Monthly Archives: December 2016

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


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

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

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


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

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

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)

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


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

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

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

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Smoked Salmon & Caper Crêpes
Smoked Salmon & Caper Crêpes


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


Eat Healthy with the Incomparable Vegetarian Mamma!

Vegetarian cooking can sometimes be a daunting task to people trying it for the first time; “how can it be tasty without meat,” they ask. Well, Vegetarian Mamma has shown just how fun and easy-to-prepare vegetarian dishes can be. Through her website, blog, and cookbooks, Cindy Gordon provides a bounty of recipes and techniques that the whole family can enjoy.

Photo Source: Vegetarian Mamma
Photo Source: Vegetarian Mamma

We’re proud to say that many of these mouth-watering meals make use of our very own Jeff’s Naturals line of all-natural non-GMO products, such as this Mediterranean Rice Bowl recipe (seen above) and a Roasted Tomato Sauce Pasta (see below- yummy!!).


Trust us, you have to try these recipes for yourself.

All recipes featured on Vegetarian Mamma’s site are vegetarian, and the site offers giveaways of gluten-free, allergy-friendly products so you can test the delicious products she uses!

If you’re looking for a good place to pick up some vegetarian-friendly recipes, Vegetarian Mamma’s recipe page is of course the natural place to start. But why stop there? When you enter our 2017 Fresh Start Sweepstakes, you can win a copy of Vegetarian Mamma’s cookbook Gluten Free Fork!

Photo Source Vegetarian Mamma
Photo Source Vegetarian Mamma

Vegetarian Mamma strives to create an atmosphere of positivity and helpfulness to welcome anyone looking to improve their diet. She says it best herself:

This website is meant for everybody! If you are seeking information on recipes, products or just want to be part of a community, this site is for YOU! While we do share some humor within our posts, we try to keep it classy and supportive of all who visit. We try to stay encouraging and welcoming. While some recipes and products may not fit for some, they may be perfect fits for others. At Vegetarian Mamma, we are here to encourage one another and to keep things positive.  We are not here to try to dictate what you should and shouldn’t consume. You know your body, you know your beliefs and you can act upon them.

Cooking is, at its core about love, both for the food itself and the people you are cooking for. This guiding principal is clear in Vegetarian Mamma’s site, blog, book, and recipes. The amount of care and consideration, both for the meal itself and the eater, is palpable and most importantly tasted in the recipes she provides. Be sure to visit her website often for the latest and best in vegetarian recipes and giveaways!