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2.Savory Rice Waffles

These Savory Rice Waffles are an innovative, gluten-free offering that appeals to a wide range of diners. Eggs are whisked together with cooked U.S. long-grain rice, savory turkey sausage, spinach, cheddar, cremini mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. The mixture is seared in a waffle iron to a crispy golden brown and served with a maple-sambal sauce.

3.Roasted Pear, Spinach & Gorgonzola Omelet

This Roasted Pear, Spinach and Gorgonzola Omelette is a sweet-savory take on the classic, boasting elegant flavors. “Gorgonzola can be overpowering, but the sweetness of the roasted pear softens its bite, and the flavors marry well together,” says Kathy Stephenson, director of marketing communications for Pear Bureau Northwest. “It’s a unique and unexpected combination in an omelette.”

4.Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

This vibrant Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl is a blend of blueberries, Greek yogurt, banana, almond milk and honey. Topped with banana, peaches, granola, chia seeds, almonds and toasted coconut, this complete breakfast features a rich variation of textures.

5.Fresh Mango & Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Sensory appeal and a health-minded approach characterize this flavorful and unexpected Fresh Mango & Sweet Potato Hash. Onions, sweet potatoes and mango are sautéed with pancetta, brown sugar and red pepper flakes to create a trend-forward, colorful hash, topped with a fried egg.

6.Loaded Hash Brown Packets

Idaho hash brown potatoes form a crisp, crunchy packet for tomatoes, corn and queso fresco. A fried egg and dollop of chimichurri complete the dish. This summery mix can morph into heartier combinations, such as grilled steak, pepper, onions and provolone.

7.Avocado Chicharrones with Steak & Eggs

Hearty and satiating, they can be used as a base for chicharrones con huevos or topped with roasted cherry tomatoes, black beans, Oaxacan cheese, juicy skirt steak and a fried egg for a loaded nacho-style steak and eggs. Easily rendered gluten-free and inherently keto-friendly, these Avocado Chicharrones have great potential, from breakfast menus to late-night shareables.

8.Adjarian Khachapuri

Adjarian Khachapuri, a regional specialty from the country of Georgia, consists of the classic cheesy flatbread stuffed, brushed or, in this case, topped with an egg. The uniquely shaped, tapered bread provides a rainbow of textures—crispy brown tips, layers of folded dough/cheese, and the open center with salty cheese and a luscious egg yolk.

12.Idaho Potato Pig Fries

Pig out on these golden fried Idaho® Potatoes topped with mouthwatering carnitas, chorizo and bacon. Makes for a delicious starter dish or sharable plate.

14.Chicken Vesuvio

A specialty dish with crispy roasted chicken, sweet peas and Idaho® Potato wedges, all swimming in a mouthwatering garlic white wine sauce.

19.Crab and Avocado Quesadilla

Stuffed with luscious, sweet lump crab, this quesadilla is the perfect vehicle for the creamy avocado partnered with a zingy chipotle aioli and fresh pico de gallo. Served warm on a crispy, toasty flour tortilla.

20.Crispy Microbrew Onion Rings

Tempura batter and beer make a light yet tangy coating for a medley of yellow, red and white onion rings. Rings can be battered and breaded in advance and cooked to serve.

21.Yamhattan Cocktail

A creative take on the classic Manhattan cocktail, except this one uses sweet potato-infused vodka and mole bitters.

23.Garlic Grilled Salmon Salad

Fresh roasted garlic and a bit of black pepper are all that's necessary to turn out a flavorful grilled salmon fillet. Serve topped with a fresh green salad and bulgar for a healthy, flavorful menu option.

25.Ceviche-Style Sole & Snow Crab Salad

There is nothing like sitting out on a hot day with a fresh cup of cooling, soothing and delicious ceviche. At just 180 calories per serving, it's also a good option for health-conscious patrons.

26.Dukkah Dusted Rockfish

Dukkah is an Egyptian spice mixture used in Middle Eastern recipes. It has many uses, but is mainly used to dip bread that has been basted with olive oil.

29.Almond Toffee Martini

Shake up a chilled almond and toffee martini for Happy Hour, and don'’t forget to rim the glass with almond milk and cocoa powder for an extra touch of flavor.

30.Honey Pot Cider

The crisp, cool air of autumn begs for fuzzy sweaters and a steaming mug of cider. This version features orange blossom honey, which imparts a bright note to an otherwise comfy beverage. All that's missing is a fresh apple donut.

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