Foodie Friday-Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I have seen cauliflower crust pizza all over Pinterest and just had to try it out for myself since I am trying to eat better.

First I used my hand chopper thing to "rice" the cauliflower

Here is what it looks like after being chopped to bits. Microwave it for 4-6 minutes. No water or anything needed...

I then measured out 1 cup of cheese and mixed in about 1/4 with the cauliflower and 1 egg white (I made a personal size pizza, adjust amounts depending on how big you make it)
spread the "crust" onto an oiled pan

and bake at 450 for 8-10 minutes (I would have baked mine a bit longer cause I like a crisp crust.) Top with sauce of your choice and remaining cheese and toppings.

Bake for an additional 10 minutes (or broil to make it faster) till cheese is all melty and good!

I was pleasantly surprised at how well this turned out. Does it taste exactly like normal pizza crust? No, but pretty darn close! Next time all I will do differently is cook it a bit longer to make it a bit more crisp and add in some extra seasoning to the cauliflower mix.


Dandelion Hoopla

I gotta say that this is by far my most favorite hoopla I have done recently.  It's also in a tiny little hoop which I love!  I had a REALLY hard time sending it away.....

I did a Google image search for dandelions, found a picture, printed it off and stitched it up.  My hoopla wall needs a little dandelion now too...


Manic Monday

At a wedding over the weekend...
My sweets cleaned up so nicely but man I hate pictures of myself....


Foodie Friday-Homemade Lettuce Wraps

I am making an effort to get into better shape and eat healthier this year.  I am going to do this by trying to cook healthier meals at home, be more aware of what is in food we purchase at the store, make better choices when we do go out to eat, and finally get to working out on a consistant basis.  

I tend to struggle with eating healthier because I feel like I am missing out on some of my favorite (very unhealthy) foods.  Thanks to Pinterest and the Eat This, Not That books I am finding healthy alternatives and even cooking some of them myself!

I love the lettuce wraps at Pei Wei but I shudder to think of the nutritional content.  In fact I don't even want to know!  So I made some at home and you know what??  I think they were better than the ones from the Pei Wei!  

I looked at a recipe I found while pinning (my life away) and used it as a basis for mine.

You will need:
1 lb of ground turkey
A head of cabbage (or iceberg lettuce)
1/4- 1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1-2 tsp Rice Vinegar
1-2 tsp Sriracha Sauce (AKA Rooster Sauce)
1 tsp Honey
 1/2 of a Chopped White Onion
2 TBSP Minced Garlic

I didn't use exact measurements.  I kind of just threw this together and it worked!  The amounts above are estimates.  Use what you like to suit your or your family's tastes!  Be warned the Rooster Sauce adds quite a kick!
 First brown your turkey and cook until there is no more pink
 Combine the Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Rooster Sauce, a little honey, onion and garlic.
Add to cooked turkey and stir until combined

Separate the cabbage leaves, add your meat and any other toppings you choose (we had steamed broccoli and crunchy noodles), and eat!
These were REALLY good!  Even the kids ate them up.  We will for sure be adding this into our regular dinner rotation!
This is based off a recipe found at A Small Snippet
in case you want exact measurements of stuff (but that's no fun!)


Baby Gifts

In the Mini 12 Days of Christmas swap my partner was expecting her first child. Even though the new arrival wasn't actually arriving until after the holidays I really wanted to make a few things for her.

I decided to make  an I Spy type quilt and a button monogram for the nursery. I am not sure if it qualifies as a quilt since it's not actually quilted but....anywho it's a girly baby blanket!


Manic Monday

This weeks Manic Monday is dedicated to my honey boy who will be 7 this week.  You can go back to last years birthday post to see how much he's grown!


Foodie Friday - Cinnamon Roll Waffles

The waffle maker is such a versatile little appliance.  I have seen so many things other than waffles that can be made using it such as cookies, brownies, hash browns....But when I saw this this idea on Pinterest I knew I was gonna try it.  I already had the cinnamon rolls in the fridge just waiting to be cooked up and I knew the kids would LOVE it.  
All you need is a package of refrigerated cinnamon rolls and a waffle iron.  Set a cinnamon roll on each section of the waffle iron and close the lid.  They cook up way faster than in the oven.  In fact I was afraid they wouldn't be cooked through since they browned up so quickly, but no worries they were fine!  Use the included frosting as your "syrup" then serve. 
I hope you enjoy!  I will be moving in to healthier territory next week since my New Year's resolution is to lose some weight. Wish me luck!

Inspiration for this post found at A Hen's Nest


Finger Knit Bracelets

I made these bracelets out of t-shirt yarn using a finger knitting method.  All you  need is an old t-shirt, scissors, and your hands!  Start cutting the shirt into one long strip and pull on it every now and then to make it curl in on itself.  You can either cut just enough for a bracelet or you can cut the whole shirt roll it into a ball.  Then knit away to the length you want and tie off.  

The tutorial for knitting can be found at V and Co.


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