Cauliflower Bread

I LOVE substituting cauliflower as a carb!!  I’ve made a pizza crust with it and frequently make a cheesy garlic bread (see post from June 13, 2015)!  The problem I always have is getting the cauliflower really crispy and to hold its shape.  When I saw THIS picture of cauliflower “bread”, I just had to try it!!

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The result…….FAIL

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Still can’t get the crispiness or keep the form, BUT it still tastes fantastic!!!  Doesn’t beat the cheesy garlic bread recipe, but probably a little healthier as I always go overboard with the cheesy and the garlic!!

Cauliflower Bread

Roasted RED Pepper Hummus

Now that I’ve found a foolproof recipe for homemade hummus, I rarely ever eat store bought hummus!!  Add Roasted Red Peppers and I’m in love!!  I had a jar in the cupboard that I used rather than roasting my own peppers, but still, this hummus is YUMMO!

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Irresistible Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Blueberry Muffins

There’s not much in the way of natural blue foods, but blueberries don’t need any competition – they are a tasty blue food!  Not only tasty, but one of the best foods for you!!

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=8

These muffins add to the nutritional benefits of blueberries to make them Power Muffins!!  Oats, Greek yogurt and BLUEberries!!  This will make Monday mornings a Great start to the week!!

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https://domesticatedacademic.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/power-muffins-blueberryoatmealyogurtpower/

White Pizza

Ever since I had my first taste of white pizza I found it hard to go back to a traditional red sauce pizza.  Whether it be a pierogi pie, Pizza Joe’s veggie pizza with broccoli and cauliflower or a Mediterranean pizza (minus the olives of course) – I love them all and so do my hips and thighs!!

This WHITE pizza is easy to make at home!!  I skipped making my own pizza dough, but picked up a store-bought mini pizza crust.  Next time I’ll make the dough ahead of time in my breadmaker!

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http://www.thecurvycarrot.com/2011/07/06/four-cheese-white-pizza-and-a-blog-anniversary/

White Cheddar and Red Apples

I’ve been intrigued by the mason jar salads and now that I’m packing lunch for my work week I’ve decided to try them and I have to report…..Success!!

I tried a new salad:  Apple (RED), white cheddar (WHITE), and spinach salad with honey-apple cider vinaigrette.

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I took an empty bowl to a local park at lunch time and Voila!

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I’ll definitely be making this salad again!  Satisfied my red and white challenge and my taste buds!!

http://www.averiecooks.com/2015/02/apple-white-cheddar-spinach-salad-honey-apple-cider-vinaigrette.html

Still working on the blue part of the challenge, not a lot of blue foods out there!!

Beets!

Once I discovered fresh beets I feel in love!  beets

Roasted or boiled I usually just end up eating them plain, but sometimes I actually use them in a recipe!  One of my all time favorites is beet cake!  Tastes similar to a carrot cake!  But this time I put this beautiful veggie in a salad!

Roasted Beets with goat cheese and walnuts!  Resisting eating the freshly roasted beets plain was worth it!!

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http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/nancy-fuller/roasted-beet-salad-with-walnuts-and-goat-cheese.html