Thursday, June 29, 2017

Miracles

So I did make cauliflower Alfredo on Tuesday night! I am shocked to say that I loved it and couldn't even taste the cauliflower. I would have never known if I hadn't made it. I didn't even add a ton of stuff to cover the taste. Just nooch, miso, and roasted garlic and onion. I wrote down exactly what I did, but I want to play around and see if I can add more cauliflower and still enjoy it. I used a twelve ounce bag of frozen riced cauliflower because it was cheaper than a whole head, and I was scared to use too much.  I could not smell or taste anything funky. And that is a miracle because I really hate the taste and smell of steamed cauliflower. I used a little more than a half a cup of raw soaked cashews. I'll see if I can up the cauliflower and use a half cup, or even a little less of cashews next time. Now there are two ways I'll eat cauliflower. Who am I???
Two weeks ago I decided to try this Primal Pit Paste deodorant. It was on sale for under six dollars at Smith's, and I've never tried it. I had been using Crystal mineral salt deodorant which was okay, but no match for this hot weather. I'm very pleased to say this deodorant is seriously AMAZING! I mean, I've been out walking and sweating and dying in this 100 plus heat, and seriously I've never smelled better. I have the lavender scent, which is not too strong at all. It's made with shea butter, so it's nice and moisturizing. Living in such a dry climate I appreciate all the moisture I can get! I just thought I'd share because there are a lot of not so good vegan, non toxic deodorants out there and they're definitely pricier so it's frustrating when they don't really work. This one is definitely not the pits!
I love it when dogs lay froggy style! This was how Ivory plopped down after our walk yesterday on the cool kitchen floor. I love the over the shoulder look too!
And Daisy tried something new. She kept looking at the fridge and looking at me. I know she wanted some kind of treat and was hoping to charm me into it. She is very much a charmer. I plan on checking with her mom on her feelings on treats after a walk.
And here's two of my sillies being weird. I walked into my room and find Joan and Afro crammed together in the corner.
And right next to them Etta living her best lounge life ever! I'm so glad I have all these animals in my life to really cheer me up and remind me to laugh and have fun!







10 comments:

  1. Hooray for the cauliflower!! I love it and could eat a bucket of roasted cauliflower with no problems, ha! I'm glad you are finding different ways that you are enjoying it! I've heard of people adding a little bit of it to their smoothies and they don't taste it at all!

    I've had bad luck with natural deodorants but I really want to keep trying to find the right one. Thanks for the tip!!

    So much fur baby love! I love the pile of kitties :) So adorable!

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    1. I really wish I liked it. Whenever I see it roasted it looks so good! I remember I tried roasting it once and I still gagged when I tried it. I'm going to see what adding more cauliflower does to my Alfredo sauce.
      I've had horrible luck with natural deodorants too, and had just accepted the smelly version of me. But so far I am blown away by the pit paste. It is seriously kick ass.

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  2. YAY on the Alfredo and YAY on the cauliflower! Also...that is some AWESOME deodorant! Wish I could find it here!

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    1. I know I can't believe I'm eating cauliflower!!
      The deodorant is seriously out of this world!
      Maybe the next time you're in Erie check the Co-Op, it seems like something they would have for sure.

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  3. Omg, that cauliflower sauce sounds amazing. I actually love cauliflower, so I know I'd love it. But I'm glad it made you like a cauliflower a little more. :-) Also I'll have to look for that pit paste. I use the Thai crystal, which is awesome most of the time. But when I'm going to the gym and if it's REALLY hot out, I have to supplement with other natural stuff.

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    1. I'm going to try the sauce with even more cauliflower this week! It's just awesome to have ways to sneak it into my diet!
      Seriously the pit paste is blowing my mind. There have been days in 100 plus temps where I've been out waling in that heat for hours, and I get home and still smell just fine! I'm seriously super impressed. And a little dab will do you so it's actually a pretty good deal!

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  4. Can't wait till you tweak the recipe and share! I'm looking forward to trying it. So glad you saw my fur babies. They are the best and like you, I'm very happy to have them in my life. I just want to hug Etta, she looks so fluffy! I'm going to look for that deodorant. I've been trying to find a good vegan one as well.

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    1. I'm going to be tweaking it this week for sure, I'm super excited!
      Your fur babies are so cute! We are really lucky! Etta is super fluffy and hugable!
      I hope you can find the pit paste. It is seriously the BEST!! Like I am still blown away by how great it works.

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  5. So much belleh floof!!!
    I am really glad you enjoyed the cauliflower alfredo! Keen to hear about future cauliflower experiments. ;)

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    1. I know, they've been giving me so much belly lately I love it!
      I'm having another cauliflower experiment tonight so wish me luck!

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