Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cauliflower Rice



My husband is a carb hater, he orders Hamburgers with no bun on a salad, weird to me but I am a lover of carbs, no sweet tooth here,  just a love of cheese and carbs of all kinds.

To say the least I was skeptical of him making "Cauliflower Rice", which did not sound good at all.  I have to say it turned out delicious it reminded me of Couscous with Olive Oil and Garlic.  So delicious, I am definitely up for that again!

1/2 to 3/4 of a head of Cauliflower, leaves and stems removed
1 tbs oil, (we used Avocado)
1 tbs butter
1-2 cloves garlic diced small
1/4 onion diced small
1 tsp Better Than Bouillon
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place your pieces of Cauliflower into a food processor and process till it looks about the size of grains of rice.

Place your oil and butter into a sauce pan and saute those onions and garlic till translucent.

Add the Better Than Bouillon salt and pepper and your Cauliflower Rice to the pan ans saute until slightly toasty looking and fragrant.

Enough to serve 2-3 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Samoas (Girl Scout Cookie)


I had a package of Samoas (Girl Scout Cookies) on my counter and I had been trying to think of a way to use them up in a creative way.  I thought about my Sister In Law (Mary's) Peanut Butter Cheesecake which I adore and thought they would go well together.

I did not want a big hassle so I threw together some ingredients I had in the fridge and pantry and got to it.  It turned out amazingly well, the dog got to lick the bowl and she actually growled at me when I took the bowl away which has NEVER happened before, that's how much she loved it.  My hubby was pretty smitten as well!

1 package cream cheese
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar depending on your tastes
1/2 cup whipping cream (I used fat free half and half)
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Peanut Butter or a little less
6 to 8 Samoas finely chopped or ran thru a food processor, keep 1/3 aside for the top

Mix everything except the chopped Samoas together with a mixer till fluffy and combined, fold in chopped Samoas,

Pour into 6 Ramekins

Refrigerate for 30 minutes and top with remaining Samoa crumbs

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