Turmeric Harissa Chicken Hummus Wraps

This post has been sponsored by Sabra Hummus, however all opinions and love for hummus are 100% my own. 

Turmeric Harissa Chicken Hummus Wraps

Today is National Hummus Day and what better way to celebrate than with these delicious Turmeric Harissa Chicken Hummus Wraps! To celebrate, print out this coupon TODAY only and stock up for Memorial Day! Also, if you happen to find the New Lemon Twist Hummus, buy it immediately. It is the best!

Sabra Hummus

Sabra Hummus is a stable in our home and lately it has been part of our dinner “spread”. Hummus is a wonderful source of protein and a great alternative to mayonnaise.

Hummus Wraps

The Turmeric Harissa Chicken in this recipe was so easy to make and full of flavor. These wraps would be perfect to take to a potluck for a crowd. They are also great for those evenings where it is too hot to cook a full laborious meal. They are easy to assemble and can be made a day in advance.

Chicken Hummus Wraps

In a couple of weeks, I will be taking a behind the scenes tour of the Sabra Hummus facility. I will get to see where the chickpeas are grown and how the hummus is made. Make sure you tune into Facebook and Instagram for photos. For more wonderful National Hummus Day recipes, follow along on social media with the #HummusDay hashtag!


Turmeric Harissa Chicken Hummus Wraps

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon harissa paste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 flatbread wraps or tortilla
  • 1 container Sabra Hummus
  • Sliced tomatoes and avocado
  • Lettuce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place chicken breast in a lightly sprayed (nonstick cooking spray) glass baking dish.
  3. Spread Harissa paste all over chicken.
  4. Sprinkle with turmeric, salt and pepper.
  5. Squeeze half a lemon of juice over chicken and drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.
  7. Slice chicken into thin slices.
  8. Spread a generous amount of hummus over the flatbread or tortilla.
  9. Add chicken, lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
  10. Roll wrap and slice into two down the center.
http://theseasidebaker.com/2015/05/21/turmeric-harissa-chicken-hummus-wraps/

 

Strawberry Rhubarb Sugar Cookie Crumb Bars

Strawberry Rhubarb Sugar Cookie Crumb Bars

Last year upon moving into our home, the first order of business was to plant a rhubarb plant. Priorities right!? It has been a long year to wait for my first harvest, but when I did, I was ready! I had been jotting down recipe ideas and this one was at the top of my list.

Rhubarb Strawberry Sugar Cookie Crumb Bars

I absolutely love the sweet combination of strawberry and rhubarb. The smells, flavors, textures all blend together perfectly.  Although a traditional strawberry rhubarb pie is on my list of things to make, I wanted to try something else.

Sugar Cookie Strawberry Rhubarb Bars

The sugar cookie base does a great job at offsetting the tartness of the rhubarb. The strawberries melt into the cream cheese while baking creating a smooth berry center. Finally the streusel top layer gives the bars a bit of a crunch.

Crumb Strawberry Rhubarb Bars

These bars would be perfect to serve a crowd, especially for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. They are easily transported and can be made a day in advance. If you have some extra strawberries and rhubarb, I urge you to make these bars!

Crumb Sugar Cookie Strawberry Rhubarb Bars

 

Strawberry Rhubarb Sugar Cookie Crumb Bars

Ingredients

  • Sugar Cookie Bars
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Filling
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 cup thinly sliced rhubarb
  • 1 and 1/2 cups cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Crumb Topping
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose Flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. To make the sugar cookie base, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down bowl before each addition.
  4. Mix in vanilla.
  5. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl.
  6. Gradually add flour mixer to butter/sugar mixture.
  7. Beat on low until all flour is just incorporated.
  8. Press dough down in pan evenly.
  9. In a clean bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar for 3 minutes on high until sugar is dissolved.
  10. Stir in diced strawberries and sliced rhubarb.
  11. Spread fruit cream cheese mixture over pressed cookie dough.
  12. To make the crumb topping combine melted butter, brown sugar, salt, and flour until small pea sized clumps form.
  13. Sprinkle over cream cheese mixture.
  14. Bake bars for 45 minutes or until a knife is inserted and comes out clean.
  15. Cool and slice into bars.
http://theseasidebaker.com/2015/05/19/strawberry-rhubarb-sugar-cookie-crumb-bars/

Pineapple Curd Cupcakes

pinapple curd cupcakes

These Pineapple Curd Cupcakes are my attempt to bring sunshine into your homes today, especially if you are in Souther California! We are currently experiencing a MUCH NEEDED massive rain storm. Although this will not eliminate the drought, any little bit helps.

Pineapple Curd

Strangely enough, rain gets people very happy here. During a very heavy downpour yesterday, I caught my husband outside gleefully digging trenches so that the excess water would stream down to all of the fruit trees. Seeing as how just 8 years ago we lived (and he grew up) in a country where it rained more than there was sun and he hated it, his energy made me smile. It made him think of home. I guess a massive 32 year old dancing in the rain is enough to make anyone smile.

Pineapple Curd Cupcakes

These cupcakes are perfect for pineapple lovers. They are filled with a delicately smooth pineapple curd, then topped with a pineapple buttercream, and finally garnished with a beautifully simple pineapple flower.

Tripe Pineapple Cupcakes

They make up a beautiful dessert and would be perfect for a baby or bridal shower. Also, if you are looking for more delicious recipes, check out TheSeasideBaker’s Yummly page! Enjoy!

Pineapple Curd Cupcakes

These triple pineapple cupcakes will become a favorite in your home!

  • Pineapple Curd
  • 2 cups pineapple, pureed (fresh or canned)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Cupcakes
  • 2 sticks butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste or regular vanilla
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk with a splash of white vinegar)
  • Pineapple Frosting
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • Pineapple Flowers
  • 1 whole fresh pineapple

To make the pineapple curd, combine pineapple puree, and eggs in a small heavy pot on medium low heat and whisk until smooth.

Continue stirring until curd begins to thicken, about 10 minutes.

In a small bowl stir together water and cornstarch.

Add butter and cornstarch mixture to pineapple mixtures, and stir until butter is melted and curd coats the back of the spoon.

Remove from heat and carefully place in a fine mesh strainer to remove clumps.

Place in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

To make the cupcakes, begin by preheating oven to 350 degrees . Line two muffin tins with cupcake liners.

Make sure all your ingredients are room temperature.

In a bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and soda and mix.

In your mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend butter, sugar and vanilla at medium speed until pale and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition.

Reduce speed to low and add a cup of flour followed by 1/3 of the buttermilk.

Repeat this 3 times, until you have incorporated all the flour and buttermilk.

Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 of the way full.

Bake cupcakes for 20 minutes or until a knife is inserted and comes out clean. Cool completely.

!For the frosting, beat softened butter, powdered sugar , salt, vanilla, and pineapple juice on medium high speed (start low and work your speed up to avoid a mess) and beat until smooth.

To make the pineapple flowers, preheat oven to 225 degrees.

Slice the top and bottom off of the pineapple and remove the rind.

Remove and discard pineapple "eyes." Using a sharp knife, cut pineapple crosswise into very thin slices. Transfer slices to baking sheets.

Place slices on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

Turn the slices and bake for another 30 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown.

While warm, place dried pineapple slices in muffin tins so that the edges turn upwards. Allow them to cool completely this way.

To assemble to cupcakes insert the base of a large pastry tip into the center of a cupcake about 1/4-inch deep, and twist until the cake center twists alongside the tip; pull directly up to remove the center. Repeat with all of the cupcakes.

Spoon in 1 tablespoon of pineapple curd into each cupcake.

Frost cupcakes and top with pineapple flower.

Gourmet French Burgers and Homemade Aioli

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias

Gourmet French Burgers

Sometimes I find myself baking and cooking all day for the blog, yet when dinner time rolls around,  I am clueless as what to make. I attribute most of that to fatigue and laziness at the end of the day. That is why I like to have quality natural ingredients in my freezer to spark my imagination! The two things that I always have stocked in my freezer-Alexia Fries and hamburger patties.

Gourmet French Burgers with Aioli

We love Alexia Fries in general, however the new Rosemary and Sea Salt Fries have sparked my imagination more than once! Burgers are my go to “I’m too tired to cook” meal. However they can get boring. When I first saw these fries, I knew a Gourmet French Burger was in order.

Alexia Fries

These burgers have a multitude of flavor layers. From the rich dijon mustard to the home aioli and creamy goat cheese, your mouth will be one happy camper. All of that combined with a freshly grilled Brioche Bun, sautéed mushrooms, crisp arugula, and delicious Rosemary and Sea Salt Fries, this gourmet burger will be the best part of your day. Actually I take that back, the fact that you can have this burger at home in under 30 minutes may be the best part of your day!

Gourmet French Hamburgers

What is nice about Alexia brand is that their products are all natural, simple, and delicious. I generally buy the sweet potato fries, but opted to try these out this time. Like other Alexia products found at Walmart,  they crisp up perfectly when baked and are delicious!

Aioli

Aioli sauce is another condiment that my husband used to enjoy daily growing up in Switzerland. Since having moved back to the States, I have learned to make it at home. It is essentially a garlic mayonnaise. Now, if you do not have time to make it yourself, or have an aversion to eating raw eggs, simply add four gloves of crushed garlic and the juice of 1/2 of a lemon to 1 cup of mayonnaise. Stir together and presto you have a delicious spread in half the time! We also love dipping our fries into it!

alexia

So, what are your go to quick weeknight meals?

Gourmet French Burgers and Homemade Aioli

Ingredients

    Homemade Aioli
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 and 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Sauteed Mushrooms
  • 2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Burgers
  • 6 frozen angus hamburger patties
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 brioche or kaiser rolls
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • Mustard
  • Arugula
  • Alexia Rosemary Sea Salt Fries

Instructions

  1. Using your blender or immersion blender, add garlic, egg yolks, lemon juice, and vinegar. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a very slow stream add your olive oil while blending simultaneously. Blend until smooth and pale.
  3. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and mix.
  4. In a small sauce pan, heat oil o medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook until brown on each side, about 4-5 minutes on each side.
  5. Grill burgers to your desired doneness.
  6. Assemble burgers by spreading Aioli sauce on buns and stacking the hamburger patties, goat cheese, grilled mushrooms, arugula, and hot fries.
  7. Enjoy immediately!
http://theseasidebaker.com/2015/05/12/gourmet-french-burgers-and-homemade-aioli/

 

Crock Pot Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches

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Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwich

About 6 months ago, my family and I moved into our new home. We had been in our previous apartment for 8+ years. If you have ever lived in an apartment for a long period of time than you know that people come and go. We would go through waves of cool neighbors to boring not say “hello” type of neighbors.

Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwich

The last year we were there, we had the best neighbors ever. Every Friday night we would meet at the community picnic tables and enjoy cocktails and bbq.  It was something we looked forward to every week. Once a month we would pick a theme and design a menu around that particular theme.

Cocktail Gifts

As we had experienced with many others whom had moved away from the apartments, we wanted to avoid loosing contact. Since moving, we have hosted a couple of Sunday afternoon BBQ’s. However with kids and busy schedules, it has been quite some time since we saw our friends. So had the brilliant idea of leaving a small token of remembrance on their door step as well as an invitation to an upcoming BBQ.

coke 3

 

With Coke relaunching their personalized bottles at Walmart, I was able to find most of my neighbor’s names in the coolers located in the front of the stores. Walmart also has the largest selection of 20 ounce named bottles. They have created new bins full of the bottles, however the soda isles are the most organized places to find the names. For the names that I couldn’t find, I added a small can of Coke instead. I wrapped up the bottles with a travel sized bottle of our favorite rum and tied them with a bow. That way, the next time they all got together for Friday night cocktails they would think of us.

Coke Cocktail Gifts

On the day that they actually came over to hang out, I made my favorite dish! This Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich recipe is not only flavorful and delicious, but it is easy and full proof! I simply combine a bunch of spices, pat it onto the pork butt, pour a small can of Coke over and turn the slow cooker on high for about 6 hours. It is the best recipe for cooking for a crowd!

coke collage

When the pork butt is fully cooked, simply shred add some BBQ sauce, and voila!   A perfect meal to rekindle friendships!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches

Yield: makes about 12 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 pork butt (between 5-7 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup Coca Cola
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce
  • Buns
  • Avocado

Instructions

  1. Combine all your spices in a bowl.
  2. Coat pork butt in spices and place in crock pot.
  3. Pour Coke over roast and cook on high heat for 6-8 hours.
  4. Remove roast from crock pot and shred.
  5. Mix in BBQ sauce.
  6. Serve on buns with avocado.
http://theseasidebaker.com/2015/05/08/crock-pot-pulled-pork-bbq-sandwiches/

Gluten Free Party Cookie Mix

Gluten Free Party Cookie Mix via Theseasidebaker

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first Camp Blogaway. This camp is set in the San Bernardino mountains. Unlike many food blogging conferences that I have attended, this is more like a retreat than a conference. One of the things that I really enjoyed was the Networking table. This is a place for bloggers to showcase their sponsors.

Party Cookie Mix- Gluten Free! Theseasidebaker.com

I had heard that it was kind of a big deal and that there was a big prize up for grabs for best networking table setup. I thought it would be a great opportunity to support some of my favorite brands.

Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free Flour

Last December I did a campaign with Bob’s Red Mill and their new gluten free flour. To begin testing the recipe I made a normal batch of Molasses cookies and subbed the GF flour for regular flour thinking that I would have to adjust ingredients in the next batch. To my surprise, the cookies came out perfect! No adjustments needed!

Gluten Free Party Cookie Mix Jars

Since then, I have used this flour in many recipes. It is a true one to one ratio and has worked in every recipe I have tried. What I love most though is the taste. You truly cannot taste the difference when substituting for regular gluten flour! Well done Red Mill!

GF Party Cookies

These gluten free cookie mix jars make wonderful gifts and party favors (made them for my daughter’s cowgirl party). They are also great to have on hand for when you want homemade cookies, but don’t want to spend an hour making them! All you have to do is combine the jarred ingredients with 2 medium sized eggs (or 1 jumbo), 1 stick of soft butter, and a teaspoon of vanilla, mix and bake. Voila, homemade cookies in 12 minutes!

gluten free party cookies

Gluten Free Party Cookie Mix

Ingredients

  • Jarred Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 and 1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • Ingredients to add when ready to bake
  • 2 med/large eggs
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. To assemble the jars, combine all of the dry ingredients into a quart sized jar in the order provided above.
  2. When ready to bake, pour jarred ingredients into the bowl of your mixer and quickly blend with a spoon to combine.
  3. Add eggs, softened butter, and vanilla and mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat.
  5. Scoop out 1 inch dough balls and place 3 inches apart on cookie sheet (I usually get about 10 cookies on a sheet).
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!
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Corona Sunrise

Corona Sunrise- The Seaside Baker

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Although I am not Mexican, I’ll take any excuse to celebrate with good food and good drinks. We’ve got a killer meal planned tonight consisting of Barbacoa Sopes with homemade rice and beans.

Perfect summer drink! Corona Sunrise via The Seaside Baker

Since moving to a predominantly Mexican neighborhood last August, my cooking skills have certainly been kicked up a notch. Despite a language barrier, my neighbors have taken the time to teach me some of their favorite dishes. They even came over and taught me how to cut, clean, and prepare nopales (fresh cactus). It has been such a fun learning experience! In exchange, I have been showing them how to prepare cakes and cookies.

Tropical Corona Sunrise cocktail via The Seaside Baker

Every time they come over it is like a mini party. We have music, food, beer, and fresh cocktails. The last time we had a cooking date we served these Corona Sunrise drinks.  The cocktail itself combines a mixture of Casa Noble Tequila, Corona Extra, fresh orange juice, and grenadine and is absolutely delicious!

Casa Noble Corona Sunrise Cocktails via The Seaside Baker

Casa Noble Tequila has become quite a favorite here. It is incredibly smooth. In fact, it is more of a sipping Tequila rather than a “shot” Tequila.  Along with these Corona Sunshine Cocktails we will be taking part in the Casa Noble Ritual. This cocktail is in three steps. A shot glass of Sangrita, A Shot of Casa Noble Crystal and Corona Extra. All three should be sipped in exactly that order and repeat until you need refills – no shots allowed! I can’t wait!!!

Casa Noble Tequila Corona Sunrise Cocktails

What are your drinks of choice for Cinco de Mayo and summer in general?

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Corona Sunrise

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Casa Noble Crystal
  • 1 oz. Grenadine
  • 2 oz. Orange Juice
  • Orange Wheel
  • Corona Extra

Instructions

  1. Combine Casa Noble and orange juice in pint glass, add grenadine and ice, then fill with ice-cold Corona Extra.
  2. Garnish with orange wheel.

Notes

This recipe was provided to me from Casa Noble.

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