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Adventures in Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a diverse vegetable! The best ❤️ Here are some things I recently did with a head of cauliflower:

First I had some fun with it 🌍

Then I separated the florets because I wanted this photo to look this way but also because the cauliflower is getting the roasted treatment.

After this photo I processed it a little further and added to a casserole dish with ingredients:

If you like raw food, the cauliflower food above is ready to eat!

But I had other plans so I roasted in the oven until it cooked like this:

Soooo gooooood you can eat it just like this!

Or you can make into a pasta sauce like I did :

Sorry no pics of the process but for the sauce I blended the roasted cauliflower with almond milk, coconut oil, the spices used in the baked cauliflower, and non-dairy butter. Heat the milk and melt the butter with the other ingredients before combining.

The kale was sauteed well and the mushrooms were a very special treat that only I enjoyed because no one else really eats them. But if you like mushrooms, it’s HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

This was a fun one! Wonder what’s next on the food adventure..

Why Chocolatey Oatmeal

I had some chocolate oatmeal. Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut oatmeal, to be exact.

To answer the title, it’s for people who enjoy it. It also exists for people who feel guilty eating desserts so they combine it with oatmeal to make it ~healthy.

The list of things I enjoy in this oatmeal happen to be listed in order of what I like the most to the least.

Chocolate➡️almond➡️coconut

Chocolate makes me want to take chances on new foods. After all, it’s chocolate; how bad can it get?

On the box, it looks like Chocolatey heaven and so enjoyable.

The excitement that I felt wavered when I opened one of the single packs.

Why is it so tan and oatmeal colored? Where’s the deep brown chocolate evidence I was expecting?

It made up for that SLIGHTLY because of the addition of miniature chocolate chips. But honestly, it was not enough! They should have doubled the chocolate chips.

I made mine with water first. I tasted it. It was like LITE chocolate. I was frustrated; if it says Dark Chocolate on the box, I’m expecting a deep chocolate flavor.

So, I was feeling some kind of way about it.

There was absolutely no way I was eating in that state so… I added a teaspoon or so of unsweetened cocoa powder. The color immediately deepened and I began to feel more comfortable with my food choice. But it wasn’t enough.

A sprinkle of pink salt made it better.

Notice, there’s not a mention to the almond and/or coconut.

My response to that (read in Deebo’s voice, if you will):

What almond/coconut?

Okay, texturally, there are some almond flakes but no flavor.

Almost the same with the coconut, just even less flavor. Go figure. [Although now I’m wondering if the addition of coconut oil would make better work? Mmm flavor.]

There remains a box of instant chocolate oatmeal packets. No one else is interested, apparently. Although I may be able to encourage a chocolate loving 7-year-old to go for it.

Me? Maybe I should’ve gone for the birthday flavor.

Pears

Oh, how I love pears; let me count the ways :

  1. They’re so juicy!
  2. No peeling necessary
  3. Variety of textures
  4. A colorful selection

Here are the top three found in the grocery store:

Red pears are SWEET but be careful, they’ll get mushy if they’re over ripe.

Bosc Pears are a favorite to many.. check the neck to see if it’s ripe (or smell it). Mmmmm.

D’anjou pears are fun to say and they’re just as delicious as the others.

When checking for ripeness, it’s easy! When they’re soft, they’re ready.

Lift Off Energy Review + Video

The search of health-friendly energy drinks has lead me to Lift Off Effervescent Energy Tablets by Herbalife.

I have no associations with Herbalife and I receive no benefits for this review. My opinions come exclusively from purchasing this product and trying it on my own accord.

I felt the need to say that because I actually really enjoy this product.

Here are some pros:

  • Easy to prepare
  • Tasty flavor
  • Zero grams sugar
  • No artificial colors or flavor
  • High in vitamin C, B-vitamins, and more.
  • No jittery feeling
  • The diuretic effects of caffeine were non-existent (for me)

However, no review would be fair without listing some cons as well (because there are few things on Earth that are all glitter and sunshine):

  • Only 10 tablets per box
  • A couple of hard to pronounce ingredients

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I’m actually really trying to think of something that I don’t like about Lift Off Energy Tablets and my mind is drawing a blank.

The energy buzz I’ve gotten from these is smooth, good energy with no crash.

During my through testing process, I’ve drank this concoction during different times of the day.

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In the morning when I’m most sluggish, these don’t really give me a JOLT. But that’s because no energy supplements can really substitute for a solid night of sleep.

During the afternoon, if drank at the right time, the afternoon sleepy slump can be avoided all together.

Late in the evening, when it’s too late for coffee, I wondered if LIFT OFF would prevent me from having a restful night of sleep.

The verdict?

Nope. I can drink one of these in the evening and still sleep soundly 5-6 hours later.

The box says enjoy 1 tablet at a time, up to twice a day.

Something reckless inside of me wanted to test the limits of the “2 a day” but I didn’t push it.

I guess that covers the basic run-down of LIFT OFF. Watch the video to see it in action.

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