Mommy’s Little Helpers

I’ve been so busy these past weeks that I can barely take a full breath in and out without also using it to form a sentence, discount cialis hospital lift a moving box or rip a piece of tape with my teeth. Such is life with a toddler while you are trying to pack up and get ready to move, sovaldi sale I guess.

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So I thought I would take a few semi private moments to make a quick post about the things that get me by on a day to day basis. Don’t let the title deceive you, I don’t get any fun help from pharmaceuticals, although for all the mom’s reading this, I’m sure we all have days when we feel like that would help!

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Today my “helpers” are just a few minutes to sit down and eat a sandwich and drink a full sugar coke. You heard me right. Full. SUGAR. Coke. Judge away, but I can’t stand the fake crap. Anyways, back to the other two “helpers.” While my charming little boy spent his lunch time throwing his food on the floor, I spent a blessed 15 minutes, boiling water for eggs, throwing everything I could jam into the dishwasher and wiping down the counters while I waited the requisite 10 minutes for them to cool. I made my sandwich snapped a few pretty pics of it and sat down and ate that sucker in 2 bites…. okay maybe 3. While I was eating my sandwich I looked around my table and realized that the photos I snapped were just not a great representation of the chaos my life is in. So, deep breath here is a pic of what it really looks like to sit down at my crowded table and take just a few minutes to eat.

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Sometimes all you need is some protein slapped between some carbs and a nice sugary pep to wash it all down with. Anyways better fly, these boxes won’t pack themselves!

Ode to the Cauliflower

So I’m perusing HuffPost a few weeks ago and I happen across this insane pic of an entire head of Cauliflower that’s been roasted. It looked so cool. I’m not going to lie, cialis generic click I wanted to make it for the wow factor alone! Seriously guys, cialis usa it’s so cool looking!! Look!!

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So so I clicked on the recipe attached to the killer photo and I immediately recoiled. No, I will not put Greek yogurt on a Cauliflower. Cauliflower is already a vegetable. We don’t have to make this any healthier. Vegetables like Cauliflower were made as vessels for copious amounts of sour cream based Dill and Ranch dips. Sorry. Nope. Not happening. And double not happening to adding Cumin to the yogurt first. Nah-uhn. Cumin is only acceptable in Indian cuisine. Oh, well, Chili too. But that’s it. Consider this my line in the sand on that spice.

Meanwhile, back to the Cauliflower and well, the recipe. I decided to throw it out and make my own. Huge. Surprise. Right?

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So here is my Sour Cream Sriracha-luscious take on the humble-bumbly white crumbly food I lovely refer to as excuse for dip. Even though I am a secret Cauliflower lover.

Happy Tasting!

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Cauliflower Bomb

1 cup Daisy Light Sour Cream

1 Tablespoon Sriracha Sauce

1 Tablespoon Granulated Garlic

1 knifepoint of Hot Pimenton (Paprika)

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Pepper

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Method

Preheat over to 400 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl until mixture is well combined. Set aside. Wash Cauliflower head and remove all green leaves and woody stem being careful to keep the whole head intact. Dip Cauliflower into the bowl with the Sour Cream Sriracha mixture making sure every surface is coated. Place on a sheet pan lined with aluminium foil that has been lightly greased and bake for 50-60 minutes or until the Cauliflower Bomb is golden brown on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Cut into slices and serve warm.

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Peanut Butter Giggles

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Almost every morning my son and I enjoy a piece of cinnamon raisin toast with peanut butter on it. It’s kind of our thing, cialis site and I’m totally in love with it. We sit down together at the table and for the next 10-20 minutes our fingers get sticky, viagra sales clinic our faces get sticky and we literally cannot stop the giggles that roll out of us. It’s the best. :)

I was telling my friend Carolyn a few weeks ago about our morning giggles fest and she said to me: “add some coconut oil to your toast first, it will change you life!” Well I’m here to tell you, it did change my life for the better! Now at first spread, the coconut oil seems a little weird, but it melts right into the bread just like butter. So I got to thinking. Why not make my own PB with coconut oil? So, of course I made some. I can’t help myself.

So here is my take on Peanut Butter, and it’s pretty damn delicious if I do say so myself.

Happy Tasting!

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Homemade Peanut Butter

1-1 1/2 cups whole roasted Peanuts; shelled

1/4-1/2 cups Organic refined Coconut Oil

2 Tablespoons Organic Wildflower Honey

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In the bow of a Food Processor fitted with a steel blade, add the peanuts and coconut oil and blend until smooth. This takes about 10 minutes. I like to pulse the machine to make sure I break up all the peanuts really well. I also had to do several rounds of scraping down the sides of the bowl. If the Peanuts are not blending add more Coconut Oil. If the mixture is too oily, add some more shelled Peanuts. Once you reach a smooth consistency, add the honey and blend for another minute or two. Voila, you’ve got your Peanut Butter. You can either refrigerate your PB or your can leave it on the counter in an airtight container for about 2 weeks. Not that it will last that long…

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