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Nerds Painting

Did you know that you can create your own watercolor painting with Nerds?! All you need is few basic supplies and you have yourself a fun afternoon full of sweets, pretty pictures and sunshine.

What you’ll need:

  • Nerds (preferably the small individual color boxes)
  • Cups
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper

Pour each color of Nerds into a separate cup. Pour water in each cup until Nerds are covered. The more water the more diluted the watercolor will be. Mix water and Nerds so the color candy coating is released into water. Grab a piece of paper and paintbrush and start creating your Nerd masterpiece. Have fun!

Semi-Homemade Salted Chocolate Caramels

Impress your friends, family and neighbors with these bite sized chocolate caramel treats.

What you’ll need:

  • (2) Kraft Caramels 11 oz. Bag
  • (6) Hershey’s chocolate bars
  • Sea Salt

Unwrap caramels from plastic wrap. Set aside. Put parchment paper in a large cooking sheet. Place broken up chocolate bars into microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 20-30 seconds. Once chocolate is smooth and melted remove from microwave. Use a toothpick to dip the caramels into the chocolate. Place chocolate coated caramels on parchment paper to set for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle sea salt on the top of each. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

Best Meats for Grilling

Let’s face it, some meats are just better on the grill than others. Here’s our list of favorite meats to grill.

80/20 freshly ground beef
This will create the perfect juicy burger that doesn’t take too long to cook through all of the way. On top of all of that, it’s also incredibly cost effective.

Rib-Eye
For the most ideal grilling steak, use a bone-in rib eye. All you need is a hint of salt and pepper and a good hot grill for the perfect piece of meat.

Top Sirloin
If you’re looking to feed a lot of people, use the tender and juicy top sirloin. They are easy to cook and well priced.

Sausages
With many flavors to choose from, this is on our list for sheer versatility. Try anything from Italian flavored to cheese stuffed. You won’t be disappointed.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Enhance your grilled asparagus with bacon.

Ingredients:

15 spears of asparagus

5 slices of bacon

5 toothpicks

 

Directions:

Heat grill to medium-high heat.

Wrap slice of bacon around 3 spears of bacon and secure with a toothpick.

Place asparagus bundles on grill for 5 minutes. Flip to the other side and grill for 5 more minutes.

Enjoy!

Grill Recipes for Beginners

Grilling can be an intimidating cooking method to approach. To ease into it, here are some simple recipes that are perfect for aspiring grill masters.

Grilled Pineapple

Grilling pineapple is as simple as purchasing spears of pineapple and grilling them on medium-high heat until you see char marks (5-10 minutes) on each side. To enhance the flavor, try sprinkling the grilled pineapple with steak seasoning.

Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Ribs are a grilling classic and can be easy to prepare. Dry and remove the membrane from the full rack of ribs. Season with your favorite spices and refrigerate overnight. When ready, heat your grill to medium-high heat and wrap your rib rack in tin foil. Grill for 25 minutes, flip, and grill for an additional 25 minutes. Remove the tin foil and grill bone-side up for 3 minutes. Remove from grill and glaze with your favorite BBQ sauce.

Grilled Corn

Add a smokey flavor to your corn by grilling it! Remove the silk and husks (except for the inner-most husk). Heat the grill to medium-high heat and brush with canola oil. Place the corn on the grill for 10-15 minutes and rotate occasionally.

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Make this healthy twist on an American classic at your next BBQ.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Full Circle Organic Quinoa

2 2/3 cup water

1 can (15 oz.) Full Circle Organic Black Beans, rinsed, drained

1/2 cup Full Circle Organic Bread Crumbs

1/2 cup finely chopped Full Circle Organic Red Pepper

1/4 cup finely chopped Full Circle Organic Green Onion

2 tablespoons chopped Full Circle Organic Cilantro

1 tablespoon Full Circle Thai Chili Sauce

2 teaspoons Full Circle Organic Frozen Chopped Garlic

1 tablespoon Full Circle Chili Powder

1 1/2 teaspoons Full Circle Organic Ground Cumin

1/2 teaspoon Full Circle Sea Salt

1 Full Circle Organic Large Egg, beaten

4 slices pepper jack cheese

4 brioche rolls, split

1 1/3 cup Full Circle Organic Arugula leaves

1/2 cup prepared guacamole

1/2 cup micro greens

 

Directions:

Combine quinoa and water in a small saucepan over low heat. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until water is absorbed, cool. Place beans in a large bowl, mash with fork to a thick and paste-like consistency. Add quinoa, bread crumbs, red pepper, green onion, cilantro, chili sauce, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt; blend mixture with fork then stir in beaten egg. Shape mixture into 4 large patties; refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat grill to high heat. Coat a sheet of aluminum foil with Full Circle Canola Oil Cooking Spray. Place patties on foil on hot grill. Cook 7 to 8 minutes per side. Toast split rolls on grill until lightly browned on cut sides. Place cheese on bottom of bun. Serve patties on rolls with arugula, guacamole and micro greens. 4 servings.

Shrimp and Salad Stuffed Pitas

Enjoy this light and healthy dinner that is fit for any age.

Ingredients:

1 package (16 oz.) Full Circle Organic Frozen Raw, Peeled, Deveined 31-40 count Shrimp.

2 tablespoons Full Circle Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 teaspoon Full circle Organic Paprika

1/2 teaspoon Full Circle Organic Sea Salt

1/4 teaspoon Full Circle Organic Pepper

3 cups Full Circle Organic Baby Spring Mix Lettuce

2 Persian cucumbers, very thinly diagonally sliced

1/2 cup shredded Full Circle Organic Carrot

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon fresh grated lemon rind

4 whole wheat pocket pitas, halved

 

Directions:

Preheat broiler. Thaw shrimp in colander under cold running water; remove tails and pat dry on paper towels. Place shrimp in a medium bowl and toss with oil. Combine paprika, salt and pepper, sprinkle over shrimp and toss again to coat. Place shrimp on broiler pan and broil, 4 inches from heat source, 2 to 3 minutes, turn and continuing cooking 1 to 2 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Place spring mix, cucumber and carrot in a large bowl and toss. Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice and lemon rind; spread 1 tablespoon inside each pita half. Fill each pita half with 1/2 cup salad and 4 to 5 shrimp.

Grilled Peaches with Ice Cream

Put fresh peaches on the grill to bring out their sweet and delicious flavor. To truly make this a decadent dessert, add a scoop of ice cream on top.

Ingredients:

1 peach

1 scoop of vanilla ice cream

Brown sugar

 

Directions:

Cut peach in half and place skin-side up on medium-high grill.

Remove once peach has a good char.

Sprinkle brown sugar over the charred side of the peach and top with a scoop of ice cream.

Grilled Pizza

Skip the oven and try this grilled pizza!

Ingredients:

  • Single serving of pizza dough
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Handful of sliced cherry tomatoes

Directions:

Roll dough into an 8-inch circle and brush both sides of dough with oil.

Place dough carefully onto medium-high heat grill for 3 minutes. Once the dough has started to char and set, remove from grill and place char-side up. Spread pizza sauce, cheese, and tomatoes on top. Place carefully on grill for 3 more minutes until the bottom is slightly charred and crispy.

Remove from grill and enjoy!

 

Mango Banana Smoothie

The perfect tropical combination of mango and banana blended together.

  • 2 mangoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt, greek yogurt if preferred
  • 1 cup ice

Add all ingredients except ice to blender. Blend until smooth. Add ice and blend for 2 minutes until smooth.