Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cauliflower and Broccoli Nuggets

One of my favorite things to eat when I was younger was chicken nuggets, especially those dinosaur shaped ones. Unfortunately I learned how those are made and I became a vegetarian so it wasn't something I could eat anymore.
Thankfully Michael and I came up with this recipe for cauliflower and broccoli nuggets, and of course we make them with dinosaur shapes :)

Cauliflower & Broccoli Nuggets
1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
3 stalks of broccoli, cut into florets
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat bread crumbs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1. Steam the cauliflower and broccoli until tender. Blend in a food processor until it has a small texture and is sticking together. You may need to blend this in batches.
2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. If the mixture is too wet, add some more bread crumbs. If it's too dry add a little bit of water. You want it to stick together, but not be too sticky.
3. Lay out some plastic wrap and press out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out into shapes with cookie cutters.
4. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes. They should be browned on each side and cooked through.

Monday, March 14, 2016

What I've Been Up To

Hello hello everyone!
I started this year with a planner so I could start planning out my blog posts and be more consistent with posting.
Well....clearly that didn't happen.
It's been a tough 2 1/2 months already so I'll just catch you all up and then go from there.

If you don't follow me on Instagram (which you should) I posted about the problems I've been having in my shoulder since December. I was in a car accident with my in-laws and I got severe whiplash on my right shoulder and it's been causing some serious problems since. I've been going to the chiropractor and recently started going to an acupuncturist and I'm really feeling some positive results.
The bruising and scrapes on the back are a technique of acupuncture, not from the car accident.

I haven't been able to workout consistently from the pain so I've been a lot of time at home cuddling with my furball

Michael and I fancied up for a wedding

We helped my sis-in-law move down so she can work at Disney

We had an awesome Valentine's Day

And finally, my wonderful grandma passed away recently. It was expected because she was in such poor health, but it still hurts my heart to not have her here. I will write a post dedicated to her soon when I've had a little longer to sort it all out.

Promise to be back soon!