Rosemary Potato Flatbread

Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. When it comes to this Rosemary Potato Flatbread with Cauliflower Crust Option it’s completely up to you!
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I Don’t Mean to Toot My Own Horn But Look How Beautiful This Flatbread is!

Perhaps my prettiest flatbread yet. I take store bought flatbread, top it with creamy gruyere, crispy fried baby potatoes and rosemary, and pop it in the oven. And a few minutes later…bliss!

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Drooling Is Encouraged

What is it about crispy potatoes and cheese that is just so dang mesmerizing? Whatever it is, I am like a moth to a flame. Resistance is futile…and when topped with a fried egg, well forget about it!

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How to Fry The Perfect Egg!

That crispy crust, rich gruyere, and aromatic rosemary are already spectacular, but when you add a perfectly fried egg, this meal is over the top fabulous! So how do you fry the perfect egg—>click to find out!

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Perfection, No Matter How You Slice It…See What I Did There?

Whether you choose a traditional flatbread available at almost all grocery stores or a cauliflower crust, your mouth, eyes and belly will be satisfied and happy.

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Gluten and Carb Watchers, I’ve Got Your Back With Several Choices!

If you wish to skip the traditional flatbread to keep the carbs and gluten in check, you may want to opt for a cauliflower crust instead of flatbread! Many stores carry cauliflower crust options that are delicious. But you can also order online and have them delivered to your door. We love two brands of Cauliflower Crust. For this recipe we used Caulipower Pizza Crust. It is gluten free, thin and crisp. But if you want to go completely grain free,  Cali’flour Pizza Crust works well and only 60 calories and 1 net carb per serving! (If you want to buy Cali’flour Foods Pizza Crusts use the discount code theorganickitchen at check out to receive 10% off orders over $50) Trust us, you’ll never miss the bread with either of these crusts!

The Recipe: Rosemary Potato Flatbread with Cauliflower Crust Option

Tips and What You Need: I love a good cast iron pan for frying potato slices. You will need a cookie sheet and a good knife.

5 from 8 votes
Rosemary Potato Flatbread with Cauliflower Crust Option
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
 

Whether you chose a traditional flatbread or the cauliflower crust, your mouth, eyes and belly will be satisfied and happy with this Rosemary Potato Flatbread!

Servings: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (separated)
  • 1/4-1/3 pound gold baby potatoes, thinly sliced (if you use a traditional rectangle flatbread go with 1/3 pound)
  • 1 flatbread or cauliflower pizza crust (any shape works)
  • 1/2 cup guyere cheese, grated
  • 3 sprigs rosemary, leaves stripped and finely chopped
  • 1-2 fried eggs (if desired)
  • sea salt and freshly geound pepper to taste
Instructions
Note: This recipe makes one flatbread for sharing, of course you may double the recipe if you aren't inclined to share;)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place oven rack in center position (if using cauliflower crusts, follow package directions)

  2. Heat a large frying pan on medium high heat for two minutes. Add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil and heat until hot but not smoking

  3. Add thinly sliced potatoes, cooking for 2-3 minutes per side, until each side is golden, remove from heat when done

  4. While potatoes cook:

    Place flatbread on cookie sheet and brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil (if using cauliflower crust follow directions on package) top with shredded cheese. When potatoes are done, layer onto flatbread, sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and rosemary (to taste)

  5. Place pizza in oven for 7-8 minutes or until flatbread is golden and cheese is melted

  6. While pizza cooks, prepare egg:

    With a paper towel, carefully wipe the pan the potatoes were in and heat pan again

    When pan is hot add more olive oil to coat bottom of pan

    When oil is hot but not smoking, crack egg(s) into the pan and fry until whites are set but yolks are runny (3 minutes or so)

    Tip: to prevent sticking, use plenty of oil and make sure pan is very hot

  7. When pizza is done, place egg(s) on top, sprinkle egg with sea salt and pepper

    Slice and enjoy!

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Blackberry Aged Cheese Skewers

‘Tis the season for backyard BBQs, tailgate parties and picnics! We love summer and the social gatherings that come with it. These Blackberry Cheese Skewers are a no fuss appetizer or incredibly easy low carb dessert that everyone loves…trust me, they will be the first thing to go at your next shindig.
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Let’s Talk Cheese Please:

This beautiful board is simple, elegant, and delicious. We choose juicy blackberries sandwiched between aged gouda and either a raw aged cheddar or Spanish Manchego cheese for our skewers. Aged gouda tastes like a blend of cheese and caramel. Seriously, my favorite cheese on the planet! Aged cheddar is nice and sharp which is wonderful when combined with sweet blackberries. Manchego is a semi hard cheese made from sheep’s milk and can be found in almost any grocery store that carries speciality cheeses. NOTE: many aged cheeses taste amazing with berries. If you can’t find the three I suggest, feel free to try others. Fruits and cheese is always a winner!

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Low Carb too!

This beautiful combination of fruit and cheese can be served as a simple appetizer or low carb/keto dessert. When we were in France recently we ate cheese and fruit for dessert every night. It’s a thing! And a really good thing. Give it a try after dinner instead of a traditional American sweet dessert, you may just be surprised at how much you love it!

Need more appetizer board ideas? Take a look at my No Fuss Appetizer Platter and my Mediterranean Appetizer Platter.

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The Recipe: Blackberry and Aged Cheese Skewers

What you need: skewers. We like these bamboo skewers with the knotted end. Gouda cheese can crumble so using a really thin skewer makes crumbling less likely. As always, you need a good knife!

4.82 from 11 votes
Blackberry Aged Cheese Skewers
Prep Time
10 mins
 

A simple, delicious, low carb appetizer or dessert! NOTE: many aged cheeses taste amazing with berries. If you can't find the two I suggest, feel free to try others. Fruits and cheese is always a winner!

Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Keyword: cheese and fruit, easy appetizer recipe, easy dessert recipe
Servings: 20 skewers
Ingredients
  • 1 pint blackberries (about 20 blackberries)
  • 10 ounces aged gouda, cut into triangles (I use gouda aged three to five years)
  • 10 ounces aged cheddar or Manchego cheese, cut into cubes
Optional: Serve with crackers and style with flowers and herbs
Instructions
  1. Cut cheeses, slide onto skewers with blackberries placed in between. Voila!

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Heirloom Tomato Burrata Toast with Poached Eggs!

You know that famous scene in Sex and The City where Carrie Bradshaw stands in front of the store window, gazing lovingly at a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes and breathlessly says “Hello Lover…” well that’s me every time I make Heirloom Tomato Burrata Toast with Poached Eggs.
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Oh So Good, Oh So Pretty!

Seriously, colorful tomatoes, warm toasted bread, creamy burrata, perfectly poached eggs, a hint of fresh basil and a drizzle of Balsamic Glaze pretty much fulfills all my breakfast dreams. And remember, heirloom tomatoes have a short season, July through August. So don’t wait, they won’t be here long!

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About That Yolk…

Let’s talk about poached eggs. They can be stunningly beautiful, or a hot mess, it’s all in the technique. I will explain it all in the recipe, but it certainly helps to watch a video. So click.

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If You Prefer No Egg…

Well that’s just fine, because this burrata toast is absolutely delicious even without the egg! It’s sort of like a Caprese Salad Toast.

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Want To Make This Recipe Gluten Free?

I got you. And I have a recommendation: New Grains Gluten Free Breads. They ship. I order enough to get free shipping and keep them in the freezer, removing slices as I need them!

The Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Burrata Toast and Poached Eggs

What you need: a toaster, a small pot, a good knife and of course a wonderful balsamic glaze!

4 from 1 vote
Heirloom Tomato Burrata Toast with Poached Eggs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
 

A simple, beautiful breakfast made in about 11 minutes

Course: Breakfast, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, burrata toast, poached eggs
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • 1  tablespoon  white vinegar
  • 4 fresh eggs (old eggs fall apart while poaching, but are great for boiling!)
  • 4 pieces artisan bread, toasted
  • 4 oz burrata cheese
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes of various colors, cut into large pieces
  • 4 basil leaves, chopped
  • Balsamic Glaze
Instructions
  1. Watch video posted above to learn to poach eggs

  2. Set a small pot of water to boil. Water should be 3" deep. Add 1 tablespoon white vinegar to water, bring to a rolling boil.

  3. While waiting for water to boil, cut tomatoes and chop basil

  4. Grab two small bowls and carefully crack two eggs into each bowl, set aside

  5. When water boils, pop toast into the toaster

  6. Then grab a spoon in one hand and one of the egg bowls in the other hand, swirl boiling water smoothly and quickly until a vortex forms and pour those eggs right in the centerCook for 2 1/2 -3 minutes for runny yolk, a little longer for a firmer yolk

  7. Remove eggs from water with a slotted spoon and set on a paper towel

  8. Repeat with next bowl of eggs

  9. Butter toast, place burrata on top, add tomatoes, basil and drizzle with balsamic glaze

  10. Top with eggs and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper

  11. Enjoy!

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French Toast with Raspberry Compote!

We celebrated my 57th birthday and Mother’s Day in France this May. What a spectacular vacation. Of course I had to come home and share a French inspired meal and I think you are going to love it! This is my French Toast with Raspberry Compote, a breakfast guaranteed to please!
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The French are All About The Pastry For Breakfast

Croissants, French Bread, toast with preserves, you name the bread, the French will eat it for breakfast. Did we have this exact breakfast in France. Nope. Never. But it was inspired by the French love of pastry and preserves.

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Where We Went and What We Did:

This trip was all about visiting our daughter, son in law, and grand baby Minna, who live in the heart of Paris.

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And while we did have my 57th birthday dinner at Les Ombres near the Eiffel Tower, we spent the next several days in Barbizon.

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Barbizon is a small town about an hours drive from Paris. While there we shopped for food at open markets, perused the art shops, and took walks through the forest on the way to our in laws house for meals in the garden.

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If you go to Paris I highly recommend spending a couple of days in Barbizon or nearby Fountainebleau. The French certainly do appreciate beauty. At every turn there seems to be  something charming to catch your eye.

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And don’t even get me started on the parks in France. The most exquisite, well thought out and relaxing parks I have ever seen!

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A Trip To Trouville:

After visiting Paris and Barbizon we packed up and headed to Trouville, a small, quiet beach community in Normandy. Quaint is an understatement and the beaches were pristine!

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Off to Chateau de Chambord!

So, do you want to visit France yet? How could you not? Our last few days in France were spent at the Chateau De Chambord. Yes, this is real life.

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We toured, ate, relaxed, ate, boated, ate, slept, ate and ate. My pants are tight. I am not happy about it, but c’est la vie!

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Want to See More?

Follow me on Instagram and check out my stories: Paris 2019, The Wedding, and France! (PS these links only seem to work on desktop…sorry phone viewers)

Now, Onto The French Toast!

I serve this vanilla laced French toast loaded with berries and drizzled with homemade raspberry compote. The compote only takes about 15 minutes to make and adds a beautiful splash of bright fuchsia! The compote can be served hot or cold and stores well in the fridge for five days. If you want to make the compote sugar free,  I recommend using Lankanto a natural 1:1 sweetening option! If you need a good gluten free bread I recommend New Grains Bakery. They ship to your door. I order and stock up the freezer.

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The Recipe: French Toast with Raspberry Compote! (GF, DF and Sugar free options offered)

What you need: a fine screen colander to remove the raspberry seeds. if making this recipe sugar free, in place of sugar I recommend Lankanto a natural 1:1 sweetening option made with monk fruit and Stevia powder! If you need a good pan, read this <—click! If you need a good gluten free bread I recommend New Grains Bakery. They ship to your door. I order and stock up the freezer. To make this recipe dairy free use your favorite almond milk or make your own!

5 from 14 votes
French Toast with Berries and Raspberry Compote
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 

A beautiful, elegant French Toast with Raspberry Compote. Gluten free, dairy free and sugar free options offered.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: breakfast, dairy free, french toast, gluten free, sugar free
Servings: 4 servings
Ingredients
Raspberry Compote
  • 3 pints fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar (or Lankanto a natural low carb sweetener linked above)
  • 2 cups water
French Toast
  • 8 pieces of your favorite bread (I use GF sour dough from New Grains Bakery linked above)
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 2/3 cups milk or almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla paste
  • 4 tablespoons butter, ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, for topping
  • powdered sugar, for garnish, optional
Instructions
Raspberry Compote
  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan, mix well, bring to a simmer. Cook until sauce begins to thicken. Look for small bubbles appearing on the surface, then use the back of a spoon to check consistency by dipping a spoon in the mixture. When sauce is thick enough it should coat the spoon. Strain the coulis through a fine sieve to remove the seeds.

French Toast
  1. Whisk eggs, add milk and vanilla, whisk more

  2. Place pan or skillet on medium heat. When pan is hot, melt butter, ghee or coconut oil. Make sure pan is evenly covered with oil

  3. Add bread to pan and cook until golden brown on each side

  4. Top with berries and compote, garnish with powdered sugar if desired

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Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl

Breakfast, they say it’s the most important meal of the day. Apparently the thinking goes that if you start the day off with a healthy meal you’ll be more likely to keep making healthy choices the rest of the day. I agree with that line of thinking, so I came up with this Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl. Beautiful isn’t it?
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Why a Smoothie Bowl?

Smoothie bowls aren’t that different than a smoothie served in a glass, but serving in a bowl allows you to add toppings like the ones I use here: fruit, coconut, and granola, making your morning smoothie a little more substantial and filling…not to mention pretty.

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Breakfast in Less Than Five Minutes!

Simply add ingredients to the blender, and while it does it’s job you can slice a banana and a few berries, grab the granola and voila! A healthy breakfast in a snap.

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The Recipe: Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowls!

Tips and what you’ll need: a good quality blender. I love my Blentec! If you want to use rich, creamy homemade almond milk in this recipe <—click!

Mixed Berry Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
 

A quick, simple, healthy breakfast! I offer this recipe using dairy and non dairy choices.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy breakfast recipe, smoothie bowl
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • 2 cups your favorite milk (almond milk, whole cow's milk, coconut milk etc)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 6 pitted dates
Toppings:
  • banana slices, berries, shredded coconut, granola
Instructions
  1. Place two cups milk (almond or cow) into blender, add dates and berries, blend until smooth. If you need to thin out smoothie, add up to a 1/2 cup more milk. Pour into bowls and top with granola, shredded coconut, and berries! Serve and enjoy!

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