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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Anymore, people seem to be avoiding flour¬†like its a plague. For some, who can’t have gluten, it might be like a plague ūüôā Although I don’t avoid it entirely, I have tried to scale it back…some. For years I have heard of the idea of substituting cauliflower for traditional pizza crust. Finally it was this post,that made me decide to try it out. She did not steer me wrong.

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Doesn’t it look amazing! Continue for tips

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Carbs v. No Carbs, Take 2

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Just recently I challenged a veggie packed, noodle-free lasagna to stand up to my traditional lasagna. You can see that yummy turnout here.
Apparently, I’m stuck on lasagna type dishes…

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Cheesy Tortellini Soup!
What’s wrong? On a low carb diet? No problem!

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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Soup!
One ingredient, replaced at the very end is all it takes to transform this soup! Continue for recipes!

Got to Love This!

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I love the blog world. I love Pinterest. Negative comments have been made that Pinterest is a fantasy world and that people will never actually use what the pin. What?!? I beg to differ.

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Yes it is bread. Blueberry bread nonetheless, but the party doesn’t stop there! This bread has avocado, zucchini and a banana in it, on top of the blueberries!! Oh, and it is pretty low in sugar too!! Best part? I have to give you two parts. It tastes fabulous and there is only 107 calories a slice! I was leery when I first made it because sometime I don’t feel like bread is exactly filling. Not this bread. In fact it is super dense and heavy. I had two pieces I was carrying and felt slightly guilty until I remembered what all was¬†in it!

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I followed the recipe for this recipe exactly as it was written, with the exception of the blueberries. I’m not sure what the actual serving size was for the carton of blueberries I have in the¬†picture above¬†but I threw them all in. I finished ever last piece of the first loaf (it was actually breakfast and lunch one day). Just made a second loaf yesterday.
My only recommendation is to make sure you cook it through. I had to adjust my rack in the oven because it was cooked nicely on the top but not quiet done on the inside. After moving it down it turned out perfect!

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Please visit Peanut Butter and Peppers for this amazing recipe!

Is that Stir-Fry?

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The other day I went over to visit a dear friend of mine. She told me she was making stir-fry and asked if I wanted some. I opted out since I had just ate dinner. (Although that didn’t stop me from indulging in a spoonful…or two…of crunchy Biscoff!) When she plated her meal, it looked amazing! However it looked a little different from my typical stir-fry, no rice?? And then I thought about it and said to myself…genius!
Naturally, the next day at the grocery store I got all the ingredients to make this dish right away!

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Mmmmmmmm! For all you low carbers out there, this dish came to 8 carbs and 22 grams protein according to my calculations. Continue Reading for Recipe!

Twice Baked Cauliflower

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Sometimes people think of cauliflower as a replacement for potatoes or pasta in dishes. Although that is true, I think the cauliflower in this dish is no alternative or second option. I think it is the highlight of what makes this dish. So. Darn. Good.

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Twice Baked Cauliflower Continue for Recipe!

All Those Green Beans

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So one day, way back when, I was talking about trying to shape up and¬†lose a few “LBs.”¬†A lady who I had been chatting with suggested cutting out green beans because they are a legume and not a vegetable. Come again? I’m pretty sure that killed me considering any of her advice from that point on. I don’t even really like green beans that much. However, in a world where we are surrounded by greasy “meals” and high sugar snacks, saying fresh¬†green beans are a no-no just seems…criminal.
A while ago, I shared with you what I did with some fresh green beans from the farmers market. Because green beans are just ok to me, it is no surprise that the rest of my beans were getting close to unusable in my fridge. Then I had an epiphany!
I had a few ham bones chilling in the freezer from Easter. Why not crockpot the beans with one of the bones!?!

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Yummy!! Ok, so I added a few more ingredients along the way. I really enjoyed these green beans and actually looked forward to leftovers the next day.

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Of course, I decided to add even more after I took the picture. This is sort of one of those recipes you need to make to your own liking. I was interested in the green beans for me and just a little potato but I put extra potato in for my husband.

Here is what I used:
fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half (I used about 2 1/2-3 cups, that is a ginormous measuring cup they are in, don’t be fooled)
potatoes, (I scrubbed skins and left them on for extra fiber), cut into slices
1/2 onion
salt and pepper, to taste
broth, I used chicken
ham bone

and minced garlic 1-2 cloves

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1. Throw green beans, onion, potatoes and garlic into cold crock pot. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Arrange ham bone on top.

3. Fill crockpot with broth until green beans and potatoes are about covered.

4. Cook on whatever heat works best for you. I cooked mine all day on low heat.

5. Before serving remove bone and be sure to look thoroughly for any little bone or really fatty bits, remove them.

6. Serve using slotted spoon. (sorry not sure what is going on with my spacing at the moment…:) )

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20 Calorie Cookies?

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Are you interested? I was, but I was leery too. Do you know how many times I’ve tested out low calorie or low carb cookies only to be disappointed? So there is good news, bad news and more good news to this post. 1. The taste is great. 2. You should be able to make 12 cookies with the batter for them to be twenty calories each. I ended up with eight and there was no way I could just eat one. 3. There is only 250 calories in the entire batch and their ingredients make them perfect for breakfast!!

The funny thing about these cookies is that these have my typical breakfast ingredients in them already, just manipulated a little differently!

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So naturally I added about a tablespoon on butterscotch chips to the batter because butterscotch, oats and cinnamon are amazing together. Yes that does add more calories so decide for yourself if you want to add them in.

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Here is what you’ll need:
one large banana, mashed
1/2 oats, this can be gluten free if you get GF oats, I believe Trader Joes carries GF oats.
1/4 tsp baking powder, select GF baking powder if needed for GF diet
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla
pinch of nutmeg
optional: butterscotch chips. Tip: chop chips in half, you’ll feel like you’re getting more and the will distribute better throughout you cookies.

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Add vanilla to mashed banana in a bowl. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder. Once well mixed add in chips.
3. Lightly fold oats into mix but do not over stir.
4. Drop batter onto sprayed cookie sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes. Mine were done in 20.

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Serve!

Original recipe from burpeesinthekitchen.com