Thursday, January 7, 2010

Yummy Healthy recipes I promised.

It is so like me to come down with a cold and a fever the day after I make my proclamation to the world wide web to exercise, eat healthy, and loose weight. I'm feeling much better now and am ready to share my favorite recipe involving cauliflower. Honestly, my family loves it so much it's usually gone before I set the dish on the table. Shane discovered this while listening to the second greatest love of his live, NPR. What ever NPR tells Shane to do, he does it. And that is how the recipe came into the Hughes family repetior.

Preheat oven to 400 deg.
As thinly as possible, slice a head of cauliflower keeping as much as the cross section in tact as possible. Place cauliflower on a cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for about 40 minutes of until cauliflower is soft and edges are crisp and golden.

I hope your family likes it as much as mine. We've even convinced ourselves they taste like french fries.


This week I made my favorite granola recipe. It's perfect for a morning breakfast. It can be found here:
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Cranberry-Almond-Granola-108238
Just a note, I usually substitute the brown sugar with honey.

I triple the recipe and sometimes make cookies out of it using this recipe:
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Granola-and-Dried-Cranberry-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-13143

Here is a sneak peak of where I get to bake these wonderful recipes. It's only a sneak peak because Shane asked me not to post any pictures of the kitchen until it is completely done.
Since he is the one who does most of the work, I'll oblige.





Next project on our reno list: Earn more money!

6 comments:

Jenna said...

I am SO trying the califlower recipe. If I can get the kids to eat it I will be dancing in the ceiling. Love the swimsuit and can't wait to see pics of you flaunting in it on the beaches of Cancun. So jealous I won't be there. The pics of the kitchen look great. I guess Jac isn't the only one in the family with an eye for photography. Keep up the good work on your New Years resolution.

malmfamily said...

You make me laugh Carrie. Only you could pull off a neon orange retro swimming suit and be proud of it! I love it! (Although I can't imagine you needing to loose 8 lbs!) Keep those yummy recipes coming, I'm definitely going to try them out!

J.Frey said...

I'm totally trying this recipe! And I love the swimsuit! Can't wait to see pictures of it in action!

erin said...

oh i love that. EARN MORE MONEY! That is the same game we do here too. Its sooo fun. jk.
I love progress pictures, post more.

Lynley said...

You have The Pioneer Woman Cooks! Seriously, I was just looking at that online yesterday!!!!! I so want it- and will get it soon- used, but good used. Tell me about it!!!!!

I'm gonna try those caulifries- as we love our yamfries.

J Black said...

I made a very naughty treat tonight and now after reading your posts I'm feeling twice as guilty. Back to the excercise bike!