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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza
I came across this cauliflower crust pizza on Pinterest, and was instantly intrigued. A low-carb pizza? Sign me up! I was skeptical, of course, but curious enough to try it and see how it tasted. I was pleasantly surprised by the results. My husband isn’t a huge fan of cauliflower, so I planned on making the pizza before he got home from work. So the general conclusion…Healthy, tasty and husband-approved? Cauliflower Crust PizzaYields: 1 serving* Ingredients: 1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese* 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp crushed garlic 1/2 tsp garlic salt Olive oil (optional) Pizza sauce Mozzarella cheese, shredded Other additional toppings of your choice *Many people have commented and said that the amount of cheese can be reduced by half, and still taste just as good! Directions: To rice your cauliflower, take 1 large head of cauliflower, remove the stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks. *The original recipe makes 1-9 inch pizza. Related:  Vegetarian

Potato and Cheese Pierogi Recipe Pierogi are traditional Polish noodle dumplings, filled with a variety of classic sweet and savory mixtures. For this recipe, we've chosen to make a basic potato-cheese filling and serve them as a side dish topped with sour cream, garlic and chive sauce. Our family recipe, combined with a fairly standard dough preparation method, produces an exceptionally light and tender finished product. The secret? 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting3 large eggs2 tablespoons sour cream3/4 to 1 cup water 1-1/2 lbs baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices2 tablespoons unsalted butter1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1 small sweet onion, chopped1 clove garlic, minced1/4 teaspoon dried thyme3/4 to 1 cup grated dry farmer's cheeseKosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1/2 stick butter, cut into 1 tablespoon portions1 recipe Sour Cream Garlic-Chive Sauce For the dough: In a large bowl or mixer, combine the flour, eggs, sour cream and 1/2 cup of water. Serving Suggestion

idaho sunrise (baked eggs and bacon in potato bowls) I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days. Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Good grief, I won’t even go there. Instead though, I thought I’d offer my idea of a more comforting alternative. Pasta. When life is good, and when life gets crazy, I turn to pasta. And just as it has for years, this one hit the spot. Read more This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. And a very special birthday girl turned the big 3-0. Friends, meet Stacey. Read more TGIF, friends. Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. Read more Ever since my friends and I met for a tapas happy hour at our neighborhood Spanish restaurant a few weeks ago, I’ve had sangria on my mind. Read more Read more I’ve always said that I like a good balance of cooking and baking in my life.

Don't Make Dad Settle for Boring Potatoes: Hasselback Potatoes Dad’s going to remember exactly why he loves steak and potatoes when you serve him these. And you (along with the kids, fingers crossed!) will love them, too. Because of the way they are baked, a nice crunchy crust forms on the bottom. That, along with the soft interior and dollop of sour cream and fresh herbs, and you’ll know the best reason potatoes are the most commonly eaten vegetable in our country. So see you later, french fries! Looking for something fantastic to serve these with? Hasselback Potatoes medium sized potatoes (about 1 per person) 1 clove fresh garlic, very thinly sliced butter coarse salt (sea or kosher) pepper sour cream (optional) dill (optional) fresh chives (optional) 1. 2. 3. 3. 20 Salads Hearty Enough for Tonight’s Dinner10 Ways to Eat Breakfast for Pizza10 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Make30 Crazy, Wacky, and Useless Kitchen Gadgets25 Healthiest Foods for Under $1

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) (Originally posted with 20 Zucchini Recipes; updated with more favorites in August 2013.) It may not be an official government holiday, but gardeners everywhere celebrate August 8 as Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day. Several years ago I did a zucchini round-up in honor of the day, but since then I've made so many more recipes with zucchini that I decided to give that post a make-over and update it with some of my new favorites. You still have a few more days before you need to start sneaking the zucchini on to the neighbor's porch, so maybe these recipes can help, or at least you can leave the neighbors a recipe idea along with that zucchini! Grilled Zucchini More Grilled Zucchini Recipes: Stuffed Zucchini Zucchini Side Dishes Cheesy Zucchini Dishes Raw Zucchini Salads More Raw Zucchini Salads: Zucchini Bread or Cake Julienned Zucchini is a tasty diet-friendly or gluten-free spaghetti dinner. Zucchini with Eggs is a good way to sneak some zucchini into the breakfast menu.

Salt and Vinegar Potatoes with Rosemary There are a million versions of these smashed potatoes all over the place. However, I love the idea of making these a little tangy. I love those thick-cut salt and vinegar chips, which is where the inspiration for this recipe came from. By dousing these potatoes with cider vinegar after they come out of the oven, you are indeed in for a tasty and tangy treat. Serve along side your favorite main dish and enjoy. Place potatoes in salted water and bring to a boil; cook until fork tender. Place the cooked potatoes on a well-oiled baking sheet and press down gently on each potato with a potato masher. Brush the top of each potato with olive oil…be generous. Serve on the side with just about anything!! Print Recipe Ingredients 2 lbs Small potatoes, new or fingerlings work wellOlive oilKosher salt Fresh ground pepperFresh rosemary, finely choppedCider vinegar Directions Place potatoes in salted water and bring to a boil; cook until fork tender.

Avocado Mac and Cheese Recipe | Stovetop Mac and Cheese My avocado obsession continues, this time with Stovetop Avocado Mac and Cheese! If you like our Creamy Avocado Pasta, you will love this decadent macaroni and cheese. It is basically the same delicious pasta, but kicked up a notch. Josh thought I was a little looney when I told him what we were having for dinner, but after one bite, he was in mac and cheese heaven. This avocado macaroni and cheese is so easy to make. The creamy avocado sauce coats the pasta nicely with a hint of garlic, cilantro, and lime. This Stovetop Avocado Mac and Cheese is all kinds of awesome! Creamy, cheesy, and easy Avocado Mac and Cheese! Yield: Serves 4-6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. Note-the lime juice keeps the avocado from browning. Follow twopeasandpod on Instagram and show us what recipes you are making from our blog! If you like this Stove Top Avocado Mac and Cheese, you might also like:

Recipe for Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake When I noticed how many people are visiting my round-up of 20 Zucchini Recipes I knew it was time to share this fantastic new zucchini recipe called Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake, recommended by my sister Pam. She found the recipe in Penzeys Back to School 2011 Catalog , where it was submitted by Karen Niessing. Pam changed the recipe a little and then I changed it a tiny bit more, and we were both impressed with how this very basic idea of tossing zucchini with a few fresh and dried herbs and cheese and then baking it can produce a dish that's so delicious. I could make an entire meal of this, but it would also be perfect as a zucchini side dish, and Pam told me she ate some of her leftovers for breakfast one day. If you have zucchini from your garden or the farmers market, you must try this! This was my latest picking of zucchini and straightneck squash, and I used the four in the front in this recipe. The recipe called for dried basil. Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F/180C.

Cinnamon Roll Waffles Cinnamon Roll Waffles I’ve had a tough time forgetting about those Cinnamon Roll Pancakes that I posted a few weeks ago. So much so that I started wondering what else I could do to replicate the Cinnamon Roll. “Why not waffles, too?” I went with a buttermilk waffle… plain, with no cinnamon filling added. I drizzled the cinnamon-sugar filling on top. I figured… why not? My ideal cinnamon roll always has cream cheese icing, so a cream cheese icing drizzle was in order too. Lots of cream cheese icing, please. I could hardly wait to take a bite… to see if this whole Cinnamon Roll Waffle thing worked out. That’s about all I could eat. Print Recipe Save Recipe Cinnamon Roll Waffles Yield: About 12 (4-inch) wafflesPrep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 20 min Completely decadent breakfast treat- like a deconstructed cinnamon roll, turned into a waffle.

Broccoli Pesto © 2011 Green Kitchen Stories If I say pesto you say … broccoli?! No, I didn’t think so. Raw broccoli might sound repulsive to some of you, but it is in fact very good in salads. Broccoli Pesto2 cups of pesto We left out cheese to keep it vegan. 1 large broccoli (around 2 cups)A couple of stems fresh basil or sage1/2 lemon, juice1/2 cup hazelnuts (roasted chickpeas if you’re allergic) 2 cloves garlic1/2 cup olive oil2 tbsp watersalt & pepper Throw all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Luckily Elsa loves vegetables (she always makes her ahmmmm sound whenever we pass the vegetable department), but if you are having problems getting your child to eat greens, pesto is a good trick.

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps | Healthy Recipes | Snack Recipes The following content was Provided by www.GroceryBudget101.com "We're Not Penny Pinching, We're Benji Pinching!" Zucchini is in abundance this time of year and we were looking for a great munchie that was healthy, unique and easy to make and these zucchini parmesan crisps really hit the spot! Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention and other times, it's just a matter of trying to figure out what you're going to do with an overabundance of a single ingredient when your family has vowed to run away if you serve it just one more time! You'll Need: Cooking spray 2 medium zucchini (about 1 pound total) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan (3/4-ounce) 2 tsp fresh minced garlic 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning 1/4 cup panko crumbs dash salt & black pepper marinara sauce Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Slice the zucchini into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Hmm.. © Can Stock Photo Inc. / jdwfoto

Magic Sauce Recipe I call this the magic sauce recipe. In part, because it makes everything it touches shimmer with deliciousness. It's magic like that. Let's just start by putting one thing out there. It's as versatile as a black dress. - More Herb Recipes - - More Paprika Recipes - - More Quick Recipes - 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 medium cloves of garlic, smashed into a paste 1 well-crumbled bay leaf pinch of red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon + fine grain sea salt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Gently warm the olive oil over medium-low heat in a skillet or pan, until it is just hot. While the oil is heating, lightly pound the rosemary, thyme, and oregano in a mortar and pestle. Stir the paprika, garlic, bay leaf, red pepper flakes, and salt into the oil. You can use this now, but know - the oil just gets better as it ages over a few days. Makes ~2/3 cup. Print Recipe

broccoli parmesan fritters Last week, it was pointed out to me that among the 750 recipes in the archives, there is but a single recipe that utilizes broccoli. Just one! (It’s a great one, though.) For comparison, there are 11 recipes that use cauliflower and 26 with mushrooms. What terrible oversight could have led to this? Please understand: this is not one of those stories about how preciously advanced my toddler’s tastes are, how early he took an interest in foie gras and how he turns his nose up at white flour pastas, preferring farro. I have a theory that you can tuck almost any finely chopped or shredded vegetable — be it potatoes, zucchini, or an Indian-spiced mix — into a savory pancake, fry it in small mounds until crisp on both sides, serve it with a dollop of a sour cream or yogurt sauce and they will be inhaled. So, you know where this is going. And with that, I had them for lunch instead. Broccoli Parmesan Fritters There’s a lot of broccoli and very little pancake in this fritter.

Vegetarian Recipe: Zucchini Gratin Vegetarian Recipe: Zucchini Gratin Perfect as a cheesy side dish or the main event, zucchini gratin is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The recipe is simple, but also versatile – you could replace two of the zucchinis with yellow squashes, or pick different cheeses based on your preferences. Swiss, Gruyere, and mozzarella would all make great substitutes for cheddar in this recipe – even a little pepperjack for some added kick would be tasty. For a smaller dish that only serves two, cut this recipe in half. Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter4 large zucchini, sliced4 medium shallots, minced2 teaspoons garlic, minced1 cup heavy cream2/3 cup cheddar cheese1/3 cup Parmesan cheese1/4 teaspoon oreganoSalt and pepper to tasteGreen onions, sliced, for garnish Directions: Preheat the oven for 400 degrees F.Heat a large, deep pot to medium heat and add the butter. Recipe adapted from Just a Pinch

Balsamic BBQ Glazed Chicken A homemade balsamic bbq sauce is used to glaze chicken as it’s grilling. The result is tender chicken with a slightly sweet, and tangy taste. Summer is one of my favorite seasons for one simple reason: grilling. We finally invested in a Big Green Egg last year and it completely changed the way I think about grilling. I could go on and on about it, but I won’t, because I’m sure I’ll be talking plenty about it in a few months when it’s not cold and wet here in the Midwest, and we actually get out to use it. This recipe is all about the balsamic bbq sauce that you use to baste the chicken while it’s grilling. While I used a grill pan with great success, I know this recipe would turn out even better using a grill. Is anyone else just itching for Spring to arrive? Prep Time: 5mn Cook Time: 35mn Total Time: 40mn In a sauce pan, combine balsamic vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, salt, black peper, and garlic powder.

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