The Thursday morning before Blissdom, I was able to spend some time with a very talented chef from the Hungry YouTube Chanel, Alex Thomopoulus and a bunch of my bloggy friends. Wholly Guacamole sponsored the event, where we were able to prepare fabulous dishes with a star chef. Many of the recipe featured used Wholly Guacamole and Wholly Salsa products. We had a great time making all kinds of dishes.
Alex provided us with a lot of great recipes to share. She even has a great Gluten FREE flour mix. This closely resembles the same quality as wheat flour. You can make this ahead of time and keep it in the fridge to use whenever a recipe calls for flour. This gluten free mix is even great for making cupcakes! I can’t wait to share this with you today.
I was in a group where we made Sweet Potato Gnocchi with a buttered sage sauce. These little Gnocchi were like eating little pillows in your mouth. They just seemed to melt as I started to eat them. If you learn better by viewing , check out the video on Sweet Potato Gnocchi for Alex to show you how on the Hungry Channel. She had a lot of recipes to share that happen to be gluten free. Subscribe to the Hungry Channel on YouTube for more great recipe ideas.
Ingredients for Sweet Potato Gnocchi
2 pounds sweet potatoes
2/3 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/4 cups Alex’s AP Gluten Free Blend (recipe below)
Parmesan cheese, for garnish
Sage Brown Butter Sauce:
1 stick unsalted butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
15 sage leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Alex’s AP Gluten Free Blend:
2 1/2 cups brown rice flour
2 cups sorghum flour
1 1/3 cups tapioca starch
1/2 cup potato starch
1 1/2 cups sweet rice flour
2/3 cups cornstarch
4 teaspoons xanthan gum
I think this Southwest Frittata will go well with my family. We love egg dishes and this was really simple to make and tasted fabulous.
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 zucchini, thinly sliced into rounds (I would shred, so my kids would eat it)
1 cup corn tortilla chips, lightly crushed
1 dozen eggs
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup Wholly Salsa® Medium dip, plus extra to serve
1/2 cup manchego cheese, shredded
Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste
3 scallions, chopped, to serve
Wholly Guacamole® Home-style dip, to serve
Sour cream, to serve
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Preheat a 9-inch cast-iron skillet or other ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and swirl to coat the surface of the pan.
3. Add onions, season with salt and pepper and cook until soft and golden brown. Add the zucchini and tortilla chips and cook another 2 minutes until both have softened. Remove from heat.
4. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, water, Wholly Salsa® Medium dip, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture into the skillet and stir to evenly distribute the vegetables and tortilla chips. Sprinkle the Manchego cheese over the egg mixture and place in oven to bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the eggs set, the frittata puffs and turns golden brown. Remove from the oven, slice and serve with scallions, Wholly Guacamole® Home-style dip, Wholly Salsa® Medium dip and sour cream on the side.
Finally there was a Bloody Mary cocktail made with Wholly Salsa. I was surprised how easy this was to make this many fabulous looking cocktail this fast. This would be a wonderful idea for a party. These could be already made and ready to go when the guests arrive.
Wholly™ Roasted Tomato Bloody Mary with Shrimp
I love Wholly Guacamole and Wholly Salsa brands, since they are fresh ingredients with no artificial preservatives. Wholly Guacamole has come out with this little 100 calorie packs. There are 6 to box and they are perfect to bring to the park, as a snack or even pack in school lunches. I had the chance to try the new Ranch flavor and it was awesome! Find more great recipes at the Wholly Guacamole website.
How to Enter Giveaway Wholly Guacamole sent me this awesome package to show my fans can win a prize package similar to this one. This is a huge assortment of different guacamole’s and salsa’s to enjoy. It even says you can freeze them. It is simple to enter. Just leave a comment of your favorite food to eat with Guacamole and a way to contact you. Preferably email address.
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