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Fridge/freezer staples to stock up on now

Home chef and foodie Ben Gullett joined GDL via Zoom to show us the best foods to keep on hand that go a long way, and last for more than just a few days.

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — Keeping our fridge and freezer stocked right now with everyone home can be a daunting task. The frozen food section will be your best friend! Home chef and foodie Ben Gullett joined GDL via Zoom to show us the best foods to keep on hand that go a long way, and last for more than just a few days. Stock up on lots of frozen fruits and vegetables, frozen crusts and dough. Don't forget about eggs, which he says keep for four to five weeks beyond the sell date. He also gave us a few recipe ideas to keep everyone's belly happy. Make a quiche, deviled eggs for Easter, and homemade pizzas with the recipes below!

Items discussed: 

● Find Raybern's at Sam's Club

● PJ's Organics at Whole Foods, Winn Dixie and Nutrition Smart

● Wholly Wholesome at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Publix, Winn Dixie and The Fresh Market

● NestFresh at Target and Publix

Recipe ideas: 

Wholly Wholesome Country Quiche, featuring NestFresh 

Ingredients: 

• 2 Wholly Wholesome Pie Shells

• ½ pound of bacon

• 1 cup milk

• ½ cup heavy cream

• 3 NestFresh eggs

• ½ teaspoon salt

• Black Pepper to taste

• 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

• 1 cup of shredded cheese

• 1 heaping tablespoon chives

Directions 

1. Prepare both pie crusts according to package instructions. Set aside.

2. Cook the bacon. Heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Arrange strips of bacon in a single layer on the pan. Slowly cook the bacon, turning the strips over occasionally until they are nicely browned and the fat has rendered out.

3. Lay the cooked strips of bacon on a paper towel to absorb the excess fat. Chop the cooked bacon into small, crumbled pieces.

4. Preheat oven to 350 F. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add the nutmeg, salt, black pepper and chives. Add the milk and cream, whisk vigorously to incorporate.

5. Arrange the bacon and cheese in the bottom of each pie crust. Pour egg mixture gently into both pie crusts and gently stir so chives and bacon are suspended through the pie.

6. Bake in pre-heated oven for 30-40 minutes. Check the quiche after 30 minutes by shaking it. It will be slightly firm. Cool on a wire rack.

7. Enjoy at room temperature.

Wholly Wholesome Deep Dish Pizzas

Ingredients: 

● Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ball

● ½ cup pizza sauce

● 2 tbsp. Italian -seasoning

● 6 ounces of shredded mozzarella

Directions:

1. Defrost pizza dough completely, preheat oven to 425º F and spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray

2. Using a rolling pin, roll out into a thin later. Use a cookie cutter and cut rounds out of the dough, slightly larger than the size of the muffin cup.

3. Stretch and press cut dough into muffin cups.

4. Add ½ to teaspoon of pizza sauce to each muffin cup.

5. Sprinkle each cup with Italian seasoning.

6. Add cheese.

7. Top pizza with your favorite toppings, like pepperoni, olives, spinach, peppers, etc.

8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until dough is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

NestFresh Deviled Eggs 

Ingredients:

• 12 hard-boiled NestFresh Eggs, peeled

• 1/4 cup mayonnaise

• 1/4 cup sour cream

• 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

• 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

• 1/4 tsp. salt

• 1/4 tsp. pepper

• 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill OR chives

• TOPPERS: Chives, crabmeat & fresh dill, small cooked shrimp & chives, smoked salmon, capers & chives, diced red bell peppers & Italian parsley, steamed asparagus tips

Directions:

1. Cut eggs lengthwise in half. Remove yolks to medium bowl. Reserve 20 white halves. Finely chop remaining 4 white halves.

2. Mash yolks with fork. Add chopped whites, mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper; mix well. Add dill; mix well. Refrigerate, covered.

3. Spoon 1 heaping Tbsp. yolk mixture into each egg white half. Garnish eggs with chive laces or other toppers, as desired. Refrigerate until serving.

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