Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fast & Easy Five Ingredient Recipes, A Cookbook and a Giveaway

Fast & Easy Five Ingredient Recipes
Todays’ post is all about Philia Kelnhofer, aka Sweetphi. She is a very talented and creative blogger that works full time as VP of operations for a Hartland-based dietary supplement manufacturer. She is also a photographer, wife, friend and new to her list of accomplishments …….. writer and author. I met her (online) about 5 years ago. Her positive outlook on life and delicious recipes always had me coming back for more.

Being the very busy person that she is she started a five ingredient recipe series and post regularly every Friday. Most are made with common ingredients that you normally would have in your home pantry. The recipes she posts about are delicious, fairly quick to make and perfect for those busy days. Anyway, drum roll please…….. her first cookbook “Fast & Easy Five Ingredient Recipes book launch is July 19th, just a few days away. Each recipe has its own photo and each and every one was taken by Phi, (see I told you she is talented). The event will be held at the Milwaukee Public Market where Phi will make and serve food from her cookbook.

Crispy Bacon and Brussels Sprout Salad
Today I am sharing two recipes from her book. The first dish I made was the Crispy bacon and Brussels sprouts salad which consisted of bacon, Brussels sprouts, Dijon mustard, maple syrup and juice of ½ lemon. My husband loved this salad and I will definitely be making this again and again.

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Crispy Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Salad
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound chopped Bacon
  • 1 pound, ends removed & chopped Brussels sprouts
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Maple syrup
  • 1/2 juiced Lemon
Instructions
In a large heavy skillet on medium heat cook bacon until browned on both sides. Remove from pan and let set on paper towels to drain.Pour out some of the grease, leave about a tablespoon in pan. Add Brussels Sprouts and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes.In a small bowl whisk together the Dijon, maple syrup and lemon juice. Add bacon back in pan and pour over Dijon mustard mixture. Heat together for a few minutes until warm.
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Peanut Butter Sea Salt Cookies
For the second recipe I prepared the peanut butter sea salt cookies which consisted of brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, peanut butter and sea salt. These were easy to put together and gluten-free. This is probably the best peanut butter cookie I’ve ever had, love the salty and sweet flavors going on.



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Peanut Butter Sea Salt Cookies
These flourless little beauties are so full of flavor, perfectly balanced between the salty and sweet.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Brown sugar
  • 2, room temp eggs, large
  • 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla
  • 2 cups Peanut butter, creamy
  • 1 tablespoon, garnish Sea salt
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpats.In a medium sized bowl whisk together brown sugar and eggs. Now mix in the vanilla.With a wooden spoon stir in the peanut butter until thick and combined.Using a tablespoon spoon out dough and place on prepared cooking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Add sea salt and press down lightly on cookies to press in. Allow to cool 10 minutes on baking rack. Transfer to cooling rack. Enjoy!
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Fast & Easy Five Ingredient Recipes
Now for the first time ever and to help celebrate Sweetphi’s success I am giving away one free copy of her cookbook. Please leave a comment and tell me if you have any good 5 ingredient dishes of your own up your sleeve and an email address to contact you if chosen. This giveaway is open until July 25th, and the winner will be notified on the 26th. Sorry U.S. entrants only.


You can pre-order Sweetphi's cookbook via: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Boswell Books, IndieBound and Walmart.
Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

54 comments:

  1. Even though I cannot enter I must tell you I love 5 ingredient meals. Usually mine are pasta dishes made on a Sunday night 😀

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    1. Mine usually are too Tandy, pasta is my go to when I'm real busy.

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  2. Cheri, sounds like a delightful person and a wonderful blogger and recipe developer!
    You chose some nice recipes from her book and I agree with the previous comment - five-ingredient pasta dishes are great for Sunday nights!

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    1. I really am enjoying her book, sometimes I over think meals. Thanks Andrea!

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  3. I can't enter but I do love these kind of recipes. With the right choices and fresh food, you can do wonders with 5 ingredients. Love these two dishes you cooked up, Cheri, especially the salad. Nothing beats bacon, lol.

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    1. Bacon does make everything taste better, thats for sure. Thanks Robyn!

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  4. I have a blackberry cobbler that only requires 5 ingredients: Butter, sugar, self rising flour, milk and berries. Most of my pasta dishes go over when you add in herbs/spices. What a fun book of what must be easy as well as delicious recipes.

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    1. The cobbler sounds delicious Mindy, love the berries in the PNW!

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  5. It sounds like a really good cookbook with some great family recipes. I love brussels sprouts with bacon! And my mother used to make similar cookies when I was growing up and they were firm favourites xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, it is a wonderful cookbook for people on the go. Take care!

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  6. Definitely trying the Brussels Sprouts recipe, never thought of adding mustard, sounds like a great combo with maple syrup.

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    1. The sprouts were delicious, adding mustard was new to me to but well worth it taste wise!

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  7. I have always thought there should be more books written for recipes using five ingredients! In reality, that's all you need. These two recipes look fantastic, and we will want to try both! (And when Mark isn't looking, I will buy the book!)

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    1. Ha!Ha! you are so funny, I can only imagine how many books you do have in your collection. Take care!

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  8. Both recipes look and sound delicious!

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  9. Hi Cheri, THANK YOU SO SO MUCH for the wonderful post and for sharing two recipes from my cookbook and your kind words. Truly means the world, and this post made my Monday!!

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    1. You welcome Phi, your cookbook is truly wonderful, a real treasure. Love the photos too!

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  10. I have been so intrigued by this book because easy 5-ingredient type cooking is right up my alley! Both these look wonderful! You did a marvelous job.

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    1. Thanks Monica, easy to do as this cookbook is layed out perfectly. Makes cooking a lot e.asier at the end of the day

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  11. does frittata count? it's five basic ingredients, with room to add special things too. :)

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    1. yes, in fact she has a recipe for one in her book!!

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  12. What an amazing post! 5 ingredient meal sound like an amazing idea, Cheri. Both of these sound amazing. This book sounds awesome!

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  13. I think I only have one five ingredients recipe on the blog for pesto soup. I would love to have more 5 ingredient recipes for those busy days when you don't really have time to cook. The cookies and brussel sprouts sound wonderful. Bookmarking both of them! Thanks for the opportunity to win the cookbook, Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Shari, pesto soup sounds amazing, will check that out. Sometimes I buy pesto from Costco it is pretty tasty.

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  14. I love a good squash, onion, tomato recipe that has about 5 ingredients - especially this time of year when the squash is growing like crazy! I love that brussels sprout recipe - I bet it is wonderful. Thanks!

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    1. Well I enjoy all your recipes Tricia, especially some of your squash and tomato ones. I bet you garden is growing like gangbusters.

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  15. Give me a minute to stare at those Peanut Butter Sea Salt Cookies! What amazing flavors, I love me a good sea salt cookie!

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  16. Yours truly has a 5-Ingredient Chocolate Toffee Cookie at NinjaBaker.com =) The brussel sprouts and bacon salad with the PB cookies make a perfect meal! Congrats on the beautiful mustard greens. Thank you for the intro and the opportunity to win a fabulous cookbook!

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    1. Thanks Kim, your chocolate toffee cookie sounds delicious.

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  17. Book sounds so interesting and these two recipes looks so delicious. I love the salad :-)

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    1. Thanks Kushi, we did as well especially since it was quick and easy to make too!

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  18. The cookbook sounds like a keeper. Both salad and cookie look wonderfully delicious, Cheri.

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    1. Thanks Angie, it is a keeper, everything I have made so far is wonderful.

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  19. The seasalt on those cookies would give that perfect contrasting flavours

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    1. I enjoy the salty and sweet too, thanks Raymund.

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  20. This sounds like a great source for quick meals! Now, I'm counting ingredients and wondering what I make with five things. That's harder than it seems at first!

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    1. It certainly is but you do not count the salt and pepper. That makes a big difference.

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  21. Cheri it's been long since I came to comment on your site and I must say I LOVE this new look and your photography is making my mouth water too!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Ami appreciate your feedback. Hope you are doing well!!

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  22. Cheri you must be so happy with your new look!
    I love it.

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    1. Thanks Monique, appreciate your feedback. Take care!

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  23. Recipes with 5 ingredients or less= THE BEST!

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  24. Thanks for the intro to Philia! This sounds like a terrific book -- we can all use recipes that use only a few ingredients. Certainly the two that you featured are winners. Thanks! Oh, and love the new look to your blog!

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    1. Thanks John, Phi is a pretty awesome person and blogger.

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  25. I do like recipes that don't require a lot of ingredients, it annoys me to have 19 of the 20 items needed :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. I hear your pain Amalia, many times simple is better.

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  26. Wish I qualified - this is a great giveaway! (P.S. love the new look of your blog!)

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  27. I think we all like recipes with just a few ingredients, especially when cooking weeknight meals. Both recipes sound terrific.

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