Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring has sprung (and another THM recipe or two!!)

I feel like Spring is officially here!!! My White oak is leafing out, my Live oak is getting new leaf buds, my blueberry bushes have blossoms, the grass is green and the sky is blue!!

As I was doing a walk about on the property today I was able to see some very promising signs of wonderfulness!!!

 My blueberry bushes having blooms on them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Looking forward to blueberry deliciousness this summer!!!!

 My little Fig tree that has struggled for survival since we put it in the ground showing signs of life!!!!!!

A little closer....well, a lot closer!!!

 Marigolds and wildflowers all over the place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

=)  The bees are very happy with all the color!!


We have a broody chicken, although she may be getting a little stir crazy....we have seen her sneaking out of the nesting box several times today!!! =/  But Softy will make a good little mama hen!!

 Mohawky is curious about the pink thing (my camera) in my hands...

Finally caught Sentry in a crowing pose!!! He usually crows right after I have pushed the shutter button!!!!  My daughter says he knows this and is doing it on purpose!!  
I'm not sure if Muffin (the black hen) is looking at him in awe (doubtful) or if she is trying to eat leaves off of that little tree.....

Like I said Spring is happening here in SOUTH Alabama!!!!! =)  We are ready for all the fun (and work) that it brings!!! It also means the Summer is coming soon and I have to keep going on my eating plan in order to look halfway decent in my summer clothes and possibly a new bathing suit (that I only wear around family and strangers at the  beach!!) because hopefully, I will be to small to fit in my current one!!!!!! 

So my recipe for today is....... Cauliflower Pizza

"Cauliflower Pizza?!?!?", you ask in confounded disbelief. 
Just do it!!! 
You will thank me later!!!! 
I'll be honest with you....I am NOT a veggie eater. I pretty much only like corn and green beans. Sad. I know. However, eating on the THM plan has helped my taste buds accept new taste and flavors, especially in the veggie department (and corn is not allowed!!!!)!!! I have recently eaten Broccoli and cheese, (YES!!!!Broccoli and cheese!!!!!) mashed cauliflower (yummy!!), and zucchini!!!!  Wow!!! I NEVER would have guessed that I would be eating this healthy and really enjoying!!!!!

So back to the recipe....

You will need~~

~~1 C. Cooked, riced cauliflower 
(to rice cauliflower, you put whole or chopped pieces in your blender and "Pulse" a few times until it looks like rice. Cook in microwave-safe bowl for 5 - 8 minutes (no water needed).
~~1/2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese
~~1/2 C. Parmesan cheese
~~1 egg, beaten
~~1 tsp Italian seasonings
~~1/2 tsp crushed garlis
~~1/2 tsp salt (optional)
~~Pizza sauce and toppings

Preheat oven to 450*
Combine all Crust ingredients and dump onto a cookie sheet. 
Spread it out, but no too thin...
Bake for 15-ish minutes (until golden brownish)
Remove from the oven and add sauce, cheese and toppings
Place under broiler until cheese is melted to perfection.

 ENJOY!!!  A very healthy and filling pizza!!!
Oh so good with (turkey) pepperoni and melted cheesy goodness!!!!

AND..... go with your pizza, you might enjoy a soda-like drink!!! 

I don't drink soda anymore....I was addicted to it, so this is a biggie for me!!!

THM Pinterest  pinners and THM followers on FaceBook have put together some yummy alternatives to soda. This one is called a Mt. Dew GGMS (GGMS is Good Girl Moon Shine)  ;-)   
Hahahahahaaaa!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!  =)

Fill a one quart jar with 2 C water and 2 C club soda.
Add sweetener of choice (I use Skinny Girl Liquid Stevia, plain), 4 Tbs. of Apple Cider Vineger (I use Braggs, and only 2 Tbs. for now!!), 3 Tbs lime juice.
Optional...add orange and/or lemon flavoring!!  Yummy!!!

Psalm 37:4
Delight thyself in the LORD and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

((Change my heart, Oh God, make me more like you.))


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