12 Quick and Easy Recipes
By: Ireland Lee

With busy lifestyles and New Year's Resolutions of eating healthier and cooking more, finding the time to prepare a good meal can be a challenge. That's why we've put together this list of 12 simple and quick recipes that are ideal for anyone short on time or striving to eat out less.

1. Blackberry Korean BBQ Sauce
A harmonious blend of sweetness and savory, it's the ideal condiment to add a delicious glaze to your dishes.

• ½ cup Soy Sauce
• 3 tbsp 1883 Maison Routin Blackberry Syrup
• 1 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar
• ¼ cup Brown Sugar
• 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
• Pinch Red Pepper Flakes

1. In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients
2. Place saucepan over medium heat and allow to thicken
3. Use the sauce to coat a meat or vegetable of choice and bake or grill

2. Healthy Ginger Basil Baked Chicken
A nutritious dinner option, this simple and fast recipe for ginger basil baked chicken takes inspiration from a classic Thai dish.

• 6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breast
• 1 tsp Monin Ginger Concentrate
• 1 tsp Monin Basil Concentrate
• 1 tsp Minced Garlic
• ½ tsp Salt (or more depending on taste)
• ¾ cup Canned Coconut Milk

1. Add ingredients into a bowl to mix
2. Place chicken in a gallon Ziplock bag
3. Pour the mixture over the chicken and place in the refrigerator to marinade (a minimum of 2 hours, up to 24)
4. Preheat oven to 375F
5. Place the chicken and the remaining of the marinade into a dish
6. Bake for 30-45 minutes
7. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving

3. Cucumber Mint Refresher
A healthy, sugar-free beverage perfect for any time, whether it be a warm day or a long day at work, and a great alternative for those who opt for non-alcoholic drinks.

• ½ tsp Monin Cucumber Concentrate
• ½ tsp Monin Mint Concentrate
• Soda Water
• Ice

1. Add Ice into a glass
2. Pour in concentrates
3. Top with soda water

cucumber mint drink
Light refreshing cucumber mint drink using Monin concentrates.

4. Raspberry White Chocolate Frappe
A delicious treat that embodies the essence of Valentine's Day, this blended drink offers a delightful frozen raspberry and white chocolate flavor.

• 3 tbsp Monin Raspberry Syrup
• 6 tbsp Hollander White Chocolate Crème Powder
• 2 fl oz Espresso (optional)
• 6 fl oz Milk (add 2 more fl oz if you skip the espresso)
• 1 cup Ice
• Optional: Hollander Chocolate Sauce

1. Drizzle the chocolate sauce in a glass
2. Combine all the other ingredients into a blender
3. Blend well and pour into the glass

5. Peach Honey Glazed Pork Chops
A sweet and fruity peach honey glaze complements the rich taste of pork chops, making this recipe a mouth-watering dinner option that is too good to miss.

• 3 tbsp Monin Peach Concentrate
• ¼ cup Tea Zone Original Longan Honey
• ½ cup Water
• 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
• Pinch of Salt
• Butter
• Pork chops

1. Preheat oven to 400F
2. Add everything except the pork chops into a sauce pan over a medium heat until it thickens
3. Place the pork chops on a pan
4. Glaze the pork chops with the mixture
5. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until done
6. Let rest for 3-5 minutes

6. Air Fryer Fajitas
The popularity of air fryer recipes has revolutionized the way we cook offering a simple and convenient way to make a wide range of dishes, including Fajitas, with ease

 Tea Zone Chili Seasoning Mix
• 1 tbsp Olive Oil
• Thin cut steak or chicken breast, depending on your preference
• 3 large Bell Peppers

1. Slice the bell peppers
2. Toss the meat and peppers in the olive oil
3. Brush the air fryer basket with a small amount of olive oil
4. Preheat the air fryer to 380F for 3 minutes
5. Add the chicken (or steak) and peppers in air fryer for 10-15 minutes, or until done

steak fajitas

Steak fajitas seasoned with Tea Zone Seasoning Mix

7. Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
A beloved treat by both adults and children, these nuggets are even better in a healthier oil-free version made in the air fryer. Count us in!

 Tea Zone Seasoned Frying Powder
• 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
• 2 eggs
• Cooking spray

1. Preheat air fryer to 390F
2. Clean the chicken and trim into nuggets
3. Place eggs in a bowl and whip them up with a fork
4. Place the frying powder in another bowl
5. Coat the chicken in the egg and then the frying powder (repeat step for more breading)
6. Spray the air fryer with cooking spray to avoid sticking
7. Cook for 8 minutes, or until it’s fully cooked

8. Lemon Pepper Salmon
Simplifying the classic lemon pepper salmon flavor, this recipe utilizes Tea Zone seasoning for an even easier and delicious dish.

 Tea Zone Lemon Pepper Marinade (Currently Unavailable)
• 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Salmon
• 2 tbsp Extra virgin Olive Oil

1. Preheat oven to 375F
2. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray
3. Place salmon on the cooking sheet
4. Brush the salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with Tea Zone Lemon Pepper Marinade
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until done
6. Serve and enjoy!

9. Crockpot Taco Chicken using Chili Seasoning
For those who love Tex-Mex and spicy cuisine, this recipe for crockpot taco chicken using chili seasoning is perfect for you.

• 2 tbsp Tea Zone Chili Seasoning Mix
• 1 ½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
• 16 oz jar Salsa

1. Clean chicken and place at the bottom of the crockpot
2. Sprinkle in Tea Zone Chili Seasoning Powder and then pour in salsa
3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours
4. When it’s done cooking, shred with 2 forks

10. Glazed Honey Balsamic Pork Chops
A delicious accompaniment to any meal, these glazed honey balsamic pork chops pair perfectly with rice, vegetables, or mashed potatoes.

• 2 tbsp Tea Zone Premium Wildflower Honey
• 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
• 2 tbsp Ketchup
• 2 tsp Minced Garlic
• 4 Boneless Pork Chops

1. Preheat oven to 400F
2. Line a pan with foil
3. In a mixing bowl, combine the honey, balsamic vinegar, ketchup, and minced garlic
4. Place pork chops on the pan and use part of the sauce to dust over
5. Bake for 15 minutes
6. Take out the pork chops to dust on the rest of the sauce
7. Bake for an additional 15 minutes

11. Cranberry Balsamic Chicken
Usually used as a salad dressing, the cranberry balsamic flavor is taken to a new level in this recipe as it is used to marinate chicken. But feel free to use it as a dressing for your salads as well.


• 5 tbsp Monin Cranberry Syrup
• 1 tbsp Olive Oil
• 1 lb skin on, bone-in Chicken Thighs
• 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
• 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
• 2 tbsp Thyme Leaves
• 1 tbsp Brown Sugar

1. Preheat oven to 325F
2. Pan sear the chicken (using olive oil) or grill it
3. Add balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, cranberry syrup, thyme leaves, and brown sugar into a saucepan and heat up until it thickens
4. Add chicken to a pan, pour sauce over the chicken, and put it in the oven
5. Bake for 18-25 minutes

12. Honey Soy Chicken
Say goodbye to the wait for delivery and say hello to a delicious and budget-friendly dinner option at home. This at-home version of Panda Express is not only easier to make, but it's also quicker to prepare than waiting for delivery.

• 5 tbsp Tea Zone Original Longan Honey
• 3 tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
• 1 tsp Minced Garlic
• 1 tsp Sesame Oil
• 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
• 1 ½ - 2 lbs Boneless Chicken Tenders


1. Preheat oven to 425F and line a pan with foil
2. Add everything but the chicken to a boil and whisk together
3. Place the chicken in the foiled pan
4. Pour the mixture over the chicken and maneuver to get it fully covered
5. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes, or until done
6. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving
7. After transporting the chicken, pour sauce from the bottom of the pan over the chicken
And enjoy!

honey soy chicken
Honey Soy Chicken

Keep your New Year's Resolution on track with our list of 12 quick and easy recipes. These meals are not only delicious, but also healthier options for you to enjoy. So why wait? Get in the kitchen and start cooking! Don't forget to share your creations with us by tagging us @lollicupstore - we can't wait to see the beautiful dishes you make!



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