enjoy!

2. All Natural Castelvetrano ‘tini

2 oz. dry gin or vodka
1 oz. dry vermouth
Ice
Jeff’s Naturals Castelvetrano Olives

Prep:
Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill. Combine the gin or vodka and vermouth in a shaker, fill halfway with ice, and stir or shake vigorously until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into the chilled glass and garnish with castelvetrano olives

3. Jeff’s Savory Martini

3 sprigs rosemary (one inch in length)
3 Tbl. vermouth (or use juice of any Jeff’s Naturals Castelvetrano or Garlic Stuffed Olives)
5 oz. vodka or gin
Jeff’s Naturals Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives (for garnish)

Prep
Chill martini glasses in freezer for 15 minutes. Add one rosemary sprig to cocktail shaker and muddle to release oils. Add ice to shaker. Pour in vermouth and vodka or gin. Shake vigorously. Remove reserved rosemary leaves from the base of each sprig and thread with an olive or two. Remove glasses from freezer. Pour martini into glasses through a fine strainer, (this will insure no rosemary bits end up in the cocktail). Garnish with rosemary sprig and olives.

4. The Greek Peperontini

3 oz. gin (or vodka)
2 oz. Jeff’s Naturals Golden Greek Peperoncini brine
Splash of dry vermouth
Whole Golden Greek Peperoncini for garnish

Prep:
Pour liquor and peperoncini brine into a martini shaker with ice. Shake at least 30 seconds and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a peperoncini or two and enjoy!

5.Jeff’s Naturals Bloody Mary

4 oz. Bloody Mary mix
1-½ oz. Vodka
Splash of your favorite hot sauce
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Splash of brine from Jeff’s Naturals Olives or Peppers
Ice for serving
Assorted Jeff’s Naturals Peppers and Olives for garnish
1 celery stalk

Prep:
Stir Bloody Mary mix and Vodka together. Add a dash of hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and a splash of Jeff’s Naturals Olive or Pepper brine. Pour over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with your favorite Jeff’s Naturals Peppers and Olives. Finish with a stalk of celery.

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