Cauliflower ‘Bread’ Sticks - To-die-for mock bread-sticks made with cauliflower that are low in calories, carbs and fat….RECIPE


1 head cauliflower, large (7” - 8” wide)

1/4 cup egg whites

1/2 cup + 3/4 cup (for topping, optional) Mozzarella/Tex Mex cheese, shredded

1 tsp Italian herb seasoning or any dried herbs like rosemary, basil, parsley

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Pinch of salt

Marinara sauce for dipping


shit I thought this was popcorn breadsticks

if mine mouth could sperm…

I think I am gonna try this come Yule. :D (Found here

bacon and butternut squash “risotto”
Author: courtney
Recipe type: side dish, vegetable
Serves: 6
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 stalks celery
  • ¼ purple onion
  • 5 pieces of bacon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • handful of chopped fresh sage
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons ghee

  1. Peel and cut up the butternut squash, or buy it pre-chopped. Set aside.
  2. “Rice” the cauliflower in a food processor and set aside.
  3. Dice the celery and onion and set aside.
  4. Cut up the bacon, and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes in a large pan.
  5. Add the celery, onion, salt and pepper to the pan, and cook for 5 more minutes.
  6. Add the butternut squash to the pan, and cook for 7 more minutes or until the squash is tender.
  7. Add the “riced” cauliflower to the pan, and cook for 7 more minutes.
  8. Stir in the the sage, pine nuts, and ghee.
  9. Serve warm.

Downside to heritage bird: is a bit dryer and tougher than other turkeys presumably because they actually get to *use* their muscles while they are alive. Upside: It is the single most flavorful turkey I have ever tasted!  o.o If you’re looking to make one of these, be prepared for the dryness. I wasn’t so I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary to preserve moisture. Maybe crock pot it or something similar?

Baking my first organic, ethically raised heritage turkey. o.o I am excited!! Raw it already smells sofuckingmuch better than any other turkey I have ever eaten. :D Oh, and how do I *know* it’s ethically raised and slaughtered??  Because I got it from a very small local market who deals in ethically treated meats and I talked with them to find out the history of mah bird. ;D 


The Pear Cardamom Flip

What is a flip, you ask? Back in the late 1600s, a “flip” was described as a drink consisting of rum, beer and sugar which was then heated with a hot iron. The heat of the iron caused frothing, or “flipping”, hence the name. Eventually, the hot iron was replaced by egg whites to create the “flip”, the amount of sugar was increased, beer was 86ed and the cocktail served cold. Flips can be made with just about any spirit - brandy, rum, gin, whiskey - but the common ingredient is the egg white.

This elegant pear flip has spicy notes of cardamom, mint and ginger - perfect for a fall brunch or served at a holiday party. Be sure to purchase the freshest, highest quality eggs. We recommend doubling up on the Pear-Cardamom Syrup as it’s not only delicious in cocktails but great in desserts, too.

Pear Cardamom Flip Cocktail
Courtesy of Pear Bureau Northwest

1 ripe USA Pear, divided (experiment with the Green Anjou, Comice and Concorde varieties)
8 medium-sized mint leaves
1 tsp huckleberry liqueur
1 tsp pear liqueur, such as Clear Creek Pear Brandy or Aqua Perfecta Pear Eau de Vie
2 dashes orange bitters
3/4 oz pear-cardamom syrup (see recipe below)
1-1/2 oz light rum
3/4 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/4 oz fresh ginger juice
1 large egg white
For the Pear-Cardamom Syrup:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1/2 USA Pear, shaved w/ vegetable peeler
1 tsp ground cardamom

Dice 1/4 of the pear into 1/4” cubes and place in rocks glass with huckleberry liqueur, mint and brandy. Stir to combine. Cut another 1/4 of pear into large chunks. Put in shaker and add bitters and pear-cardamom syrup. Muddle until pear is completely broken down. Add rum, lemon juice, ginger juice and egg white. Fill with ice and shake for 30 seconds. Add ice cubes to rocks glass with pear cubes. Strain cocktail into glass and garnish by standing a paper-thin slice of pear in froth.

To make the Pear-Cardamom Syrup:

Bring sugar and water to boil in small pot. Remove from heat and add pear and cardamom.

Cover and let sit for 20 minutes. Strain and chill.


Man replaces lawn with vegetable garden, holds no regrets

During the summer, nothing is better than the smell of freshly cut grass. That is, unless, you have a giant vegetable garden growing in the place of your lawn. Instead of turf, this awesome homeowner, user locolukas on Reddit, opted for tomatoes. The results are absolutely epic.

Instead of mowing grass, one man decided to say “screw the lawn” and plant vegetables. He filled his yard’s grid with compost that the city gave away. Seeds began growing quickly and he had to keep up by planting support systems around them. He even developed an irrigation system, which is much more difficult than it looks. He lined his garden with cinder blocks, covered the ground with wood chips and filled the cinder blocks with compost as well. The man even began giving out the veggies he couldn’t possibly eat, helping to spread the wealth. Different Walnut Trees: Wild Food Foraging & Identification

3 Different Walnut Trees: Wild Food Foraging & Identification