No. 15: "Everything" Cream Cheese

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This recipe is about as delicious and easy as it gets! You can follow my lead and spread it into mini sweet peppers, or just leave it in your fridge and spread it on your bagels/toast. Everything Bagel cream cheese is also excellent added to scrambled eggs, omelettes, sandwiches, or just as a dip for crackers. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 x 8-oz package cream cheese, room temp.
  • 2 Tbsp. Rockerbox Everything Bagel Blend

DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix the Everything Bagel Blend into the cream cheese (it's easier to mix into room temp. cream cheese than cold), and allow it to sit overnight for best results.

No. 14: Baked Broccoli

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Fresh broccoli, just enough to serve (this recipe isn't great leftover)
  • Olive oil
  • Spice (see below)
  • Optional: freshly grated Parmesan

THIS RECIPE WORKS BEST WITH:

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400F. 
  • Chop the broccoli into bite-sized pieces, discarding the tough skin on the stalk. Put it in a big mixing bowl.
  • Drizzle the broccoli with olive oil, tossing it around the bowl to coat. You don't want your broccoli swimming in oil - you just want to lightly coat it. Then, sprinkle with your favorite spice until it's well-seasoned. Make sure each floret gets some spice - that's what makes this recipe so delicious.
  • Empty the contents of the mixing bowl onto a baking sheet, spreading the broccoli out into a single layer. 
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, checking at around 10 minutes to be sure it doesn't burn. If you like it crunchy, take it out just as the florets begin to brown. If you like your broccoli more well done, leave in for another few minutes. You can taste as you go (let it cool for a minute, if you do!)
  • Remove from the oven and toss with freshly grated Parmesan, if you choose.

 

No. 6: World's Best Hummus

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Once you try Everything Bagel hummus, you won't ever want the plain stuff again. It's insanely delicious, and ridiculously easy to make.

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix the Everything Bagel blend into the hummus and allow it to sit overnight. Serve alongside pita chips, pretzels, carrots, celery sticks, cucumber spears, or spread onto a sandwich for an extra savory component. 

If you prefer to make your own hummus (which I definitely recommend trying!), here's Smitten Kitchen's "Ethereally smooth hummus" recipe.

SUBSTITUTIONS: This recipe also works well substituting Garlic Flakes for Everything Bagel Blend, for a purely garlicky hummus.

No. 8: Crispy Potato Sticks

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb. Potatoes (any kind will work, but my favorite are thin-skinned red, purple, or Yukon Gold because I can leave the skin on)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Spice*  (or to taste)
  • Salt, to taste

*This recipe works best with the following Rockerbox blends:

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.

  • Slice potatoes into steak-fry shapes, and toss in a mixing bowl with olive oil, spice, and a sprinkle of salt (if there is no salt in the blend you're using).

  • Spread on a baking sheet, allowing space between each piece. Bake on top rack for 30-50 minutes, or until potatoes are very crispy. Serve alongside your favorite BBQ sauce, ketchup, aioli, etc.