15 Recipes to Start Your Cooking with Tea Adventures!

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RecWednesdaysBadge2Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up.

Some weeks our themes read like cookbook chapters, spotlight ingredients or flavors, or simply request the best recipe for a certain situation. Find an appropriate recipe from your blog archives to fit the theme and add to the link up. Or be inspired to create a new theme-friendly dish worth posting about before next Wednesday.

Each week we feature a handful of our favorite recipes from our HLB Members [learn how to become a Member here: HLB Membership How-To,] giving even more exposure to some of the best you’ve shared from your own kitchen. Let’s get to it, shall we?

January was National Hot Tea Month and we’re squeezing in one last dose of celebration with today’s Recipe Wednesday topic – Cooking with Tea!  Here are some of our favorite recipes from around the HLB community to kick off your cooking with tea missions: 

Maple Almond Earl Great Tea Cake from Cotter Crunch // Easy, one-pan, buttery, Earl Grey loaf? check. Cardamon lifting the lightly sweet flavor? check. Maple almond glaze of magic porportions? CHECK! We’ll be making this gluten-free friendly loaf STAT.

Chai Tea Smoothie Breakfast Bowl from The Lemon Bowl // Protein-packed and easily customizable to feature your favorite nutritional add-ins, this smoothie bowl is a fun twist on a popular coffee-shop drink.

Cucumber Mint Green Tea Popsicles from Cake Over Steak // The simple syrup used in this recipe makes more than is needed for the popsicles, giving you an excuse to play mixologist to create crisp, refreshing cocktails to match these chilly treats.

Slow Cooker Red Velvet Tea Tapioca Pudding from Healthy Slow Cooking // “Tapioca is not a pretty food, but there’s something wonderful when you bite into those mini spheres. Slightly gooey but matched with its creamy almond milky pudding, it becomes the perfect texture.”

Chinese Marbled Tea Eggs from Jeanette’s Healthy Living // Marbled Tea Eggs are a symbol of fertility and prosperity in the Chinese culture.  Jeanette shares a tutorial for making marbled tea eggs and using them a noodle soup bowl full of lucky Chinese foods.

Earl Grey Shortbread from Relishments // After enjoying these cookies at a blogger cookie swap several years ago, HLB Director Heather has relied on this recipe again and again when baking plates of treats to share.  These ALWAYS impress and are highly recommended as a homemade gift for the tea lovers in your life.

Green Tea Coconut Rice from The Food Poet // The Food Poet literally wrote the book on cooking with tea, making her an obvious go-to for Tea-in-the-Kitchen adventures. This Green Tea Coconut Rice makes a nice base for building a tea-infused dinner plate.

Vanilla Chai Pancakes from Kim’s Cravings // “These gluten-free vanilla chai tea pancakes are loaded with pure comfort, warming spices and will give you that warm fuzzy feel good feeling!”

Green Tea Rice from The Lean Green Bean // You don’t need to get too fancy when accepting a kitchen mission; Lindsay’s recipe redux is a super simple way to put tea to use in your meal plan this week.

Lavender Earl Grey Teacake Cupcakes from Amee’s Savory Dish // The recipe for these pretty little cakes comes from Georgetown Cupcake, the shop featured on TLC’s D.C. Cupcakes. Moist and buttery with an unexpected flavor, you’re likely to find yourself reaching for another before you’ve finished your first.

Miso Glazed Salmon with Green Tea Broth from Healthy Delicious // Classic, simple broth paired with salty miso-glazed salmon are the perfect combination for a healthy dinner bowl on a cool winter night.

Strawberry Chocolate Tea Pancakes from Ingredients of a Fit Chick // These pancakes would make an extra special Valentine’s Day breakfast for the family.  Serve with a plate of heart-shaped fruit kaboobs and protein-packed dipping sauce for an IG-worthy spread.

Sweet Tea Pickles from Sinful Nutrition // Sweet and refreshing, these pickle chips are sure to “bless your heart” 😉

Sweet Tea Braised Country Ribs from Dash of Evans // Make yourself a note to cook these ribs the moment grilling season is upon us; a great protein to feature the flavors of your favorite peach or berry tea!

Chai Tea Oatmeal from Healthy Nibbles and Bits // This recipe is a great choice for batch cooking and prepping for morning breakfasts all week long.


Now it’s time for the link up!  Find a recipe on your blog showcasing your cooking with tea powers and link it up below. We’ll also be sharing some of our favorite recipes we’ve found on our members’ blogs on social media today with the hashtag #CookWithTea

If you don’t have a recipe that fits this week’s theme on your blog, why not make one and share it this week? Let HLB’s Recipe Wednesday series be a pool of inspiration for your recipe creation and post ideas.

Please limit yourself to 2 recipes per blogger. If you enjoy our weekly roundups, we’d love if you shared about Recipe Wednesdays with your blends and followers!


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