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This stuff is so good.. it’s so silky and creamy, I don’t even miss mashed potatoes. I have tried mashed cauliflower and it doesn’t even come close to this cauliflower purée. I think I could eat this whole recipe on my own, all at once. And I could.. because a large head of cauliflower is only 200 calories with tons of potassium, protein, fiber, and vitamin C.
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this week already! What are you making for Thanksgiving? If I need to bring something to a gathering, sometimes I like to try out new desserts. This year I decided to bring a broccoli salad as a side dish though because there is usually more than enough sweets at my family’s Thanksgiving. Of course it’s going to be a healthy side dish!
I love broccoli salad, aside from the raisins (yuck)! But I do not like that it’s loaded with mayonnaise and sugar. I came up with a healthier broccoli salad that I can actually feel good about eating.
My fiancé loves football. He cannot get enough of it. He also loves chili.. so he made this recipe all on his own to be able to have chili while watching football. It’s interesting that he hates to cook but sometimes, very rarely, he gets excited about making something.
The funny thing is that he’s known to burn food that’s cooked in liquid, such as spaghetti.. He’s done it multiple times! How does he do it? Who knows…it’s a mystery to me. I was at work when he was making this chili and a couple of hours after he started it, I got a text: “I burned the chili.” What?? How did you manage that?? He has a special talent! It definitely added a unique flavor to the chili but nevertheless, it was still delicious. I’m sharing his recipe but I’m going to leave the burning step out, sound good?
This football chili recipe has a special ingredient: beer. I don’t know how old I look in my picture, but I promise I’m over 21! (more…)
I did not grow up with Halloween since we do not celebrate it in Russia, but I love this holiday now! It’s so much fun to see little kids all dressed up and excited!
When I first moved here, we did not live in a neighborhood so my parents never had to give out candy. I usually went trick-or-treating in a friend’s neighborhood which made it more fun anyway!
Eventually, after I was too old to go trick-or-treating, my family moved to a neighborhood so then I actually got to give out candy and see the neighborhood kids all dressed up. And now I have my own house and neighborhood. This will be my first time giving out candy in my new neighborhood. Hopefully I won’t be left with too much candy or even worse – run out of candy!
Anyway, these pumpkin Rice Krispie treats are a perfect treat for Halloween. However, I do not recommend giving these out to your neighborhood kids – I’m no expert on Halloween rules but I’m pretty sure it’s only acceptable to give unopened, store-bought treats.
This is my favorite way to prepare zucchini…or eat zucchini, that is. I started popping these in my mouth about 5 seconds after I pulled them out of the oven. They’re kind of addictive. A whole cookie sheet of these roasted garlic zucchini slices, 2 medium zucchinis to be exact, is only 190 calories and full of healthy fats with some fiber and protein too.
There are various ways of making French toast. You have those that use any bread they have on hand, those that use King’s Hawaiian sweet bread, and others only use Challah bread. My mom actually uses a French baguette to make smaller French toasts which don’t even require a fork for eating them. And I have my own way.