Thursday, December 12, 2013

Brrr!

Good lord it has been C O L D!  Waking up to temps in the high 20’s just a day after it was high 40’s was a shocker.

And why is it by adding a scarf makes you feel so much warmer?  Ive taken to wearing one and its been helping a lot.  I may take a break from my current wips this weekend and crochet a couple different ones to wear.  All the scarves Ive made in the past years were gifts for others so its time to add to my closet.

Food!

Cornflower Breadstitcks

A little something I found on FB that could possibly be vegan-ized.  I have a head of cauliflower that needs to have something done with it so I just may make this tomorrow and see how it goes.

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Original recipe

•1 large head of cauliflower •2 cloves garlic, grated or minced •2 large eggs, lightly beaten •4 oz low fat mozzarella cheese •1/2 teaspoon onion powder •salt •pepper •Preheat oven to 450 degrees. •Chop the cauliflower into chunks and place into microwave for about 5 minutes or until soft •Place the cauliflower into a food processor and blend until it's a mashed potato texture •In a medium bowl, stir together cauliflower, eggs,cheese, and seasonings •Lightly spray a baking pan with spray oil and coat with the mixture (about 1/2 inch thick) •Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the top starts to brown •Add additional cheese to the top and enjoy!

Vegan-ized

•1 large head of cauliflower
•2 cloves garlic, grated or minced
•5 tablespoons ground flax seed
•6 tablespoons water
•4 oz Trader Joes or Daiya Vegan mozzarella cheese
•1/2 teaspoon onion powder
•salt
•pepper
•Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
•In a medium bowl, whisk together the ground flax seed and water. Put aside and let it get gooey (this is replacing the eggs).
•Chop the cauliflower into chunks and place into microwave for about 5 minutes or until soft
•Place the cauliflower into a food processor and blend until it's a mashed potato texture
•In a large bowl, stir together cauliflower, flax seed mix,cheese, and seasonings
•Lightly spray a baking pan with spray oil and coat with the mixture (about 1/2 inch thick)
•Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the top starts to brown •Add additional cheese to the top and enjoy!

Ive used Trader Joes vegan moz before on a ‘chicken’ parmesan dish I made last week (that I still also need to share) and it was wonderful!  Melts a bit better than Daiya and I may mix the two and see how they work.