Friday, September 22, 2017

{Recipe}Sticky Sesame Cauliflower-Vegan & Oil Free

This is a recipe I tried from Connoisseurus Veg but I adapted it to make it oil free.  It's so good, tastes like Chinese take out without all of the grease! Sometimes I forget I'm eating cauliflower (and I love cauliflower!).

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower: Vegan & Oil Free

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups dairy free milk (I used almond milk)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 large head of cauliflower, broken into florets
1/2 cup soy sauce (or liquid aminos)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tsp fresh grated ginger (I used the paste)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp siracha
1 TBS corn starch
1/4 cup cold water
toasted sesame seeds

To make:
1) Preheat oven to 450F (this is a crucial step so make sure you do this!).  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2) Combine milk,salt, flour and baking powder in a small bowl.  Dip cauliflower florets into the batter, shaking off excess.  Arrange in single layer on baking sheet.
3) Bake for 10 minutes in preheated oven.
4) While cauliflower cooks, combine soy sauce, maple syrup, rice vinegar, siracha, ginger and garlic in a small sauce pan.  Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer, allow to simmer for 10 minutes.  Combine corn starch and cold water in a small container(shaker jar works well) until corn starch has all dissolved.   Add to soy sauce mixture and stir to blend.  Remove from heat.
5) Remove cauliflower from oven and flip each piece over.  Return to oven and bake 5 -10 minutes more.
6) Remove from oven and pour sauce over florets.  Return to oven and bake 3-5 minutes more, just until sauce become sticky and coats florets.
7)Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds to serve.  Optional scallions are nice too. This is delicious over rice!
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

{Wordless Wednesday} Favorite Thing

I love these wood earrings from Woodkeeps. This is not a sponsored by them, I just really like them. I even saved the box and little wooden tag that came with them. The look was inspired by Joanna Gaines from HGTV's Fixer Upper show. She wears wooden hoops on the show sometimes and I love her style. I found these on etsy and I've gifted a pair to my sister too. They come in a few styles and wood stains.  They are a great neutral and so light in the ears!Pin It

Monday, September 18, 2017

Outdoor Pizza Oven Night

We've started a new tradition at my in-law's house...pizza night!
 They have a little pizza oven for outside that's been getting a lot of use.
 It's fun to make your own pizza with all of the topping choices.
 The oven is small so it cooks one pizza at a time for best results (we were experimenting with two here).
 While you're waiting for your turn you can visit the fairy garden.
Or play with one of their cute pups.
 There's my Cucumber Citrus Salad in amongst the toppings.
My finished pizza with fresh basil,tomatoes, green peppers, onion and fresh rosemary!! I like to use the thin flat breads for my crust. Yum!
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Friday, September 15, 2017

This & That Wrapping Up August

It's time to wrap up my summer photos and see what's on my camera roll.
 Beautiful sunsets.
 A little pool time with my book club book.
 Parents' getaway!
 Stopping in Gettysburg for some coffee...
and some history.
 Pizza and wine date night.
 Adventures in babysitting.
Catching a rainbow!
 Sushi!
 On our way to pick up Miss High School from her summer program.
 College visits...
 Burrito bowls at book club.
 Discovering a Starbucks at a local supermarket.
 Much needed hair cut and color.
We sold our kitchen table and chairs!! How was your August?

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