Vegan & Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

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Vegan & Gluten Free Mac and Cheese Recipe

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There is something so comforting about Mac and Cheese. I’m not sure what it is about it. Maybe it’s because we didn’t get it all the time when we were kids so it’s an extra special treat. It’s warm and cheesy – what’s not to like?  I’ve been able to eat most pasta meals gluten free now with all the great gluten free options.  Cheese however is a trigger food for me and causes me to gain weight more than other foods. That’s probably why I like it so much.  I needed to come up with a cheese free mac and cheese recipe. Cheese free Mac and CHEESE? Yes! And honestly, I think it’s even better!

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Look friends, no cheese! In fact, my ingredients may surprise you.  I started by dicing up 1 and 1/2 cups of cauliflower and 1 and 1/2 cups of sweet potatoes and roasted them. (375 degrees for about 25 minutes)

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While the cauliflower and sweet potatoes are roasting, cook your pasta.  Any gluten free pasta will work. I like the spirals :)

In a blender or food processor combine 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup EVOO, 1 clove garlic, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, and 1/2 tsp paprika.  When your veggies are done roasting, add them to the mix.

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Combine it until smooth.  Then pour it over your drained pasta and mix.

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I always add parsley for the color and for taste. Enjoy!!

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Vegan & Gluten Free Mac and Cheese
 
Ingredients
  • 9 to 12 oz gluten free pasta
  • 1 and ½ c cauliflower
  • 1 and ½ c sweet potato
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • ¾ c almond milk
  • ¼ c EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • parsley
Instructions
  1. Dice cauliflower and sweet potatoes. Roast.
  2. Cook pasta as directed.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add veggies when done roasting.
  4. Mix sauce and pasta. Top with parsley.
  5. Enjoy!

 

Cheesy Bacon & Chive Dip Recipe – Simple and Inexpensive with help from Kraft Coupons

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Cheesy Bacon & Chive Dip Recipe – Simple and Inexpensive with help from Kraft Coupons

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I can hardly believe that I’ve been a Midwesterner for a year and a half already! On one hand it seems like just yesterday we packed up all our belongings and drove from South Florida, yet on the other hand it seems like I’ve always lived here. I think I’m so comfortable in my new home because of the people.  I absolutely love Midwest hospitality. It’s just not the same in south FL.  There are other things that were new – snow, leaves that change color, demolition derbys, 4H, and good food (different than the good food found in Florida).  I have enjoyed all of them!  One of the things I really enjoy is eating here. When I have get togethers everyone brings such yummy food.  I’ve been working on my culinary skills for these get together occasions.

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I really wanted to come up with a new dip to bring.  I was clipping my coupons for my shopping trip this week and found a whole slew of Kraft Coupons! This gave me inspiration.  What’s even more awesome is my dip takes only 4 ingredients and all 4 ingredients had a coupon. Score! Kraft’s printable coupons available for a limited time only. You can find the ones I printed plus many more here:

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I headed to Walmart with my Kraft coupons and picked up my ingredients.  They were all on the outer aisle with the exception of the Mayo which I found with the other condiments.

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I used 3/4 cup of the Kraft Shredded Three Cheeses with a touch of Philadelphia, 1 8 ounce tub of Philadelphia Chive & Onion Cream cheese spread, 1/3 cup Kraft Mayo, and 4 slices of cooked Oscar Mayer Bacon.  The bacon is not pictured here because I already started cooking it.

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While the bacon was cooking, I mixed together the other 3 ingredients and preheated the oven to 350 degrees. The really nice thing about the spread is that you do not have to let it soften so it mixed together very nicely.

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Once the bacon was cooked and drained, I crumbled it and mixed it together in the cheese mix.

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Spread it into a small greased pan and cook for 15 minutes.

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After the 15 minutes remove from the oven and let it stand for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, mix and serve warm.

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I topped mine with some of the shredded cheese and chives.  I served it with corn chips, but really it goes well with anything including a spoon.  Seriously I had to bring it over to a friend because I could have eaten the whole bowl by myself. It’s seriously delicious.

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This is so good and I will definitely be bringing it to our next get together.  What are your favorite foods to bring to get togethers and potlucks?

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Easy 10 Minute Meal – Taco Burger

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Taco Burger Recipe

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You have a long day at work and you’re exhausted.  Everyone is hungry and wants to know what you are going to do about it. This includes other adults in the house.  Does this sound familiar?  I know often even when it’s just me I have to make dinner for it’s so much easier to grab something packaged and eat it.  I always feel better when I prepare my food, but the truth is unless I have a plan or specific ingredients set aside it’s easier said than done.  This is a super easy recipe and it literally takes 10 minutes!

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I start out by cooking a veggie patty, like a boca burger.  While the patties are cooking I preheat the oven to warm up the crunchy taco shells.  Burgers AND Tacos?! This recipe is the best of both worlds, my friend!

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Once the burger is done cooking, while still in the pan I top with shredded cheese and let it melt.  I use the Kraft Mexican blend.

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While the cheese is melting I spread guacamole on one side of the taco.  I love the Wholly Guac snack sizes. They’re perfect for a few taco burgers.

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I have also found that it is easier to put the salsa on while the burger is still in the pan and then transfer the burger into the taco shell.

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Doesn’t that look delicious?! YUM!!  This recipe is very easy to customize too if you have someone that doesn’t want salsa or if you wanted to add sour cream, etc.  You could also use ground meat if you weren’t into veggie burgers ;)

What are some of your favorite Taco Toppings?

5.0 from 2 reviews
Easy 10 Minute Meal - Taco Burger
 
Ingredients
  • Veggie Burger
  • Taco Shell
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
Instructions
  1. Cook patties according to package directions.
  2. Heat taco shells according to package directions.
  3. When burger is done cooking, while still in pan top with cheese and salsa.
  4. Spread Guac on one side of taco shell, transfer burger with toppings to shell.
  5. Enjoy!

 

 

Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

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Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

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I always feel better when I eat (and drink) better.  I love starting my day with a delicious smoothie.  It’s great when it keeps you full all morning as well.  This one is really easy.

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I always start with my greens first.  It helps when blending the smoothie.  I uses a handful (approx 1 cup) of spinach and blend it with 1 cup of water until I have a green liquid. I add 1 tbsp of flax seed and 1/2 a scoop of protein powder. I love the Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein. It’s gluten free and powder and helps with staying full.

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Then I add my fruit one at a time.  I used 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks, 1 cup of peaches, and 1 banana.  You can also add stevia if the spinach taste is too strong.  You will get used to it.  I don’t use any stevia now.  Then you just enjoy!! It’s awesome.

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Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • ½ scoop raw vegan protein powder
  • ½ c pineapple chunks
  • 1 c peaches
  • 1 banana
Instructions
  1. Blend spinach and water.
  2. Add flax and protein powder.
  3. Add fruit.
  4. Enjoy.

 

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Kefir Probiotics

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Sometimes I just want to eat cake and I want it to be good for me.  I’ve tried justifying that cocoa beans are beans, which are vegetables, which technically makes it a veggie cake.  I know, it’s a pretty weak argument.  I have recently found another reason cake is good for me.  That reason is Lifeway Kefir Probiotics.  #KefirCreations

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It has seven to ten BILLION strains of bacteria (you know, the good kind) plus it has something called ProBoost.  It helps balance your body’s and ecosystem and it also supports digestive health and immunity. I also discovered that it’s an excellent source of calcium, protein and it’s 99% lactose free!  It gave me a great idea.  I was going to make a “veggie cake” with probiotics!

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First, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and started making the cake.  I mixed 2 cups of gluten free flour, 3/4 cup of cocoa, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt.

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After mixing it up really well, I set it aside.

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Next I combined 1 2/3 cups Kefir and 2 tsp vanilla in a separate bowl.  I mixed it completely and set it aside.

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I then mixed up 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 c butter softened.  Once that was mixed, I added 3 eggs.  (You could also use 3/4 c egg substitute if preferred). I used a hand blender on medium speed until it was blended smooth.

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Now, you’re going to want to add in the other ingredients.  I alternated them.  I added some of the cocoa mixture and mixed, then added some of the Kefir mixture and mixed.  I kept alternating.  I made sure to start and end with the cocoa mixture.

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Pour your batter into a greased pan and bake for about 38 minutes.

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Let your cake cool.  While it’s cooling you can make the frosting.

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I mixed 1/2 cup softened tub-style cream cheese with 3 tbsp of almond milk until blended.  While I was mixing it I was also melting 3 ounces of semisweet chocolate.

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I added the melted chocolate into the cream cheese mixture and blended.

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In a separate bowl I had mixed 1/4 cup cocoa with 3 c powder sugar.  I gradually added in the mixture to my frosting base and kept mixing.

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Frost your cake and enjoy!

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Okay so maybe calling it a veggie cake is stretching it.  It is a great way to get probiotics.  It’s also very tasty.   The cake was rich and moist.

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I thought it was delicious!! You could even enjoy it with a glass of Kefir! (double the probiotic goodness!)  Did you know that Kefir has been called the “Champagne of Dairy”?!  It’s because it really enhances feelings of well being.  It’s a smooth, tart, refreshing beverage. I think it’s similar in taste to yogurt. Lifeway Kefir contains 12 live and active Probiotic cultures that support the immune system and balance digestive health. It is naturally Gluten Free, 99% Lactose Free and contains No Artificial Sweeteners and is rich in Calcium. Lifeway also only uses milk that comes from cows that are not treated with pesticides, antibiotics, or synthetic growth hormones. The cows are grass fed and GMO free.

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I have found that Kefir works well in any recipe calling for buttermilk. You can do an even exchange.  What are you going to try it in?

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Kefir Probiotics
 
Ingredients
  • 2 c flour
  • ¾ c unsweetened cocoa
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1⅔ c kefir
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1¾ c granulated sugar
  • ½ c butter, softened
  • 3 eggs (or ¾ c egg substitute)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Mix Kefir and vanilla, set aside.
  4. Blend butter and sugar, add eggs and beat until blended. Add cocoa mixture and kefir mixture, alternating. Start and end with the cocoa.
  5. Pour into greased pan and cook for 38 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

 

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Zucchini Boats

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Zucchini Boats Recipe

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I really love eating clean and how I feel when I eat that way. I will confess though that I still crave things like buffalo wings and pizza.  Thankfully I have been finding healthy alternatives like Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and now Zucchini Boats!  This has become one of my favorite dinners.  I have been having it at least twice a week and they’re very easy to make!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 zucchinis
  • tomato sauce
  • pizza toppings

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1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Cut the Zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the center so they’re like boats.

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3. Fill in the boat with tomato sauce.

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4. Start piling on the toppings. Some of my favorites are black olives, onions, and mushrooms.

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I also like Oregano and Nutritional Yeast .   If you’re not vegan or dairy free you could add cheese. That is why I use the Nutritional Yeast.  It gives it a cheesy taste.

5. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees.

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Enjoy!

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Zucchini Boats
 
Ingredients
  • 2 zucchinis
  • tomato sauce
  • nutritional yeast
  • oregano
  • pizza toppings (onions, black olives, mushrooms)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut Zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the center.
  3. Fill boats with tomato sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with oregano and nutritional yeast.
  5. Top with pizza toppings.
  6. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees.
  7. Enjoy!

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Banana Pear Smoothie

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Banana Pear Smoothie

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I drink a “green smoothie” every morning and this is one of my favorites! It is so easy to make and keeps you satisfied through the morning.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 pear
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup almond butter

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1. Mix the water and spinach first. I recommend always doing this when you make a green smoothie. It’s easier to blend in the other ingredients after. I use a Nutri Bullet System.

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*Optional* I add in 1 tablespoon of Ground Flax Seeds in all my smoothies. I usually add half a scoop of protein powder, but omit it in this one because of the almond butter.

2. Add in the other ingredients and blend. If you want a thicker consistency I would use a frozen banana.

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3. Enjoy!

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  • Spinach is a power food. It’s loaded with vitamins, a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, and has anti cancer antioxidants.
  • Bananas are a great source of potassium and vitamin C.
  • Pears have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory flavonoids, and potentially anti-cancer phytonutrients like cinnamic acids. The skin of the pear has also been show to contain about half of the pear’s total dietary fiber.
  • Almonds reduce heart attack risk and lower “bad” cholesterol.

Banana Pear Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 pear
  • ⅓ cup almond butter
  • Optional 1 tbsp ground flax seed
Instructions
  1. Blend spinach and water together.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend.
  3. Enjoy!

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Roasted Chickpeas

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Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

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I have found my new favorite snack food and it could not be easier!  It also costs less than $1 to make which is an added bonus.  You can pick up a can of chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) for about $0.79 at the market.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Rinse beans and drain them. Then spread them on a baking pan and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

3. Enjoy!

I enjoy them plain and seasoned. My favorite seasoning is a buffalo flavored one, I sprinkle the following on the chickpeas before baking:

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 tbsp hot sauce (I used Frank’s)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch of salt

You can add all sorts of seasonings.  These little guys are so delicious!

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Garlic Roasted Eggplant Dip

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Garlic Roasted Eggplant Dip

I’ve been craving a really good dip but so many were full of dairy or had glutens.  I spent several hours some time Pinterest and took bits and pieces of recipes and came up with this!  It is a keeper for sure!

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What you’ll need:

  • half an eggplant
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder

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1. Slice eggplant into rounds approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch slice. Sprinkle salt on both sides and arrange in a colander for about 10 to 15 minutes .

2. Rinse with cool water then pat dry.

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3. Turn on the broiler.  Arrange the eggplant on a cookie sheet with tin foil.  Spray with oil and lightly salt.

4. Broil 5 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.

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5. Cover with tin foil and let the eggplant steam for about 5 more minutes.  Peel the skin off the rounds.

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6. Mix eggplant, almond milk, nutritional yeast, garlic, cumin, and chili powder in food processor or blender.

7. Season with salt and pepper.

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8. Pour into bowl.

9. Enjoy!

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It was a little chunkier than I would have liked, but tasted amazing! My kitchen smelled delicious too! I combined it with salsa on Nut Thins and it was so good!  I’ve put it on just about everything. It is good hot or cold but I prefer it warmed up.

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I think I’ll also double the recipe next time because it only lasted me a few days :)

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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I’ve been successfully eating clean for 2 weeks now. I will tell you that I have had quite a bit more energy and overall I’ve been feeling much better.  I don’t really crave sweets much anymore. I have been crazing buffalo wings though! Just thinking about the smell of the sauce makes me hungry for them. I knew I had to come up with something else.

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My secret weapon to healthy buffalo wings is cauliflower! Yes, you read that right. Trust me these tasted just like buffalo chicken nuggets. I don’t know how but the cauliflower has super powers like that.

First, heat your oven to 450 degrees.

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Next fill two bowls; one with almond milk and the other with gluten free flour. I used King Arthur Gluten Free Multipurpose Flour.  Break the cauliflower off into pieces then dunk in the almond milk then flour and place onto a baking sheet.

Bake the cauliflower for about 15 to 20 minutes.

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While it’s baking you can put together the wing sauce.

  • 3 tbs EVOO
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce, I used Frank’s
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp garlic power
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt

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Mix all the ingredients together. I found it was easy to stir them up in a tupperware container. I even put the lid on and shook it so it all mixed together.

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After the 15 to 20 min, pour the sauce over the cauliflower and return to bake 5 more minutes.

After that flip them over and bake an additional 5 minutes.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Serve and enjoy!

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
 
Ingredients
  • cauliflower
  • almond milk
  • gluten free flour
  • 3 tbs EVOO
  • ¼ cup hot sauce, I used Frank's
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 and ½ tsp brown sugar
  • ⅛ tsp garlic power
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Break up cauliflower and dip into milk then flour. Place on greased baking pan.
  3. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients together for the sauce.
  5. After the cauliflower is done baking, pour sauce over florets and bake another 5 minutes.
  6. Flip florets and bake an addition 5 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

 

Gratin dauphinois Recipe

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Gratin dauphinois Recipe

Gratin dauphinois

 

Yum! How delicious does this look?! These potatoes look fantastic. In honor of DreamWorks Pictures’ charming new movie THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY starring Helen Mirren, here is our latest #FoodieFriday recipe to help get you excited for the film!

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY arrives in theaters everywhere on August 8th!

 


 

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

DREAMWORKS PICTURES and PARTICIPANT MEDIA

 

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Genre:                          Comedy/Drama

Rating:                          TBD

U.S. Release date:        August 8, 2014

Running time:                TBD

 

Cast:                            Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charoltte Le Bon

Director:                       Lasse Hallström           

Producer:                      Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Juliet Blake               

Executive Producer:      Caroline Hewitt, Carla Gardini

Co-Producer:                Raphael Benoliel

Screenplay by:              Steven Knight

Based on:                     The novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais

                       

In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

 

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.

 

 

In DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” the opening of a new Indian restaurant in the south of France, next to a famous Michelin starred eatery, is nearly cause for an all-out war between the two establishments until Le Saule Pleureur’s icy proprietress Madame Mallory recognizes her rival’s undeniable brilliance for preparing masterful meals.

 

 

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In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

 

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.

 

Directed by Lasse Hallström, and starring Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. The executive producers are Caroline Hewitt and Carla Gardini. The screenplay is written by Steven Knight, based on the novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais.

“The Hundred-Foot Journey will be released in theaters on August 8, 2014.

 

National Eat All Your Veggies Day

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National Eat All Your Veggies Day

National Eat Your Veggies Day

June 17th is National Eat All Your Veggies Day! Here are eight yummy recipes to celebrate!

1. I found the Lentil Salad over at Ezra Pound Cake.  This looks perfect for a summer day picnic!

2. The Rainbow Veggie Skewers were found over at Gimme Some Oven.  These are so colorful and fun.

3. The Loaded Veggie Grilled Cheese was over at the Dreaming Foodie.  I think this is the best grilled cheese sandwich I’ve ever seen!

4. Bev Cooks had this awesome recipe for Grilled Veggie Naan Pizzas.  Now this is my kind of pizza!

5.  I found the Caprese Tortellini Pasta Salad, Tortellini Kebabs, and Pesto Veggie Dip over at Peas and Crayons. Yes, THREE different recipes and they all look delish!

6. The Oven Roasted Veggie Sticks were over at The Fitchen. How much fun do these look?!

7. I found the Full Spectrum Veggie Salad over at The Healthy Foodie. This looks so beautiful and it even has a homemade vinaigrette.

8. I found the Skinny Chopped Salad at The Wicked Noodle. This looks so refreshing.

Happy Eat all your Veggies Day!
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National Fudge Day

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National Fudge Day

National Fudge Day

June 16th is National Fudge Day! Here are eight delicious recipes to celebrate!

1. I found a great Old Fashion Fudge Recipe over at Kitch Me. We had to have a staple fudge recipe for this celebration!

2. I found the Cookies N Cream Fudge over at Shugary Sweets. Oreos and marshmallow in a fudge? Genius!

3. Sally’s Baking Addition had this great recipe for Andes Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge.  I love Andes Mints. I bet this is so amazing!

4. I found the Fluffernutter Fudge over at Shugary Sweets. Peanut Butter + Marshmallow = YUM!

5. The Easy Salted Caramel Fudge was found over at Something Swanky.

6. I found the Winter White Red Velvet Fudge over at The Cafe Sucre Farine. Oh my gosh, yes please!

7. I found the Peanut Butter Fudge over at Gimme Some Oven. Chocolate and peanut butter are always a fabulous combination!

8. The Banana Cream Fudge was found over at Inside BruCrew Life. I can only imagine this tastes like a banana split!

Happy National Fudge Day!

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National Lobster Day

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National Lobster Day

June 15th is National Lobster Day.  Here are eight yummy recipes to celebrate.

1. I figured if we’re celebrating Lobster we should know How to Cook Lobster. I got this great tutorial over at The 36th Avenue.

2. I found the Maine Lobster Dip over at From Away.  This looks so delicious in that bread bowl!

3. Heather Christo had this great recipe for this Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  What a decadent sandwich!

4. The Lobster Pasta with Herbed Cream Sauce was over at bon appetit. This looks like it would be great meal for dinner.

5. I found the Brown Butter Lobster and Spinach Pizza with Bacon and Fontina over at Half Baked Harvest.  I’ve never had pizza like this, but I’d love to try it!

6. The Lobster and Corn Chowder was found over at Williams Sonoma. Not only do they have a great chowder recipe, but they can sell you the bowl to serve it in ;)

7. I found the Panko Fried Lobster Bites with Lime on Taylor Made Market. This reminds me of when I lived in Key West.

8. I found the Brown Butter Lobster Ravioli with Tomato Cream Sauce over at Half Baked Harvest. Wow does that look awesome!

Happy National Lobster Day!

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National Strawberry Shortcake Day

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National Strawberry Shortcake Day

June 14th is National Strawberry Shortcake Day! Here are 8 delicious recipes to help celebrate!

1. I found the White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake over at BHG. This just screams summer! I want a bite right now!

2. Glorious Treats brings us the Strawberry Shortcake Cookies complete with Strawberry buttercream frosting!

3. I found the Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes over at Delish. These look incredible!

4. I found the Strawberry Shortcake Bars over at Six Sisters Stuff. Don’t they look awesome?

5. I found the Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Cups over at Raining Hot Coupons. These are so simple to make; only 3 ingredients!

6. The Domestic Rebel had these Strawberry Shortcake Egg Rolls. They look perfect for dessert, breakfast, snack, well anytime!

7. I found the Strawberry Shortcake Skewers over at Karen in the Kitchen. Dessert on a stick? Yes please!

8. These Strawberry Shortcake Cookies are over at Sweet as a Cookie. These look amazing!

Happy National Strawberry Shortcake Day!

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