Sunny California Blend Cheese Soup

When I saw the California blend of veggies (carrots, cauliflower and broccoli) sitting In the refrigerator, I knew it had to become a beautiful soup. I kept remembering a soup from my childhood called Normandy blend soup. I remember it having big chunks of the California blend of veggies, and a velvety cheesy base. I searched for a recipe but never found one, so I decided to give it a try without one.
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Killer Cauliflower Soup

Yes, I did just describe this cauliflower soup as killer. That isn’t just a dramatic attempt to convince you to check out this blog post, this recipe turned out SO scrumptious.

Here in Texas it is Hatch Chile time. Don’t get me wrong, we love all of our chiles as much as we love to complain about summer weather but a magical chile event happens in August. Grocery stores start to roll out roasters and haul in tons of hatch chiles from our friends in New Mexico. While they are plentiful, I buy up as many cases as I can (read that as too many). As a result of my hatch chile gluttony, I preserve them and put them in everything that I can dream up. This “killer” cauliflower recipe is one such creation. Continue reading “Killer Cauliflower Soup”

Cream of _______ Soup Blueprint

It’s Friday night. You’re exhausted. You’ve made your contribution for a Bountiful Basket this week, but there is still a week-old (or two-week old, let’s be honest) head of broccoli (or bunch of asparagus, sack of potatoes, head of cauliflower, etc.) in the fridge staring you down, begging to be used. Continue reading “Cream of _______ Soup Blueprint”

California Blend Packs for the Freezer

Cali Blend Freezer Packs

All I can say is that I am totally in love with the new California Blend pack that BBFC has been offering. If you haven’t seen one of these packs yet, you will be shocked and amazed and the size of the veggies in them! Holy Carrots Bugs Bunny, that cauliflower is as big as my head! Seriously, these packs are amazing and super easy to process to make into your own healthy blend packs for the freezer. I was blessed with a Food Saver this last Christmas but you don’t need one to make and freeze your own packs. Continue reading “California Blend Packs for the Freezer”

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

The other day I was really craving macaroni and cheese. I adore the cheesy, hearty flavor of macaroni – it is practically its own food group in my life. I began to wonder if I could pull it off using cauliflower in the sauce like I do in my “Alfredo sauce”. Continue reading “Cauliflower Mac and Cheese”

Goober Salad


When I got my basket and stew pack this week, I thought about how I could use these veggies and it hit me….make Goober Salad. This recipe is one of my family favorites. I decided to take this family favorite and change it up a bit to fit into MY plan of eating healthier. This recipe normally calls for the use of mayonnaise, milk and sour cream. I used Greek yogurt and some poppy seed dressing instead and it is STILL just as yummy!
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Egg Cauliflower Fried Rice

This is a wonderful way to hide cauliflower. My husband thought he hated cauliflower and would refuse to eat it. One day, I took the cauliflower and turned it into stir fried rice. I made it and popped it into our usual rice pan. When it was dinner time, I served it as though it was our regular rice. He ate every mouthful on his plate and said, “That’s great rice.” When I told him it was cauliflower, he was amazed! He now requests our special “cauliflower rice” instead of regular rice.
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JoAnn- Pizza and a Movie

Pizza and a movie night is a fun tradition in my family. We have learned to get creative with crusts and toppings making each pizza night unique, healthy, and fun. Our new grain-free lifestyle could leave us empty handed on pizza night but instead, it has prompted me to try out the cauliflower crust recipes I have seen floating around. I have tried several. Some totally flopped, some partially flopped, and by combining several ideas and working out my own techniques I’ve hit on a recipe that is almost always a winner. So here are my tried-and-true secrets for a great cauliflower pizza crust.
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