Hey friends! I hope you are all finalizing your calendars and gearing up for an epic Summer 2017. With the way mine looks, it’s bound to be a memorable one as always! Summer means bbq’s, friends, bikes, beers, sun and tons of fun, which is why I thought now would be a good time to share with you my summertime twist to the Cauliflower and Kale Detox salad so you have something new and fresh to take to your patio parties.
I changed a few things to give it more of a summery-citrus vibe by adding more lemon, some balsamic vinegar, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries. It’s addicting and oh so good.
- 1 Head (or bag) of Cauliflower crumbles
- 2ish cups kale, chopped
- 1 bunch sliced green onions
- 2 oz. bag slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 cloves crushed garlic
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
- Note: the balsamic vinegar will turn the cauliflower brown, so if that weirds you out, you can omit and replace with more lemon juice.
Happy Monday! Anyone else have a hard time getting back into the working groove? My day was 100% full of meetings.
Meeting One: 9-10:15am | Meeting Two: 11-12:30pm | Meeting Three: 1-2PM | Chiropractor: 2:45-3:30 (ok, not a meeting, but time away from my desk) | Meeting Four: 4-4:30PM.
Meetings can get a little dry, ya? If I drank coffee, I think it would be hysterical to just casually use one of the below mugs during said meetings.
For the arrogant souls
No need to sugar coat.
Vodka. I love Vodka
Or, my absolute favorite. Ask someone if they’d like some coffee and hand them this mug.
Moving right along…
I went for a much needed jog this afternoon after work. A quick 3.2 mile jaunt down the Papio Trail here in Omaha. Love running that particular path. You can go a short distance, or stretch it out to several!
Tonight, we are watching the CMA Country Christmas episode while I type up this Monday Blog. Now, to sign off, an easy recipe for Broccoli or Cauliflower Fritters.
- 1 head of broccoli or cauliflower (steamed)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (heaping)
- 3 Tbsp. Egg Whites
- garlic to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
Steam veggie of choice | Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl | Cool steamed veggies slightly | Add veggies to dry ingredients and mash with fork
Add egg whites | Continue to mash until you achieve desired texture of veggies
Heat griddle or cast iron skillet and spray with a little EVOO | Scoop spoonful of mixture onto pan, mash a little, let brown, flip, enjoy!
A look at the cauliflower fritter version